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.
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.
PORTS OF CALLEMBARK
Noumea (New Caledonia);
Isle of Pines (New Caledonia);
Lifou (New Caledonia);
Airlie Beach (Australia);