For a relaxing beach holiday, choose the west coast of Reunion with its sandy beaches, coral reefs, cafés, clubs and restaurants. Surfing at St Leu is popular and there are some excellent diving spots on this coast. St Gilles-les-Bains is the island’s chief resort, with several good 4-star hotels beside the beach, natural pools and a chic nightlife.Three kilometres along the coast we recommend the five-star Lux* de la Reunion, which has large tropical gardens right by the beach, a gorgeous pool and excellent facilities.
St Leu is one of the world’s most desirable surfing spots, with a range of accommodation, a good sandy beach, and the famous geyser.
There is a good coast road running right around the island although beware that this can get busy during rush hour in the small towns. The east coast has a coastline of black volcanic cliffs, and black pebble beaches, the remains of lava flows stopped by the sea. This is an area of high rainfall, and the coast is exposed to quite violent seas. As you travel south, you come closer to the active Piton de la Fournaise and the coast road is cut by lava flows which have not fully cooled. The first white sand beach is at St Pierre in the south-west.
Hotel Le Saint Alexis is a four-star hotel situated on the magnificent Boucan Canot beach on the west coast of Reunion, between St Paul and St Gilles-les-Bains. Trendy Boucan Canot, with its fine buildings, cafés and chic shops, is within an easy stroll.The airport is about 40 minutes’ drive. Le Saint Alexis has been thoroughly refurbished and is a very pleasant beach resort. We appre...
LUX* Saint Gilles (Formerly LUX* Ile de la Reunion) is a 5-star hotel situated 3 kms out side of St Gilles, the island’s most popular beach resort, on one of the best beaches at Hermitage-les-Bains. It's 174 rooms are grouped in 23 Creole-style villas and all are well-equipped, with air-conditioning, hair-dryer, mini-bar, satellite television and internet access, personal safe and private balcony ...
Four-star Boucan Canot Hotel is set beside one of Reunion's best beaches, between St Paul and St Gilles-les-Bains, on the West Coast.The hotel has 53 rooms with three room types ranging from standard rooms to junior and senior suites. Décor is in Creole style with dark wood and bold fabrics. Many rooms have ocean views and all have a balcony, tv, bath, walk-in shower and air conditionin...
If you enjoy spectacular scenery, outdoor pursuits or adrenaline activities, tropical beaches or walking and hiking, you'll love Reunion. For birders or those who take pleasure in exploring the hidden corners of France, Reunion Island is an excellent choice for a touring holiday. This itinerary combines the volcano with picturesque towns in magnificent settings and time to relax at the beach, but ...
- Beautiful Indian Island scenery
- Exhilarating hikes
- Stunning waterfalls
- Relax on the lagoon
This 9-day Reunion outdoor adventure combines hiking through three spectacularly beautiful natural amphitheatres - the remains of long since dormant volcanic craters - with time to chill on Reunion's west coast sand beaches at Gilles-les-Bain. A good level of fitness is required for the walking and as it's an unaccompanied trip it is more suitable for experienced hikers. We can arrange a qualified...
Hotel Alamanda is well-positioned nearby to St Gilles Les Bains and the lagoon of the Hermitage and was most recently renovated in 2010.The hotel has 70 well-appointed rooms with a terrace or balcony, air-conditioning, flat screen television and en-suite bathroom. The hotel offers a nice range of amenities including a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi service and access to the sports centre with fitness e...
The ruggedly beautiful mountain scenery of La Reunion and the golden sand beaches of Mauritius are two dream destinations that can easily be combined to make a twin-centre Indian Ocean holiday. The flight between the two islands is just 45 minutes, making the transfer a relaxed affair. The best way to explore Reunion is by hire car as the roads are well-maintained, the scenery breathtaking and you...
The 12-day Rainbow Réunion Honeymoon offers a relaxed experience of this romantic Indian Ocean island. Staying three nights each at two charming guesthouses, both ideally located for exploring the Reunion’s highlights. The focus is on taking in the breathtaking scenery, picturesque mountains, quaint villages and coastal towns. End with four nights on the beach at the LUX* Ile de la Réunion wh...
Get your hiking boots on, Reunions mountainous landscape and lush primary forest offers both butterfly watchers and seasoned hikers a range of rewarding and exhilarating hikes and walks. Reunion offers beaches, lavishly forested mountains and volcanoes all tightly packed in this small yet modern island. This beach holiday combines a moderately easy hike through spectacular scenery and overnight s...
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