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Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou is a commune of France in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia.

Lifou is made up of two main islands - Lifou Island and Tiga Island, in additional to a number of uninhabited islets. Lifou Isand is the largest atoll in the world. The island is actually made of fossilized coral - known as a makatea. Lifou Island does not have any surface water and it relies on a freshwater reservoir accessed by caves.

Lifou Island is best known for its vast atoll. This ring-shaped coral reef affords some of the best snorkelling in the world. Popular activities on this island include scenic walks, relaxing days on the beach, swimming and snorkelling.