The island’s west coast in a true terrestrial paradise. Only 25
kilometers west of Saint-Denis is where you will find Saint-Paul,
the island’s former main city. The shoreline’s only natural niche,
this city was named by sailors “the best bay for anchoring”. Many
colonial buildings are to be found on the island and it’s
treasure-filled market is utterly picturesque. The road leading
downtown is no other than the Royal Road dating back to 1789. A
multitude of quaint towns are situated on the Leeward Coast of the
island. Make sure to visit them all aboard your luxury
charter mega yacht. Boucan-Canot, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains,
Saint-Leu, Saint-Gilles-Les-Hauts are awaiting your discovery
during your luxury charter
Saint-Paul is Réunion’s premium charter destination thanks to it
being “the best bay for anchoring”. The town was where the island’s
first settlers arrived and where the prefecture was until Mahé le
Bourdonnais relocated it to Saint-Denis. This quaint town boasts
some wonderful colonial houses and picturesque markets and the road
leading to the city center is no other than the Royal Road dating
back to 1769. The façade of the former French-Chinese school was
inspired by Indo-Portuguese architecture. To take a full adavnture
of your luxury
holiday, unwind in the afternoon during a picnic at the
waterfront grotto which was inhabited by the first French settlers.
Or savor some local delicacies while sitting back on the beach of
black powdery sand. While in town, make sure to visit the
waterfront cemetery to visit the tombs of Leconte de Lisle, born in
Saint-Paul, and Olivier Levasseur, a famous 18th century pirate
known as “The Buzzard”, whose treasure rests to this day unfound…
Boucan-Canot is a powdery white beach perfect for anchoring your
charter mega yacht and taking long, lazy walks along the beach.
With plenty of water fun options available aboard your luxury
charter catamaran or luxury
charter mega yacht, take full advantage of the water toys while
sailing your precious vessel. Boucan-Canot is very popular among
locals who willingly visit it. The coast offers perfect conditions
for all surfing enthusiasts; however, strong currents can also be
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is Réunion’s celebrated spa resort known for
its sandy beaches and luxury hotels. Roches-Noir is an extremely
popular destination, a reason for which it was re-baptized
Saint-Tropez. This gorgeous haven is protected by a vast coral reef
barrier but one must be cautious of the sharp corals. Be enchanted
by the Garden of Eden, only a short walk away from the beach, an
extraordinary tropical botanical garden founded by Philippe
Kaufmant, an agronomist who adapted more than 500 species of
medical plants, water plants as well as species to grow in this
paradise, a true fragrant delight.
Get ready for an exciting adventure with memories lasting a
lifetime provided by the island’s two helicopter companies
specializing in ethereal excursions. Your adventure begins in at
the de l’Eperon Airport in Saint-Paul from where you will depart to
fly over the island’s interior and admire, among others, the
Belouve forest located in the cirque de Salazie caldera. From
there, only a 10-minute flight to the “Iron Hole”, a deep canyon
whose waterfall ferociously discharges its waters. Aboard the
helicopter you will penetrate into the canyon’s narrow and deep
ravine opening into the its fissure. Just like a small insect, the
machine turns to unveil the most breathtaking cascades where water
flows impetuously in this rocky crater. Needless to say, your
blissful holiday on water and in the air will be one to remember.
SainSaint-Gilles-Les-Haut is opening its door to you to visit its
de Villèle museum. Madame Desbassyns was a rich Creole who was the
owner of one of the island’s grandest estates of the 18th century.
This landlady reigned with an iron fist over more than 400 slaves.
Many legends were passed on concerning her dominance. The de
Villèle museum is her family’s ancient residence that is now open
to tourists. Bought out by local authorities, the museum exhibits a
collection of ancient furniture that saw the island’s golden age
during the time of slavery and sugarcane plantations. On the
premises, visit the ancient sugar mill and a hospital for the
slaves as well as the Pointue Chapel, the place of Madame
Desbassyns’ eternal rest.
The beach of Saint-Leu will welcome you with its powdery black
sands so eagerly visited by surfers from all around the world to
participate in various competitions. However, one must be cautious
of the choppy and at times dangerous waters . The nearby harbor is
all fishing enthusiasts’ favorite and is more than perfect for
mooring your luxury
charter mega yacht.
In this part of the island is located a natural garden overlooking
the Saint-Leu area. With an exceptional view, the garden is home to
luscious palm trees and cacti. Natural pathways guiding through the
park are the best way to discover why these plants are so important
to maintaining the natural habitat. All tropical plants lovers will
enjoy this plush exhibit.
The miraculous Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette chapel, only a few steps
away from Saint-Leu’s main church, is truly worshipped by locals.
Married couples come place their wedding bouquets in the chapel and
pilgrimages celebrating the Virgin’s birth take place each year on
The Trou de Souffleur located near Saline-les-Bains is where
powdery sands yield to deep black rocky bluffs. The breathtaking
cliffs are not to be missed during your excursion to this part of
Réunion where waves rush in to the bluff’s crevices only to drift
out as impressive geysers.
“Le conservatoire botanique du Mascarin” is a premium botanical
garden familiarizing its visitors with the local flora and fauna,
often on the road to extinction.
The agricultural and industrial museum of Stella-Matutina takes the
form of a glass vessel perched on the hill of la Pointe au Sel
(“the Salty Peak”). The location of this museum was not
coincidental as it was once a sugar mill now telling the story of
sugarcane plantations covering a surface of more than 5000m2.
L’Etang Salé (“the Salty Lake”) a surfers hotspot located between
the coral reef barrier and a long sandy beach bordered with plush
verdant she-oak trees. The beach, however beautiful, can also be
dangerous with violent currents restricting the bathing area.
Nearly outside the city, raging waters violently erode the rocky