Get ready to discover all the gems that this part of the island has
in store for you. Saint-André, Bras-Panon and Saint-Benoît are only
some of the treasures longing to be explored by you. Fragrant
gardens gently sprinkled with ocean waters will instantly unveil
their beauty to you. Stroll through the sugarcane fields of
Saint-Anne and visit the unique and utterly picturesque cathedral.
The opportunities are endless for you to spend your luxury charter vacation in the
Indian Ocean. Once you charter a luxury
catamaran or luxury
mega yacht, you will long for nothing more than to live the
adventure of a lifetime in the tropical region of the Indian
Ocean. After a magnificent excursion to the Takamaka
Waterfalls, sit back in the Jacuzzi and relax with a cocktail in
your hand as the crew board your luxury
charter yacht prepares a delicious gourmet meal for you.
As you drive tranquilly through fabulous landscapes, no more than
15 kilometers north of Sainte-Rose you will cross a suspension
bridge, overhanging the river, embellished with grand rocky arches.
The breathtaking views are absolutely worth such an excursion
inland during your splendid luxury charter vacation. Take
a detour through Saint-Pierre on your way to the quaint town of
Sainte-Anne, nestled in the midst of sugarcane fields. And when you
head off to Saint-Benoit, be sure to visit the Sainte-Anne church
as seen in the François Truffaut film, Mississippi Mermaid. This
historical monument is enhanced with colorful frescos and
8 kilometers outside of Sainte-Anne the island’s fertile lands are
home to luscious fruit orchards of mango, litchi, pineapple,
orange, mandarin, banana as well as coconut trees. The town of
Saint-Benoit is situated on the delta of the Marsouins River having
its source in the Takamaka Valley.
Not far away from Saint-Benoit is the kingdom of vanilla known as
such for centures centuries after a young slave, Edmond Albuis, was
successful at pollinating vanilla orchids. The delta of the Roches
River is where a basin is nestled in the shoreline offering perfect
conditions for kayaking and windsurfing. Hop off your luxury
charter mega yacht to find yourself swathed in fragrant
vanilla. Opt for a guided tour or wander around the site by
yourself and soak up the unbelievably enchanting ambiance.
Yet further inland, around 15 kilometers south-west of Saint-Benoit
is another stunning natural wonder. A picturesque path along the
Marsouins River will guide you to Takamaka. The platform is located
522 meters above the river and the underground power plant with
water sweeping from all sides creating streams flowing into the
Takamaka dam. The site’s five cascades are awaiting you with easy
access by foot to the streams, the cascades and the valley’s wild
lakes. This natural phenomenon is utterly unparalleled and is one
of the reasons why you should charter a luxury
mega yacht in Reunion.
Located only 18 kilometers from Saint-Benoit is the quaint town of
Saint-André accessible through a spectacular bridge on the Mât
River. A strong vanilla scent fills the air of the entire region.
From July through to November the saturated vanilla scent blends in
the air with a strong scent of warm sugar extracting from nearby
sugar mills. Magnificent white houses were once witnesses of the
wealthy colonizers growing rich thanks to sugarcane plantations. In
the midst of this “ocean” are colorful patches of Tamil temples
built by workers who came on the island after the abolition of
slavery. These vivid temples are seen from the road. All vanilla
lovers will feel in heaven in the house of vanilla, open
Tuesday-Sunday from 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00, where all the
stages of this fragrant orchid’s cultivation are explained during a
fascinating tour of a plantation and a workshop. Your luxury charter vacation will
be nothing less than a bliss.
The Dan’ Ton Lontan is a former Creole hut that was transformed
into a museum that will take you back in time with many gathered
artifacts such as utensils and clocks. The museum is open from
Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until 5pm.