Ouvea Travel Blog› entry 6 of 9 › view all entries
Most cruise passengers found Ouvea boring â€“ not me. Despite not sighting a rare Ouvea Parakeet (the chances were slim anyway), I found the 15-minute walk from the pier intriguing.
the walk, I noticed most of the islandâ€™s vegetation was very low â€“ meaning,
none of it was very tall. There were a lot of casuarinas, grass that had
adapted to growing on sand, and other plant species I didnâ€™t recognise. Why is
this important, you might ask? Well, during the Parc Forestier and Bird
Sanctuary tour in
Anyway, parakeets aside, Ouvea was quite pleasant. The beach (like all the beaches weâ€™d seen) had white sand and the water was turquoise. There was a little bit of surf, so I left my snorkel on the beach and bobbed in the water.