Hotel La Fournaise
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... the native tongue of very few, is broadly understood by most. We had very little trouble communicating in Africa and much more trouble in French speaking Reunion.
... only cross
island road which took us up to the turnoff to the volcano. We struggled to
work out which was the right road and did a bit of backtracking. The road
continued uphill but surprised us that this forest road was very well
maintained. We drove through a pine forest before coming to very low sparse
vegetation and then finally this bizarre Mars like scenery where there had
previously been lava flows. The last part of the drive to the crater rim was
... consisting three courses of creole food and red wine. One of the best food we have had on a tour like this. After lunch we continued east and descended just as steeply and twisty as coming up but on that side of the island there is rain forest on almost vertical hillsides. Finally we stopped in St Denis for a quick look at Government House, the oldest building on the island. Both Mauritius and Reunion had no native people and have only been occupied since ...
... LR sun before we started the drive to the airport. We stopped off at the beach at L'Ermitage for a last drink. Although warm, the sun had disappeared and a short shower made parking easier as people were leaving the beach.
And so on to St Denis and the airport. Bags were checked in and L&E left to return to St Pierre. We boarded, with seats together this time, for the 11hour flight to ...
Waking in our new home we were treated to the wonderful view from our terrace - the mountains gave way to the coast as the eye swept around. The gardens are lovely. A tall palm tree was interesting for the hanging bird nests - similar to those we had seen in Kenya, hanging from the reeds by a lake. Other delights was to see several 'bird of paradise' plants, a grapefruit tree (with fruit), lychee trees (sadly with no fruit) as well as poinsettia (huge ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking