Located on the west side of Caledonia, about 160 kilometers north of Noumea, Bourail is an amazing city which combines a "Wild West" aspect with its immense plains dedicated to cattle breeding and another face with heavenly beaches looking like a holiday resort.
About 15 kilometers from Bourail, stretches the famous beach of Poe. 18 km long, covered with white sand so fine that's almost akin to flour, it overlooks the lagoon where shades of blue compete in beauty.
White sand and turquoise water make its fame
It is a popular meeting place of the Caledonians on weekends, attracted by the beauty of the site and the diversity of the proposed activities.
The lagoon nature reserve, registered since 2008 as World Heritage by UNESCO, is an open-air aquarium where corals and colorful fish come together in a natural harmony. Diving enthusiasts will be amazed by the views in this clear water that has so much to offer. Kite surfers and windsurfers will be thrilled enjoying ideal conditions in the lagoon.
For all ages, water activities are proposed to enhance the experience. The tree-lined beach offers shade needed for a relaxing time, and the shallow water of the lagoon seduce families.
Once the day is over, the sunset on the beach of Poe offers a very poetic spectacle, with an explosion of colors in the sky that gets lost in the sea.
A little further away are the beautiful Turtle Bay and the beach of "Roche Percee" (Pierced Rock) worth the drive always offering more beautiful landscapes.