The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Take your pick of serene white-sand beaches backed by lush jungle, some which have coral outcrops rising above the water in a kaleidoscope of colors. Emerald waters, striking cliffs, and even some caves - Lifou's gorgeous beaches will lull you into realizing that you are truly on the far side of the world.
There are a number of ways to experience the rich marine life off Lifou - get up close and personal on a scuba diving jaunt, try pleasure boating, or experience the thrill of the hunt on a deep-sea fishing excursion. Onshore, Lifou's forests offer fascinating nature walks, and exhilarating cross-country biking.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Lifou's traditional staples are fish, coconut, banana, taro, sweet potato and yam; with the influence of France, excellent coffee has also become a regular part of Lifou cuisine. Make sure to try a dish with local favorites lobster, coconut crab and turtle. A good one to sample is bougna, a delicious combination of taro, yam, sweet potato, banana, and pieces of chicken, crab or lobster wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in a ground oven.
The local currency is the CFP Franc (French Pacific Franc). The exchange rate is determined in relation to the Euro. 1,000 FCFP = 8.38 euros. 1 euro = 119,25 FCFP. Changing euros into CFP Francs is free.
Weather in Lifou, Loyalty Island
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