Isle of Pines

New Caledonia

Cruises To Isle of Pines

A stroll across this picturesque island will offer glimpses into its French heritage. Captain Cook, who was the first European to discover the island, named it because of the towering pine trees blanketing the land. Isle of Pines offers everything one could wish for on a tropical island – stunning turquoise waters bordered by deserted beaches, friendly locals, delicious cuisine and a feeling of tranquility and timelessness.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    There is no official cruise port in Isle of Pines. Ship will tender at this port.
  • Time Zone
    New Caledonia Time (NCT) UTC/GMT +11 hours
  • Language
    The official language is French, as the island is a territory of France.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The currency used is the Central Pacific Franc (XPF).
    • Best Way to Get Around
      As the island is small, public transportation is limited. Bike & scooter rentals or taxi services are the best options. Taxis are metered, and bike & scooter rentals are typically available close to shore.
    • Fun Fact #1
      This island is most known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and for the array of pine trees that border the coastline.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The flightless Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged and bluish-grey bird endemic to the rainforests of New Caledonia.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Long stretches of white sand, beautiful turquoise water and magnificent pines along the coastline makes this destination picture perfect.

Isle of Pines TOP EXCURSIONS

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We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Scenic Drive & Pilgrimage Church

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