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Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

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Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia map Pier at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia Rentals at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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Ile Des Pins is one more beautiful South Sea island. Araucaria pines, from which the island name derives, tower above the palms. The tenders anchor at Kuto on the island's southeastern shore. The pier is 4 miles west of Vao Village.

Because cruise ships are only here for a day, it is not possible to see the entire island. At the pier, you will find food, crafts, clothing, and rentals. Snorkeling gear is available for rent and local drivers will take you to Vao.

The beach by the pier is beautiful. It is a long crescent beach with white soft sand. There is also a good snorkeling bay a short walk away (See the the map above). This snorkeling area has a small beach so you can just walk into the water with your snorkel gear.

We saw people on bicycles which may be rentable from the Hotel Kou-Bugny nearby. There is also a hiking trail to Pic N'ga, 862 feet high.

ATM: None. The merchants take US dollars.

 

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Beach at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia Tree lined road at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia Road to Vao, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
Beach near the pier
Unusual trees
Road to Vao
View of bay and pier at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
View of bay and pier at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
Snorkeling at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
Snorkeling at Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

 

 

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