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Beautiful area which I visited while on a Carnival cruise. Isle De Pines is one of the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachel W
Cairns, Australia
Little gem walking distance from our hotel

Our hotel recommended to go to the pool, we had our little 12 months old in the carrier. It is such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
+687 46.15.15
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful area which I visited while on a Carnival cruise. Isle De Pines is one of the most beautiful islands in New Caledonia!

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended to go to the pool, we had our little 12 months old in the carrier. It is such a lovely walk. 20 mins walking across the three and nature to reach this beautiful scenery. A must do on the island

Thank armotta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a pirogue from Baie de st Joseph up Baie d’Upi to la piscine naturelle and enjoyed watching dolphins and flying fish as well as the gorgeous scenery and colourful waters. The piscine itself was cooler than expected and much of the coral was...More

Thank Rachael951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short walk from the Meridian. Get directions as lots of people miss it. You can snorkel see fish and corals. A must if you go to the Isle Of Pines. You don’t even have to snorkel to see the fish they will...More

Thank Natacha36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this spot- unbelievably beautiful. The walk from Le Meridien was initially confusing- don’t follow the dirt road, take the small path down to the waters edge. You will need to wade in the water for some of the way but it’s only mid...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We got here at 9am and had the pool to ourselves for about half an hour or so. Then the crowds arrived. It is very popular!! The fish swim around you as you stand in the water. It was pretty awesome. Good for a shallow...More

Thank Relaaaxed
Reviewed August 26, 2018

La Piscine Naturalle is absolutely beautiful. You will get your feet wet on the walk to the pool so if you have reef shoes these are ideal. This is a great spot for children and non-confident snorkelers as you can see fish just walking into...More

Thank Skyward37
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place for 2 out of 3 days of my trip. Very beautiful with a lot of marine life in it. Fish, sea urchins, clams etc were everywhere! Love it!

Thank MandyT1316
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I've snorkeled all over the pacific including the great barrier reef and this is the spot. You won't spot much unless you are prepared to snorkel, but if you do you will be well rewarded. No hire available so bring your own gear or borrow...More

Thank Sp8sm8
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Don't leave the island without visiting that place. A short walk from the Meridien hotel entrance. A true jewel of the island

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Megan T
July 17, 2018|
Response from JacquelynR60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you can drive to the location where it is (we hired a car for the day as you can drive around the Island in the whole day - the roads are really good) and you just park up and pay the entrance fee of (I think... More
Margaret B
July 6, 2018|
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Response from SydneyTraveloz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret. You need to have francs on the Isle of Pines. There is a small charge of 250 francs each to visit the Piscine Naturelle I think this is levied by the local chief. There is nothing much to buy there a couple of... More
May 18, 2018|
Response from Sgmay | Reviewed this property |
Hey, We were bused around by the guys from Le Meridien but I think you can hire cars from the airport S😁