Standing at the gateway to the “forgotten coast”, an area unspoilt by human activity and only accessible by sea, Mwara beach is a magnificent stretch of wild, exotic coastline. This fine, sandy, palm-lined beach is the perfect spot for a day relaxing, cut off from the rest of the world. It is also home to an incredible reef of brightly-coloured coral. Don't miss out on the chance to go snorkelling and get acquainted with the underwater life. It's not uncommon to see a dugong down there, which seems to have decided to make the bay its home. You can picnic in one of the equipped areas between the palm trees lining the beach. A few kilometres along the coast is the famous La Joliette shipwreck, an early 20th-century ore carrier used to transport nickel from Thio to Nouméa. Nowadays, it's a popular spot for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Follow the old ore roller out into the ocean to find it.