From the hotel, it is possible to see whales off the coast of Saint-Leu during the southern winter (from June to September). I like to observe these cetaceans that come every year to give birth in the warm waters around Reunion Island. Since whale watching at sea is regulated, I will be able to direct you to professionals who adhere to the whale protection charter.
There is no better way to discover the volcanic landscape of Reunion Island than by visiting its Cirques, especially Mafate, Salazie, Cilaos, and the majestic Piton de La Fournaise. If you are lucky enough to fly during an eruption, you will be able to experience the memorable spectacle of lava from the sky. Count on me to guide you to the best helicopter tours.
The recent eruptions of Piton de la Fournaise have led to the formation of lava tunnels. Thanks to professional guides with proper safety equipment, it is possible to snake your way through these unique lava-fused tunnels. Fantastical shapes have been created that sometimes give you the impression of being immersed in chocolate. I’ll be happy to point out the sweetest tunnels!
Distillation at La Fontaine Aromatique in Saint-Leu
Experiencing how the essential oils of cinnamon, rose geranium, and lemongrass are distilled, especially under a full moon, is a magical moment. Johan Morel has brought this ancient practice back to life on Reunion using an old copper still. La Fontaine Aromatique is located just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel and offers a magnificent view of the west coast during the day. It is an unmissable experience for those who love unique moments.
Devoid of light pollution, Réunion Island is a magical place where you can contemplate the stars in the southern sky. The Makes Observatory offers star-gazing events during which both young and old alike will be left amazed by the immensity of the heavens as they discover an unspoiled view of the Milky Way and a host of constellations. Shooting stars are also seen quite often while star gazing here, thus adding a finishing touch to an absolutely fascinating spectacle.