The Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands represent the best of any trip to South Pacific, with immaculate white shores, crystalline waters and rich Kanak traditions. Add a visit to the islands to your holiday itinerary and discover what it is that makes the Loyalty Islands and the Isle of Pines so unforgettable.
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Islands of incredible natural beauty
All of New Caledonia’s islands are strikingly beautiful. Here, some of nature’s finest creations sit side by side, from beaches covered in fine silver sand and steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, to deep forests, hidden caves and, of course, a lagoon of amazing beauty. You might find it hard to believe that the scenery is quite so incredible, but you really are right in the heart of picture postcard perfect scenery.
Things to do on the islands
While their unspoiled beaches may be one of their main attractions, there’s more to New Caledonia’s islands than just lazing on the beach. Local guides are often more than happy to take you to some of the best fishing, snorkelling and hiking spots across the islands, making it easy to while away the hours surrounded by spectacular scenery. Get active, see more of the islands and embrace the opportunity to learn about the region from the people who know it best. Be friendly, respectful and willing to try something new, and the islanders will welcome you with open arms. There's so much to see and do across the islands - you'll certainly be spoiled for choice.
Unforgettable island experiences
There are so many incredible ways to experience the beauty and culture of the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands. Choose to stay with a local tribe in a bungalow or hotel and enjoy a cultural encounter quite unlike any other. Visit the renowned vanilla plantations scattered across Lifou or spend time learning about the traditional Kanak culture. Discover local myths and legends that have been handed down from generation to generation and feel the almost mystical connection that joins the people of the South Pacific to the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds them.
Be sure to add some of these unmissable island activities to your Isle of Pines and Loyalty Islands itinerary:
- Ride a traditional boat at Upi Bay on the Isle of Pines
- Swim in the clear waters of Oro Bay on the Isle of Pines
- Discover the caves of Luengöni on Lifou
- Visit a vanilla plantation on Lifou
- Laze on Mouli Beach in Ouvea
- Walk to the Shark Nursery on Ouvea
- Dive at Easo Reef on Lifou
- Stay with a tribe in the Loyalty Islands
- Admire the rugged beauty of Warriors Leap on Maré
- Enjoy fresh lobster by the beach on the Isle of Pines
- Try a traditional bougna on the Loyalty Island
New Caledonia is waiting for you
Day trip on the lagoon and traditional meal on an islet
The best way to experience New Caledonia is by self-drive. Take your time to tour the Grande Terre at your own pace, right to the ends of the earth. Relax in charming bungalows, where comfort rhymes with local culture - the New Caledonia "outback" awaits you with open arms!
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