Yedjele Beach

Top choice in Loyalty Islands

The southwest coast has several gorgeous beaches where you can swim or snorkel during the day and watch the glorious sunsets in the evening, but best of the lot is Yedjele Beach. There's an enclosed lagoon with turquoise water, coral outcrops and plenty of tropical fish.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Loyalty Islands attractions

1. Aquarium Naturelle

2.77 MILES

About 3km south of Tadine is a large Aquarium Naturelle, a rockpool sunk in the cliffs and linked to the sea. Watch for Napoleon fish, perroquettes,…

2. Trou de Bone


About 3km off the La Roche–Tadine Rd, on the road to Thogone, is Trou de Bone, a deep rock cavity which drops to a lush tropical garden and a pool. It’s…

3. Centre Culturel Yeiwene Yeiwene

10.7 MILES

Maréan Yeiwene Yeiwene was deputy to independence leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou and assassinated alongside him on Ouvéa in 1989. A statue of Yeiwene stands…

4. La Roche

12.31 MILES

A huge limestone rock covered in vegetation near the coast gives the surrounding area of La Roche (the Rock) its name. The rock, known locally as Titi,…

5. Le Saut du Guerrier

16.37 MILES

Seven kilometres east of La Roche by sealed road is this gap in the cliffs, 5m wide and 30m above the pounding surf. Legend tells of a warrior who escaped…