Make a Wish on the Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines in New Caledonia—which is located between Australia and New Zealand—is a picture-perfect tropical paradise dotted with tall, slim pine trees. Visitors from around the world flock to the Isle of Pines to enjoy pristine waters, lush tropical foliage, and a lucky cave.

Beautiful natural swimming pool of Oro Bay, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia.

Beautiful natural swimming pool of Oro Bay, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia.
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One of the Isle of Pines’ most popular attractions is the Natural Pool which is located near Oro Bay. The Natural Pool is a shallow body of water that is not connected to the ocean. The pristine waters of the Natural Pool are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, or floating in the water without a care. The Natural Pool is teeming with colorful fish that dart around coral reefs. Packing a pair of swimming goggles is highly recommended if you wish to view marine life.

If you’re interested in exploring the forests of the Isle of Pines, a short hike to the top of a small peak known as Pic Nga offers a panoramic view of the Isle of Pines’ gorgeous forests, rock formations, and lagoons. Pic Nga is only a little over 800 feet tall, so you don’t have to be an experienced climber to reach the top.

Queen Hortense’s Cave is a stunning cavern that served as a hiding place for Hortense Vendegou. Hortense was the daughter of Grand Chief Kaoua Vendegou who ruled the Isle of Pines in the 1800s. To ensure Hortense’s safety during a period of civil unrest, Chief Vendegou sent his daughter to a secluded cave in a lush forest. The spot where Hortense slept is still visible. Local lore states that the spirit of Hortense grants wishes and good luck to those who shower her bed with coins.

The Isle of Pines is a magnificently gorgeous beach paradise where many of your most cherished travel wishes will surely come true.

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