It’s easy to see why Isle of Pines is often called the jewel of the Pacific Islands. With welcoming locals, towering pine trees, white sand beaches and brilliant blue crystal-clear water the island is simply breath-taking.
Join a knowledgeable local tour guide and explore a few of the island’s hidden gems.
Visit the Notre Dame de l’Assomption, a convict-built Catholic Church in the heart of Vao village (the only one to be found on the island) and see the statue of Saint Maurice in Saint Maurice Bay. Framed by a stunning backdrop of turquoise water, it's a commemoration of the first Catholic service on the island.
Next up take a short walk through tropical rainforest to the natural grotto of Queen Hortense. Take in the calm serenity and fascinating rock formations as you explore this mysterious, atmospheric cave.
Surfaces within the natural Grotto of Queen Hortense may be rough, uneven and dark in places so this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility or those who have trouble walking. The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system. Restroom facilities are rustic. To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
Take your camera for scenic shots of the Isle of Pines.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring swimmers, a towel, and bottled water.