This is the largest lagoon in the world, unique place where amateur scuba divers are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the wonders of the Pacific.
Lagoon in New Caledonia
Part of New Caledonia's lagoon has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. This is the largest lagoon in the world, unique place where amateur scuba divers, freedivers or snorkelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the wonders of the Pacific.
In New Caledonia, beaches are idyllic and aesthetically irreproachable. Often secluded and frequently deserted, they remain very easily accessible. Don’t wait any longer and come discover tropical scenery that will have you enjoy the best vacation of your life. In New Caledonia beaches and the Pacific Ocean are waiting for you!
New Caledonia offers a myriad of magnificent islets dotting its pristine lagoon and enhancing the horizon’s contours. A paradisiacal environment that is also a sailor’s dream. Whether you opt for a private cruise or a guided group excursion, the world’s biggest lagoon will reveal its secrets and spectacular assets. Come enjoy unique sailing escapades!
If you enjoy diving in warm tropical waters that overflow with colorful marine wildlife, you must experience New Caledonia’s reputed diving sites. Whether you journey with friends or family, you will be enthralled by the world’s most beautiful lagoon. In a serene, safe and unique environment, discover the splendid underwater treasures of New Caledonia. Countless activities await you, from snorkeling to underwater trekking and deep diving.
New Caledonia is geographically isolated from areas where industrial fishing takes place, and the country counts many marine reserves within which fishing is prohibited. Moreover, large portions of the lagoon have been inscribed on the World Heritage list. That being said, New Caledonia overflows with reputed fishing spots. Its lagoon is renowned worldwide as it shelters an abundant variety of fish. The enticing promise of a big catch in a tropical paradise…tempted yet?
If you are a windsurfing enthusiast, New Caledonia is the perfect destination for you! Adventure sports are very popular here…so come enjoy ideal conditions and mix with a tight-knit community of local boarders.
You don’t think of New Caledonia as a surfing destination? Think again! Off the shores of Grande Terre, you will enjoy memorable surfing sessions on open water. Discover unusual spots that are breathtaking and exhilarating. Get ready for the ride of your life!
The New Caledonian lagoon is a grand-scale playground for all water sports enthusiasts and a great destination to practice flat-water sporting disciplines. Freestyle, kitefoiling, racing, wave riding, freeriding...New Caledonia is a true kitesurfer’s paradise. The island abounds with unbelievable spots with ideal conditions, no matter your level.
New Caledonia’s lagoon has long been considered the ideal playground for all adventure water sports amateurs. It has recently become a paddle boarder’s paradise as well. Stand-up Paddle boarding (also known as SUP) is popular all over the island and is often practiced as a family activity.
A trip to New Caledonia will allow you to discover wild landscapes of breathtaking beauty. This magnificent natural environment has seen the evolution of many unusual species of plants and animals. The humpback whale is one such example. Every year, the south of New Caledonia welcomes these noble beasts in the warms waters of its lagoon; they have come from colder seas to mate and reproduce.
There are numerous small islands of the Noumea Coast, for example, l'Île aux Canards, l'Îlot Maître or l'Îlot Amédée. All of these can be reached in a few minutes from Port-Moselle or Anse-Vata, ideal for a half-day-or full-day outing. For those who have sturdy sea-legs and would like to spend more time out on the waves, the Parc du Grand Lagon Sud, with dozens of islets, is the place to go.