TripAdvisor Reviews Le Nautile Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
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... the Air Mauritius lounge. So we had a nice dinner and glass of Bordeaux while we waited for the 21:45 flight to Reunion. I went online and checked our mail and got caught up on some work while we waited.
The half-hour flight to Reunion left on time and was fairly full. Thankfully on arrival in Reunion everyone was tired including the emigration customs agents. They simply stamped our passports and let us in and there was no customs hassle. Mr. ...
... very friendly and happy. The children were very inquisitive and continuously waved and smiled big broad happy grins except for 1 baby who screamed in terror at seeing probably his first white persons.
... 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
... but was built up until we got to the top where there were very lush dairy farms and little villages not unlike parts of Europe. We continued to climb on an even narrower and windier road before stopping at a lookout over a deep narrow gorge which had been made by the volcano millions of years ago. We then went round the end of this gorge, still climbing till we got to the next cliff which exposed a moon like area which had been a later cauldron of the same volcano. We ...
... 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 ...