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It is a French municipality in the province of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. Lifou comprises fossilized corals like Maré and Ouvéa, the other loyalty islands Lifou is a macatea (elevated Korallenatoll ), an old Laguna that is gradually lifted up by geologic processes Through the ascent, Lifou comprises a broad, shallow center encircled by rocks corresponding to the old reefs.
However, it has a large fresh water reserve which is accessible through caverns. The water of the sea water is not very porous and neither Lifou nor any of the other loyalty islands have water on the surfaces. Lifou Island aerial photograph, November 1990. McFarlane, Samuel (1873), The Story of the Lifu Mission, Londres :
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Explore 10 experiences on Lifou Island
In Happiness & Things I resolved to make an article about the beautiful Lifou Islands that was just as interesting. Lifou is, just like the pine tree isle, part of the New Caledonia archipelago in the South Pacific, a France over sea area. Life ou is part of the so-called Loyalty Islands, and if you've been to Pines before, you'll find Lifou is a completely different tale.
At first the islands looks different - fewer pines, higher rocks. Second, there are no costly resort hotels waiting for you, hardly any tourist stays (although, if you wish, you can sleep in simple, more conventional accommodation). The Lifou Iceland feel is more original, more authentic than the Isle of Pines, which over the years has become a very beloved luxurious holiday spot.
Lifou Island residents go about their daily businesses, and on the arrival dates of a cruiser they wrap their costumes, homemade food and import inexpensive gifts and greet the day's visitors at the delicate jetty in Easo. As soon as the cruiser leaves, your soul will return to its original, calm self until the next stream of about 1,000 visitors lasts only one single city.
When you are one of those 1,000 cruising guests supposed to be arriving at Lifou Island, don't just think about getting to sit on the shore or taking a bath in the as-all-warm water. When you are fit and on the move, you will be surprised that there is so much more to see and do on Lifou!
Allow me to show you 10 astonishing things about Lifou... this should give you the option for your own journey to paradise. Notre Dame de Lourdes Chapel is probably one of the first things you will see when you reach Lifou by ship. Recently I posted a comment about Notre Dame de Lourdes about the Adventures on Around Travel Blog.
The Notre Dame de Lourdes is a small lovely little chapel not too far from the place where the delicate vessels of the cruisers dock. You' ll be able to see it from the decks of your boat - on a rocky promontory facing the Coral Sea, it is one of the most prominent emblems of Lifou Island.
This is a great chance to take photos of the shores and even of your cruiser! It is a wonderful paradise with a multitude of tropical flora and fauna. It is easy to see from the hermitage the footbridge where the delicate vessels of the cruisers moor. Lots of travellers decide to stick around and take in the smooth sandy shores of Easo on both sides of the dock.
It is the most likely to be seen first when you land on Lifou Island - the delicate boat will take you to the jetty you can see in this photo. It'?s a beautiful coastline, hot, shallow, kind. Don't be worried that you will have to split it with your travel companions on cruises.
There' s lots of room for everyone, and since the shore is usually totally empty, you don't have to divide it with visitors staying on the isle. Easy beach is not perfect for snorkeling as there is no snorkeling site, but you can see one or two small fry if you try.
It' a wonderful pristine sandy area where you will be happy to relax for a whole afternoon, just put your mind under the shadows of the surrounding tree line and you are ready! Every time a cruiser arrives in Lifou, the local people meet for dance and song shows.
When it comes to tourism, Lifou is a jewel. Inhabitants have a beautiful ethnic heritage - you will most likely see some performances of dancing, drums and songs in outfit. Try some of the dishes the women have cooked for you at the jetty - there is no more sincere South Pacific outing!
Today, most of Lifou's inhabitants are living in simple, yet contemporary homes. Some of them, however, still have a typical cabin in their courtyard, which is sometimes open to the public. When you have any interest in how humans are lived, you have to get up and move. Don't you wonder how humans are living on a small South Pacific islet?
Would you like to get an insight into the way they still go about their work? The really amazing thing is that some of the estates still have traditionally built cabins, most of them probably for romantic purposes, but no less thrilling. Easo beaches are sandy, gold and smooth, ideal for children.
Knowing this already, this was the only time we took the children off their Wii in the children's cruiser clubs to allow them to enjoy playing in the sandy and aquatic environments. This is another old fashioned cabin on the islands. If you are visiting more than one South Pacific country, you will find it easy to recognise the different cultures of different peoples.
Today most Lifou residents will be living in contemporary homes, but in some part of the garden you can still see the old cabins characteristic of the area. At Lifou you can get to one of these cabins for a small contribution - just take the street to the right from the top of the Uferstraße to the next town.
Only other place where you can look into old kana cabins is the cultural centre in Noumea, and this is obviously a copy of a local replica of a original one. You will find art and crafts near the Easo beaches and on the way to the hermitage.
In various places on the archipelago you will find crafts and crafts, for example at the entry of Notre Dame de Lourdes or near the temporary fair, which appears every single day when a cruiser reaches the delicate jetty. On the other side of Easo Bay, the sandy beaches of Juinek and Easo are famous for their untouched marine life.
Baie de Jinek is probably the best snorkeling spot on Lifou Island. Firstly, it is within walking distance of your base at Easo Beach; secondly, it is well controlled and provides breathtaking sea-view. In order to get to Jinek Bay, drive from the jetty to the top of the street and then turn off on your right to the Notre Dame de Lourdes hermitage.
I think it is very equitable because the funds are used to protect the enviroment and support the locals. The access is via a staircase, so there is no shore here. A small musuem is located on the archipelago where you can get to know the village's past, as well as the work of the emissaries in the first years.
Starting from the gentle jetty, simply drive up the street and then turn right. Third, there is a small local museums where you can find out more about the island of Lifou and its inhabitants. There is still a great deal of information, even in the age of the web, that is not readily available and only stored on a local level, and if you have ever tried to find out anything about Lifou Island, you will see that it is not simple at all.
Now after 13 years in Sydney and Andalusia I am living in Berlin, Germany.