Hotel La Villa Du Soleil
Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
... on their backs or on top of their heads and they carry these loads with straight, strong backs.
... a flat red lava gravel plain whose colours were surreal. It was a
short walk to the old crater rim where you could look out over the lava plain
to the cone of the current active volcano which is Piton De Fournaise. It was a
5 hour walk up to the edge of the current crater so we decided just to walk to
the edge of the drop down to the old crater. What an amazing unique experience!
After leaving the volcano we continued across the island centre to the west
... 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 ...
... bed/rocks. This is the bay where Mary and Michael stayed during their visit in 2012. It is great fun by the sea gap - and hard to hang on to the rocks as the waves push through.
We say a sad farewell to Nathalie, Thierry, Julie, Tibor and Ilyen but not before we have been given rum punch for ourselves, Greg and Grandma Joan. Sue also has a wonderful basket, handmade by one of Thierry's ...
... 11 minutes later was better than the take off. Laura nearly missed us - I saw her on the beach reading her book but she wasn't expecting us so soon so wasn't looking out for us.
Back to Le Zat for lunch, where the sun came out and the skies cleared. After a swim we headed of to Kelonia and the turtle museum/sancutary. A big variety of sized turtles were there for us to see, especially in the huge tanks and including one who only had one front ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking