Accommodation - hotels, resorts, camping.

   

 

The holiday accommodation on Isle of Pines ranges from simple camping to luxury hotels.

WHERE TO STAY ?

 

Most demand is in the summer school holidays, from mid-December to mid-February.

" Packages " from Noumea

Packages are offered by the Caledonia Spirit Voyages Gîte Kuberka, Hotel Kou-Bugny and Hotel Oure Tera

Our online travel agency in Noumea allows you, with a few clicks, book a flight, boat, hotel, car rental or tours, diving, boat trips or other services designed to make your stay in Isle of Pines unforgettable. We specialize in travel to the card in New Caledonia tailor-made to suit you.

Caledonia Spirit Voyages, 35 avenue du Maréchal Foch
Le village - 98800 Nouméa
Caledonia Spirit Voyages Information : contact@caledoniaspirit.nc
Phone : +687 27 27 01 - Fax. : +687 27 27 29

PLEASE NOTE: All prices are given as a guide and should be confirmed on booking.

 

     
 

 

GITES & HOTELS :


 

 

KODJEUE HOTEL

 

Ouameo
Bay


Hotel
**

 

12 attractive de luxe bungalows, right on the water’s edge, are the only ones on the island with prime sunset views.
8 are for 2 persons and 4 are for 4 pers.

25 other bungalows, 6 with kitchenette, nestle in the Kodjeue coconut grove, just a few minutes from the airport and approximately 14 km from Kuto.
 
 

The resort’s facilities include a restaurant-bar, swimming-pool, games room, a small conference room, a general store, and cars to hire.

Close by, is the diving club, Kunie Scuba Centre
Kodjeue Hotel and KSC offer a special package, year round, in a standard bungalow, for 2 persons (bed, breakfast & 2 dives) for 36 150; for 1 person: 23 650 cfp, with the possibility to stay as many nights as wished on the same basis. Bookings for this package are directly through the hotel : resa@kodjeue.nc

Kunie Scuba Center


     

Prices (per night, breakfast & tax included) :

Bungalow kitchenette: 16 150 cfp (2 pers.) + 2 000 cfp each extra pers. Max 5
Standard bungalow : 16 350 cfp (2 pers.)
Garden bungalow : 19 350 cfp (2 pers.)
Beach bungalow : 24 350 cfp (2 pers.) or

Beach bungalow: 28 350 cfp (2 pers + 3 000 cfp p/p suppl; max 4 pers))

SPECIALS (without breakfast) ALL YEAR : inquire directly to the hotel

Standard bungalow : 9 000 cfp (2 pers)
Garden bungalow : 12 000 cfp (2 pers)
Beach bungalow : 16 000 cfp (2 pers)

Bungalow kitchenette : max 5 pers : 9 000 cfp (2 pers) + 2 000 cfp each extra pers.

Family beach bungalow: max 4 pers: 18 000 cfp (2 pers) + 2.500 cfp each extra pers.

Note : Breakfast and a nightly tax per bungalow of 350 cfp or 150 cfp are not included.

Bookings direct : resa@kodjeue.nc Tel: (+687) 46 11 42

Kodjeue transfers from arrival at the airport :
1 000 cfp
per person return; children under 12 half-price,

or from the Betico ferry at Kuto: 1 500 cfp p/pers return.

Kodjeue offers a special transfer for visitors to spend the day at Kuto, fixed time from 10am-5pm : 500 cfp return p/pers.

For more information & Reservations : Tel :(+687) 46 11 42 or e-mail : resa@kodjeue.nc

Contact diving club :
Visit their Internet site : www.kunie-scuba.com
or e-mail : kuniescuba@canl.nc
or tel./fax : Kunie Scuba Centre (+687)46 11 22

NB: In Japanese : www.kuniedive.com
email: info@kuniedive.com



 

KOU-BUGNY HOTEL

 

Kuto Bay

Hotel
***
  Nestled under magnificent, spreading bugny trees, Kou-Bugny Hotel is made up of bungalows and rooms.
'Kou' means 'under' .
 
  The original 12 impressive, round bungalows share the grounds with a two-level building featuring 26 rooms.
All offer modern comforts including air-conditioning, bathrooms and television. Two of the rooms are classed 'special comfort': one has a spa and the other a sauna.

 

Across the road, overlooking Kuto's sweeping, white sand beach, sits the hotel's restaurant. Its terrace is an enticing spot to relax during the day (stop by for lunch, or simply coffee or ice-cream) and to catch the sunset whilst sipping an aperitif.

     

Prices (per night) :
Room from: 22 600 cfp (2 pers)
Bungalow from : 26 600 cfp (1-3 pers. or 1-6 pers)

Cars, paddle-boats and kayaks are available for hire.

For more information : visit www.kou-bugny.com

Inquire about packages including transfers, bed & breakfast and make

Reservations via e-mail : reservation@kou-bugny.com
or Tel : (687) 24 92 80 - Fax : (687) 24 92 81

or Caledonia Spirit Voyages Reservations with availability
Phone : +687 27 27 01 - Fax. : +687 27 27 29

 


 

 

KUBERKA

 

Two minutes’ walk from Kuto Bay
 

Two minutes’ walk from Kuto beach, Kuberka offers 3 bungalows and 8 rooms, all immaculate and each equipped with bathroom, television, fan and fridge.

Kuberka, run by Caroline, Daniel ‘the Corsican’ and their staff, has a reputation for its good food and accepts casual bookings. Dine inside, or in a pleasant setting outside around the fresh-water pool.

Pool, garden and outdoor restaurant

 
   

Prices (per night) :
Room :
7 500 cfp (1 pers.) /
9 400 cfp (2 pers.) / 10 150 cfp (3 pers.)

Bungalow : 12 400 cfp (2 - 3 pers.) / 15 400 cfp (4 - 5pers.)

Extra mattress : 1 000 cfp
Child under 12 : 850 cfp

Breakfast per person : 750 cfp

For more information and Reservations :
Kuberka Tel : (687) 46 11 18 - Fax : (687) 46 11 58
Email : kuberka@mls.nc

or Caledonia Spirit Voyages Reservations with availability
Phone : +687 27 27 01 - Fax. : +687 27 27 29
Email : contact@caledoniaspirit.nc

or Center Voyages, Nouméa (English-speakers)
Tel: (687) 28 40 40
Email : centertours@cvoyages.nc


 

 

Le MERIDIEN

 

Oro Bay

Luxury Resort Hotel
****

 

The most luxurious resort on Isle of Pines, the Meridien harmonises with the luxuriant tropical setting of a cove in Oro Bay, on the east coast - ‘where the sun rises, where the moon rises’.

29 bungalow-suites each have their own private balcony, lounge, double bed with mosquito net and a sumptuous bathroom.

In separate wings, 10 luxury bedrooms overlook the pool and beach from their own private balcony and another 10, inaugurated in 2011, overlook a peaceful garden. Each unit is equipped with television, telephone, video, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.

Photo courtesy of Le Méridien

The style of architecture, in well-cared for gardens, creates the atmosphere of a haven, quite apart from the rest of the island.

Several recent innovations include a small botanic garden that gives guests the opportunity to discover plants and aromatic herbs the chef uses in his dishes. Walk a little further and you'll find a sheltered path along which to observe birds of the forest and, nearby, is an area especially for demonstrations such as how to make a bougna (the island's traditional festive meal cooked in the ground).

 

 
 

Visitors who are not staying at Le Meridien are welcome to dine at the hotel, at mid-day or in the evening, or they may spend the day there, provided a booking is made and that space is available.

"Day-trip" visitors can lunch at the hotel as well as enjoy the activities available free to in-house guests, such as paddle-boats, kayaks, bikes, billiards, beach and table tennis and a putting green.

Casual visitors are asked to respect the hotel's dress code.

 

OPEN !

 

Sumptuous beauty and well-being treatments, using exclusive products from Thailand, are available at The Spa.
Choices for both men and women, as a couple or solo, range from aromatic massages, reflexology, peelings and exotic body wraps, to facial and nail care.

Open to both hotel guests and others, every day except Sunday, 10am - 6pm.
Bookings at reception or tel. (687) 46 15 20


  The possibility to have a massage in the open air on the water's edge.
   

 

 

Prices 2014
(per night, breakfast and tax incl. for 2 persons) :
Superior Room : from 27 900 cfp
Deluxe Room : from 32 900 cfp
Bungalow : from 42 900 cfp
Extra bed : 7 900 cfp

There is no charge for children under 12 who share a room with their parents.
Infant beds are also free and should be booked before arrival.

Wifi is available for guests either at the reception or with their own computer. A charge is made at 500 francs an hour, or 1000 francs per day.

For more information consult : www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien
or Contact : info.idp@lemeridien.com

Reservations : e-mail : info.idp@lemeridien.com
or Isle of Pines Tel : (687) 46 15 15 - Fax : (687) 46 15 16


 

 

NATAIWATCH

 

Kanumera
Bay
 

This park-like resort is close to Kanumera Bay - a picture of various shades of turquoise, no matter what the weather, dominated by a single, huge, coral rock and bordered by another wonderful, white sand beach.

4 traditional, Melanesian-style bungalows, are ideal for families. They have a kitchenette and sleeping space for 4 persons, toilet and shower facilities and a safety box.
8 newer bungalows, with facilities, suit 2 or 3 persons. They have a small fridge, ceiling fans and a safety box.

As with the other resorts, Nataiwatch has its own restaurant and bar. There are bikes and cars to hire, as well as snorkels & masks. Day trips on the sea and island tours by minibus can be arranged.

 
  Nataiwatch is also well-organised for camping. Its resort facilities are open to campers and electricity, sheltered tables and fire-sites, showers and toilets are also provided.
(See Eco-tourism below.)
   
 

Prices (per night) :
from
8 900 cfp (1pers.) 10 900 cfp (2 pers.)
for a twinned bungalow - breakfast incl.
Child under 12 : 1 000 cfp

and from 10 900 cfp (1 or 2 pers.) for a traditional bungalow - without breakfast.
Child under 12 : 500 cfp

Continental buffet breakfast : 1 300 cfp Children under 12 : 600 cfp

 

 
 

New : fast WI-FI internet connection available free,
for your own portable computer.

 
   

 

For more information visit : www.nataiwatch.com
Nataiwatch Tel : (687) 46 11 13 - Fax : (687) 46 12 29
Reservations :
direct by e-mail : nataiwatch@lagoon.nc

 



 

OURÉ TERA HOTEL

 

Kanumera
Bay

Hotel
****

 

Tucked away at the end of Kanumera Bay, Ouré Lodge is situated in one of the most beautiful spots of Isle of Pines.

Formerly a popular rendezvous for back-packers, the site has now become a 4-star hotel.

 
  30 wooden bungalows, tastefully designed and slightly elevated, are dotted here and there throughout the coconut grove by the sea. 5 of the bungalows are double. Each unit has a large bedroom, its own bathroom and private terrace.
Note : one bungalow is specially fitted out for handicapped guests.
   

Dinner by soft light is in the main restaurant, while lunch and sunset drinks can be taken in the open-air bar right on the water’s edge.

Both the restaurant and bar may be open to casual guests, depending on availability :make inquiries and a booking.

An attractive pool completes the luxuriant garden setting.

     

Prices (per night for 2 persons, breakfast & tax incl.) :
Beach bungalow: 59 900 cfp
Tropical bungalow: 45 900 cfp
Garden room : 36 900 cfp
Family bungalow (4 persons in 2 adjoining rooms): 56 400 cfp

Specials and last minute prices are available throughout the year:
check on the hotel's website : www.tera.nc

Ouré Hotel has bikes to hire and organises day trips such as outrigger and other sea excursions and mini-bus island tours.

Beach-side activities such as kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, petanque and table tennis are available free to in-house guests.

For more information and Reservations :
Tel: (687) 43 13 15 - Fax: (687) 43 13 44
e-mail: resa.oure@tera.nc
or via website : www.tera.nc

or Caledonia Spirit Voyages Reservations with availability
Phone : +687 27 27 01
- Fax. : +687 27 27 29

 


 

USEFUL TIPS
Bring a torch with you if you stay on Isle of Pines – especially on moon-less nights !

Visitors are also well advised to bring insect repellent for some areas of the island, more especially in the damp summer months.
 

 

ECO-TOURISM :



 

ATCHU CAMPING

 

Comagna, two minutes beyond Ouré Hotel

 

If you dream of being put to sleep by the swoosh of the waves and waking to birdsong, it could be the new camping site ATCHU might suit you.

These peaceful, well-kept, extensive grounds, are endowed with an abundance of luxuriant vegetation where banana trees and lime trees flourish alongside endemic species including sandalwood.

This camping spot is far from roughing it. In fact, if you don't want to pitch a tent, you can sleep in a large, round traditional thatched hut, on a mattress laid out on mats.

Hosts Louise and Yves Kouathé provide all the necessary to make camping pleasant: areas specifically for cooking over a fire, washing the dishes with running water, as well as hot showers, toilets, wash-basins and a clothes washing spot.

The couple can also provide meals at a reasonable price, transfers and excursions to smaller islands or for fishing. You can even cast your line directly in front of the site.

Welcome!

Atchu Camping 4 chalets

Sleep in a traditional hut, or a small wooden chalet, or pitch your own tent

Lobster on the menu

Lobster on the menu

Swim or fish close by

 
   

PRICES : (per night with your own tent)

Tent 2 persons : 1.500 cfp
Tent 3 persons : 2.000 cfp
Tent 4 persons : 2.500 cfp
Each extra pers : 500 cfp

Tent hire : 1.500 cfp extra per night

Night in thatched Hut (max 8 pers):
1 pers : 2.000 cfp
2 pers : 3.000 cfp
each extra person : 1.000 cfp

Night in a chalet (mattress on the ground):
max 3 pers. or 2 adults & 2 children

1 pers : 3.000 cfp
each extra person: 1.000 cfp

Meals : Breakfast : 750 cfp
Lunch or Dinner dish with accompaniment (fish, chicken, lobster, snails or bougna) from 1.500 cfp

Information & Reservations :
Tel : (687) 78 11 09 / 98 48 30
Email : atchu-tourisme@mls.nc

Find Yves & Louise on :
Atchu camping:nautique - Facebook



 

KOUENEY CAMPING (pron: kwe-nay)

 

Kouéney Beach

Road to Kuto Vao

 

A camping spot dominating a long, hidden beach. It's the fruit of hard work by Jean-Louis and Hélène Josse who have created a park-like setting for their camping site situated 1km from Kanumera, 2 km from Kuto and 4 km from Vao. It's quiet and tucked away, despite not being far from the road between Kuto and Vao village.
From early morning until sunset, the atmosphere near the water's edge is captivating. The only drawback could be facing the sometimes fresh, south-east wind.

Campers are welcome with or without tent, and have the choice of cooking their own meals or having them provided by the Josse family who cook with flair over an open fire, using local produce.

Welcome

The beach in front of the islets Duroc and Adventure

 
   

Prices :
1.000 cfp
per person per night (with your own tent)
Tent hire possible for a supplement of 500 cfp p/pers.
Cold showers and toilets.

Meals:
Breakfast : 500 cfp
Dinner : Fish or chicken (entrée & dessert incl) : 2 000 cfp
Isle of Pines' snails menu : 3.500 cfp
Lobster menu : 5 000 cfp

Transport to & from the airport possible : 1.000 cfp p/pers.

Information & Reservations : (+687) 78 32 28
Email : jeanlouis.josse@yahoo.fr


 

 

KOU-GNY (meaning : coconut tree trunk)

 

Oro Bay

 

An enchanting camping site, near the restaurant of the same name, in a coconut grove on the water’s edge at Oro Bay. It’s not easy for campers to get to Kou-Gny, but the effort is rewarding - the peace and beauty here are the stuff of dreams !

Take the road to Oro, then cross the tidal channel on foot (water can be up to your ankles, knees or thighs, depending on the tide). A small sign indicates ‘Kou-Gny 300 metres’ through the bush.

 

 
 

(Note: in 2014, a new road now leads to Kou-Gny and avoids having to cross the channel. it starts on the right once you've crossed the bridge to the Meridien.)

   

 

Alice, the new manager, provides cold showers, toilets, tables under cover and meals, if you wish.

Fish or lobster for a special lunch

   

Prices (per night) :
1 000 cfp
per tent per night. Breakfast 600 cfp per pers.
3-course meals : 3 780 cfp (fish) ; 6 300 cfp (lobster).

You need to book for both camping and meals.

For more information and Reservations :
Tel/Fax :(+687) 98 18 70 in the evening before 6pm or the same morning before 9.

Note : credit cards not accepted.


 

 

CAMPING NATAIWATCH

 

Kanumera Bay

 

Nataiwatch has 15 shady camp-sites nestled between Kanumera beach and the Nataiwatch resort. For meals there are 3 communal areas with lights and electricity plugs, as well as 5 barbecues and a space for washing dishes. The well-kept sanitary block consists of 5 toilets and 5 showers with hot water.

Free WIFI high speed wireless access is available throughout the camping area.

 
   

Campers c an also enjoy the resort's other facilities. See above in Nataiwatch resort >>> click here

For more information visit : www.nataiwatch.com
Nataiwatch Tel : (687) 46 11 13 - Fax : (687) 46 12 29
Reservations :
direct by e-mail : nataiwatch@lagoon.nc


 

 

ROLLER BAY CAMPING

 

Kuto
Region
 

Roller Bay Camping could be called eco-tourism. Situated on the long, unspoilt, white sand Roller Bay beach, it’s just a short distance from the more frequented Kuto Bay.

Separate camping sites, each have their own water, electricity and thatched-covered tables looking out to sea. As well, there are fireplaces, a central dining area, hot showers and toilets.

Gaby can organise transfers. He also offers visitors the chance to discover various ways of fishing and other nature highlights.
 
   

Prices (per night) :
1 575 cfp
per person, per night; children under 10 : half-price.
Breakfast : 1 200 cfp per person (optional).

One bungalow (4 persons):
Price : 9.000 cfp per night.

Reservations: Tel.: (687) 46 11 16 / (687) 72 36 30
e-mail: campingdesrouleaux@gmail.com


Under
new
management

 

CAMPING VANILLERAIE

 

Gadji Bay

 

Feel like 'getting away from it all', going back to nature, in peaceful surroundings?

If camping is your style, then you could be tempted to plant your tent in a vanilla plantation on the edge of Gadji Bay. Nicole and her son Geoffrey have paid attention to detail in providing a most pleasant camping site. Tables and tent spots are well spaced, there's a toilet and shower block (two of each) complete with hot water and electricity, as well as a place to cook over the fire - all in the shelter and shade of wonderful trees and vines, just a few steps from the renowned, north facing bay.

This vanilla plantation and its camping site are now managed by agriculturalist, Tiphaine Droetto. She shares the owners' enthusiasm and is happy to conduct guided tours that have been booked (see tel. & email contacts below) or for visitors to explore independently (see our section "tourist activities").

Note: the beach in front of the vanilla plantation is not suitable for swimming. However, there are six canoes for hire in order to explore Gadji Bay, either for an hour, or for a morning's outing, including being able to picnic on a little island.

Welcome

Nicole - Camping in the vanilla plantation

Nicole - who established the vanilla plantation

Vanilla_beans

Vanilla beans

Visit the vanilla plantation

Visit the vanilla plantation

Picnic camper of vanilla plantation

Picnic in the shade
   

PRICES :

1.800 cfp for two persons, per tent (your own), per night.
Transfer from the airport (payment in francs) can be arranged.

Canoes to hire: 1.400 cfp per hour. 5.000 cfp per half-day.
Visit of the vanilla plantation (sign-posted in French) is included in the camping charge.

Information & Reservations :

Tel : Tiphaine Droetto : (687) 78 63 08
Email :
tiphainedroetto@laposte.net


HOME-STAY :



 

"Chez Jacques & Rosemarie Apikaoua"

 

Kuto
Region
 

With Rosemarie and Jacques Apikaoua at the Three Banians, North Kuto (conveniently situated between the northern end of Kuto beach and the bakery).

4 Bedrooms (for 1 to 4 persons), a thatched hut with a separation in the middle for 2 couples or 4 persons, & 1 big thatched Hut (beds for 7 pers.)
Separate toilet and hot shower facilities.

One other small thatched hut for a couple and a child has toilet, wash-basin and cold shower facilities inside.

Welcome

Small hut for a couple and a child

Large and small huts

 
   

Prices :
• Rooms : 3.500 cfp
per night for 2 persons 1.000 cfp for each extra person.

• Hut : 3,500 cfp per night for 2 persons, 1,000 cfp for each extra pers.

An evening meal featuring mostly local produce costs 2.000 cfp per person and has the originality of including breakfast.

Bookings (preferably in French) :
Email : jacques.et.rosemarie@gmail.com
Ph. (+687) 41 57 90 / (+687) 76 63 49

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