Lifou island (spelt also as Lifu) is such a beautiful part of New Caledonia 😊😊
I visited this lovely island last month (September 2017) while on a 10 night South Pacific cruise on the Carnival Spirit ship (see review here).
Now lets first learn some quick facts. As per the Carnival (“Stuff you really gotta know onshore!”) information sheet we were provided the night before arriving to the island. It states the island size is 1.197 km2 (462 square miles), has a population of 10,151 and languages spoken are: French, Drehu & Kanak.
The shape of the island is an irregular shape being 81 km (50 miles) long and 16 to 24 km (10 to 15 miles) wide. The information sheet also mentions that Lifou is no higher than 60 meters (200 feet) above sea level and use to be a coral atoll, that was part of a submerged…
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