|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$2 539.32|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.55|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$81.14|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$17.06|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$129.33|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$85.28|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.81|
Situated on the southern part of New Caledonia, Noumea serves as the capital city of New Caledonia. In 2009 national census, Noumea population is 66.7% of the total New Caledonia population which is generally called commune. It is one of the most industrialized cities in the South Pacific.
One great attraction of the city is island hopping. One of the best stops is in Amedee Lighthouse Island. If offers great snorkeling activities and island tour. From the Anse Vata beach, you can reach the Canard Island. It will only take you 5 minutes by water taxi. It offers the best snorkeling activities with fabulous corals and wide varieties of fishes.
Another great island to visit is Ilot Maitre. For a whole day stay here, you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the deep water with lots of fish varieties to see. It offers the best place to relax. You must bring reef shoes when you try the coral trip as the reef can be dangerous. The island offers lunch buffet which is a good one.
Noumea’s main attraction is its beaches and Anse Vata Beach is one of the best beaches in Noumea. It offers idyllic beach atmosphere, warm sand and pristine waters. The sky is always clear and the weather is always windy and breezy. It offers its Lagoon experience to couples and families looking for one-stop beach destination. There are great accommodations within the beach and it is easy to find hotel in Noumea that offers complete service from dining, relaxation and entertainment.
Because of high cost of living in Noumea, it is best recommended to book your flights that offer cheap flights to Noumea. With money saved, you will be able to pay for umbrella rental which is a must do once you're in the island or in the beach enjoying the fantastic view of the ocean. During lean season which is between the months of June to August, there are many cheap flights to Noumea although it is not the best time to go island hopping however the beach is less crowded and you can completely enjoy it for yourself.