TropOut is heading to the idyllic South Pacific island of New Caledonia for the first time! From 6-13 May 2017, Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa will welcome gay travellers from all over the globe for an unforgettable week filled with Chilling, Partying & Exploring.
With the second largest reef in the world, New Caledonia offers unbelievable swimming and diving opportunities. From a cultural perspective, the island’s unmistakable ‘Frenchness’ will make you feel like you’re on the Riviera rather than in the Pacific- champagne and foie gras anyone?
Those looking for unique TropOut party experiences won’t be disappointed: we’ve lined-up a private island, a day-club floating on over the reef and a chic overwater nightclub to host our private parties.
• 7 nights’ accommodation at the stunning beachfront Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa, Noumea, New Caledonia, exclusive to TropOut
• Private Island party @ Duck Island with the local gay community
• Spectacular day party @ Le Ponton – your floating day club on the reef
• 2 x nights at Noumea’s most stylish clubs (PopLight & L’endroit) exclusive to TropOut
• Chilled-out pool party @ Chateau Royal and after party at Le Deck
• All ground and sea transfers to TropOut parties
• Yoga and meditation classes (it’s not all about the party!)
• Daily Breakfasts (* We know not everyone wants breakfast included in their package, so we have a limited number of rooms available to be reserved without breakfast for a discounted price)
• Discounted Champagne at Chateau Royal
• TropOut Welcome Pack, including plush TropOut New Caledonia beach towel
• Services of the TropOut Concierge Team
• Optional cultural excursions and spa treatments
• Option to extend your stay for 3 nights in Sydney See the TropOut New Caledonia Extensions page for more details
• Best of all, an amazing group of likeminded, friendly and fun guys from around the globe to share the experience with.
With packages starting from just USD$749, Book NOW to Chill, Party & Explore @ Gay TropOut New Caledonia.
What’s a holiday without a little relaxation and indulgence?
On the Beach
What better way to spend a day in the balmy tropics than on the white sandy beach by the turquoise waters of the world’s largest lagoon? It’s right on the doorstep of Chateau Royal. Swim, cocktail, sunbake, repeat.
By the pool
Grab a book, pick a day bed and lounge by the resort’s pool… and while you’re at it, how about a drink at the swim-up bar as the sound of chilled tunes fill the air?
Yoga & Meditation
Join our morning yoga and meditation sessions – the perfect way to start the day!
Indulge in the Paris of the Pacific. Restaurants abound Noumea, and you will find French regional specialties presented by chefs who have trained in some of France’s best establishments. And of course the best wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne are available to match.
A Private island, a day-club floating over the reef, and a club rising out of the pristine lagoon: TropOut New Caledonia 2017 parties and venues…
A short 5 minute journey by speed boat from Chateau Royal, the private island, which is adourned by palm trees, sun-loungers and turquoise water, will welcome TropOut guests and the local gay community for the biggest party of TropOut New Caledonia 2017. It’s a private island, it’s designed for a party, and the local gay community will be joining us- do we need to say any more?
A day-club that floats above the reef, Le Ponton is truly unique: chilling on sun loungers, dancing to the tunes of TropOut DJs, and snorkelling with tropical fish- it’s all possible at Le Ponton.
We’ve all seen images of huts rising up out of the sea at places like Tahiti and the Maldives. Well, Pop Light is just like that, but it’s a club- a club that rises out of Noumea’s turquoise lagoon. A short walk from Chateau Royal, our party at Pop Light is certain to be a highlight.
We’re fortunate that Chateau Royal’s on-site club, Le Deck, just happens to one of Noumea’s premier nightspots, and for a reason. A state-of-the-art sound system, a bar with plentiful Champagne and a stylish décor, Le Deck is the place to be following our chilled out day pool party.
Situated in Lemon Bay, a restaurant and nightlife district that’s a short 10 minute journey from Chateau Royal aboard our TropOut coaches, L’endroit greets guests with French style and sophistication. But then you look out over the terrace and you see the Pacific. L’endroit sums up New Caledonia: the Riviera meeting the Pacific.
Saturday, May 6, 2017: Welcome Party Royal Terrace @ Chateau Royal
Champagne, the Pacific, stunning views over Anse Vata Bay and meeting your new friends: fun and friendly gay guys from all over the globe. As the sun goes down, the stresses of everyday life will fade into a memory, and a week of bliss will commence.
Sunday, May, 7, 2017: SplashOut Pool Party @ Chateau Royal Pool
Swim-up-bar? Check. Sun Loungers? Check. DJs ? Check. Views over Anse Vata Bay ? Check. SplashOut in the pool and over the bar at a pool party like no other. Afterwards, the party will continue at Le Deck, one of New Caledonia’s premier clubs, and conveniently situated in the grounds of Chateau Royal.
Monday, May 8, 2017: Overwater Club @ Pop Light
We’ve all seen images of huts rising up out of the sea at places like Tahiti and the Maldives. Well, Pop Light is just like that, but it’s a club- a club that rises out of Noumea’s pristine lagoon. Tonight Pop Light, a short walk from Chateau Royal, has been reserved just for TropOut.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Fluro Party @ L’Endriot Nightclub
TropOut Thailand has its White Party. Tonight, the TropOut New Caledonia Fluro Party will be born. Dress brightly! TropOut coaches will transfer you the short 10 minute journey to the stylish L’Endroit… well it’ll be stylish until we arrive in our fluros!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Rest Day!
After a few nights of partying, it’s time to recharge the batteries and to sample some of New Caledonia’s amazing gastronomy- our team will be on hand to organise reservations.
Thursday, May 11, 2017: Floating Beach Club @ Le Ponton
Our speed-boats will transfer you across the lagoon to probably the most unique party you’ll ever experience @ Le Ponton: a beach club floating above the second largest reef in the world. Chilled out tunes will fill the air as you interchange sunbaking with snorkeling amongst tropical fish. As the afternoon progresses our DJs will have you dancing in the sun and over the reef until the sun goes down.
Friday, May 12, 2017: Private Island Party @ Duck Island
Tonight, New Caledonia’s gay community will join us to close TropOut New Caledonia in style on our own private island: Duck Island. Speed-boats will transfer you across the lagoon to Duck Island and then the party will begin. This party is on a private island, so it’ll be unique, but it will also be big. Get ready to close off TropOut New Caledonia in style.
Uncover the culture and sights of the Paris of the Pacific.
A French territory comprising dozens of islands in the South Pacific, New Caledonia is known for its palm-lined beaches and marine-life-rich turquoise lagoon, which, at 24,000-sq.-km, is the world’s largest. A massive barrier reef (the world’s second largest) surrounds the archipelago’s main island, Grand Terre, and is a major scuba-diving destination.
On Grand Terre is Nouméa, the cosmopolitan capital which effortlessly blends Melanesian and French influences: Shop for high-end fashion north of the city centre before stopping for an aperitif and dinner at one of Rue de Sebastopol’s fine-dining establishments. Or, stroll through the morning markets at Port Moselle Marina to snap up a bargain – amid the bright colour and noisy fun of the stalls, you’ll discover French patisseries and other French delicacies.
Welcome to the Paris of the Pacific. Welcome to New Caledonia.
Uncover the sights and culture of New Caledonia
A range of day tours will be available for you to experience with your fellow TropOut travellers to uncover the sights and culture of New Caledonia. Full tour details, inclusions, pricing and booking information will be available closer to travel. Here’s a summary of the some of the possibilities:
Isle of Pines
3 hours from Noumea via high-speed catamaran, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Isle of Pines emerges from the lagoon. The turquoise water is as blue as you’ll ever see- the natural pool of baie d’Oro is unquestionably the best illustration of this beauty. As its name suggests, pine trees line deserted beaches- it’s a truly remarkable place.
Just 24km from Noumea and on the barrier reef is Amedee Island, surrounded by its crystal-clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches. Amedee Island offers amazing snorkelling opportunities, and is an idyllic location to relax. The Island’s lighthouse is another highlight.
French Cooking School
A highlight of TropOut Thailand was the cooking class by the beach. In New Caledonia we will be replicating this- however the culinary influence will of course be French. Our French chefs will guide you through the preparation of traditional dishes, and as you enjoy the lunch you prepared yourself, there will be of course French wine to match.
The New Caledonian Outback
New Caledonia is a land of contrasts- in the morning you can be snorkelling amongst tropical fish in the turquoise lagoon, and in the afternoon, you could be exploring vast plains with rusted colour palettes and fresh-water swimming holes. In the morning you can be eating at a French patisserie, and in the afternoon you could be visiting a traditional Kanak village.
Welcome to the home of TropOut New Caledonia
Tucked at the edge of a white sandy beach overlooking the pristine water of the famous lagoon of New Caledonia, is Château Royal Beach Resort & Spa. Accommodations at Chateau Royal comprise 108 spacious one and two bedroom suites. Each suite contains a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite bathrooms, separated living room and a private balcony.
The award-winning resort offers guests 3 dining options, including flagship Le Taom – a unique restaurant that fuses classical French and local Melanesian flavours. To complement the resort’s restaurants are 3 bars, including a swim-up bar in the spectacular pool and a terrace bar overlooking the lagoon- the perfect location to enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets.
Apart from its direct beach access, guests at Chateau Royal can enjoy the on-site Acqua Royal Spa, steam room and well-equipped fitness centre.
With a sophisticated ambience, chic style and idyllic setting, Chateau Royal is a home you’ll never want to leave.
Elegantly designed with breathtaking views over the lagoon, Le Taom – one of Noumea’s premier restaurants- offers a unique culinary experience through its fusion of French and Melanesian flavours.
Escape into the tropical gardens and experience a relaxed lunch or dinner, or retreat into a more cosy setting for an intimate dinner.
Chic and stylish, L’escale is the ideal spot for an afternoon rendez-vous. Enjoy an assortment of salads, club sandwiches, wraps and burgers, or delight in a fine pastry with an espresso.
Le Warai – Terrace Bar
Enjoy an aperitif, share a bottle of French wine with your friends or let Le Warai’s barmen suggest a cocktail. Le Warai is a relaxed terrace bar overlooking the lagoon.
Le Deck – Lounge Bar
Le Deck is Chateau Royal’s onsite club is one of Noumea’s premier nightspots. The outside deck-area is the perfect spot to share champagne and tapas with friends before heading to the inside area which is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and is designed for fun.
As the name suggests, it’s a bar in a pool. The swim-up Pool Bar will be the epicentre of much of the daily afternoon TropOut action.
We created TropOut to offer gay travellers from around the world fun, modern and slightly more refined shared travel experiences.
As you’d know, as gay travellers we can now travel to an ever increasing number of destinations that are accepting of us, but a look here or there when we hold hands with our partners or party with friends can sometimes leave us feeling guarded.
We want to feel totally unguarded when we travel, but mega-cruises and circuit parties aren’t really of interest to us.
Our ideal travel experience is one where we can get out and explore the culture and sights of a new or favourite destination, or rejuvenate in a chilled environment.
And after a day of exploring or chilling, we’d like to return to a stylish setting where we can meet and party with likeminded travellers from all over the globe.
So TropOut was born- a stylish gay beach festival where travellers can Chill, Party & Explore together.
Our mission as a business is simple: to deliver exceptional and comfortable experiences for gay travellers- experiences filled with relaxation, cultural discovery and chic party.
Our first TropOut took place in April 2016 and saw gay guys from over 20 nations descend on Phuket, Thailand for an unforgettable week-long experience. In 2017 we’re taking TropOut to the French-Pacific island of New Caledonia before heading back to Thailand later in the year.
We can’t wait for you to join us to Chill, Party & Explore in New Caledonia!