Beautiful Bays in the Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines is one of the most beautiful places in New Caledonia and has been dubbed as the closest island to paradise. With its transparent waters, incredible array of tropical fish and corals, it provides perfect opportunities for snorkelling and swimming. Here are our top 5 bays in this tropical wonderland:

1. Oro Bay:  The ‘natural swimming pool’ in Oro Bay is just magical. Surrounded by40-metre native pine trees, and crystal turquoise waters full of colorful tropical fish, this place will take your breath away.

D6TG05 Natural swimming pool, Oro Bay, near the Le Meridien Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins), New Caledonia

D1G2MJ Bay de Oro, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia, Melanesia, South Pacific, Pacific

2. Kuto Bay: This bay is a truly picturesque location with all the trappings of the South Pacific- translucent shallow waters, fine soft white sand and towering lush palms. There is a beach bar, a restaurant and food stalls selling local delights.

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3. Kunamera Bay: Kunamera Bay is a short walk from Kuto Bay and is home to La Rocher, the famous Sacred Rock which sits in sparkly blue and green waters. It’s a beautiful spot to swim and snorkel and take in the natural wonders.

4.Kanumera Bay

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4. Upi Bay: Sail around the blue lagoon on a traditional outrigger and explore the stunning sights of Upi Bay. Stop off or a swim in the pristine waters or take a walk in its tranquil rain forest.

A824RA France, New Caledonia, Ile of Pines dugout in Upi Bay (aerial view)

France, New Caledonia, Ile of Pines dugout in Upi Bay (aerial view)

A827R3 France, New Caledonia, Pine island (aerial view) of Upi Bay

France, New Caledonia, Pine island (aerial view) of Upi Bay

 

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