Our second port of call was the Island of Lifou, also part of New Caledonia. As like many of the Island stop offs, there are heaps of shore tours to get in on but if you want to save money you can just take in what the Island has to offer yourself. Once we got onto the island we wandered through the market stalls and make our way towards the landmark church up on the hill. There was a beautiful scenic view from up there and I was surprised to see a book in the church with the familiar irish words 'Cead Míle Fáilte' or 'a hundred thousand welcomes' written there.
We lay on the beautiful beach and went swimming in the crystal clear waters before watching a cultural dance take place around the market stalls. After a bit of a hold up due to an accident on board the ship, we got on the boat and set sail for our next stop Port Vila.