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he district of Bourail, on the
central-west coast of New
Caledonia’s main island, is the
South Pacific’s cowboy country
and home to the Deva domain.
This 8000-hectare nature reserve offers
endless hiking, biking and horseback riding
trails with superb vistas overlooking the
translucent blue waters of the UNESCO
World Heritage listed lagoon and barrier reef
along 13 kilometres of white sandy beach.
A scenic 90-minute drive north of the
international airport, is the unique setting
chosen to open the first Sheraton resort in New
Caledonia, a new option for those looking for
somewhere totally different to host their
business events, incentive trips and conference
retreats but with the close proximity and easy
access that the South Pacific offers.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts New Caledonia
Director of Marketing & Sales, Jennifer Lee,
says that short haul direct flights make Deva
the perfect destination.
“A popular misconception about our
destination is we are hard to get to. Direct
flights mean we are just over two hours from
Brisbane, three hours from Sydney and
Auckland and four hours from Melbourne.
New Caledonia is as accessible as many
domestic options... but with a totally different
culture and experience,” Ms Lee said.
A spectacular venue
Opened in August 2014, the five-star
Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf
Resort is the only fully integrated self-
contained resort of its kind in New Caledonia
and the first five-star resort built outside
Noumea in 15 years.
The Resort boasts 180 spacious and
relaxing guest rooms, fully equipped one to
three bedroom suites as well as luxurious
thatch-roofed bungalows with their
Melanesian-inspired architecture offering
inspiring views of the golf course, lagoon and
the natural surrounds of the domain.
Taste buds will be tantalised at the Reef
Restaurant for buffet breakfasts and dinner
whilst the Sand Beach Grill is perfect for a casual lunch beachside. The Creek Bar, with its
perfect sunsets, offers a large selection of local beers, flavored rums and signature cocktails.
A range of both indoor and outdoor business and function venues are available for events of
up to 250 people. Flexible conference spaces offer natural light and outdoor terraces, pool and
beachside areas can be transformed into the ideal setting for unforgettable events. High-speed
internet, the latest AV technology and a team of dedicated conference professionals guarantee
a seamless planning process and program execution.
Down-time is covered with leisure facilities including the world-class 18-hole Deva golf course
designed by American Cynthia Dye, an expansive spa managed by the Deep Nature brand of
Algotherme, including six treatment rooms and a fitness centre, plus, while parents relax, the
little ones will be entertained at the resort’s comprehensive kids’ club... all on-site!
While delegates are conferencing, partners can enjoy cooking classes, spa treatments and
wellness activities. For the more adventurous, a reef discovery tour in a glass bottom boat is a
must do, or a snorkeling expedition to a deserted island for a picnic is another way to go. For
land lovers, discover the natural riches of the Deva domain with an easy trail hike or by bicycle,
segway, on horseback or by 4WD.
“Sheraton New Caledonia and the Deva domain are a truly unique experience in the South
Pacific. In addition to perfect beaches and snorkeling, imagine the team building possibilities of
an amazing race in the domain or a cattle round-up at one of the ranches. Whether as a solo
destination or combined with a stay in Noumea, the range of options to create unforgettable
events is huge,” Ms Lee said.
“At Deva our events are all about interesting and fun choices, gathering the troops at
lunchtime for a French picnic on the beach with baguettes, cheese buffet and chilled wines or
when it comes to partying, the local cowboys can create a uniquely New Caledonian rodeo
dinner complete with BBQ spread and country and western entertainment out on the ranches,
or if you prefer, beachside.”
The Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort is definitely changing the way we look
at the South Pacific as a conference and incentive destination, a completely unmatched
experience in this tropical cowboy country with a French twist! m
Visit www.sheratonnewcaledoniadeva.com for more information.
COVER STORY | Sheraton New Caledonia
Deva Spa & Golf Resort
A new and different
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