Reunion is legally a part of France, the way that Hawaii is part of the USA. As a result, French is the official language of the island. Some of the people in hotels and restaurants speak English, but many do not. In addition, almost all of the tourists on Reunion are from France and other French-speaking nations, such as Belgium. If you plan to visit Reunion, brush up on your French. It will make your visit much more enjoyable.
One of the farms we visited the owners were distilling not alcohol or hooch for private consumption as we first guessed but eucalyptis and other tropical plants to make concentrated perfumes and fragrances. It was a pretty fascinating process. The ingredients were growing all around, free for the taking. The finished product is then sold on to manufacturers of various oils, soaps, etc. that need fragrances. A nice little family operation, although it still looked like a home still.
Alexa enjoying a well deserved cold beer after a long, hot hike at plataue de belouve which is above the town of hell-bourg some 1000 meters
Please Share Any Cultural Guidance From Which Travelers Might Benefit? VT
Hmm, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man's vacation healthy & more productive than otherwise.
the coco beach bar in St. Denis is a great place to have a drink in the late afternoon or watch the sunset in the west
28 rue du Lagon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island
Good for: Solo
31 Rue Juliette Dodu, Saint-Denis, 97400, Reunion Island
Good for: Solo
44,route de Boucan Canot, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island
Good for: Couples