The West Coast
As you travel north there are open areas and patches of forest. A couple of roads lead to beaches. About 8km from Kuto a signposted turn-off leads down a dirt track to the sunken Grotte de la Troisième. Stop when you come to a clearing where cars can turn around; the cave is 30m down a path. If you climb into the cave’s wide opening, you can peer into its depth.
Kuto has two gorgeous aquamarine bays, separated by the narrow neck of Kuto peninsula. Baie de Kuto is the perfect place to lie on the beach or swim in the calm sea. For snorkelling go to Baie de Kanuméra, where coral grows not far from the shore. The ferry and cruise ship quay is on the north side of the Kuto peninsula.