The finale´ of “The Bachelor Australia” was highly controversial for many viewers, with the nominal bachelor (SPOILER ALERT)… deciding to keep his bachelor status! What’s up with that!!??!!
Yeah… you read it right. The bachelor of the show, Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins, chose NO ONE in the final rose ceremony, saying he’s not gonna be able to give 100% of himself to either of the girls. Honestly! We didn’t even know that you could do that on a Bachelor show. It’s almost, well almost like real life!
Despite the unexpected turn of events, we’ve got to give props to the REAL star of the show, and that is New Caledonia. The marvellous display of tropical island beauty, world heritage listed bays and lagoons, colourful markets and handicrafts, fresh fruit and seafood, and that local French charm oo lala. If anything, the Bachelor (and the countless number of stunning aerial drone shots) have really made us all want to go see for ourselves!
New Caledonia is one of the hottest island destinations in the South Pacific, possibly even the world, and one that Australians should definitely keep their eyes on.
Here, unique French island archipelago cultures combine to bring travellers a one-of-a-kind experience, with a dreamy island paradise setting amidst stunning underwater reefs. New Caledonia offers the ideal venue for scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, or even spending an important date – a first date (for all those bachelors and bachelorettes out there!), an anniversary, honeymoon, or you could even celebrate your wedding! Or maybe you just want to recreate the “The Bachelor” while relaxing in tropical climes… and end on a more positive note, of course.
Maybe take your chance to see more islands – take a detour to Vanuatu, where similar picture-perfect desert island beaches and jungle landscapes provide world-class views and adventures. Remember the reality TV show, Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire back in 2004. You could recreate it and find a few volcanoes… or maybe not! Personally, I would prefer a luxury resort, sandy beach and lots of colourful reefs to snorkel by. Perhaps step out in vibrant Port Vila to experience the culture of the South Pacific as you stroll through the cafés and chic restaurants, mingling with the friendly locals who’ll point you towards the best beaches, foods and flavours, ensuring you’ll have a wonderful time in the islands.
OK, you say, sounds perfect… how do we get there, you ask? That’s easy. There are weekly (if not more) cruises from Brisbane and Sydney, plus many from Melbourne and Auckland that head for New Caledonia and the rest of the South Pacific. Major cruiselines such as P&O Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and more. Sail the South Pacific in style.
Prefer a fly and stay package? You could set up base at the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort (where “The Bachelor” was filmed!) and explore the islands at will, in all their wonderful splendour. The resort sits beautifully along 13 kilometres of white sand beach, with over 180 guest rooms, an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi (always a nice touch) and the Deep Nature Spa, aptly named as it is found between a lagoon and forest. It’s the ideal place for a romantic getaway! (Plus, there are so many more resorts and hotels on the island, there are options for all budgets and requests)
Getting married soon? Wouldn’t this be just perfect for your honeymoon or even your destination wedding location? We think so too – contact our Groups Specialist at our Group Bookings webpage or speak with a Cruise Megastore Groups Specialist today on (07) 5514 3338 or 1300 795 455
To cruise the South Pacific or take your special someone on a resort holiday they will never forget, speak to our Cruise and Travel Solutions Specialists when you call on 1300 657 948
What did you think of the “The Bachelor”? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org