After a 30 minutes flight operated by Air Caledonie from La Grande Terre, we found ourselves in paradise: the Oro Bay beach, the breathtaking piscine naturelle, the UNESCO World heritage barrier reef, Kanumera Bay, Upi Bay, the Atoll de Nokanhui (a small strip of sand in the middle of the pacific ocean).
We spent the last day discovering the small inland, it is difficult to imagine that the closest island to paradise, has been renowned in the 19th century as a penal colony: it was in 1872 that France decided to establish a penal colony in the south-western part of the island.
We enjoyed our stay at Le Méridien Ile des Pins, we felt at home far away from home! It was time for a long trip back: from Ile des Pins to La Grande Terre, from la Grande terre to Tokyo and finally to Italy.
Places i like:
Le Méridien Ile des Pins | www.lemeridieniledespins.com