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Address: Isle Of Pines, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

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Paradise!

We visited here whilst on a cruise in September 2014. This was a hilight of our trip. The Islands are beautiful and the water is an amazing colour. Lovely friendly people too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Adelaide
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here whilst on a cruise in September 2014. This was a hilight of our trip. The Islands are beautiful and the water is an amazing colour. Lovely friendly people too.

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited off a cruise ship and this stop was easily our highlight. Beautiful white sandy beaches, lovely friendly locals and awesome snorkeling too. Will definitely visit again.

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The snorkelling in the bay is full of vibrant colours of coral and parrot fish. The islanders are used to ships full of tourists coming and they know how to haggle. There is a gallery up on the hill behind the colonial police station building which has great art for sale. This is a must visit on any ships itinerary.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was nice for a short snorkel. Was way too cold to stay in the water for longer than half an hour. Beautiful scenery but the snorkelling was better on lifou Island. Food was expensive amid the locals were lovely!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had just hopped off the ferry and set up our campsite at the nearby Gite Nataiwatch and so, hot and ready for a swim we went down the track to the beach and found the most beautiful white sand bay. The water was perfect for swimming and snorkeling, especially out over by the rock-island. There are quite a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited on the Rhapsody and after walking up Pic N'Ga came back here for a swim and snorkel. It was very special to be able to snorkel all the way around the island and see different underwater landscapes all the way around. Plenty of places for kids to play and even with a cruise load of fellow snorkelers, there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

snorkelled around the rock and then snorkelled along the reef and saw plenty of fish and some turtles and sea snakes. not as clear as bigger bays but really nice relaxing swim with a bit of shade on the beach

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was pouring with rain when the Spirit anchored. We decided to still go a shore. We were again welcomed by locals singing and dancing even in the rain. As you leave the tender wharf and head up the road to the left you have some market stall. Nothing special to buy most things were made in China not local.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a pretty nice bay with pretty good snorkelling - it does get packed when a cruise ship comes in as the drop-off is right next to it.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Kanumera bay area is a favourite with the many cruise ships that stop here for the enjoyment of guests. There are many people on the beach enjoying the swimming and snorkelling and we had some good family fun. A cricket match started on the beach and bowling from the water onto the beach and fielding in the water had... More 

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