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, Chateaubriand Bay, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

OUR Thoughts on Drehu Village Hotel
There is something very pleasant about a stay at Drehu Village Lifou. The hotel is located on the seafront in Drehu Village which is, for all intents and purposes, a part of Lifou’s main town and commercial centre – . Staying at Drehu Village means you are walking distance to a couple of supermarkets and the sleepy town while enjoying a beach stay on the east-facing beach of Chateaubriand Bay which curves around out front and into the distance. 

For a 3 Star rated property, there are good facilities, such as a beautiful little restaurant and lounge which front a pleasant swimming pool surrounded by a wooden deck.  There are beautiful views of the beach and the bay to be enjoyed from the restaurant which is almost right on the beach and open for all meals.  WiFi is available in the hotel lobby lounge. The town supermarkets, especially the bigger of the two, provide the opportunity to buy a lunch or two as an alternative to taking lunch at the hotel every day.

Lifou is a lot more laid-back than Noumea – the environment is more akin to that in the north of Grand Terre – the main island of New Caledonia on which Noumea is located.  Things are slower and the fusion of the Melanesian and French cultures is more pronounced here.  For example, you will see traditionally-built round Melanesian-style rooms attached to some of the more modern houses in the villages.

Give yourself three or four days at least to really dig in and enjoy this unique environment.  There are a lot of sights and locations to visit from Drehu Village, and while you can take organised tours, unless your French language is up to scratch, you might find the guides’ commentary a little difficult to follow.  We recommend a rental car as the best form of transportation.  This will enable you to visit the many superb beaches scattered around the coastline like Turtle Bay to the south and Jinek to the north and to drop into the various natural places of interest along the way – such as “Devil’s Grotto”.

At Drehu Village the sunrise is spectacular, so rise early and watch the sun rise then go for a walk or run along the beach before breakfast. Drehu Village is a place to kick-back, relax and enjoy the change of pace and culture.

Included in the tariff at Lifou Village
● Use of Snorkelling Gear
Use of Kayak
Table Tennis
French Bowls

What Drehu Village Hotel Say About Themselves:
“Discovery and change of scene... The Lifou island, off the New Caledonia mainland coast awaits you to experience the remote beauty of Loyalty Islands. The hotel "Drehu Village" is the perfect place to stay. Right on one of the most magnificent white sand beaches of the island, the "Drehu Village" offers its guests comfortable accommodation, numerous leisure activities and is well known for its friendly services. Ideal for few days of relaxation or exploration of the Islands way of life…

The Hotel Drehu Village is ideally located, at the heart of Wé, capital of Lifou, and at the edge of the amazing Chateaubriand's Beach. The Hotel has been recently renovated.

All the bungalows have been refurbished in 2008 with new furniture, paintings and decoration. Now, the hotel has two suites. 

All comfort of three star hotel in a beautiful landscape. 

On site restaurant is open every day (Island's meals or catering services under a traditional "Faré"), bar, lounge with an access to the internet, swimming-pool and shop.“ 

Your Accommodation Options
All the accommodation at Drehu Village was last renovated in 2008. There are 28 Bungalows and 2 Suites arranged in 2 rows along the beach.  The front row is only steps away from the beach over a small lawn, the second row is behind the front row and slightly raised above to provide a view of the sea between the bungalows in front. All bungalows are air-conditioned and spacious with pleasant lounge furniture as well the beds in one big, open-plan space.  There are screened louvres to allow air to circulate. Each Bungalow has a good-sized bathroom as well as a furnished veranda/terrace. The Bungalows are arranged in duplex style, that is 2 Bungalows to each individual building.

Each of the 2 Suites is rather like the size of 2 Bungalows and comprise a bedroom and a separate living room. Sliding screens may be drawn over between the living room and the bedroom if privacy is required.

Room Categories
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Garden View Bungalows:
The “second row” many with a glimpse of the sea between the Sea View Bungalows in front.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests (adults or adults and children)
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Sea View Bungalows:
Only steps away from the beach. 
One Seaview Bungalow is set up to cater for guests with reduced mobility.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests (adults or adults and children)
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Suites:
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults and 1 Child aged up to 15 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and fold-out Sofa Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting To and From Drehu Village, Lifou
The flight from Noumea’s Magenta Domestic Airport to Lifou takes 40 minutes and operates several times a day.  Airport transfers in both Noumea and Lifou are normally organised in advance of arrival at Lifou and included in costs by Our Specialists for guests travelling on a holiday package.

Kids’ Policy
Child Up To 50% off Specials
For 1 child aged under 12 years accompanying parents
     Drehu Village provides:
● Discount on tours operated by the hotel,
● Discount on return airport transfers and
● 50% off the “extra person” accommodation rate when
     a child aged 2 to 11 years is the 3rd person in a
     Bungalow or Suite.

Check in time is 2:00pm
Check out time is 11:00am

Hotel Cancellation/Modification Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Bookings cancelled or modified between 24 hours and 7
      days of scheduled arrival date will incur a
      cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 1 night
      at the rate booked. 
Bullet Bookings cancelled or modified within 24 hours of
      scheduled arrival and guests who fail to show incur a
      cancellation fee equal to the full cost of all the
      accommodation booked.
Guests who fail to show on the scheduled arrival date 
     will be charged 1 night rate as a cancellation fee.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 13 February 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2020.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Bar
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Snorkelling Gear
Bullet Kayak
Bullet Table Tennis
Bullet French Bowls
Bullet Fishing Organised
Bullet Scuba Diving Organised
Bullet Bicycle Rental

Room Facilities
Bullet Air-Conditioning
Bullet Tea/Coffee Facility
Bullet Fridge

Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet TV
Bullet Phone
Bullet In-room safe