The Bélep Islands, in the far north of New Caledonia, are composed of two main islands: the uninhabited Pott Island, and Art Island, on which live a community of around 800 people. Because of its isolation and the absence of facilities catering to tourists, this archipelago remains an important place for the Kanak culture. No fewer than eight different tribes live there, following deeply rooted traditions. Nestling in the heart of one of the six zones in the New Caledonia lagoon listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Bélep Islands are home to an exceptional marine flora and fauna. In the water, it is not uncommon to see rays, sharks and turtles swimming along the coral reefs, which are still very well preserved.