In addition to magnificent beaches and lagoons, Lifou offers colourful markets, plantations, historic chapels and caves. Lifou's interior is a large plateau thickly covered with tropical forest – a great place for walking.
Rocky Mare is known for its sheer cliffs, interspersed with coves of powdery white sand. Highlights include beautiful beaches, historic sites, caves, a natural aquarium and an underground freshwater lake.
Ouvea is the most exotic of the Loyalty Islands, and famous for the 25km-long Fayaoué Beach, one of the Pacific's most lovely. It is framed on one side by coconut palms and on the other by the ever-changing colours of the lagoon. Ouveau has caves, chapels, swimming holes, a coconut distillery and a rope works.
Diving & Fishing
There is excellent diving and fishing in the waters surrounding the islands.
Visitors can take tours to explore the caves on the three main islands, including La Grotte de Cong-ouloup on Ouvea and the Bone Hole on Mare.
Traditional Kanak culture has been well preserved in the Loyalty islands. Tribal customs still play an important role in island life, offering visitors a colourful insight of this distinctive Melanesian culture.
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