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Île des Pins Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 87 photos

Celebrating the Diversity

It's an Aquatic Dream
The sound of the breakers
Pounding on the shore,
The cry of the seagull
Circling up above,
The warmth of the sand
Shifting below my feet,
The tang of the salt
Tantalizing me.
This is the most beautiful place on Earth.
The ocean
The sea
The beach
Our own world.

It truly does exist

This island enchanted us. Prior to our visit to New Caledonia, we were convinced that Isle of Pines was not to be missed.

Situated just 20 minutes (by plane) south east of Noumea in New Caledonia, Isle of Pines is an island decorated with sublime white sand, crystal blue lagoons, and a diverse array of landscapes.

You can walk, boat, or bike your way around the island and come across some of the most fascinating and unique natural wonders.

We experienced 2 nights of this enchantment.

We surely made the most of those 2 nights.

The Art of Seclusion

I looked at him
He looked at me
And everything was simply clear.
No problems existed
No world there was
Only him and me
And ourselves.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Turn the corner and it's a new discovery
  • Cons:Don't go all the way to New Caledonia and miss this!
  • In a nutshell:For Nature Lovers......and Lovers in general
  • Last visit to Île des Pins: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 17, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    Your bare feet never looked so good as with Ile de pins as a backdrop!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 3:35 PM

    I flew into Noumea just after a cyclone! Was not allowed to depart...shame...your pages make it look fun!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 12:31 PM

    Paradise indeed! Is the price for your 3rd accommodation tip correct? Really hoped to find something cheaper...

  • Maximilian21's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 6:12 AM

    It really is paradise isnt it!!!

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2005 at 5:27 AM

    Great shots! You have done this beautiful place justice. I was enchanted with it's beauty. A surreal experience! if only for a day!

  • Johnny_CA's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2004 at 11:38 PM

    I tried to pick up mermaids while snorkeling. I guess the tough part was how was I going to collect her digits underwater?

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 9:52 AM

    C'est magnifique!!!

  • naturalmystic82's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2004 at 6:29 PM

    Wow, really great photographs of the lagoon and the " piscine naturelle" - i was lucky enough to camp near the resteraunt just up from there, i 'm glad you had such a good time! paix

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2004 at 7:57 PM

    I am really wordless. New Caledonia has gained several ranks on my wish list order !


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