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Lifou Shore Excursions
Easo beach stretches about 1000ft (300m) either side of the tender dock. It’s a beautiful beach, with palm trees backing a golden stretch of sand, which gently shelves into the turquoise water. Facilities include a nearby café, restrooms, and beach equipment hire. There’s also a colorful local market next to the pier.
Jinek Bay is a small cove located on the other side of the Easo peninsula, a short walk from the tender dock. The snorkeling is better than at Easo beach with a huge variety of corals and fish-life to see. A charge applies to swim here – you can pre-purchase a ticket on-board. Beware that there are slippery wooden steps down to the water.
Notre Dame de Lourdes
The small church of Notre Dame de Lourdes was built by missionaries to Lifou in the late 1850s. The church is a gentle 1 mile (1.5km) uphill walk from the tender dock. A close look brings to mind the hardships of those times, plus there’s the bonus of wonderful views across Santal and Jokin bays.
Cliffs of Jokin
The Cliffs of Jokin make a popular shore excursion. The cliffs, on the northern coast of Lifou, tower nearly 130 feet (40m) over the sea below. From August through to September the cliffs make an ideal observation point to spot humpback whales, migrating south. Above the cliffs sits Jokin village - a set of concrete stairs, which start behind the Chief's case (hut), lead down to the gorgeous sea beneath.