The charming village of Jokin lies on Lifou's rugged northern coast, atop soaring 37-meter-tall (120-foot-tall) cliffs that used to form the walls of the island's barrier reef. Today, high above sea level, the cliffs serve mainly as a destination for scenic walks and peerless views over the island and the aquamarine waters of the Pacific (it’s possible to sometimes spot whales in the distance). The village's traditional buildings are worth exploring and vanilla plantations nearby can be toured.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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