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3.8 out of 5

"Beautiful swimming and snorkeling and lovely isolated beach areas to explore. The pilotis room above the water was fantastic. The food unfortunately w ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Escapade llot Maitre, you'll be steps from Maitre Pier. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 69 rooms feature WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Refrigerators, phones, and desks are also available.

A day of pampering can include Thai massages and body scrubs. The restaurant, Escapade Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find kayaking and snorkeling, and enjoy the onsite pool loungers. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Nouméa hotel, you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Anse Vata Beach.

Bungalow, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$370* Per night/room 27 Dec. - 28 Dec.

Bungalow, Overwater

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bungalow, Beachside

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Escapade llot Maitre ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Escapade llot Maitre

Everyone (9) Couples (6) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Beautiful swimming and snorkeling and lovely isolated beach areas to explore. The pilotis room above the water was fantastic. The food unfortunately was only buffet style so was disappointing. A great place to relax for a few days

Posted by , from sydney on 18 Jun. 2018

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3 out of 5

great location - outdated hotel

booked the hotel because of what we thought was a great location ... unfortunately the hotel and facilities all felt a bit aged and in need of some upgrade. Staff was reasonably friendly, buffet food bit boring after a few days.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2017

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1 out of 5

Worst Honeymoon Idea

Horrible experience! Views are great but other than that the resort is tired, not clean and overpriced! We booked for 7 nights, spent one night and then took the first ferry home. We had three snakes on our doorstep overnight which made us skip dinner as we didn't want to take the 5 minute dark walk with snakes around. I get it that the snakes are placid but they are one of the most venomous snakes so I'd rather not take that risk. We had left the TV on when we went to bed and as my husband woke and got up to turn it off, he noticed a lizard on the bed. I noticed ants in the bathroom but didn't expect them to be throughout our bed and yes, they certainly were. We woke up several times itching until I finally awoke to have two ants on my arm! We were unable to change rooms due to the resort being booked out so when cancelling, they refused to provide any compensation. The lady at reception just refused and kept saying "it's ok, you stay here". We then booked alternate accommodation, as well as the first ferry back and moved on to the Hilton on the promenade in Noumea which was amazing! I rang Wotif to inform them of what happened and of the refusal for any compensation, the help desk tried calling the hotel, who came back and said no compensation, he then tried again and they offered to move us to a "sister hotel" after the operator explained to the hotel that we had booked alternate accommodation. The hotel they suggested had extremely bad reviews - money not well spent!!!!

Posted by , from Canberra, Australia on 28 Sep. 2016

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3 out of 5

Good for a couple of days

Relaxing spot away from the noise of traffic etc. in Nouméa. I enjoyed the bird spotting and walking around on the tidal flats. Stock up on snacks before you come to the island. The food is pricey. The management could stand to go around the place and do up a maintenance list. Most (but not all) things that I could see were minor. However together they take away from the experience.

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

great island

Pros: The buffet was great and the activities available
Cons: the pool cleanliness, at the end of the day there was a lot of hair floating around. We wished the ferry came more often at more times of the day.
Really enjoyed the staff, were all very lovely and welcoming.

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Room steps away from the beach

The resort was relaxing and a great get away for a short stay. Food was good but would have liked more fresh tropical fruit and a choice of al a carte menu.

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5

perfect for snorkelers even better for kite surfer

Pros: the staff, the calm, and beautiful corals, great snorkelling and all beach sports
Cons: toilet cubicle, and floor tiles on outside common areas very slippery after rain.
Location: located on a coral islet, very scenic setting and only about 20 minutes from Noumea
very nice welcome, very relaxing place, excellent snorkelling lots of fishes an d turtles, good food, very good Thai massage, very happy helpful and fun staff

Posted by , from australia on 3 Aug. 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful island getaway!

Pros: A private island escape, isolated from crowds and the city. Surrounded by crystal clear water, a private beach and great hospitality.
Cons: I would have like to be made aware that Noumea was French speaking as well as only accepting Francs ($XPF). Luckily the staff were so helpful!
Location: The island resort was a 20 min boat ride to the city, although for the duration I stayed on the Island, snorkelling, swimming and tanning daily.
From the minute I stepped onto the boat to 'Escapade' I was impressed with the hospitality and the beauty of Noumea. I believe it makes a holiday when you feel welcome and the staff are attentive to every need! It was a holiday to relax, we had a crystal clear beach on our doorstep, perfect for a dip or snorkelling. We even saw 5 turtles on 1 day! Couldn't be happier.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 4 Jun. 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful location, very relaxing, excellent staff

This is an excellent island resort for anyone who wishes to get away from the chaos of life for a short while. The location is magnificent. The staff are very friendly and spoke excellent English. I felt very welcome during the entire stay. I enjoyed the privacy of a beach front room which was very comfortable. There are plenty of interesting activities on and around the island - I would highly recommend the scuba diving. Overall I am very pleased with my holiday and look forward to returning one day.

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Coral - fish/ turtles etc
Cons: Rip off prices for food and beverage $ 100 per head lunch and dinner
Buffet, Buffet, Buffet 3 times a day - no a la carte

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Gold Coast on 13 Jun. 2014

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About the Escapade llot Maitre

Location Ilôt Maître, Nouméa, 98847

Property Features

Escapade llot Maitre offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Escapade llot Maitre. An airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle are available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Nouméa hotel.

  • 69 guestrooms or units
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Noumea (NOU-Tontouta Intl.) (51.2 km / 31.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle

Room Amenities

Escapade llot Maitre offers 69 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Escapade Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages
  • Thai massage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property is located on an island accessible only by a 20-minute boat transfer departing from Port Moselle.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for XPF 62.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


WiFi is limited to 250 MB per guestroom, per day. A surcharge applies for additional usage.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: XPF 2500 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: XPF 3100.00 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: XPF 1600.00 (one-way), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: XPF 62.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Escapade llot Maitre Hotel Nouméa
  • L'Escapade îlot Maître Hotel
  • L'Escapade îlot Maître Hotel Noumea
  • L'Escapade îlot Maître Noumea
  • Escapade llot Maitre Nouméa
  • Escapa llot Maitre Nouméa
  • Escapade llot Maitre Hotel
  • Escapade llot Maitre Nouméa
  • Escapade llot Maitre Hotel Nouméa

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Escapade llot Maitre offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
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