Hi Darcy...we stayed at "la promenade" which is right across the road from the beach,just up from ramada plaza..cant comment on the ramada but our hotel was great(was about $300 nz per night allthough we had 3 kids with us so we needed a 2 room suite....had a great view of everything from up on the 8th floor... book a hotel yourself online as it will save you money in the end.....take girlfriend to "le roof" restaurant( walking distance) and she would be stoked !!!
also up behind le surf hotel( easy to find) there is a creperie which you shouldnt miss going to on a nice day..
the wind picks up from early afternoon till dark so do all your touristy stuff early and keep "her" happy...
we booked all our own flights etc;saved quite a bit over an agent doing it....we got flights for 2 adults,11yr old and 2 1yr olds from wgtn to auck to noumes and back for just over $1500
the airport(tontouta) is quite a way away from anse vata so either sort out a rental car to collect from there or arrange a hotel transfer(transfer was pricey though nz$150 one way..) especially if you decide to take kit with you !!!
noumea town is a bit rough...dont expect too much...some nice shops if you hunt around but are few and far between...
supermarkets are cheap..especially for wine,bread and cheese..brush up on some common french phrases as everyone is french and lots dont speak any english at all.....resturaunts are expensive compared to here !.
contact laurent by email( see below) and book some gear( check windguru for that period you are away as well).
expensive...did i mention its expensive !
have a great trip.
did i mention its expensive ?
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