Scenic Island Drive


Take a scenic drive across the charming island of Lifou, past hibiscus and poinsettia hedges and traditional village houses and visit Luecila Beach - it’s like a castaway island, where the sand is shaded by coconut trees and lapped by a blue lagoon. Not a concrete resort, condo or car insight. Your cheerful, local guide will provide informative commentary as you wind your way through Easo Village with breath-taking views of Santal Bay. Keep an eye out for Notre Dame de Lourdes, a historic chapel with a regal iron statue of Our Lady of Lourdes looking out from its rooftop. Drive through the seaside settlement of Xepenehe, with hand-carved totems and a charming white bridge arching between jagged rocks. Here and in the next village of Koumo, marvel at traditional Melanesian homes and their bright flower gardens which thrive thanks to the tropical climate. In Wé, the administrative seat of the island, watch for a traditional meeting hut with its thatched roof and curving, beehive-like walls, along with a local protestant church, small restaurants, snack bars and the open-air market that operates just a few mornings a week. Next is a stop at Luecila Beach, a picture-perfect, unspoiled paradise complete with brilliant blue water and smooth white-sand bordered by soaring palms and tropical foliage. Here you’ll have about 90 minutes to explore, relaxation here you come! Enjoy a refreshing coconut drink, kick back and soak up the sun, have a swim in the crystal-clear water or browse market stalls featuring locally made crafts, souvenirs and artwork. Special Notes: The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system. Local escorts and students will act as guides and will do their best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure is part of Lifou's charm. Restroom facilities are rustic. To make your adventure as enjoyable as possible please wear your swimsuit under your clothes, wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a towel, a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Tour Code

    LIF015

  • Location

    Lifou

  • Activity Types

    Day at the Beach

  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $59.99
    Children (12 & under) from $39.99


Photography

Capture island vistas from the window of your bus or van along with photogenic seascapes at your destination.

Refreshments

Special Notes

The non air-conditioned buses and vans are not fitted with microphones, however an experienced tour guide travels on each vehicle. Restroom facilities may be rustic. Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water. Blue Bottles are known to occasionally occur in the region during the summer months.

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