Take in the white-sand beaches, emerald lagoon and the slender pine trees of idyllic Isle of Pines. Join your local guide for a two-hour commentated coach tour of all the essential sights, including Vao, the island’s only village. Plus see St. Maurice’s Bay with its huge wood carvings; St. Joseph’s Bay with its traditional sailing outriggers made from columnar pine; numerous yam plantations; and the Grotto of Queen Hortense, a giant limestone cave.
• Vao: Visit the only village within the Isle of Pines; be sure to explore the Lady of the Assumption Church.
• St. Maurice Bay: The huge wood carvings surround a religious monument commemorating the arrival of the island’s founding Marist brothers.
• Giant limestone cave: See where a future queen of the Isle of Pines sought refuge from intertribal conflict.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes