With shimmering seas, sugar-white sand and palm tree-fringed beaches, this jewel of the Loyalty Islands keeps visitors coming back time and time again. The largest land of the archipelago, Lifou is formed from a bed of fossilised corals and is the world's biggest raised coral atoll. Arrive on these enchanted shores to indulge in blissful beaches, gentle wanders below swaying palm trees, and endless bountiful diving opportunities.
Swim among dense congregations of vivid fish, flitting through the clear waters, as you spot angelfish, clownfish and the countless other varieties that occupy this rich ring of coral. Boasting some of the world’s best diving, beginners and experts alike will be at home amid the packed, life-filled seas. Enjoy the endless visibility of glass-like waters, as you swim beside sleek sea turtles and rays, over colourful coral beds that dazzle with their intensity.
Breathlessly beautiful sweeps of the finest white sand roll along the coastline. Peng beach and Luengoni Beach are some of the finest, and their privileged sands are met by electric blue waters, and backed by luscious vegetation. The island's interior lagoon has been replaced with a dense cloak of forest, and you can explore the hidden cave systems that spread like honeycomb. Lifou is dotted with tribal villages, pretty churches and thatched beach huts - so learn a little more about the islanders' culture, and buy handcrafted jewellery to remember your visit. Cool off and recover some strength with a coconut - freshly hacked open, to give you access to the sweet, refreshing liquid within.