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I think the best of the Islands to visit on a cruise ship for a day better swimming beach and a... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Trevor M
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Bagdad, Australia
Wonderful white fine sand

Wonderful white fine sand, beautiful snorkeling just behind the beach around the sacred... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Gary H
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Kuto Bay, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I think the best of the Islands to visit on a cruise ship for a day better swimming beach and a good swim around the small island, white sands and safe swimming

Thank Trevor M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Wonderful white fine sand, beautiful snorkeling just behind the beach around the sacred rock...Abundant colourful fish, coral, turtles...Frendly locals with food and drink stalls...A great morning spot...

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Kuto Bay and the Isles Des Pins is a MUST visit! The beauty of this unspoiled South Pacific Isle is awesome with soft white crystalline sand, turquoise and other cool water colors, and unique spirals of pine trees! Unfortunately I was unable to travel outside...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The cruise ships drop you at one side of this bay but most people tend to head to nearby Kanumera Bay where the snorkelling is said to be better. However, if you prefer a relaxing swim away from the crowds follow the bay round past...More

Thank Adam H
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This is the first scenery you get if you come with cruise ship. Right after you get off the tender boat.. This is not as busy as the other bay on the other side. Nice for a picture with wide beautiful beach. Same all over...More

Thank Erony T
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This bay is on the same side of the jetty where we got off the tender boat from a P&O cruise liner. First impression is the perfectly blue water and white sandy beach. The sand is just so fine and smooth. There were some waves...More

1  Thank Jason526
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Isle Des Pines was our first stop on our first cruise and it was stunning. Upon arrival to the 'jetty' via tender there is a short walk to Kuto Bay past some market stalls selling the standard souvenirs. We spent most of our time at...More

2  Thank AdelaideGB
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

….COULD LEAD TO A GAMBLING ADDICTION KUTO BAY is the “sheltered” anchorage area for cruise liner shore excursions on the Isle of Pines. It’s very picaresque with deep blue water contrasting nicely with a background of tropical green hills and sparkling white curved beaches: the...More

1  Thank blackeldo
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Came here on the Carnival legend Cruise, very nice beach small. Sand is very fine.. Currency on the beach can use Australian dollar. There the main beach if you walk behind there is a little lagoon were you can snorkel though the main beach was...More

Thank Swizzbeatz
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great beach with soft sand, markets, amenities, local displays, short walk to great snorkeling (Kanumera Bay - see separate review). Nice shady areas in the trees just off the beach.

1  Thank DarrenPI
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carolo22CL
30 October 2016|
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Response from KiwiSummer2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Same side as where the boats / ferries come in (so not far from the Port). The Island is very small, but we found having a car for 1/2 a day means you can travel to see all the attractions on the Island.
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twilli59
27 May 2016|
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Response from Brisbane41 | Reviewed this property |
There are random park bench style seats around the beach but in the shade and off the sand.
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