Maré Island, New Caledonia

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After the long bus ride through immense greenery, grass the height of a person and beautiful tropical trees we made it to a crystal blue beach on Maré. We settled down under a tree, then dived right into the pristine water with our snorkels and swam among the colourful fishes.

Behind the beautiful beach was a strip of huts with local vendors selling food. There seemed to be no electricity in sight, so each hut had a fire pit with a pot of oil over it frying up some chips or cooking chicken over the fire. My mum got into conversation with one of the vendors so I popped over, ordered some of the delicious chicken and veggies satays and got into my first proper French conversation outside of class with the loveliest local. It felt nice to know the last three years of learning another language, wasn’t a waste of time. Oh and the chicken and veggies were delicious, I still think about it. The satay was marinated in a beautiful sauce and served with bread on a banana leaf that was ripped off the tree just moments before they bought it out for me. I'll never forget Maré.

DOs
  •  Speak to the locals – they’re wonderful and most speak two or three languages (so jealous)
  • Go snorkelling
  • Eat the food – the chicken satay is amazing!
  • Drink/eat the coconuts – the coconuts were a tad sweeter and had softer flesh than the ones in Vanuatu
  • Put sunscreen on!

DONTs
  •  Go barefoot on the beach – the sand is a bit rough
  • Forget a towel to lay down on the sit on the sand


Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, that coconut looks good! ♡ Love the shot you took.

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  2. Oooww what a beautiful view!
    Looks like you were having a very good time there in Mare <3
    Anyway, it's my first time hopping on your blog, and I enjoyed my time here!

    Nice to meet you here, Natalie!

    Virtual hug from Tokyo,

    Shabrina
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  3. So cool
    xx
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  4. So jealous! Looks like a beautiful vacation.
    Tasha Juli
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  5. Wow, such a beautiful beach!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  6. I love your blog, it has such a 'say it like it is' vibe!

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  7. that place looks wonderful X

    natalie
    http://www.lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Nice pics!

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  9. This looks like the best vacation!

    xx Kelly
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  10. Your vacation looks so fun! Great tips and tricks too. :)

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  11. Such an amazing place. This is the Paradise!
    xx

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  12. Impressive photos and great tips!! Great post!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  13. This looks like such a beautiful place to be!

    x
    Shloka
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  14. Stunning photos! I would love to be there right now!

    Bella x
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  15. que pasada de lugar, que relax

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  16. I love all of these tropical photos also from ur last post too! ur bikini bod is incredible and that coconut looks so refreshing! So jelly!!!
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  17. Thanks for sharing this post. Would love to visit Mare Island one day! That first shot of the coconut is also fantastic. :)

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