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Ilot Maitre

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Address: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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+687 28.53.20

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Loved the Turtles!

We visited L'Escapade Resort with Gateaway Tours (cruise ship stop) which was pre-booked online. The ferry took 25 minutes and we were on the island for about 3+ hours. We did... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited L'Escapade Resort with Gateaway Tours (cruise ship stop) which was pre-booked online. The ferry took 25 minutes and we were on the island for about 3+ hours. We did some snorkelling near the over-water bungalows and saw a couple of turtles (mother and baby) swimming here - an amazing experience! On the other side of the Island it... More 

Thank celz
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely place for snorkelling. Very Private and quiet Island. We took the bottom glass boat which is after the water taxi stand. It was CFP2500 p/p. You can rent snorkel gear for $5.

Thank Clubfloorplease
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We caught the water taxi from Anse Vata (yes, you can get it from there, you don't have to go from Baie de Citrons, no matter what people say. However, we were a group of six so maybe that made a difference). The water was glassy flat on the way out, as the tide was fairly high, and that was... More 

1 Thank ValOz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Must go to if you like outdoor activities. We went for a day trip to snorkel and laze around and were not disappointed. While the ferry to get here was more expensive than the ferry to Ile aux Canards, the food, drinks and activities were much less expensive. The staff could not do enough to help us, and we were... More 

Thank alex4eva9
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Took a cruise and one port was Noumea. Bike rentals were right at the visitor center where passengers were dropped off. There was a bike trail that provided access to all the best beaches.

2 Thank trainhard111
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

All I can say is that you need to stay in an overwater bungalow for at least one night and watch the sunset. The pool also has a swim up bar, however you need to be aware of the liquor laws over there because it's not open every day. We saw plenty of fish and turtles from our balcony and... More 

1 Thank Natalie N
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

For a close-up encounter with sea turtles in their habitat, you need to visit this tiny island off Noumea. You can walk around it in 15 mins and at high tide some great snorkeling can be done in the warm, shallow waters.

1 Thank travellingET
Noumea, New Caledonia
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

You can simply be lazy on the beach and watch the kyte sufers, or go for a swim and snorkle around, maybe crossing the road of a turtle here and there

Thank maiwennvs
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Either laze on the beach, swim/snorkell in the calm waters on the front of the island, hire a kayak or go kite-surfing on the back-wide of the island. The number of turtles on the kite-sufing side of the island is impressive with sightings of 20-30 turtles each time we visited. There is a small café, toilet blocks, and you can... More 

1 Thank zoe500770
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at the resort and really relaxed. A lot of daytrippers came over, and spent there time separate from the resort. A lot of facilities are provided for them- beach, hire equipment, snack shop, toilets.

Thank Paul C

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