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We stayed at the Nouvata Hotel right on Anse Vata Beach and walked the beachfront every day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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Good for exercise and swimming

This beach was not too crowded and was a good spot to watch the sunset. There are no hawkers... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Nouvata Hotel right on Anse Vata Beach and walked the beachfront every day. Tree-lined with lots of tables or benches to sit and enjoy the view and cool breezes. Locals play pétanque, walk their dogs and just gather for picnics -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk the foreshore and have a good look around. We used the Hop on Hop off bus of Lyvai - they were clean, friendly and efficient. Wish we had got the taxi boat to Duck Island from here.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AmandaQLDAust
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The setting is gorgeous and very convenient. However, litter is a problem and perhaps one that may be mitigated by having more bins? Or perhaps local government needs to run some campaigns on litter? The day I swam was a bit cloudy and windy but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank louisecnz
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at Anse Vata beach. It was ok, just ok. There was nothing that stood out as amazing. The beach at the resort was just as nice so I wouldn’t bother going back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patriciadrew28
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The beach is lovely in the mornings but very windy in the afternoon - fine if you want to wind surf. Good for snorkeling in the mornings. Has a great fitness trail along the promenade.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xtine2015
Reviewed 7 November 2018

New Caledonia is a nice place to visit, the beaches are amazing it's heaven on earth! Ansa Vata beach is a nice area, it has cafes, restaurantes and some shops. Good for souvenir shopping and swimming and exercise.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Silvieavella
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This beach was not too crowded and was a good spot to watch the sunset. There are no hawkers allowed and crowd is local and foreign

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tsvarakadenga
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Not a huge beach by australian standards but ok. Great for families and safe. Im an ex lifesaver so i highly recommend .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jezza009
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Noumea has great beaches, not crowded, white sand and clear water. I like Anse Vata. The only issue is that water is cold most part of the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank agg1981
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I'm sure that other peoples will say this too, but it's a nice beach spoiled by the prevailing wind. If you want a day at the beach, go round the corner to Lemon bay, it's sheltered and much nice to sit and swim. Alternatively, go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie M
2 January 2019|
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Response from Giampietro | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 Water taxi terminal in the Anse Bata Beach. You pay per person, round trip, around 18 USD... about 2-3 km from your cruise terminal. A taxi is suggested.
Dee K
12 July 2018|
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Response from Sheetsie | Reviewed this property |
Waaaaayyyy too far to walk. I did it but it took over an hour each way
1 November 2017|
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Response from RCee_CCee | Reviewed this property |
Once the ship is in port passengers are transported to the Cruise Terminal in Noumea's city centre. Here, there are several tours on offer ( cheaper than ship offers) as well as a small market upstairs of local handicrafts... More