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Ouvéa

Activity : la dérivante - Ognat tribal village

sport aventure Ouvea 01

Services provider : tchako koma

You are in Ognat, in the northern part of Ouvea. Discover a new way of enjoying the lagoon with an activity called the Dérivante. As the tide ebbs, let yourself drift on the water and watch colorful fish, dazzling corals and exotic shellfish quiver before your eyes. Move on to a small beach where you can lounge in the sun. Enjoy a nice cocktail at the Soleil Levant and, for the gourmets, try the fish dish. Contact Tchako Koma who will tell you about the tide times and will book your meal. 

 

Activity : boat trips to southern pleiades

pleiades du sud tribu mouli ouvea

Services provider : moague/pierre kaouma. Charlie Aema

The southern Pléiades islets will undoubtedly charm you. Take in the purest hues of blue as you admire the very scenery that inspired Luc Besson’s critically acclaimed film, the Grand Bleu. Depart from Mouli to enjoy this unique excursion. The tour includes drinks and grilled fish for lunch. Contact Moague accommodation, nearby the Mouli Bridge. 

 

Acitivity : Northern Pleiades  -  Héo tribal village

pleiades du nord tribu st joseph ouvea

Services provider : ouvéa motu

The northern Pléiades islets can be reached from Saint-Joseph. Experience a nautical excursion in a dreamy décor. Encounter Manta rays and playful dolphins. Take a lunch break on exotic islets which bear Polynesian names: Motu Niu, Motu Awa, etc.  

 

Activity : Hnimek - Héo tribal village

Nurserie des requins St Joseph Ouvea

Services provider : antoine omei

Depart from the Saint-Joseph church for an original tour that lasts about 3 hours. The Hnimëk guided tour will have you discover the northern part of the island. You will learn about traditional kanak herbal medicine and specific environmental issues. You will cross a small channel (beware of currents) and will enjoy a swim facing the Unyée islet. Last but not least, enjoy spotting sharks in the mangrove: lemon sharks, black-finned or coral sharks. Get close to the nursery and keep quiet: you will contemplate an amazing spectacle. 

 

Activity : Nautical center canio

Centre Animation Nautique Iaai Ouvea

Services provider : Ledoux bertrand

The Canio (Centre Nautique d’Iaai ouvéa) offers many different water sports and activities. This new structure will introduce you to kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and more. Even if you are a beginner, you will enjoy yourself. Bertrand Ledoux, the center’s manager will gladly give you some precious advice. 

 

Maré

Activity : shabadran -Kurine tribal village

Shabadran Kurine Mare Nouvelle Caledonie

Services provider : Bearune damas

Welcome to one of New Caledonia’s most beautiful sites. Contact the Kurine camping in order to access Shabadran (pronounced “Chabadjane”).  With a guide or by yourself (if you have been granted authorization), you will first have to make your way through 7 kilometers of coconut grove. Getting an all-terrain vehicle is the best option. Then you will hike for about 2 hours on a coral ridge that rides the deep blue of the ocean. At the very end of your walk, as the ridge terraces into eroded rock formations, you will find Shabadran beach. It can only be reached on foot. Secretive and wild, you will enjoy a truly unique spot.  But be cautious, the reef is as gorgeous as it is dangerous.   

Activity : Cap roussin - Kaewatine tribal village

Ascicen Nece Mar NC

Services provider : noel wiako

Gastronomy : chez nath

In Kaewatine, in the northern part of the island, Nathalie and Noël Wiako will welcome you warmly in their traditional accommodation structure. They will gladly take you on hikes through the forest. Walk for about an hour and you will reach the splendid beaches of Ekure and Cene.  

 

Lifou

Activity : Saqea aventure - Wedrumel tribal village

Saqea aventure Wedrumel Lifou NC DIL

Services provider : passil jeanne 

These typical huts stand proudly amidst the island’s lush vegetation. You are in the Wedrumel tribe at Jeanne Passil’s. Here you can unwind and spend a restful night or two! Wedrumel’s treasure lies below the surface: an underground cave where warriors used to hide during tribal wars. Walking through the cave requires some agility, but the effort is well worth the experience. Contemplate limestone formations that look like sculptures and watch natural light drape the rocky walls in vibrant hues. Let your emotions settle as you head for Drueulu. At the Au cœur de Lito enjoy a well deserved lunch.  

Activity : Lifou nature

Medehu Nature Ewe Lifou NC

Services provider : Mrs Ijezié marianna

Welcome to the Wetr district. Meet Bassie Ijezie, the chief of the Hunëtë tribe. He and his wife Marianna have created a natural reserve in order to preserve fauna and flora. Enjoy incredible natural sites and learn about the Bunis (used to create the central structure of the traditional hut of Wetr in the Hnathalo tribe). It is preferable you book in advance as to better enjoy your visit.  

 

Activity : wetr diving

sites de plongee ouvea

Services provider : Mrs Annabella Decandia

Northward, in Easo, let yourself be dazzled by the underwater wonders. Wetr Diving Club will guide you through your exploration of the seabed. Uncover incredible diving spots and relish some of the world’s most beautiful underwater sites. A team of professional instructors, assisted by local guides, will safely take you around. If you are in for some thrills, try the night dive… 

Activity : les joyaux de luengoni

Les joyaux de Luengoni Luengoni Lifou NC

Services provider : Noel Pia

At the entrance of the Luengöni tribe, follow Noël Pia through the forest. You will soon reach majestic and fascinating caves. Be sure to bring good walking shoes, a bathing suit and basic diving gear. You will undoubtedly enjoy a memorable swim in these fresh and pristine waters. Expect to be hiking for about 3 to 4 ½ hours. Noël Pia tours the caves in the morning so you can fully enjoy the sinkhole’s turquoise waters. The walk is recommended for advanced hikers and a guide is needed. After your excursion, enjoy lunch at La Petite Baie in an idyllic setting.  

Activity : centre nautique hnaipole

00.Centre Nautique Hnaipole We Lifou DIL

Services provider : Stephan Poree

Lifou’s Hnaïpolë Centre d’Animation Nautique has been completely refurbished. It welcomes kids and adults alike all year round. Supervised by professionals, learn to sail and enjoy water sports safely. You can trust Stéphane Porée, the director, and his team to take care of you. Windsurfing, kayaking, sailing…just take your pick. The structure is certified by the French Sailing Federation.

Family

Ouvéa

Activity : hiking to the lekiny cliffs - Lékine tribal village

Falaises de lekine en bateau3 Lekine Ouvea DIL

Services provider : Felix alosio

Eating out : snack fassy/porte du paradis

Welcome to the Lékiny Cliffs, one of Ouvea’s most beautiful sites. Take in splendid scenery as Félix Alosio guides you through landscapes that exude spirituality. You will enjoy a unique walk along the beach while majestic cliffs look over you. From Mouli Bridge, take a moment to contemplate incredible limestone formations that resemble cathedrals. End your excursion on a high note and enjoy a swim in crystal-clear water. When the tide rises, hop on a glass-bottom boat and admire the amazing wildlife the lagoon shelters. If you want to grab a bite to eat in Mouli, Snack Fassy is open daily from 8am to 1pm. Enjoy a choice of refreshments and take-away dishes. If you want to eat with a view, head for the Didewa Mafatou Snack and contemplate splendid ocean views. 

 

Activity : anubet cave - Saint paul tribal village

Grotte Anubet St Paul Ouvea

Services provider : Dominique Tanghmelen

Eating out : hôtel beaupré

Ouvea is filled with hidden treasures, most of which are nestled amidst lush forest. Start you excursion in Saint-Paul, located in the center of the island. Dominique will gladly guide you through the forest. At the Anubet cave, take a break from hiking and contemplate a true geological wonder. Enjoy the sight of this long stretch of rock which seems delicately chiseled in the ground. The cave is a wonderful and refreshing oasis. Bring some basic diving gear along and you will enjoy a memorable swim. Unwind and end your day with a tasty meal at the Beaupré hotel.  

 

Acitivity : Ouvéa Parakeet observation -  Teouta tribal village/ognat

perruche ouvea nouvelle caledonie

Services provider : association ASBO

Eating out : soleil levant (ognat)

Welcome to the Teouta tribe of Ognat. Here you will uncover the island’s most emblematic treasure that goes by the scientific name of Eunymphicus uvaeensis – an endemic bright green parakeet. It has a recognizable red mark on its forehead and its crest bears six black feathers that curl forward. You are in the right place to spot this rare bird. Members of the Association pour la sauvegarde de la perruche d’Ouvéa (Association for the conservation of the Ouvea parakeet) will gladly guide you through your observations. The organization was created in 1993 in order to preserve the endangered species. Complete your visit with a delicious lunch at the Soleil Levant. 

 

Maré

Activity : Yedjele  beach- Wabao tribal village

Plage de Yedjele Wabao Mare NC

Services provider : free access

Eating out : léon duhnara/waterloo

Yedjele is said to be one of Mare’s most beautiful beaches. Nestled between Wabao and Cengeite, enjoy its long stretch of pristine white sand. Yedjele is hemmed by the lagoon on one side and fringed by Columnar Pine trees on the other.  The beach is known for its underwater wonders. Here you will contemplate dazzling corals and incredible wildlife. For a tasty and authentic meal, enjoy lunch at Leon Duhnara’s in Eni tribal village, if you wish to extend your stay and enjoy the island’s vivid colors as the sun rises or sets. 

 

Activity : Trou de bone -  Lio tribal village

Trou de Bone Guahma Lio Mare NC

Services provider : free access

Eating out : peune

The Trou de Bone sinkhole is a true geological curiosity. Here, rainwater and seawater meet and in the depths of the precipice, they create a lens of freshwater. Underground, Mare resembles an intricate network of caves and caverns. This is also true of the other Loyalty Islands. The Trou de Bone is a circular abyss of about 30 meters in diameter. You can reach it from Lio, located halfway between Tenane and La Roche. Impressive Banyan tree roots have taken over the surroundings of Trou de Bone. After your excursion, you can unwind and grab a bite to eat at Peune’s in the Hnawayace tribe. 

 

Activity : natural aquarium - Tadine tribal village

Aquarium naturelle Tadine Mare NC

Services provider : free access

Eating out : oasis de belair/ Tadine market snack

Two kilometers south of Tadine, by the edge of the road, the natural aquarium is Mare’s most famous site. Please note that swimming is absolutely prohibited in order to preserve the site’s natural beauty. This shallow pool of seawater is encircled by lush vegetation that shields it beautifully. If you sit by and remain quiet, you will soon enjoy the sight of colorful fish and tropical shellfish swimming around. If you wish to grab some lunch, head for the Oasis de Belair or the Tadine Market Snack .

 

Lifou

Activity : medrehu nature - Ewë tribal village

00.Medehu Nature EwE Lifou NC

Services provider : Mr Geihaze antoine

Eating out : fenepaza

Welcome to the Easo tribe, located in the northern part of the island. Medehu Nature is a small family-run structure that offers trekking excursions through the forest. As you make your way around limestone formations and giant ferns, Antoine Geihaze will gladly teach you about traditional herbal medicine and ancestral hunting techniques. Enjoy a truly authentic experience that brings together tribal tales and wisdom. Between Jokin and Easo, the Fenepaza restaurant (named after the Purau tree) offers a creative and flavorful cuisine. 

Activity : botanical garden -  Mucaweng tribal village

jardin botanique Tribu de Mucaweng Lifou

Services provider : Mr Bole Felix

Eating out : fenepaza

In the Mucaweng tribe, meet Félix Bolé, a true nature enthusiast. He will happily take you through the forest on a relaxing walk. For lunch, savor a fish dish and a freshly squeezed fruit juice at Fenepaza’s.  

Activity : picnic at Peng beach - Hapetra tribal village

plage de peng lifou

Services provider : free access

Peng Beach is a peaceful haven, sheltered and somewhat hidden. Located in the Hapetra tribal village, you must follow the coastline and walk passed the ruins of an old church in order to reach it. Peng Beach is the perfect spot to enjoy an improvised picnic while lounging under palm trees. Indulge in a perfectly leisurely day…

Activity : la vanille joyeuse -  Mou tribal village

la vanille joyeuse Tribu de Mou

Services provider : Lues rockuad

Eating out : tamanou beach/la petite baie

As you are heading south of Lifou towards Mou, follow the signs reading “vanille joyeuse”. You will soon meet Lues Rockuad, the owner of the vanilla plantation you have reached. Lues grows organic vanilla beans and is passionate about his work. He will share his knowledge of Lifou vanilla with you and will entertain you with some great stories. While in Mou , have a taste of authentic dishes and head for Tamanou Beach where you will enjoy dining outdoors. Not far from Luengoni, in the tribal village of Joj, you can spend a night at Annette’s. Her place is called A la petite baie and features small studios or traditional huts. Annette serves great food in a charming setting.

Activity : öni wael - Hnathalo tribal village

Maison de la vanille2 Hnathalo Lifou DIL

Services provider : Michel

 Eating out: fenepaza

In Hnathalo, take the time to stop by the Maison de la Vanille (house of vanilla), a must when in Lifou.  Just opposite the Maison de la Vanille, you will encounter Gilbert Pohlë-Michel who will take you on a tour of his vanilla plantation. You will love the eclectic menagerie that cohabits in his garden! As your visit ends, don’t forget to grab a souvenir from the Maison de la Vanille. 

Nature

Maré

Activity : hiking to the 2 beaches - Kaewatine tribal village

accueil en tribu Kaewatine mare

Services provider : Mr noel wiako

Eating out : chez nath

In Kaewatine, in the northern part of the island, Nathalie and Noël Wiako will welcome you warmly in their traditional accommodation structure. They will gladly take you on hikes through the forest. Walk for about an hour and you will reach the splendid beaches of Ekure and Ceni.  

 

Activity : the warrior's leap - wakone tribal village

Le saut du guerrier Tawainedr Mare

Services provider : free access

You are in the heart of Mare’s majestic cliffs. Here the most famous site is known as the Saut du Guerrier (the warrior’s leap). Local legends recount the adventures of Hnor, a warrior from the Hnathege clan. He was chased and eventually cornered by men of the Si Gurework clan. Hnor is said to have leaped the 7 meter-wide fault successfully, thereby escaping his assailants.Today the site is secured so you can safely enjoy the impressive vistas over Baie de l’Allier and remote Cap Roussin. Contemplate some breathtaking scenery!

 

Lifou

Activity : Lifou nature - Hunëtë tribal village

lifou nature nouvelle caledonie2

Services provider : Mrs Ijezié marianna

Welcome to the Wetr district. Meet Bassie Ijezie, the chief of the Hunëtë tribe. He and his wife Marianna have created a natural reserve in order to preserve fauna and flora. Enjoy incredible natural sites and learn about the Bunis (used to create the central structure of the traditional hut of Wetr in the Hnathalo tribe). It is preferable you book in advance as to better enjoy your visit.  

Activity : Les joyaux de luengöni -  Luengöni tribal village

Les joyaux de Luengoni Lifou

Services provider : Noel pia

Eating out : La petite baie/tamanou beach

At the entrance of the Luengöni tribe, follow Noël Pia through the forest. You will soon reach majestic and fascinating caves. Be sure to bring good walking shoes, a bathing suit and basic diving gear. You will undoubtedly enjoy a memorable swim in these fresh and pristine waters. Expect to be hiking for about 3 to 4 ½ hours. Noël Pia tours the caves in the morning so you can fully enjoy the sinkhole’s turquoise waters. The walk is recommended for advanced hikers and a guide is needed. After your excursion, enjoy lunch at La Petite Baie in an idyllic setting.  

 

Activity : Saqea aventure - Wedrumel tribal village

Services provider : jeanne passil

Eating out : au cœur de lito or hoceleny

These typical huts stand proudly amidst the island’s lush vegetation. You are in the Wedrumel tribe at Jeanne Passil’s. Here you can unwind and spend a restful night or two! Wedrumel’s treasure lies below the surface: an underground cave where warriors used to hide during tribal wars. Walking through the cave requires some agility, but the effort is well worth the experience. Contemplate limestone formations that look like sculptures and watch natural light drape the rocky walls in vibrant hues. Let your emotions settle as you head for Drueulu. At the Au cœur de Lito enjoy a well deserved lunch.  

Activity : Jokin cliffs - Jokin tribal village

falaises de Jokin Lifou Nouvelle Caledonie

Services provider : free access

Eating out : faré falaise

The Jokin Cliffs stand some 40 meters tall. They hang over limpid waters that shelter amazing coral formations and remarkable marine fauna. Between July and September, the cliffs are an ideal spot to observe humpback whales. Just nearby the cliffs you will find the charming traditional hut of the chief of Jokin. Guards watch over the hut’s double entrance door. At the Faré Falaise, Louise’s place, enjoy a light lunch in a friendly ambiance.  

 

Gastronomy

Ouvéa

gastronomie hotel beaupre ouvea

 

Activity: beauvoisin -  gossanah tribal village

Services provider : Marc wete

If you are visiting the northern part of Ouvea, you ought to stop by Beauvoisin’s to enjoy traditional tribal accommodation. Marc and his family will happily welcome you in their place. Come savor traditional authentic dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce. 

Activity : la porte du paradis -  lekiny tribal village

Services provider : Mr Alosio

At the entrance of Lékiny, this welcoming guesthouse is located by the beach in a dreamlike setting. It is open daily from 6.30am for breakfast and starting 11.30am for lunch. Justine offers a different menu every day, but you must book beforehand. In the kitchen, her daughter Janis prepares delicious fish, lobster and crab dishes. Her specialty: bec-de-cane curry or tazar with papaya. 

Activity : didewa Mafatou -   Mouli tribal village

Services provider : Martine Faoutolo

Martine’s snack is a must try in Mouli. Breakfast, seafood specialties, authentic dishes or just sandwiches and drinks: this place has it all. Eat-in or take away…and enjoy a picnic on the beach. 

Activity : ireital - wassaijeu tribal village

This small eatery is located in Ouassadieu, facing a beach of powdery white sand. You just have to cross the road in order to get a taste of heaven… For lunch or dinner, Tiré, Bella’s daughter, will delight you with tasty creations. Indulge in some smoked bec-de-canne or a mangrove-crab curry. To enjoy these great dishes or a Bougna (4 guests minimum), it is preferable you book beforehand.

Activity : snack soleil levant -  ognat tribal village

Services provider : tchako koma

This guesthouse is located in Ognat, in the northern part of the island. The Ouvea Parakeet lives in the nearby forests. Built by the water, the bungalow can accommodate about 20 guests for lunch. The menu is prepared by Koma and her daughter-in-law. It includes tasty fish and seafood…all of which is extra fresh! Eat-in or take away. Breakfast is available and you must book evenings and weekends. Here you can enjoy great swims or dives any time.

 

Maré

Nengone Village Cengeite Mare

Activity : ketu -  la roche tribal village

Services provider : Mr Charles SALO

You are in La Roche. This is where you landed if you arrived by plane. Once your luggage collected, pick any spot to settle down and just enjoy the scenery. Kétu is a warm and welcoming family-run accommodation structure. It is located within a tribal village. Here you can sleep in a bungalow or camp. Enjoy a great meal prepared with seasonal produce. 

Activity : peune -  hnawayac tribal village

Services provider : Mr Marcel Wayaridri

Make your way between vanilla plantations and avocado orchards: you are in the tribal village of Hnawayac (in the northern part of the island). Marcel Wayaridri’s Peune is a great accommodation structure that features traditional huts and a camping site.

 

Lifou

manger un bougna en tribu Lifou

Activity : Fenepaza

Services provider : guillaume Waminya

Guillaume Waminya welcomes you in his guesthouse, the Fenepaza. Located in the tribal village of Mucaweng, you will love this place. Here you will enjoy authentic and flavorful food. Choose to dine outdoors or by the fireplace. The Fenepaza also features bungalows if you wish to spend the night. 

Activity : Melimala - qanono tribal village

Services provider : guillaume Waminya

In Qanono you must stop by Mélimala’s (the turtledove) for lunch. Jean-Marie Wananije and his friendly team will welcome you with a smile and some creative cuisine. Colorful plates and seasonal produce will entice your taste buds. Stop by the boutique and indulge in some fresh fruit, local vanilla, homemade honey or achards (spicy pickled vegetables). 

Activity : globe trotter -  qanono tribal village

 Services provider : Alain Petrague

In the heart of Wé, welcome to Alain Pétrague’s. His bar-restaurant, the Globe Trotter, is located by the beach and features fusion cuisine with local, African and Asian influences. At night, the place gets animated with live music. Enjoy the setting in a friendly and warm ambiance. 

Activity : la petite baie -  joj tribal village

 Services provider : Mme annette Wejieme

In Joj, south of Luengoni, Annette welcomes you in her guesthouse. Discover her traditional and flavorful cuisine: fish curry, tazar en papilotte and lip-smacking stuffed crab. Then enjoy discovering the island’s treasures in an idyllic setting. 

Activity : tamanou beach - Mou tribal village

Services provider : Eric GAZE

The Tamanou Beach is located in Mou, south of the island. This place is perfect to unwind and enjoy a great lunch. Savor delicious meals outdoors, amidst the Tamanu trees.  

Activity : chez bella patel -  luengoni tribal village

Services provider : Bella PATEL

Grilled fish, wild vegetables and fish en papillote: Bella’s recipes are as colorful as they are tasty. In her tropical garden, she makes for a lot of Luengoni bay’s charm! 

Activity : au cœur de lito -  drueulu  tribal village

Services provider : Marie-claudine GOUE

Marie-Claude welcomes you in her own Garden of Eden in Drueulu, Lifou. Your host loves cooking seafood dishes and authentic Pacific island dishes such as Bougna. Her husband, Théodore, prepares traditional bread to accompany your main course… you can even give him a hand as he kneads!

Heritage

Ouvéa

patrimoine eglise de mouli ouvea

Church of Mouli - Mouli tribal village

Services provider : free access

At the southernmost part of the island, encircled by Columnar pine trees, the Mouli Church stands on a rocky promontory and faces the lagoon. On worship days, women wear colorful dresses and prayers and chants rise towards the vaulted ceiling. The church can be visited at any time and you will always find someone to tell you the story of this religious edifice.

Church of st michel - Fayaoué tribal village

Services provider :free access

With its immaculately white façade, its red roof, yellow vaults and green stairs, this church resembles a medieval castle. It stands tall facing the ocean and is a wonderful place to take breathtaking pictures.

Ouvéa soap factory/oil distillery  - wadrilla tribal village

services provider : free access

Since 1991, Ouvea has been producing coconut oil. The coconuts are grinded and pressed as to extract the precious oil, which is then used as biofuel by the island’s power plant. It also serves the purpose of soap production. If you want to learn more about this small local industry, you ought to visit the soap factory. Entrance is free and you can even purchase some fragrant products!

 

Maré

patimoine saut du guerrier wakone lifou

The warrior's leap - wakone tribal village

Services provider : free access

You are in the heart of Mare’s majestic cliffs. Here the most famous site is known as the Saut du Guerrier (the warrior’s leap). Local legends recount the adventures of Hnor, a warrior from the Hnathege clan. He was chased and eventually cornered by men of the Si Gurework clan. Hnor is said to have leaped the 7 meter-wide fault successfully, thereby escaping his assailants.Today the site is secured so you can safely enjoy the impressive vistas over Baie de l’Allier and remote Cap Roussin. Contemplate some breathtaking scenery!

 

Historical monument -  roh tribal village

Services provider : free access

This monument symbolizes the arrival of the first protestant missionaries in Roh. It also commemorates two Samoans: Tataio and Taniela. They were the first missionaries formed in Tonga by the London Missionary Society. In 1841, Tataio and Taniela were given the authorization to settle in Roh. Protestant faith is a strong influence on the island. In 1872, the church built by British protestant ministers was to become the first protestant religious edifice in New Caledonia.

 

Lifou

patrimoine grande chefferie du wetr lifou

High chieftaincy of Wetr - hnathalo tribal village

Do not enter without prior authorization from the representative of the customary authorities

The Grande Chefferie (high chieftaincy) of the Wetr District counts 17 tribes. Here you will find one of the most beautiful traditional huts of New Caledonia. The Grande Chefferie is surrounded by a fence and the high chief’s hut measures 12 meters in diameter . It features a traditional thatched roof and its pillars were selected to last over a hundred years! The structure and roof were assembled with natural binding, without using a single nail. Please note that in order to visit, you must be granted an authorization by customary authorities.

La chapelle notre dame de lourde -  easo tribal village

Services provider : free access

On the promontory which overlooks the Baie de Santal and Baie Jinek, the catholic missionaries built a small chapel in 1898 called Notre-Dame de Lourdes (celebrated each year on December 8th ). It can easily be reached by a little path. From Chapelle Easo, the vistas are impressive and between July and September you can even spot humpback whales as they migrate. In Drehu language, “Easo” means “smoking fire”. In the 1860s and 1870s whale hunters used to light fires in order to melt the animals’ fat and use it as oil. Come discover a place full of interesting stories.

Medrehu nature - ewë tribal village

Services provider : antoine geihaze

Welcome to the Easo tribal village in the northern part of the island. Medehu Nature is a small family-run structure which offers to take you on hikes through the forest. Walk by giant ferns and limestone formations while Antoine Geihaze tells you about traditional herbal medicine. As he guides you through the lush vegetation, Antoine will also teach you to recognize animal sounds and will share some traditional hunting techniques…an authentic experience that combines tribal tales and wisdom. Between Jokin and Easo, the Fenepaza restaurant offers a cuisine rich in flavors and colors.

Peng beach -  hapetra tribal village

Services provider : ancienne tribu

This is one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches. It stretches over 2 kilometers and is sheltered from prevailing winds. Peng Beach is very sought after by swimmers. Nearby, you will discover the remains of the Hapetra tribe which had to move inland in order to escape a leprosy epidemic.

Sculptor-  jozip tribal village

Services provider : drick ukewedr

If you are looking for souvenirs, you must stop by Drick Ukewedr’s in Jozip. He handcrafts many beautiful pieces such as flèches faitières (wooden totems), pirogues and more. You will undoubtedly find a perfect gift or two…

Sculptor -  traput tribal village

Services provider : jaek ozika

In the tribal village of Traput, come admire wooden sculptures by Jaek Ozika. He shows many beautiful pieces in his shop and will gladly share details about his work and the techniques he uses.