Have a great point of view on the Cirque de Salazie in the North-East of La Reunion.

Walk, swim, trout fishing, canyoning, accommodation … here is our guide for a great weekend in the Cirque de Salazie. A great weekend at Salazie Salazie, one of the 3 cirques of Reunion Island In La Reunion, there are 3 wonderful cirques to discover: Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie. Each of them is unique and deserves attention. You want to discover Salazie, the cirque at the north of the island? To take a breath of fresh air and lush greenery, we share with you, in our…Continue Reading “Visit the Cirque de Salazie”

Fun, sport and colors  This year, the 1st edition of the Seigneurie Colors Rainbow Run took place at la Saline-les-Bains in La Reunion. The race was organized by ILOP, creator of an even more crazy race: La Tropicadingue. A 10km obstacle race in the north of Reunion island (usually it takes place in November). More accessible, this race is only 5km and without obstacles, except those of the fitness trail (but that’s something we did just for fun). We had a great time with…Continue Reading “Try the funny Rainbow Run in Reunion”

View on the natural swimming pool of a charming cottage in La Reunion after an hike

Well installed above the river While I was looking for a nice little cottage to spend a romantic weekend for Easter, I came across pictures of a lovely place. It shows a beautiful stone pool, a natural setting with lots of vegetation, tents, river … in short, everything to please. Furthermore, dogs are allowed. We are thus left for 3 days in the “gorges of the Bras de la Plaine”, at Ilot Paradisiaque’s cottage in the South West of Reunion Island. You can go there…Continue Reading “Nice cottage in Entre-Deux, “Îlot Paradisiaque””

Reunion Island basins. Pointe au Sel's cove, with turquoise bleu water in Saint-Leu

2 days route in the south of Reunion Island The turquoise waters of the Pointe au Sel’s basin of Saint-Leu Let’s go discovering La Reunion’s basins. Our weekend begins in Saint- Leu, in the west of Reunion (city where I grew up!). Our first step is the basin of «La Pointe au Sel», nicknamed «The Cave». It’s close to Saint-Leu (in direction of Saint-Pierre). The “Pointe au Sel” exit is well signposted. We park and pass in front of the Salt Museum. The salt of…Continue Reading “Basins, waterfalls and natural swimming pool”

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”

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?”