Château Royal Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort hotel on Pointe Magnin in Anse Vata that was originally built in 1965 and operated as a Club Med resort during the 1980s. As a result of an extensive renovation programme between 2008 and 2011, it is much better maintained than many other hotels of a similar age.
The hotel rooms are spacious, ranging from 45m² to 90m², with separate living and sleeping areas. They all air conditioned and have comfortable beds, ironing facilities, a living room with a sofa and flatscreen television and even a kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven, stove and cooking utensils. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with a shower. Most rooms have their own balconies, although only the more expensive rooms have sea views.
The hotel has a good selection of dining options, although only Restaurant l’Escale is open daily and most of the other options are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Restaurant La Pirogue has a French-inspired menu using local ingredients with the option of either dining in the air conditioned restaurant of in the outdoor terrace. Restaurant l’Escale offers a more casual dining environment, also with the option of indoor or outdoor dining.
Le Waraï is the hotel’s lounge bar with a terrace overlooking the lagoon and there is also a swim-up bar at the resort’s swimming pool.
In addition to the hotel’s large resort-style swimming pool, Château Royal also has its own in-house spa, Aqua Royal Spa, with it’s own Aquatonic pool and spa treatment rooms.
Several aquatic excursions can be arranged through the hotel including cruises to nearby islets.
The hotel is located at Pointe Magnin, between Ouen Toro and the beach at Anse Vata right at the southern tip of Nouméa. Although it is not all that centrally located, it has a more convenient location than the Le Méridien hotel next door and its ideal if you’ve come to Nouméa for a relaxing beach holiday.
Although there is not a great deal to see and do in the immediate vicinity (other than a small casino and the bars and restaurants at the neighbouring Le Méridien hotel), the location at the foot of Ouen Toro means that it is less than a 20-minute walk to the summit of Ouen Toro and the main cluster of hotels on Anse Vata beach are also only a 10-minute walk from here.
If you want to travel farther afield in Nouméa, it is only around a 3–4-minute walk to a local bus stop where bus route L3 will take you past Baie des Citrons and into the city centre.
140 Promenade Roger Laroque, Anse Vata, Noumea
Bus L3 (stop: Chateau Royal)
Phone +687 29 64 00
Reception open 24 hours
Check in 3pm / Check out 11am