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Isle of Pines

Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines is only a twenty minute flight south of Noumea, but a whole other world away. Famous for its tall native pines and stunning deserted beaches, the Isle of Pines' island life encourages you to unwind and relax in the midst of idyllic natural beauty.

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Isle of Pines


The Isle of Pines is only a twenty minute flight south of Noumea, but a whole other world away. Famous for its tall native pines and stunning deserted beaches, the Isle of Pines offers something for everyone. Take a walk around the island, snorkel, dive, meet the local people or simply relax and spend your days on tranquil white sand beaches, swimming in crystal clear lagoon waters. This beautiful corner of New Caledonia is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Pacific.” Come and discover for yourself.

Our Must Dos in the Isle of Pines

• Ride an outrigger canoe through Upi Bay's colourful lagoon.
• Take a short walk through the forest and discover Oro Bay and its natural pool embedded in the coral. Bring your snorkel gear and dive into a crystal clear natural aquarium with hundreds of colourful tropical fish.
• Explore Kanumera’s long white beach fringed by coconut palm trees and Araucaria pines, the perfect place for relaxing and swimming.
• Kuto Beach is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. A short walk from Kuto Bay, discover the ruins of the old French colonial jail.
• Explore the history of the island. Start by the Statue of St Maurice which commemorates the arrival of the first missionaries, then visit Vao church, built partly by convicts in 1860.
• Climb the N’Ga Peak.
• Take a 30min boat ride to the Atoll de Nokhanhui, a long stretch of sand surrounded by crystal clear water. You will have no doubts that you are in paradise!
Enjoy the local speciality of escargot (snails), which is served in most restaurants.
• Choose the lobster at Le Kou’Gny restaurant, a simple and rustic family-owned business accessible by a 15 min trek through the jungle, with a perfect view of the bay.

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Isle of Pines

New Caledonia is one of the best kept secrets of the South Pacific, a French paradise on your doorstep. Click below to learn more about the Isle of Pines.

Sail on a outrigger canoe over Upi Bay. What better way to discover the stunning lagoon and bays that surround the Isle of Pines then by cruising through the water in a traditional outrigger sailing canoe? Drift amidst the peaceful bays, guided by a local boatman, and learn about the island’s culture. Or perhaps you would like to take a boat trip to Nokanhui and Brosse Islet? Enjoy an amazing and unforgettable day in the heart of the lagoon. Spend a few peaceful hours on Nokanhui Islet where you can relax and explore the crystal clear waters with your snorkelling gear. You will then be taken to Brosse Islet for lunch. Embark on another unforgettable trip and discover the cultural side of the island. Immerse yourself in the history of the Isle of Pines by taking a guided tour to various traditional sites on the island. Visit the small town of Vao, with the pretty Mission Church and the Statue de St Maurice commemorating the arrival of the first missionaries.

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