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A welcome chance to hop off the boat and soak up the tropics

The most likely way you will visit Mare Island is on a day trip from a cruise ship. It’s quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canberra, Australia
Cruise stop over superb beach

Great for family to see such beautiful beach and swim with the locals. Excellent photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney W
Guyra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The most likely way you will visit Mare Island is on a day trip from a cruise ship. It’s quite possible you may have been at sea for a few days so the chance to place your feet on land is worth taking, especially to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for family to see such beautiful beach and swim with the locals. Excellent photo opportunities, hair braiding, massage, coconuts, drinks, meals, singing. Beach is not like sand and very nice to walk on. You can book accomodation.

Thank Rodney W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we get to Mare via a ship and head on over by tender to get on a bus to take us to paradise. The bus ride is about 10 to 15 minutes drive, approx 10km and you are greeted by sunshine white sands and...More

2  Thank Sammy05_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has the most clear and beautiful waters we’ve ever seen. It was sunny and the weather was great when we went there which helped reflect the beautiful colours of the sea. The water is very warm, there are small cute white fish swimming...More

2  Thank A_G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A visit to Yejele beach is a must. The snorkeling is great and the beach is clean and white! When you see tourist brochure photos of white beaches and then they never really are -well Yejele beach is the real deal. It is safe for...More

2  Thank Go797116
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We paid for the transfer from the cruise ship to yejele beach, cost about $20 pp Definitely have to do it as there isn’t much to do where the ships stop. It’s a nice beach, though we got there on low tide so we couldn’t...More

1  Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We came to Mare off the Pacific Explorer having bought the transfer to Yejele Beach and were not disappointed. The beach was beautiful and incredibly blue. We had snorkels and went out and while to coral doesn’t have much colour to it, there is plenty...More

1  Thank shionac219
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches we've been to in a while. Water is crystal clear, soft sandy white beaches. My only bug is the dogs roaming around the stalls. I think they belong to the stall holders. We arrived off a cruise ship and...More

1  Thank Fred I
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I went there as part of the p&o explorer cruise to New Caledonia, and this was the last island we visited. I couldn't believe the colour of the water, it was unlike anything I could have imagined. Photos can't capture the raw beauty of the...More

1  Thank Damon H
Reviewed 16 July 2018

was more than what i was expecting, very relaxing location and a peaceful place to rest, nice local traders with value for money food and drink, excellent snorkelling for beginners and beautiful marine life in the shallow lagoon, love the place

1  Thank jasonenricaz
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12 July 2018|
Response from Sammy05_11 |
Hi we have just got back from there and they were charging $3.00 aud for a coconut fresh and a can of drink was $4.00 aud. I didn’t take much notice of other prices but make sure you take gold coins and small notes as the... More
John F
10 July 2018|
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Response from Thai T | Reviewed this property |
Most cruises will give you a voucher for the shuttle service as the locals rely on this for a living. You can walk but not recommended. Spend the extra time at the beach instead.
4 February 2018|
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Response from Stevebarn | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have to rent.