In the heart of the South Pacific lies a beautiful island surrounded by an emerald green lagoon. New Caledonia is a land like no other, offering visitors an insight to a paradise of undeniable beauty and ecological treasures, all waiting to be discovered. A land of great contrasts, New Caledonia is an archipelago formed by the main island ("Grande Terre" Mainland), Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines and numerous small picturesque islets.
New Caledonia lends itself to superlatives: the Largest Lagoon in the World; the largest variety of endemic botanical species and the proud owner of one of the richest tropical rainforests in the world.
It is a land beyond boundaries. A unique land which finds its unusual impulsion in its eventful geological history. The diversity of landscapes is beyond imagination, the fauna and flora evolving freely amongst mangroves, savanna, bush and forests. Free spirited, guided by its own inspiration, New Caledonia is also a land of authentic and diverse cultures and cuisines.
History has made it a land of exile, and since, New Caledonians have turned it into a warm and welcoming land. The bush and its wide open spaces, diving opportunities in emerald green waters along the reef, the Melanesian tribes residing in the valleys, hidden in the lush tropical vegetation, Noumea with its French inspired architecture and its large pleasant bays.