Reunion Island and its many peaks and lagoons are set against a luxurious volcanic backdrop in the middle of the Indian Ocean, offering a dizzying combination of landscapes, traditions and emotions to its visitors. In the past it was known as Bourbon Island, and to this day it is still referred to as the Intense Island, brought to life by its welcoming multi-ethnic habitants and filled with a multitude of natural and cultural treasures, a place of peace and harmony in the lull of the trade winds. Its impressive cliff-faces and wild natural formations, classed as UNESCO world heritage sites, stand proud alongside idyllic beaches and lush forests, all watched over by the majestic Fournaise volcano… This tropical paradise invites both contemplation and adventure.
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LA SALINE LES BAINS,
Located on the Island’s West coast facing the Indian Ocean, bordered with the white sands of its long beach and protected by 2km of lagoon, la Saline les Bains is part of Saint Paul, the largest and most historical town of Reunion Island. A mere stone’s throw from the old fishing village of St Gilles, now one of the Island’s most attractive centres for tourism, La Saline les Bains has successfully conserved its Creole identity and small village atmosphere, making it an ideal and welcoming family destination. Beyond the charming markets of the surrounding area and the many cultural, gastronomic, inland and coastal leisure pursuits that captivate its visitors, La Saline les Bains also hides a carefully preserved treasure at its heart: The Trou d’Eau beach. The AKOYA Hotel & Spa is seated right in the heart of 3 hectares of landscaped gardens, overlooking the superb white sand lagoon, and shaded by filaos and majestic black rocks.
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Check out our island’s countless charms
The Akoya Hotel*****& Spa is in the perfect location from which to set off to explore the island. Our housekeeping service can guide you throughout your stay, helping you to organise excursions either on your own or accompanied by a guide.
- The Trou d’Eau lagoon: Directly accessible from the hotel through a private passage leading onto a long white sand beach protected by a turquoise lagoon. Bathing, kitesurfing, kayaking, exploring the marine fauna and flora with a guide, beach restaurants and bar are just some of the options you have to choose from in this amazing setting.
- The Saint Paul market: A colourful place to check out spices and local crafts.
- Nautical activities: Big game fishing, glass-bottomed boats, sea kayaking, snorkelling… Enjoy all the riches of the Indian Ocean.
- The Piton Maîdo : Enjoy the majestic view over the Cirque de Mafate, an amazing area which can only be reached on foot or by helicopter.
- Hikes and rides: Explore all the island’s many facets on foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike.
- Helicopter flights: Explore the island’s grandiose landscapes from the sky flying from one of the two helipads at Saint Gilles.
- Paragliding: Choose a unique view and thrills accessible both to beginners and more experienced paragliders.
- The Piton de La Fournaise : One-day excursion with guide and meals included..
- The Wild South : One-day excursion with guide and meals included.
- The Cirque de Cilaos : One-day excursion with guide and meals included.
- The Cirque de Salazie : One-day excursion with guide and meals included.
- The Cirque de Mafate : One to two-day hike with guide and meals included.
For more information and prices, please contact us.