It may be the French influence, the picturesque beaches, or the fact that it’s home to a UNESCO protected lagoon that makes New Caledonia the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.
Well, actually, it’s all of these, plus much, much more.
New Caledonia is the kind of destination that tugs at the heart strings and brings couples closer together.
It’s a tropical paradise after all, with crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and a slower pace of life that truly makes you appreciate everything you have in your life – including your special someone.
But don’t take our word for it – even the producers of the hit TV show “Married at First Sight” think so. It’s definitely the reason behind choosing New Caledonia as the honeymoon destination for lover-contestants Christie & Mark.
Check out a short clip of the show here.
Oh, and don’t forget that New Caledonia is only a short flight from the Australian mainland, which gives you more time to relax and unwind with your lover.
But just in case you need a little extra convincing before you head off, here are 6 reasons why New Caledonia is the perfect romantic getaway.
1. Gorgeous sunsets are served daily.
Think you’ve seen a real stunner in Bali or Santorini?
Pardon the cliché here, but until you’ve been to New Caledonia, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
The home of the world’s largest lagoon – itself a UNESCO heritage site – imagine sailing on turquoise water with a glass of bubbly in your hand while the Pacific sun gently drops below the horizon, casting the sky in a warm orange glow?
Yep, that’s a daily occurrence in New Caledonia.
Booked your ticket yet?
2. You can have your own private beach.
From the sparsely populated Loyalty Islands of Lifou, Ouvea and Mare, to the magical Isle of Pines, a secluded beach that you can have all to yourself is never too far away.
Kilometres and kilometres of immaculate beaches await in New Caledonia – for example, there’s over 25 kilometres of white sandy beach on Ouvea alone – all ready and waiting for you and your special someone to discover.
You can even charter a boat to Nokanhui islet in the Isle of Pines, where you can have an island all to yourself.
3. The French are here. Period.
From the haute cuisine dining scene, to the soothing velvety tones of spoken French in the cafes, hotels and bars, New Caledonia is like a little pocket of France that’s somehow been transplanted to the South Pacific Ocean.
Oh, in just in case you need a little something to get those juices flowing, make sure you try the “Escargots de l’Ile des Pins” at Le Meridien in the Isle of Pines.
These snails are a natural aphrodisiac, and the pride and joy of the local culinary scene.
4. Your skin will glow in New Caledonia.
No, we’re not talking sunburn here.
Apart from turning a healthy brown while sun-baking on one of the hundreds of stunning beaches, New Caledonia is totally sorted when it comes to wellness treatments.
Facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, and massages by the beach – you can find whatever you’re looking for here.
You can even experience the deeply moisturising effects of a fresh lagoon mask – the signature treatment of the islands – which uses a unique blend of tiare flower, jasmine oil, and ylang to heal damaged skin and restore your skin to a healthy glow.
5. Even the mangroves are romantics.
It takes a special kind of place to make mangroves form themselves into the shape of a love heart.
But New Caledonia is that kind of special.
Naturally formed over the years, the Heart of Voh in the Northern Province of Grande Terre is truly an unforgettable experience, best seen on a helicopter flight over the top of Mount Katepei.
6. The hotels here are comfortable and awesome.
From the Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa in Noumea (accomodation packages that include the heart of Voh are available through the New Caledonia Travel Connection), to the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa in Bourail and the Le Meridien Isle of Pines (both of which are included on the Luxury Honeymoon packaged offered by New Caledonia Voyages), New Caledonian hotels have all the creature comforts you’d come to expect in a world class romantic destination.
Including really comfy beds – *wink* *wink*
Oh, and don’t forget the Escapade Hotel, offering the closest overwater bungalows from Australia, and just 15 minutes from Noumea.
To learn more on why New Caledonia is perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, visit www.new-caledonia.com.au and start planning your romantic escape today.
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