Baie des Citrons
A popular tourist beach, more sheltered than Anse Vata.
Noumea Kite School
One-hour lessons are 8900 CFP including transport to the islands. You’ll need a medical certificate to say you’re fit to kite surf.
A relaxed bar. At the weekend they often have live music.
La Fiesta Chez Alban
Chez Alban has a warm Basque atmosphere from the French-Spanish border region and a touch of rugby mania. It does good pizzas.
Lonely Planet review
The Galapagos does a scrumptious cheese buffet on Thursday evenings. The buffet includes a dozen or so French cheeses, a variety of fresh breads, a tossed green salad and grapes. Help yourself to as much as you like, select a good French red from the wine list and 'bon appétit'. The buffet opens at 20:00. The restaurant often has live music as well. It's upstairs at the squash courts in baie de l'Orphelinat - look for the building with a turtle on the green wall. It's wise to book in advance.