This family outing is the ideal opportunity to learn more about the landscapes that surround the plantations. The vanilla plantations in Reunion Island are on the East Coast or in the far South of the island. From Sainte-Suzanne to Saint-Philippe not forgetting Sainte-Rose and Saint-Joseph, the iconic orchid grows naturally entwining itself in the dense vegetation in fertile forests.
With all the different species in the primary forest such as mango trees and papaya trees and banana trees on the coast, our trip we learned more about a magnificent but fragile ecosystem. We will never look at a Bourbon vanilla pod in the same way again and every vanilla ice cream or cake we taste for the rest of or lives will be our “Madeleine” moment in Reunion Island.