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Main: Moindou reef and lagoon, near the province of La Foa (photo: © Martial Dosdane province Sud). Right: French bread is just one of the many flavours found in the local cuisine (photo: © Stéphane Ducandas/NCTPS).

A SUITE OF NEW STAYS New Caledonia’s accommodations range from the budget-friendly to the five-star, with a recent spate of holiday apartments giving visitors every option possible. The Starwood group offers two properties – in Nouméa and the Isle of Pines. In December, the group opens its much-awaited Sheraton Deva Golf Resort and Spa in the rugged and beautiful Bourail district, two hours from Nouméa (www.starwood. com). Sustainably developed and overlooking the UNESCO heritage-listed lagoon and reefs, the property will have 60 bungalows, 120 rooms and suites, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Dye. In July, GLP Hôtel group’s Residence La Promenade will be rebranded the Hilton Nouméa La Promenade Residence. The near-new property, which opened in 2008, will notch up in the style stakes and guests will soon enjoy the Hilton group’s hallmark international-level service in its 154 luxurious holiday apartments (www.glphotels. nc). The residence’s three buildings form an artful semicircle around a central garden, with ocean views from every apartment.

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