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Introducing Île des Pins

A tranquil paradise of turquoise bays, white-sand beaches and tropical vegetation, Île des Pins is also a haunting place where dark caves lie hidden in the forest and the bush invades the crumbling ruins of a convict prison. The Kuniés, as the island's inhabitants are known, have kept alive the tradition of sailing pirogues (outrigger canoes), and you'll see these ancient craft gliding elegantly across the calm lagoon.