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Updated: November 27, 2020
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – Understated opulence, serene setting, and a heavenly beach.
Located at the far end of a bay in Noumea’s suburbs, this magnificent resort boasts two coastlines with an extended beach of white sand, shallow water, and wonderful views. And the tropical gardens with lawns, ponds, pines, and palms are immaculately groomed. In curved four and five-level blocks reminiscent of a Mediterranean resort, rooms are compact but certainly stylish. All feature balconies; some offer better sea views than others and the rest overlook the gardens. The pool is large and features an ‘island’ of palms. With many free activities, the resort focuses well on families.
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – The Basics
- Location: At Pointe Magnin, accessible from Promenade Roger Laroque at the southern end of 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 very well for all, with an emphasis on packaged tours. Families are welcome.
- Beach: At the end of the bay, the beach is virtually private and faultless: clean sands, shallow waters for kayaks and paddleboards, and views of islets seemingly within swimming distance.
- Views: Many rooms offer sea views, while others overlook the lovely gardens and ponds.
- WiFi: Free for all and unlimited throughout the hotel.
- Parking: Plenty of free and secure parking. A bonus because some resorts charge for this.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (687) 265 000
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: lemeridiennoumea.com
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – Amenities
- Pool: Large, with an ‘island’ of palms and plenty of seating. Not close to the sea, but otherwise excellent.
- Spa: The world-class Deep Nature Spa Noumea boasts an extraordinary design featuring tree trunks and other natural materials. Also with jacuzzis (inside and out) and a sauna.
- Fitness Center: Spacious gym with all the latest equipment.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided in the rooms at this sort of high-rise resort. Jacuzzis are attached to the spa (see above).
- Activities: Free rental of kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddleboards, as well as gratis use of bicycles, tennis courts, and the games room. Also on-site: a kite-surf school and art gallery.
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – Food and Drink
- Restaurants & Bars: Le Sextant – Polished décor overlooking the pool and gardens. For breakfast and seafood buffet dinners on weekends. Ideal for trying local cuisine. Not open for lunch. • Le Faré Restaurant & Bar – Outdoor beachside setting and Melanesian design. Seafood, salads, and grills. Lunch only, and snacks until 5pm. The bar opens when the sun sets. • L’Hippocampe – Intimate garden setting. Multi-course tasting menus for dinner only. Also à la carte seafood and grills. Try the Saddle Lamb with Olive Crust. • Le Shogun – Japanese cuisine and authentic décor. Everything from sushi to sashimi and all sorts in between. • Latitude 22 – All-day lobby lounge with garden views. Also a piano bar with regular live music.
- Breakfast: Not included, but guests can pay for breakfast when booking or separately in the morning.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours.
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – Rooms
- Room Types: Classic Room • Superior Room • Voyageur Suite • Resort Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms or public areas, but OK in the gardens and on the beaches.
- Best Room: The spacious Resort Suites feature separate living areas, contemporary furniture, and extended balconies overlooking the sea.
- For Families: Classic and Superior Rooms can squeeze in extra single beds. Double the size, the Voyageur Suites are suitable for a families of 4.
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
Other than the similar hotel-style cafés and bars in the neighboring Château Royal Beach Resort, the places below are within 1.2 km north along the esplanade – quicker via the beach, not the road.
- Le Roof – Extraordinary setting on a pier above the water. Sumptuous decor and expensive seafood. Intimate and romantic. Sunsets guaranteed; sometimes dolphins below.
- La Bodega del Mar – Shares the same pier as Le Roof, but more affordable for tapas, pizza, cocktails, and live music.
- Hanoi Plage – Quaint, colorful, and chic, for Vietnamese cuisine and DIY grills on the table. Indoors and street-side setting.
- Stone Grill – Friendly, popular, and street-side steakhouse, with all types of meats and pasta. Daily specials and takeaways.
- 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, huge menu, reasonable prices, and family-friendly. Great for trying traditional food such as Bougna Chicken.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Several convenience stores are along the esplanade.
- Public buses 10 and 11 head frequently along the esplanade to the city center, often via the neighboring beach at Baie des Citrons.
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa – The Hotel
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