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Updated: November 26, 2020
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Tasteful and serene, with fab facilities and an impeccable beach.
Along a peninsula in a beachside suburb of Noumea, this resort is modern and stylish but not overly large, so it’s still quite personable. The suites, each with one or teo bedrooms, are almost identical inside, with only the views differing – even those on the side of the building offer decent views of the bay. All feature balconies, king-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchens, and separate living areas with colorful furnishings. The beach in front is part of an impressive cove of bleached sands and tranquil waters, with three alluring and accessible islets just offshore. And facing the bay, the sparkling lagoon-style pool (with swim-up bar) is lined with shady palms and has a children’s splash area.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – The Basics
- Location: The former Club Med is at 140 Promenade Roger Laroque, with more convenient access on foot along the beach. Almost at the end of the headland at Anse Vata, a suburb of Noumea on the main island. About 6 km from the city center, 50 minutes from the international airport, and 15 minutes from the domestic airport.
- Guests: Caters for all, with a firm focus on families.
- Beach: The resort faces a superb beach, perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. And the views down the bay and across to the accessible islets are also sublime.
- Views: All accommodations have sea, courtyard, or garden views. Even the latter offer decent views of the sea.
- WiFi: Unlimited and free in public areas, but guests also receive a generous daily allowance for free in their rooms.
- Parking: Free, secure, and plentiful in the huge parking lot outside the front entrance.
- Nice Perks: Free use of a washing machine and dryer.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (687) 296 400
- Email: Use the form on their website.
- Website: hotelchateauroyal.nc
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Amenities
- Pool: Lovely, large, and facing the sea. A swim-up bar inside and children’s splash area attached.
- Spa: The welcoming Aqua Royal Spa is modern, with a hairdresser, sauna, shop, and heated ‘aquatonic pool’ for ‘hydro-massaging’.
- Fitness Center: An adequate size, with all the equipment required. Next to the pool.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: This sort of high-rise resort is not expected (nor provides) rooms with private pools or jacuzzis.
- Activities: Free use of tennis courts nearby, but otherwise a very limited range of activities, unlike resorts elsewhere.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Restaurant La Pirogue – Melanesian theme and garden setting. Specializes in seafood. Children’s menu and plenty of desserts. • Restaurant L’Escale – On the beach and lawns for salads, burgers, homemade pastries, and coffee. No meals after 5 pm, but remains a popular after-work bar until late.
- Lounges/Bars: Le Warai – Lounge vibe, for cocktails on custom-made sofas or swinging chairs inside or on the terrace. Perfect for sunsets and open until late • Pool Bar – Along the poolside deck or on stools in the water. All sorts of drinks and snacks available.
- Breakfast: Can be included in some rates, depending how the booking is made.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Rooms
- Room Types: Standard Suite • Superior Suite (1 or 2 bedrooms) • Deluxe Suite (1 or 2 bedrooms) • Prestige Suite (1 or 2 bedrooms)
- Smoking Rooms: Not permitted in the rooms or bars/restaurants, but allowed elsewhere.
- Best Room: The Prestige Suites are the most spacious and offer the finest views, with balconies that seem to hover above the sand.
- For families: Suites with 1 bedroom fit 1 or 2 children below 12. And those with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms can easily accommodate families of 6.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
The neighboring Le Méridien offers several similar resort-style bars and bistros. The places below are within 1 km north along the esplanade, but it’s quicker to reach these via the beach and not along the access road to the resort.
- La Bodega del Mar – Shares the same pier as Le Roof, but more affordable. For tapas, pizza, cocktails, and live music.
- Le Roof – Extraordinary setting on a pier above the water. Sumptuous decor and expensive seafood. Intimate and romantic. Sunsets guaranteed; sometimes dolphins below.
- Le Faré du Palm Beach – Cheerful and perfect for people-watching. Big breakfasts, fresh salads, homemade burgers, waffles, and ice cream.
- Le Bilboquet Plage – Upstairs at the back of the Galeria Palm Beach shops. Long-established, vast menu, reasonable prices and family-friendly. Great for trying traditional food, such as Bougna Chicken.
- Hanoi Plage – Quaint, colorful, and chic, for Vietnamese cuisine and DIY grills on the table. Indoors and street-side setting.
- Stone Grill – Friendly and popular steakhouse with all types of meats and pasta. Daily specials and takeaways.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Several minimarts are along the esplanade and around the backstreets.
- Public buses head frequently along the esplanade to the city center, often via the neighboring beach at Baie des Citrons.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – The Hotel
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