Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arts Festival on Tropical Island A Great Winter Escape

The tiny but stunning French Territory of New Caledonia is host to the 4th Melanesian Arts Festival in September. Everyone is welcome to attend the free activities and performances by tribes from 4 nations.

From 12-24 September, Noumea and the surrounding villages will be a place to meet artists and craftsmen as well as see the native dances and ceremonies at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre (seen above).

The Packages

Festival Short Break 5 nights + Closing Ceremony ticket 24 Sep

  • 3 nights

    Le Meridien Noumea: Classic - garden view room

  • 2 nights
    Le Meridien Ile des Pins - deluxe room

Festival Week Escape 7 nights

+ Closing Ceremony ticket 24 Sep

  • 5 days Noumea and 2 days Ile des Pins at the Meridien 5-star hotels.

Ask for a quote for two people or singles. The rates and inclusions are custom - and bountiful - for Rainbow Tourism gay, lesbian and family travelers. We also can price a holiday outside of the festival and year round to this tropical destination in the South Pacific.

Did You Know
Did you know that Noumea is just a 2 hour flight from the east coast of Australia?
Did you know that New Caledonia has the second largest coral reef next in line after Australia and is the largest lagoon-surround island in the world?
Did you know that New Caledonia's tourism operators have joined the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (
Did you know you can have a bilingual tour guide if you don't speak French or English?
Did you know the local currency is XFP? The AUD buys a lot of Pacific Francs for an affordable holiday in paradise.

If You Go can handle your international flights. can handle domestic flights to the outer islands. can handle hotel bookings - from budget to luxury hotels can help you with more information about this pristine destination.

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