Beaches and Lagoons
Besides the usual chilling under the sun by the beach, there’s also the lagoon to be discovered. The water temperature is just comfortable and there’s sports activities to keep everyone occupied.
There are also lots of places along the beach where you can rent sun beds and stay the whole day. Most of these places have bar service and some also has restaurants. The price to rent the sun beds can be quite steep. Other option is just bring your own blanket.
There’s some places that serve breakfast by the beach too!
A trip to the Cirques is an iconic Réunion experience. As a volcanic island, the topography of Reunion Island is unique and craggy, with the island’s most enticing natural formations being its three cirques – Salazie, Cilaos, and Mafate.
Early morning drive to get to the top of Le Maïdo.
View from Cilaos.
Hiked 2 hours from Hell-Bourg to see this – viewpoint over the Cirque de Salazie.
We also hiked in Foret de Bebour with a group of newly made friends to see to the Trou de Fer waterfall.
Caving in the lava tunnels
Who knew there’s caves underneath the volcanoes and that you can enter to see the caves?? There’s quite a few company that organises guided tour into the caves and there’s also different difficulty level. Even if you’re not very adventurous, the beginner’s level tour is not that difficult. I would highly recommend this activity.
Woke up early in the morning to head to St Leu and drove to a high spot to paraglide into St Paul. I find it quite scary but exciting at the same time. Not sure if I’ll do it again but at least I’ve done it once.
One must not missed the still active volcano on the island Piton de la Fournaise. We were not lucky to see the volcano in action but we still managed to drive onto the volcano and admire the Martian landscapes of the Plaine des Sables.