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Le Méridien Ile des Pins

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

They promote Le Meridien Isle of Pines as the closest thing to Paradise. Location wise they are correct. After a 10 minute drive from the airport you arrive at this well presented and laid out resort. Accommodation is primarily are dual joined bungalows which give you a living room, private bedroom and large on suite. To finish the room off there is a lovely deck to laze on or have a drink/meal. The resort is on a wonderful private beach well protected from the element due to the surrounding reef. White sand and crystal clear water - what a treat. Offered FOC includes SUP's, kayaks, other crafts, plenty of beach lounges - on the beach and by the pool. The staff are friendly, helpful and helpful. While French is the main language they do try with English. Now for the need to improve: 1. The hotel should not be charging for road transfer to the resort - its very expensive for a 10 minute drive and as with the expensive $ tag on the hotel this should have been built into the price. 2. Food leaves a lot to be desired. Again with the price of food "expensive" the standard was poor to average. I returned a course (not cooked and flavourless) I should have returned a second as over cooked and dry. 3. They use mass process coffee machines with powdered milk etc etc. Not good enough for a 5 star resort. 4. Breakfast, was pleasant but falls short. I am led to believe a new chef and catering manager is working on improving the food standard. 5. Charging 1000PFF for room service is wrong and should be removed immediately. 6. The rooms are charming but tired. The lounges and related pillows had stains - not seriously bad but its an expensive 5 star resort. To finish, the highlights of the visit included a sail on the outrigger, visit to the Natural pool, visiting the lobster restaurant next to the Resort and of course the Le Meridien beach itself.

What an experience!!! Just one night we were woken up by 6.6 earthquake. Since we are Kiwis, the earthquake doesn't bother us or we just too tired. The next morning another big one at 7.3, and we were being evacuated to the hill for 2 hours as a precaution of tsunami. And we were allowed back to the resort to begin our enjoyable stay. The lobby n bar area is really big n so relaxing for lounging around. The pool is not crowded. Beach is private. Lagoon is nice for kayaking n paddle boarding.

Im not usually one to write bad reviews, and this isn’t a bad review. However, after paying nearly $1,000 (AUD)per night for 3 nights, we expected a tad more. To begin with, the airport to LM transfer - this should be included as there is no other way to get to LM. We had the panoramic bungalow room (the most superior room available ) and whilst I am against cutting down tress to cater for our pleasure, I was a tad upset that I couldn’t sunbathe as the sun deck was fully covered by trees - what made it worse was that I noticed the two rooms next to ours had proper sun decks - so we missed out. Another sad point was that my husband was ill after a prawn based dinner. We struggled to get help as no one was able to provide us with anything similar to ENO or other drink to help with digestion. He ended up throwing up and having a difficult night. I expected our meal to be taken off our final bill but that didn’t happen. We were able to get a hot water bottle sent to our room though, which helped. The staff were generally friendly (except one) so that made me think they are happy to work there - always a good sign. It was fun to hire a scooter to visit the island and the place is in fact heavenly so I would recommend it, but lower your expectations and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I think my issue was that my expectations and anticipation was too high.

Our stay was perfect from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend this resort for any couple who want to relax enjoy the beautiful nature around you and of course just each other company. The place is breath taken, the staff is lovely, the accommodation really comfortable, the nature around incredible, the concierge service top notch, the food fantastic etc... Not a single bad experience on 5days stay at the resort. Everything is available for you at the hotel to enjoy the island most beautiful secrets: paddle, kayak, snorkelling equipment ect... If you are sea life lover you will found a lot of activities to do!!! Or just relax and enjoy the person next to you. I was so impress that i left a note in the room for the amazing staff and ask to talk to the manager on check out. This place has everything that you could want for perfect holiday

We visited this amazing place as a tour while on a cruise to New Caledonia, it was truly and amazing place, we only spent 4 hours there so didn't get to see everything but the beach was amazing and we would love to return for a longer stay

The most beautiful location, facilities were fantastic. We went to the island for the day, had a delicious lunch, swam at their private beach and snorkeled at the piscine naturalle. We wished we had more time at the resort and hope to return soon to spend a couple of days - the whole island looked amazing. It was a simple return trip from noumea on the ferry but did take two and a half hours each way. You can also fly in. The resort organised all of our transfers from the port and had a huge variety of water sport equipment to enjoy the beach.

LM Ile de Pins has a unique location at Oro bay. It is a quite small hotel with mostly bungalows. The bungalows itself are beautiful in LM style - we had one with view on the lagoon. Pool, beach, open spaces - all is put very nice here and with thought. Even when its "fuller" (including some cruise guests), you still have almost the feeling that you are alone at the beach in you chair. It is an amazing concept if you want a calm and relaxing holiday. Service was good and attentive. The restaurant was very nice - also offering several vegan options on request. Price level in the restaurant was very good for a 5 star hotel (still high, but compared to other islands in New Caledonia). I wouldnt know many things to improve. But the location makes most of it - the white beach, the pines and the tourquoise lagoon - just fantastic.

We had four days on Iles des Pines at the Le Meridian. If you are looking for a place to go to relax away from the hussle and bussle of life then here is a good place to start. There is not alot to do on the Iles Des Pines but the place has some great natural beauty. The fish life for snorkelling is amazing and the place is relaxation personified.

Such a stunning location and an excellent contrast to Noumea. As there were 4 of us we stayed in interconnecting deluxe rooms overlooking the pool, which were very spacious and very clean. Very relaxing atmosphere and great staff, particularly on reception so we did extend our stay to 4 nights. Like other visitors we found the food ok but rather unremarkable , hence the 4 stars rather than 5. We did walk along the beach on the way to the stunning lagoon and had amazing lobster for lunch. This usually needs to be pre booked and reception can help with this. I had been worried about the impact of cruise ships but you can look up in advance when they are docking in both Noumea and on Ile de Pins, but even the guests that come to resort are only there for a few hours so peace is restored quickly! Would recommend for a few days of complete relaxation.

This resort is situated in what could be described as everyone's idea of a tropical paradise. Palm Trees, Azure Sea, White Sand, Infinity Pool and much more. The food is excellent, served both indoor and alfresco and the staff are just wonderful people. There are is free access to Kayaks, 2 person Peddle Boats and Flippers and Masks for snorkelling. Whatever you do take a kayak and paddle out near the small island, stop and sit there for 5 minutes and take in the magic essence of this wonderful place. Our Search for the Natural Pool was futile but we stumbled onto a beach which looked like a locale for, South Pacific, the movie. Backtracking, we took to the waterline approach to finding the pool but an aggressive barking dog approaching over the estuary saw us retreat back to Le Meridien. A return trip seems possible to find our elusive pool. Even in Paradise things don't always go to plan and our 5 hour wait to gain access to our Bure could have destroyed our stay.. We were given quick access to our luggage to retrieve some essentials but in essence we lost half a day of our 3 night stay. We found out by accident that the delay was caused by a late check out. Management knew well in advance of our arrival time and could have given us interim access to a vacant bure just for changing and toiletry purposes. Our situation was unacceptable certainly when even a complimentary drink or snack were not offered. We have travelled widely to London, Paris, New York and more and have never suffered such a delay in gaining access to our room. Hopefully management can take action to ensure no other traveller is inconvenienced like we were. I would have rated our stay a 5 but a downgrade to a 4 seems warranted to us. Don't let this deter you from visiting this Pacific Paradise.

Baie d'Oro, BP 175 Isle of Pines

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Le Méridien Ile des Pins places you 1.2 mi (2 km) from Natural Pool. This 48-room, 5-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's on the waterfront and also within a 30-minute drive of Kanumera Bay and Kuto Beach.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

The 48 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. IPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Le Méridien Ile des Pins have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 2900 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Bungalow

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow (Panoramique)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Coconut Grove Bungalow

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 819 reviews