Memories of Mare, Lifou and Ouvea will draw you back if you’re a sun and water worshiper that prefers empty, pristine beaches, caves with deep blue holes, shallow dive reefs, and natural aquariums for snorkeling. Not to mention to-die-for lobster, sweet prawns and other fish fresh from the lagoon every day. Kayaking in the bay at sunset…abseiling on craggy cliffs at sunrise…sailing and fishing all day long… Even a brief visit to these idyllic islands is something not likely to be forgotten.
A great way to experience the diversity of the Loyalties and the tribal villages is to island hop. Whichever island you visit, the native islanders will let you witness their traditional lifestyle based on their ancient Kanak culture and customs…from learning about how to build a traditional Kanak hut to casting a net for the fish of the day to tasting bat soup.
The Rainbow Tourism Concierge has been to the Loyalty Islands (Lifou, Ouvea and Mare) and describes them as “fantasy islands scattered like beautiful gems in a sparking sea. Each has a landscape and culture that makes them totally unique; I could not choose a favorite. It may take an effort to get these islands, but the hardest part is leaving!” Hurry to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands before time and everyone else catches up!