Ready to try somewhere new for a getaway? Somewhere with a mix of French sophistication and Pacific Island joie de vivre?
New Caledonia – the closest South Pacific paradise to Australia and New Zealand – wants you to try it… for gourmet experiences, for pristine lagoon beaches, for a little French bliss, for lively waterfront bars and clubs.
The gay welcoming Le Parc Hotel on the step of Noumea’s main beach is the first accommodation to create a special pink package for gay and lesbian visitors. The rates are inclusive of lodging at the Parc in a deluxe room, cocktail and meal vouchers, transfers, and other amenities – but that’s not the end. You’ll enjoy a Shiatsu massage upon arrival, and a seafood buffet and Polynesian dance show before setting out for the local gay bars and clubs.
The highlight on Saturday will be the Escapade Pass…you’ll be ferried to a marine reserve located at L’Escapade Island Resort, where you can kayak and snorkel in the lagoon, get committed in the chapel, and have a splash in the resort pool which has a swim-up bar. (The gay staff report several gay weddings and ceremonies in the chapel and receptions in their excellent restaurant adjacent to the pool and bungalows.)
For more information on the exclusive Rainbow Tourism “French Bliss with a Gay Twist Getaway” packages, contact Le Parc Concierge.
Nouvelle Caledonie, an independent country under French rule, is a mere 2 hour flight from the Gold Coast, and slightly longer if you travel from Sydney or Aukland. Check Air Calin for airfares from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to Noumea.
Prices are per person based on twin/double share and are accommodation only with Travel to 31 March 2011.
- Sydney Departure Special Package from AUD620
- Brisbane Departure Special Package from AUD700
- Auckland Departure Special Package from NZD940
- Air Calin
- Contact Le Parc Concierge for bookings