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Kuto Beach

On the west coast of the Isle of Pines is a magnificent bay with powdery white sand, clear water, a kaleidoscope of ocean life and scenic walks.

Spectacular Plage de Kuto (Kuto Beach) is an idyllic tropical beach that overlooks the glistening Kuto Bay. It’s where the transparent water of the Pacific Ocean laps at the shores of a horseshoe-shaped sweep of white sand backed by thick forests. Go snorkelling, enjoy picturesque walks and take boat trips to other scenic parts of the Isle of Pines.

The beach’s safe and shallow water entices visitors to take a refreshing swim. Gaze down through the transparent sea to spot a multi-coloured coral reef and an abundance of brightly coloured fish. Rent snorkelling equipment to get a closer look at the fascinating ocean life. Another good location for snorkelling is Plage de Kaa Nuë Méra (Kanumera Beach). To get there, cross the small isthmus that separates the two beaches.

Sit on the soft sand and admire the stunning natural scenery, which includes forests of tall pines and palm and gum trees. Arrange a trip on a traditional pirogue outrigger canoe to other areas of the island, such as Baie d’Upi (Upi Bay) and Nokanhui Atoll.

Walk to the northern end of the beach, where a coastal pathway skirts around a forest-clad headland. Follow the route for about 15 minutes to reach the unspoiled Plage de Kutema (Kutema Beach). At the opposite end of the beach is a small market. Browse for handmade bags, hats, sarongs and sandalwood oil.

Find Plage de Kuto on the west coast of the Isle of Pines, the southernmost island of the New Caledonia archipelago. Get here by catching a ferry from Nouméa, on New Caledonia’s main island. Many people visit the beach on daytrips or as part of a cruise. There are a handful of hotels and guesthouses for those who wish to stay overnight.

The mild climate of the Isle of Pines makes Plage de Kuto a great place to visit year-round. Expect downpours from December to April and cooler temperatures in the winter months.


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Oure Lodge Beach Resort Rs17,416
Oure Lodge Beach Resort

Oure Lodge Beach Resort

Baie de Kanumera BP170 , Isle of Pines
    of 5, from 83 reviews
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    Nestled on the beach, this Isle of Pines hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kanumera Beach and Kuto Beach. Brush Island and Notre Dame de l'Assomption are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Le Méridien Ile des Pins Rs31,586
    Le Méridien Ile des Pins

    Le Méridien Ile des Pins

    Baie d'Oro, BP 175, Isle of Pines
      of 5, from 298 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      This Isle of Pines hotel is on the beach, 1.2 mi (2 km) from Natural Pool, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kuto Beach and Grotte de Hortense. Brush Island and Notre Dame de l'Assomption are also within 9 miles (15 km).