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“Brilliant sunsets”
Review of Anse Vata Beach

Anse Vata Beach
Ranked #6 of 67 things to do in Noumea
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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“Brilliant sunsets”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Next time we go to Noumea we will stay at one of the hotels in Anse Vata. It is close to the city centre (#1 bus) and has the best Maine tierre beach (but not up to the quality of some of the islands like Amedee.

The sunsets are brilliant and plenty of better-than-normal restaurants.

Visited February 2012
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“Lots to see”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

The beach itself is not special: watching the people (both tourists and locals) is. There is a laid-back ambience on the beach-front where families laze in the shade and watch children play in the water. There are a number of cafes on the other side of the road - none stand out. I did enjoy watching the expert sailboarders and kite-surfers making the best out of the strong winds.

Visited January 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Anse Vata Beach”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Plenty of space to lie in the sun and in the shade. Good opportunity to see some of the many cultures of Noumea when you visit over several days. Beach relatively clean. Good range of water sports that are reasonably priced. A great place to chill out.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“great experince but not a great beach...”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

The main part of Anse Vata beach doesn't actually have a very nice beach (i.e. sand) but there is a nice area of lawn running along the behing the beach. Walk around to the meridien end to have a bigger beach and better snorkelling. Jumping off the pontoons is pretty fun, the beach gets busier in the afternoons so if you want it (and the pontoons to yourself) go out in the morning.

Visited January 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Scenic.”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Our hotel room looked out over the beach located about 200 metres away. Always something to see there from the families to the kids hanging around to the wonderful swimming opportunities. As other reviews have said the next bay around isa little quieter but we just loved this beach and walked along it countless times. Very close to shops and food outlets. More toilets would be useful.

Visited January 2012
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