New Caledonia is the perfect place to celebrate your love, no matter what that might mean to you! The food, arts and culture of France is there, plus there are heaps of great island activities to enjoy. Snorkel, dive, hike and explore; ride horses through the mountains; discover traditional villages, rainforests and waterfalls and do it all from a luxury base!
The resorts in New Caledonia are beautiful and have everything you need to enjoy a little, or a lot of romance. Sip champagne by the pool, dine in exquisite restaurants or indulge in couple’s treatments at the spa.
Enjoy the romantic flavours of New Caledonia
Wine: A French passion
In New Caledonia, the taste of wine is synonymous with pleasure and socialising. There are wine shops offering both prestigious French wines, but also more reasonably priced vintages.
Fall for the chocolate
If you’re a chocolate connoisseur, you won’t be able to resist the urge to sample some made-in-New-Caledonia chocolate. Shops to visit include the workshop of Chocolat Morand, the master chocolatier and creator of marvels in the Latin Quarter in Nouméa, Uncle Jules and the Golden Caboose.
Wine and dine
While Paris is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, Nouméa is definitely the haute-cuisine hub of the South Pacific, with over 150 restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Noumea’s innovative chefs fuse contemporary tastes to perfection, marrying the richness of French cuisine with the freshness of the local Melanesian fare in a seamless blend of flavours. Restaurants to try include:
- Au P’tit Café: According to locals this restaurant is “one of the best in town”. The food is modern French at heart with local influences it’s fresh, vibrant and very locally sourced.
- Restaurant Le 1881: A beach-side restaurant that enjoys a rich history - it is located in the grounds of the former penal settlement dating back to the late 19th century. The restaurant serves modern French-Pacific cuisine and has an extensive wine list.
- Le Roof: Dining at Le Roof is an experience in itself. This overwater bungalow-style restaurant offers a mix of New Caledonian and French cuisine with a gorgeous ocean outlook.
Enjoy world-class spa treatments
Apart from the laying by the pool, snorkelling in the crystal clear waters and indulging in cocktails and food, New Caledonia is known for world-class spa treatments.
Here are our top spa and wellness centres:
Aqua Royal Spa at Chateau Royal - Noumea
A luxurious spa experience is made possible at the Aqua Royal Spa with incredible views of the ocean from the relaxation pool and massage bed.
The Aquatonic® is their main attraction. The large spa pool consists of two heated pools with different water massage areas aimed to stimulate metabolism, circulation and deep relaxation.
The spa section has a wide variety of treatments for both singles of couples including traditional facial treatments, body scrubs, relaxing body wraps, body massages, water treatments, manicures and pedicures and even a bubble bath treatment which comes with a glass of champagne and a massage - click here for the full list.
Deep Nature Spa - Noumea
Located within the Hotel Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa is the Deep Nature Spa - a pristine spot that ticks all of the upscale treatment boxes.
It’s complete with a spa with fitness room, hammam, sauna, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, and two treatment rooms with relaxation bath on the terrace.
They specialise in Hawaiian-inspired Lomi Massage, which are deep, long and constant movements.
They offer top-of-the-range treatments including facials, head, neck and should massage, legs treatment, body scrubs, body massages, options for couples all with amazing views of the azure water.
Deep Nature Spa – Isle of Pines
The Isle of Pines always oozes luxury, so it’s no surprise Le Meridien Ile Des Pins is a top choice for couples wanting a romantic getaway.
This private island resort overlooks the spectacularly beautiful blue waters of Oro Bay Beach.
A sanctuary for well-being dedicated to pleasure and relaxation, the Deep Nature spa welcomes visitors into its charming bungalow. Three treatment cabins, including one double and an outside hot tub are available to unwind.
Take advantage of their signature massages: the relaxing Original, the tonifying Oxygen and the Immersion for tension relief, carried out lying down in the treatment hut next to the lagoon...