Lifou Island
Lifou Island
4.5
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John k
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I have been to Lifou Island many times and have seen many different places, but this time they started to charge fees to enter certain places (e.g., Notre Dame de Lourde)
Written 17 February 2024
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Ann C
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
the island is amazing, such beachful waters. The people welcoming, helpful the only issue is the amount of tourist all at once, is overwhelming at times, and i was on the ship with them.one thing I will say is if the adventures are not mentioned in the travel guides, then they might not be covered by your insurance if something happens to you, just keep that in mind as in cave tours.
Written 20 January 2024
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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA1,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
An island of beauty and lovely beaches to swim. What makes it even more wonderful is the people. Such a Generous smiling lovable group. Lots to do and explore.
Written 12 January 2024
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Karen Q
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Views and people amazing...they could not have been more friendly or helpful if they tried, a definite must!!
Written 5 December 2023
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Trish F
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited Lifou Island which was one of our ports from a Carnival Splendor cruise we did in August 2023. The snorkelling was ok. Lots of rocks, so you need reef shoes. There is a beautiful view from a bit of a climb up to the top of a hill. Where there is a beautiful little chapel. There is a village market, and the local villagers welcome us with song and dance.
Written 8 September 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico10,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Far away Island in the south pacific, exótics views, místic place, Lifou has all that, one in a life time you have to come and experience it.
Written 8 August 2023
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caseyj1937
Australia415 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
We stayed here for three days as part of exploring the Loyalty Islands.
It was a very laid back and basic sort of place and if this isn’t your style you will be disappointed. The whole place feels like a big country town not really a tourist destination as such.
The locals were really great, nothing was any trouble and people were generally very helpful. Definitely brush up on some basic French or get good at miming. It is good for a laugh and you can make yourself understood.
We hired a car for the day (A$105) and was able to pretty much see the whole place in a day with a snorkel in the bay where the cruise ships pull up. Not much to see there snorkeling wise, had some lunch and walked to the church.
Signage is pretty woeful in the north, easy to miss a turn as we did for Jinek Bay.
There is a small town of We where you can get supplies at a fairly decent supermarket and fuel at Total (bowsers stop at midday). Apparently it is not uncommon for the fuel to runout in the Loyalty Islands.
Beaches generally are pretty darn lovely, lots of spots for swims, walks and picnics.
We really enjoyed stopping in the south on a Saturday to watch the women’s cricket game, played in dresses! Picked up an older gent who needed a ride to town. It is common for people to stop and offer walkers a ride.
Accommodation is limited and fairly basic and expensive for what you get, but put it into context. New Caledonia generally is very expensive.
Would we come back, no. Worth the stop, yes.
Written 5 July 2023
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Jenjo2222
Adelaide, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lovely Island, had a nice walk to the Church up on the hill. Take your own snorkeling gear and reef shoes with you. You don't need to have a tour to the other side of the island, which is very expensive and a rip off. I have been many times to the island and you can swim right near the jetty and see lots of fish and turtles. You can easily spend the morning there and back on ship for lunch. Even if you don't swim it is nice to get off the ship for a couple of hours and at least have a walk around.
Written 20 March 2023
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Geoff C
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Not much to see or do, although I heard it's good for snorkeling if you book a trip to the other side of the island. Have to use ship's tenders to go ashore.
Written 17 February 2023
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Aussietravelblogger
Australia53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Day cruise stop. Due to weather we didn't venture too far from beach, and did not go on an organised tour. Reach shore by tender boat, short walk to beach, swimming was nice, water temperature was cool but not cold. Reef shoes are best as sand and water edge is shells and stones. People were snorkelling, due to rain the visibility was not so clear, we personally didn't see any fish or coral.
Local markets are typical for island stops, limited choice and variety but you will find trinkets or local dresses or bags to buy. Massages also available, not much privacy, shelters are crowded and passers-by can see. Limited bathroom facilities. A pleasant day, despite the intermittent rain and threatening storms. It was worthwhile getting off the ship for a swim.
Written 26 December 2022
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