Best of the Loyalty Islands - 13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour Code: NCP44
WELCOME TO THE LOYALTY ISLANDS!
Imagine a part of France transported to the tropics – eating baguettes and pain au chocolat and being greeted with a “bonjour” every day as you overlook the white sandy beach and beautiful blue waters of the tropics – and you start to get an idea of what Nouméa has to offer. With an indescribable blend of traditional Melanesian culture sprinkled with French accents and trendy boutiques, you may need to do a double-take to remember where you are! Offering guests outdoor activities like hiking and horse riding, five-star dining and drinking options along the like you would find in Europe and snorkelling and diving options that can’t be beaten anywhere else in the South Pacific, Noumea is a place to relax and absorb the tropical sun in a French surrounding!
From Noumea you’ll go to the the magical and mysterious island of Maré, which is the southernmost and highest of the Loyalty Islands. It is the setting for many local myths and legends and just one look at it shows why. This is an island marked by its wild, untamed beauty – carved cliffs, dark forests and wonderful creeks nestling between the rocks. The central plain is made up of the old lagoon and is dotted with caves and natural pools which glow with iridescent shades of blue and green.
Then you will discover the largest and most diverse of the Loyalty Islands: Lifou! Immaculate beaches, precipitous cliffs, deep forests, immense caves... the variety of scenery in this beautiful island are echoed in the open and enterprising nature of its inhabitants. They will be happy to welcome and share with you the wealth of their traditions and history.
Ouvéa is one of the most beautiful atolls in the Pacific with its white-sand beach extending for 25 km, caressed by crystal-clear, sparkling water of varying hues. 35 km long and in some places less than 40 metres wide, with a total area of 132 km2, the island has a single road running north to south, sometimes along the endless beach planted with coconut palms that faces the lagoon and sometimes beside the intense blue of the open Pacific Ocean. It has been called the ‘island closest to paradise’ by those lucky enough to have stayed there and it’s easy to see why – dazzling blue skies, a beautiful climate, friendly locals and a lagoon which has been registered by UNESCO as part of the world heritage of humanity.
Best of the Loyalty Islands 13 Days / 12 Nights
From Sydney: from $3,790 per person, twin share*
From Melbourne: from $3,790 per person, twin share*
Single Supplement: $1,890
This package is based on departing Sydney or Melbourne on a Monday.
Should you depart Melbourne on a Wednesday or Sydney on a Thursday it will be 2 nights in Noumea upon arrival and 1 night in Noumea at the end of the itinerary.
From Brisbane: from $3,850 per person, twin share*
Single Supplement: $1,890
Due to the flights schedules, itinerary will be slightly different for Brisbane departure. It will be 3 nights in Noumea upon arrival, 1 night in Noumea at the end of the itinerary, and 1 night less in Mare.
Call us for prices from other cities
Your Holiday Includes:
Return economy airfares to Noumea with Aircalin including 23kg of luggage, snacks and beverages
3 nights accommodation in a Resort One Bedroom Suite at Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa, Noumea (1 night pre & 2 nights post accommodation)
3 nights accommodation in a Garden Bungalow at Nengone Village, Mare
3 nights accommodation in a Garden Bungalow at Drehu Village, Lifou
3 nights accommodation in a Garden Bungalow at Paradis d'Ouvea, Ouvea
Return airport coach transfers in Noumea & Loyalty Islands
One way Air Caledonie economy class airfare from Noumea to Mare
One way Air Loyaute economy class airfare from Mare to Lifou
One way Air Loyaute economy class airfare from Lifou to Ouvea
One way Air Caledonie economy class airfare from Ouvea to Noumea
All prepayable airfare taxes, surcharges and levies.
BONUS – Breakfast daily in Noumea & Ouvea
Not included in this program:
The activities and excursions recommended in the itinerary
Any lunch and dinner
Breakfast in Lifou and Mare
International flights are with Aircalin and include 7kgs of hand luggage and 23kgs of checked luggage.
Domestic flights are with Air Caledonie and Air Loyaute and include 3kgs of hand luggage and 20kgs of checked luggage.
Book by: March 31, 2020!
*Prices are in Australian Dollars, subject to availability at time of booking and for new bookings only.
The above prices are per person twin-share and valid for travel till 31 March 2020.
Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays.
Pre & or post Noumea accommodation may be required at an extra cost due to some flight schedules.
Free nights & discounts are already included in costs. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.