When it comes to getting the best out of your holiday, it's worth remembering that Poum is merely the tip of the iceberg; New Caledonia is home to a treasure-trove of fabulous things to see and do. You'll find Koumac, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, and Ile Art 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast.
Ask those who live in the area their favorite places to see, they'll often point to New Caledonia's fabulous gardens, lighthouses and open-air exhibits. This region is home to a truly fascinating spiritual life; so be sure to check out the area's most important churches.
Unwind like the locals in this area. Try shore fishing and wildlife watching. There are loads of ways for thrill seekers to make the most of the wide open spaces around Poum. Mountain climbing and caving are just two ways thrill seekers here can get their kicks.
World travelers understand that a region's culinary arts are a good technique to really get to know an area. Some ingredients typically found in a number of New Caledonia dishes are sweet potatoes and yams. Taste the popular menu items including civet de rousette (bat stew) and huitres de paletuviers (small mangrove oysters). Mint chocolate mousse, a great way to finish your meal. Coconut milk is a popular non-alcoholic beverage in this region.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last CFP francs on last-minute keepsakes and say Au revoir / À bientôt to the people you've enjoyed getting to know and the locations you've been.