The Isle of Pines is an island located in the Pacific Ocean, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France.
It has snorkeling and scuba diving in and around its lagoon. Species of tropical fish and corals can be seen in the transparent water.
From the islands that we usually visit, I think this is my favourite one. It has a nice landscape as you can see from the picture above, quiet pristine waters and fine white sands.
It is very popular for snorkeling and you have different spots nearby to do just that. But the best spot to actually see some fish and even some snakes (that some say are poisonous) is by snorkeling around this giang petrified reef.
The inhabitants are very friendly and if you are lucky you may see them dancing for you. Some of them catch lobster and do BBQ lobster which I haven’t tried just yet. Coconuts, fresh pineapples and even ice cream they sell. Also you may find man-made small souvenirs like collards, flower crowns, beach dresses, etc.