This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

20 February 2007

Ouvéa: The Paradis d'Ouvea Hotel

Photos by Laurent Guiader, 2006.

There are not many lodgings on the tiny island of Ouvéa. "Paradis d'Ouvéa" is purported to be the only hotel. As it is a four-star, it is on the expensive side (villas run from €288 to €636 a night and bungalows are €436 a night). But the service and the beauty of the hotel are truly astounding. Above you'll find a view of a gazebo one can rent for a private lunch or dinner with a private waiter.

We stayed in the Paradis d'Ouvéa hotel for four nights (we were able to get a big discount on our stay - which made it possible; had we not had the discount, it would have been impossible for us to afford four nights) - from 18 to 22 December.

Located on Ouvéa's southernmost island, Mouly, it is one of the most beautiful spots on Ouvéa. The hotel opened in late 2000 and is partly funded by Japan. The 15 spacious bungalows, many right on the beachfront, have an Oriental influence and a strong Japanese clientele. There is a pool (with a waterfall) along with a large restaurant that serves haute-cuisine.


Jo said...

( Picture me drooling!)

Mo said...

wow looks amazing, I am planning a trip there so i might look into getting a discount like you said...

Julie said...

Do try to get a discount or a package deal with a travel agent in Nouméa. It will be well worth it!

Enjoy the beautiful blues and whitest sands for us as well.