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Intensely revitalising

In harmony with the elements of nature
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Reunion Island is an oasis of wellness.

Between sea, and sky, the intense island is an invitation to be at one with Mother Nature. The swishing of the palm trees. the soft, warm sand between your toes, the spicy scents, the tasty exotic dishes, the magical volcano or peaks. cirques and ramparts classified World Heritage sites by Unesco: Reunion Island will awaken all your senses. Let the mysterious atmosphere of Bélouve Primary Forest bewitch you, enjoy the invigorating qualities of the white waters and relax and unwind to the sound of the gushing waterfalls, surrounded by a lush natural environment… Moments of pure and utter relaxation await you: just breathe in and breathe out. you are on Reunion Island!

Reunion Island, the ideal environment for easy living

All year round, enjoy a sunny, tropical climate tempered by the trade winds and the Indian Ocean. The island has hundreds of microclimates and constantly-changing conditions.

Beautiful beaches of white sand, like Boucan-Canot and Ermitage on the island’s West coast, and more unusual beaches of black sand, further south, invite you to relax…

Enjoy swimming in the safety of an aquarium teeming with all sorts of colourful fish, a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef. The panoramic ocean view is a promise of restful serenity. At the end of the day, watch the sun set from the beach as you sip a cocktail and let the magic operate.

On the beach, combine those water sport pleasures with relaxing massages and treatments made with lychee honey or the renowned essential oils of turmeric, geranium or vetiver, or try an outdoor yoga session.

A relaxing escape

Inland, the island’s greenery is particularly lush and the temperatures more clement. There are plenty of ways to unwind here. A nature walk or a visit to the island’s beautiful fragrant gardens will delight nature lovers.

Far from the daily grind, these precious moments are a joy to experience. A multitude of hiking trails can be explored by the whole family. They offer a great way of becoming familiar with the island’s phenomenal biodiversity. Take to the trails to discover the cirques of Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos, the plains, Bébour-Bélouve, Takamaka and the Wild South. Explore woodlands, primal forest, botany trails and green pastureland. Beneath the bamboo and enormous tropical trees, like tamarind and Japanese cedar, marvel at the gentle breeze, the song of birds, the majestic waterfalls and the rivers that flow across the landscape.

Prolong your exploration of the island in the very special atmosphere of a gîte or something more unusual. Savour a curry cooked over a wood fire, soak up the stories of “lontan” (long ago) and spend evenings watching the stars from the silence of the mountains.

On the lava soils, admire the mysterious Piton de la Fournaise, and experience the pure joy of being in the lunar desert that surrounds this active volcano. At Pas de Bellecombe Jacob, the mist at sunrise makes the island look truly unique.