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Piscine Naturelle

Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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Paradise with Pines

What a beautiful island! Stunning tropical island scenery but with a twist - the sight of huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian M
Adelaide, Australia
What a find! Worth the trip.

So the island is beautiful, but if you want a nice safe pool to snorkel then this one is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average4%
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“le meridien” (33 reviews)
“natural pool” (32 reviews)
“low tide” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful island! Stunning tropical island scenery but with a twist - the sight of huge native pines growing everywhere is just amazing. Lots to do with local tours or organised activities such as snorkelling, diving, paddle boards and the like or just swimming...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the island is beautiful, but if you want a nice safe pool to snorkel then this one is amazing! Loads of colourful fish, sea cucumber, clams, starfish. A beautifully menagerie.

1  Thank TallyHo_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous coral outcrops in a sheltered bay with thousands of fish, octopus, cucumbers, etc etc. Be careful as there are some dangerous ones also. The water was cold in June but so worth it, and the walk from Le Meridien is beautiful also. A real...More

Thank sydneyslicer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20 minute drive from the jetty, make sure you cross the rivulet to the path on the other side and walk to the coast 10 minutes until you get to the lagoon. On a sunny day at high tide, it's pretty spectacular for fish (...More

1  Thank 99PrelimFinalJoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do a lot of snorkeling and diving so I felt this lagoon wasnt as wow as expected,but,it was different. I swam in amongst a school of sardines,thousands of them,like you see on TV when a shark goes trawling. So amazing,I stayed still in the...More

1  Thank 557jill557
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the walk... the natural pools were amazing and we just loved swimming with all the tropical fish. Highly recommended!

Thank kiwimac01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you aren’t staying in Le Meridien (which is a next door property) then you may find a visit to the pools problematic. There are no bathrooms which precluded me from spending five hours on a picnic (which a service offered from our hotel on...More

3  Thank vkwendy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I are staying in Noumea & decided to fly down to the Isle of Pines for a day trip. We caught the Le Meridian shuttle bus at the airport for 1,000cpf per person each way to Le Meridian. At the entry of Le...More

3  Thank Sheena B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Le Meridian, so it was only a short walk away. I made the trek barefoot, which I do not recommend but it can be done. There was no cruise ship around so there were only around 20 people around when I...More

1  Thank wise_rita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful place I have ever been. The ocean is crystal clear, the beaches are amazing, the people are friendly. I would go back at any time. No words to describe its beauty

Thank laszlo657
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Julius S
14 July 2017|
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Response from Maria J | Reviewed this property |
Free of charge. You just have to find the place, it's an open water :)
22 January 2017|
Response from nashby101 | Reviewed this property |
We used the Hop On Hop Off bus, there is a local bus company that operates as well. If the aquarium is not one of there stops you could get the bus to the Lemon Bay Beach, the aquarium is right there at the south end (I... More
8 January 2017|
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Response from devr80 | Reviewed this property |
Reef shoes are a good investment, not the $10 Kmart ones though. Any time works, although we found the slightly lower side of the tides to be better for us. Pack water and snacks, food is not exactly easily... More