We are return guests to this lovely little piece of paradise. Noelle has her place listed with other booking sites, her extensive guestbook comments are all very complimentary, with people from all over the globe discovering this hidden gem and enjoying their holidays as we did.
We stayed for 2 weeks this time, with our hire car we were able to come and go, shop in Noumea, have picnics, go sightseeing, day trips, etc. Having such a relaxing and comfortable home to return to each night was exactly what we wanted and greatly appreciated having a base close enough to Noumea but away from the crowds. We enjoyed the feel of living in an authentic village with no other tourists around.
It should be noted if you are not used to going away from the touristy areas, that it will be hard to find at first, so Noelle guided us so that we could it the first time. Once there you will understand why people love it here, the peace and tranquility, nice neighbourhood, good snorkelling straight from the beach, very clear water, very diverse fish and coral species, a lovely house and garden.
We spent many relaxing hours on the verandah tasting French wines, market produce, croissants, baguette, (french butter is so much better than ours!) and deli and cheeses which were all excellent, and try the Tahitian salad- tres delicious!
The house, kitchen etc was well equipped with large fridge and necessary utensils so we were able to do our own shopping and cooking which was also a great experience for us. The beds were very comfortable too.
For a more cultural and authentic experience of N.C. we felt this bnb was definately one of the best. We even celebrated Bastille Day with all the neighbours and fireworks right in the village, a highlight and a privilege for us. Noelle and her family are a pleasure to know. We brushed up on our French, but she is very fluent in English and we enjoyed exchanging many stories. We of course rated her place 5 stars in every category. If you want the feel of a real home, a kind and friendly local to meet whilst you immerse yourself in another culture, this is the place for you.