Best Time To Visit: April to August are dry and cool making pleasant sailing, though the best time to cruise in September to mid-November.
Key Cruising Areas: The main island and islets of New Caledonia offer a number of anchorages, and it is an ideal place to start a South Pacific cruise to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Don’t Miss: The best way to view the archipelago is by air. See the islands from an incredible angle with a private helicopter tour. The Ile de Pins and the world’s largest lagoon are stunning from the air, but the pièce de resistance has to be the Coeur de Voh – a mangrove swamp that has grown into the shape of a heart (and can only be seen from above) that has become an iconic symbol of the romantic destination.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: Its French heritage means that New Caledonia is not short of excellent places to eat and drink. The capital of Noumea is the gourmet epicenter of the island, filled with bars and restaurants. One not to be missed is L’Hippocampe. The chic décor and exquisite food will make a memorable evening – order the degustation menu for a gastronomic adventure!