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Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. Put Grotte de Hortense on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ile Des Pins itinerary builder.
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  • We travelled to Queen Hortense's cave on a round island tour we had booked near the jetty, and this was one of our stops. It is a beautiful peaceful wander to the caves entrance. The actual cave itsel...  read more »
  • This cave has been superb, but unfortunately she is not maintained and when you arrive at the bottom, except of skylights and some trash on the ground, nothing else...
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  • We booked a local tour through the island. We came with the Pacific Jewel just for the day and did first a tour with a boat, to swim with turtles and to see a fabulous beach. Was cheap and we saw the ...  read more »
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