La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is the main airport on Grand Terre, this territory's largest island. It's served by major international airlines and is 28 miles from Noumea, the capital of the South Province. Noumea, with some 190,000 Melanesian and French inhabitants, is also the capital. Rent a car to unwind in the relaxed Riviera of subtropical Noumea in just 40 minutes, or rent a car to explore the scenic and well maintained roads you'd expect of a French Overseas Territory. There's lots to see on extensive roads crisscrossing a Pacific island that's 217 miles long and up to 44 miles wide.