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

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Quiet Beach with powdery white sand

We tendered into the Ile Des Pins from the Rhapsody of the Seas on April 17, 2012. It was about a quarter a mile walk from the pier to this pristine beach with beautiful rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2012
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We tendered into the Ile Des Pins from the Rhapsody of the Seas on April 17, 2012. It was about a quarter a mile walk from the pier to this pristine beach with beautiful rock formations. The pictures show its beauty but can not let you feel the soft sand on your feet or the warm water on your body.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I was amazed at the beautiful sand here which was so soft underfoot. The water was unreal - crystal clear and warm. A true paradise.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

kanumera bay is a beautiful turquoise colour....just like the photos in the travel brochures. the water is crystal clear. the sand is lovely and soft. gorgeous!! there is a wide sand bar leading from the beach to a large rock nearby. this area is ideal for people who just wish to wade in the water or sit in the shallow... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

the waters of this beach are crystal clear just like the posters on all those glossy magazines. it was stunning! the sand was white and soft. The water was warm and peaceful . We snorkeled for about 2 hours and saw some very colourful sealife. turtles, zebra fish and clown fish were plentiful in these waters Definately a place to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is a very enjoyable snorkeling. The bay has 2 big rocks that are surrounded by a forest of corals, therefore only a couple of meters from the beach you can enjoy tons of colorful fish! Got the chance to also spot there moray, lionfish, cuttle fish...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed at hotel oure so we could get up in the morning, put on our fins and snorkel and off we would go. There were so many beautiful fish of all shapes and sizes. Also a good place to kayak. The water was calm enough that we let our children take the kayaks out while my husband and I... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Wonderful bay and beach, uncrowded, nice trails nearby and good snorkeling

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Kanumera Bay is a short walk from the pier in Kuto Bay. The large rock which sits at the end of the small white sandbar is a sacred site and it is asked that visitors do not climb it. The bottom seemed quite weedy but the further around the rock the better the snorkelling. You can safely snorkel right around.... More 

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