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.

Tel. (687) 46 10 27

Tourism office IDP & Beticio_01

New in 2023 is an Information Office and Betico Ferry ticket sales office in Kuto, near the small wharf. It’s open every day, except Wednesday. Katia or Lenka will help answer your questions, as well as store luggage for a half or full day, for a fee. Last minute tickets for the ferry are available up to 20 minutes before departure.

Tel. (687) 45 93 09 / (687) 70 31 26

ATMs : There are two on the island - somewhat inconveniently, both in Vao. One is outside the Post Office and the other beside the BCI Bank 50m. from the church. Both are accessible 24/24.

An ATM is also available at the Betico Ferry departure area in Noumea.

Note: Some small businesses on Isle of Pines do not take credit cards.ay.

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 metres north of Kuto Beach.
Opening hours : Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm - Sat
: 8am-4pm
Sun: 8am-midday

Note : times different from photo.

1 km north of Kuto Bay

Monday – Saturday : 5.30 – 11.30am : 4pm – 6.30pm
Sunday morning : 6.30 – 10am.

Tel : (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.

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–12, 4pm-7pm 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-11.30, 3pm-7pm Mon - Sat: 10am-12.

Ko-mwanke logo Phone

General Store Ko-mwanke Touété



• Market in Vao village

Wed & Sat mornings 6.45 - 8.30am



The pharmacy is just around the corner from the medical centre in Vao village.
Pharmacist, Joanna Monnot, dispenses prescription and non-prescription medicines, as well as stocks a range of first aid, beauty and sun-care products. She speaks English.

Open : 8am-12, 2pm-5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
           8am-3pm non-stop Wednesday
           9-11am Saturday   
           Closed Sunday.

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


(Situated at junction between Peak N’Ga and Nataiwatch)

Petrol, hardware and fishing gear …
Open (all year round):
7 - 11.30am, 2 - 5.30pm
Closed on Sunday.

Service station Kuto



Raphaëla Garçon, Kunié Island : Tel. (687) 81 37 78

Charles Kouathé : Tel. (687) 84 18 47

Jean-Noël Cagnewa : Tel. (687) 98 12 30

Samuel Vama : Tel. (687) 97 89 52

Tranex Taxis : Tel. (687) 77 53 06

Note: some of the drivers speak a little English, while Samuel is fluent.



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