Resort style island du jour
Want to find Nemo? He's on holiday on the Isle of Pines, where white-sand beaches are the joy of relaxed holiday makers and a lagoon encircles the island like a jewelled aquamarine necklace. On arrival it's easy to see why Isle of Pines is commonly referred to as the Jewel of the Pacific. Its beauty is simply breathtaking. Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, the island is now surrounded by a colourful reef, teeming with life.
Why not book a P&O Cruises Shore Tour^ and head to Oro Bay, which is like a gigantic natural aquarium. The Shore Tour begins with a scenic drive and a guided walk through a forest trail. Then plunge in for your own snorkelling time and eyeball angelfish, giant clams and little 'Nemos' (clownfish). It's rush hours on the Isle of Pines, marine style!
Above the water you may opt for our Island Discovery Shore Tour^, which is ideal if you want to try a little of everything. Shop for sandalwood and sarongs at market stalls, explore Vao village, churches and some of the natural grottoes and landmarks of this lovely island.
Isle of Pines is located just 50 kilometres south-east of Grand Terre, New Caledonia’s main island. The most difficult aspect of your visit to Isle of Pines will be saying goodbye to its sunny skies, friendly faces, warm waters and of course those beautiful beaches.
^ Charges apply to Shore Tours.