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Mare Island

Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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Cruise stopover in Mare Island, New Caledonia

The cruise ships will have you believe that you should pay $30 to catch their shuttle to Yejele... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rina M
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Manukau, New Zealand
wonderful place to visit beautiful beach

we had such a great time here wonderful family place excellent beach great swimming and snorkeling... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Liz N
,
Timaru
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“yedjele beach” (24 reviews)
“new caledonia” (19 reviews)
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Mare Island | New Caledonia, New Caledonia
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"yedjele beach"
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"natural aquarium"
in 16 reviews
"new caledonia"
in 19 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 53 reviews
"fish"
in 35 reviews
"bus trip"
in 9 reviews
"friendly locals"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 15 reviews
"local beer"
in 10 reviews
"carnival spirit"
in 10 reviews
"market stalls"
in 9 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 11 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"port of call"
in 4 reviews
"selling food"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"locals selling"
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Reviewed yesterday

The cruise ships will have you believe that you should pay $30 to catch their shuttle to Yejele Beach as there is nothing else to do on Mare Island. However, the beautiful locals from Nengone Village offer a shuttle to their village from the port...More

Thank Rina M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we had such a great time here wonderful family place excellent beach great swimming and snorkeling - lots of things to do or if you choose just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet

1  Thank Liz N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mare is so untouched and pristine, snorkeling was fabulous, coral sand beautiful, very clean, no rubbish lying around, was my favorite place until I went to Mystery Island.

Thank _debbiemaree
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Snorkelling in crystal clear blue water. Lovely locals selling delicious 'street' food, ice-cold beer and drinks for the kids....wonderful day.

Thank happytravellers6771
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful islands in the pacific. I went there with some friends on a p&o cruise to New Caledonia, and this was easily the highlight of the trip. The colour was just beyond anything a photo could offer you, it's something you...More

1  Thank Damon H
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Travelled to Mare as part of a 10 night cruise with P&O Pacific Jewel and must say that this was the highlight of my cruise. Once ashore you take a bus (a 30 minute trip, $19) to the cleanest, most beautiful beach I have ever...More

7  Thank Kiwi_Judy
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Straight off the boat on to the bus and 10 minutes later you’re sitting under a shady tree enjoying a cold beer with your feet in the sand. Several huts setup along the road just behind the shoreline that sell food and drink. Local accept...More

Thank chrisandlee2016
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The beaches and waters here are second to none.....totally wowed. If you’re looking for that tropical beach with safe swimming and plenty of marine life, this is it.

Thank nel0not
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Came here as part of a P&O cruise and really enjoyed the island. We used a shuttle service provided by P&O which picked us up from the dock. Our driver was friendly as were all the locals at the beach who were selling food, drink...More

5  Thank Kristy Lee M
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We went to Mare by Cruise Liner and then went to Yejele Beach by bus on 14th May 2018. We alighted from the bus to the sound of LOUD music coming from a locally built hut in the middle of the beach. Why we needed...More

2  Thank maystop
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Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels in Mare
Nengone Village
110 reviews
16.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Yejele Beach
212 reviews
14.48 km away
Plage de Luengoni
117 reviews
80.26 km away
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Jan B
17 August 2018|
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Response from Pickytraveller1964 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could give you a proper answer but I came on a cruise ship. There is an airport there. As for accommodation, what I observed was basic but perfectly adequate. The place is quite unspoiled, worth settling in for a... More
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