Stargazing in the perfect dark bleu sky of La Reunion at Les Makes

Good ideas for a weekend at Les Makes You need a moment of escape and nature, without doing nothing the all weekend? We just tried a great option to enjoy both city disconnection and sport activities. Spending a weekend at “Les Makes”, Reunion Island’s highlands. Les Makes is a locality of Saint-Louis town, approved as “Creole Village”. At an altitude of over 1000 meters on the Plaine des Makes’ plateau. An out of the ordinary lodging, sleep in a bubble, head in the stars! From…Continue Reading “A weekend at « Les Makes »: unusual places to stay, tree climbing and quadbike”

Let's swim and observe dolphins in La Reunion

Organise a day with dolphins in La Reunion You want have dolphins watching? What a better place than Reunion Island to observe dolphins in their natural habitat? So, after we booked 1 month earlier, we join Manu, the Duocéan instructor. Meeting point is on the Saint-Gilles port parking at 7am, for a 3H expedition in the Indian Ocean. He provides us with the required material for a snorkeling trip with the Indian Ocean dolphins. A floating diving suit, anti-fog diving mask, fins and snorkel, the…Continue Reading “Swimming with dolphins and cetacean watching in La Reunion”

Beautiful mountain view when hiking to the Mafate kabar

So let’s start with the learning section of this article. Mafate kabar: “Kabar” is a Creole word that comes from the “Kabaré Services” from Madagascar. Originally, it was the slaves who organized the celebrations in honor of the ancestors or to facilitate harvesting. They sang their sorrows and evils, by pining or accelerating the pace. Today, on the Reunion Island, a Kabar became a musical and festive gathering, with in the lead, Maloya, but not only. Regarding Maloya, I can only advise you to go…Continue Reading “What is the Mafate Kabar Festival?”

Practice paddle during sunset at Ermitage beach in the west coast

You’re on holidays in Reunion Island, a place with plenty of amazing landscapes and sensations. Great, but it’s also to benefit from the sun of our beaches and go back home tanned to get your friends riled! Problem is, you can’t bear to lay hours on the beach to perfect your suntan. Here you’ll find some nautical activities in order not to be bored in the lagoon. Here is the “plage de l’Ermitage” (Ermitage lagoon), between Saint-Gilles and Saline-les-Bains towns (easy for us as it’s…Continue Reading “Nautical activities in Reunion Island’s beaches”