Services in the Isle of Pines



Information Office Point I : Just 50m. in front of the church, in the village square, Vao, is Point I. It is staffed by a well-travelled Kunie, Marie-Jeanne, who, in addition to her own native language, speaks English, French, Italian, Czech and Polish.
Office hours are from 8-11.30am and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday am.

Tel. (687) 46 10 27


Small businesses

"To help make your stay on Isle of Pines more enjoyable, here are several useful addresses ..."
Convenience Store - CURIOS MALISKA - Free WI-FI


Free WI-FI access is available at the Convenience Store, Curios Maliska, along the road about 300 metros north of Kuto Beach.
Opening hours : Mon - Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

1 km north of Kuto Bay

Opening hours have also been extended.
Monday – Saturday : 5.30 – 11.30am : 3.30 – 6.30pm
Sunday morning : 6 – 9am.

Tel / Fax : (687) 41 73 71




Take-away bougna
Point I

Take-away bougna : If you’re a group or family (i.e. 4 – 8 people), if your budget is limited and you’d like to taste the Melanesian festive meal, the bougna, you can have one of the island women prepare it for you. Order at least a day or two before (it’s a lot of work), collect it at mid-day and relish eating it with your fingers in the shade along the beach or other picnic spot. For more details contact Point I,
tel. (687) 46 10 27 or ask at your lodging.

Note: Cruise ship visitors are offered a taste of bougna, free, along Kuto Bay from about 10.30 am.

Melanesian specialty: the bougna



• Curios Maliska, North Kuto: opening hours above.

• Bakery & General Store, North Kuto : opening hours above.
Note: there's no fresh bread on Sunday

• St. Matthieu Service, Vao : open 6.30am–12, 4pm-8pm Mon-Fri., (Sat.same but half an hour later opening in afternoon); 6.30am-8am, 10am-12 Sun.

Ko-Mwanke General Store, Touété (200 m north of the Chapel, Our Lady of Providence) : open 7.30am-12, 2pm-7.30pm Mon - Sat; 10am-4.30pm Sun.

Ko-mwanke logo Phone

Alimentation Ko-mwanke Touété



• Market in Vao village

Wed & Sat mornings 6.45 - 8.30am




A new pharmacy is the welcome addition to the medical centre in Vao village.
Pharmacist, Bruce Martin, dispenses prescription and non-prescription medicines, as well as stocks a range of first aid, beauty and sun-care products.

Open : 8am-12, 2pm-5.30pm Monday - Friday,
    8.30am-10.45am Saturday (3 weekends out of 4).

Credit cards accepted.

Pharmacy Isle of Pines






Rent bikes at several of the island’s resorts 

Nataiwatch...>>>, Ouré Tera...>>>

Price : approx. 1,000 cfp half-day ; 1,500 cfp full day plus a deposit and some identification – driver’s licence or passport.




Inquire at your accommodation : Kodjeue, Nataiwatch or the Meridien
or contact
Edmond Location, Tel. 76 69 96


Petrol, hardware and fishing gear …
Open (all year round):
7 - 11.30am, 2 - 6pm
Closed on Sunday.

Service station Kuto



Mulumulu Transport : Tel. 75 00 88
Tranex Taxis : Tel. 76 84 50

MULUMULU Transport, Isle of Pines


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