Lifou's main settlement is centrally located on the island's east coast. The main attraction here is the magnificent beach. You can also shop for local products at the open-air market held opposite the town hall on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-11am.
Lifou's northernmost village is famous for its 40m-high cliffs, which overhang crystal-clear waters teeming with fish. In calm weather, the bay beneath is ideal for snorkelling.
Mucaweng Vanilla Plantation
The plantation is set within a beautiful forest on the island's north coast. The organic pods can be bought by visitors.
Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel
This historic chapel built by Catholic missionaries in 1898 has a panoramic view of Santal Bay. It is located at the north-western tip of the island on Easo peninsula.
The Grand 'Hut' of the Chief of Hnathalo
The main 'hut' of the Hnathalo tribe, with its huge open fireplace, is set in a garden behind the chief's house. Permission to enter is required.
Qanono Church & Temple
Qanono's church and temple were built on the site of the first Protestant mission.
A secluded white sandy beach with caves and numerous creeks on the west coast, 3.5km off the We-Drueulu road.
With its stunning turquoise lagoon, this east coast beach is reputed to be the most beautiful in New Caledonia. There is a spectacular coral rock emerging from the lagoon.
Guided tours are available to Lifou's caves which include the Grotto D'Avio, with its 4km-long stalactites and jade waterhole. The Devil's Cave, near the village of Tingeting, has three huge interlinked caverns.
Take a tour of the island which visits sights such as the cliffs at Joking, the Mucaweng Vanilla Plantation and the Catholic Chapel at Easo, built in 1898.
Enjoy a traditional Kanak meal cooked on heated stones.
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