The Isle of Pines is an island located in the Pacific Ocean, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France. The island is part of the commune (municipality) of L'Île-des-Pins, in the South Province of New Caledonia. The Isle of Pines is nicknamed l'île la plus proche du paradis ("the closest island to Paradise").The island is around and measures 15km by 13km. It lies southeast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia's main island and is 100km southeast of the capital Nouméa. There is one airport (code ILP) with a 1,097m runway. The Isle of Pines is surrounded by the New Caledonia Barrier Reef.The inhabitants of the island are mainly native Melanesian Kanaks and the population is 2,000 (estimated 2006) (1989 population 1,465).The island is rich with animal life and is home to unusual creatures such as the Crested Gecko Rhacodactylus ciliatus and the world's largest gecko Rhacodactylus leachianus.The '''' is the island's highest point, at 262m elevation. River Ouro is the longest river.Put Isle of Pines at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ile Des Pins visit planning app .
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If I knew island of pines has few nice beaches in walking distance from where our cruise water shuttle arrived, we wouldn't take a tour to Moro island. Don't take me wrong, Moro island is cute place b... more »
Stopped here while on a recent cruise this year . Although there were a lot of passengers all wanting to spend the whole day there ,there were plenty of things to do. We chose to snorkel,which was ama... more »
The Island is beautiful in the beach area but shops charge an arm and a leg to tourists for local goods and then if providing them with the Aussie Dollar - they won't take any coins at all,,,,,,,but they will give you back Aussie Coins! Even though I spoke French - it appeared that I wasn't allowed to speak French - one lost Star for that.
An amazing place. The very definition of pristine.
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