One of New Caledonia's most popular beaches, Anse Vata is also famous as a windsurfing center of the South Pacific.
Took tour bus through the city, to two lookouts. Lookouts were ok - not an amazing view. Only stayed at each lookout for around 10 minutes. Dropped off at Anse Vata beach which was also ok - saw sea snake on the beach, and also felt a bit of a sting on my leg whilst in the water (plenty of french people wearing rashies, so I assumed there were stingers in the water) so I didnt swim for long.
Then spent some time walking around the city by ourselves - everything was very expensive - more so than France itself. Not much to see or do in the city.
Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had booked paddle boarding which was cancelled that morning and we only found out once we got off in Noumea. So instead, we took a bus tour to a couple of 'high points' around the town on the way to Anse Vata Beach.
Provider: P&O Cruises Australia