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Awesome sunset

Peaceful beach with coral reef protection. Amazing sunset where I saw a baby whale jumping behind... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
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One of the best beaches in Reunion

We loved this beach with its shallow waters and soft sand. Coming from St Gilles les Bains where... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Rachel A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Peaceful beach with coral reef protection. Amazing sunset where I saw a baby whale jumping behind the reef. Great underwater scenery, healthy looking corals , lots of fish ,cuttlefish, and si on

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We loved this beach with its shallow waters and soft sand. Coming from St Gilles les Bains where the beach is very small or covered with coral and the waters are much more aggressive (more for surfers), this was a welcome respite!

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It is the best beach I have been to in La Réunion, and heard the same from some locals. Here are some of the reasons.. The sand is nice, the water is not too deep if you have children, good place for snorkling, and most...More

Thank storgaard80
Reviewed 27 November 2017

White sand beach scattered with bits of coral. You can swim out about 200 meters and there is plenty of underwater sea life to see at a constant depth of 1-2 meters and you don't have to worry about sharks here - but be wary...More

Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, not too difficult to park, Plage de l'Ermitage was a great first beach for our family to visit on Reunion. It was clean and safe, especially comforting between the lifeguard zones. The lifeguard was active on his paddle board telling snorkellers if...More

Thank DGWillis
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The beach is beautiful, clear water, lots of corals (by now), fishes all around, shadow provided by the pine forest. During the week days is much less crowded than the weekend. Go and hang your hamock, have a drink and see the sunset or do...More

1  Thank Mitrache F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A white sandy beach, scattered with small rocks and broken pieces of coral following a recent storm. Now the Sun was shining and there were plenty of overhanging trees to provide shade, very natural and unspoilt. A few beach cafes/bars and rentable sun beds, but...More

1  Thank Hazel A
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Nice beach with a little bar to have a bite or a drink after visiting Jardín d'eden and watch the sunset. It also has and extensive swimming area. However, it tends to get a bit crowded.

2  Thank kitsune87
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Not as white as i imagined but perfect for a tan and a snorkel. You can find coral even all over the beach. Fishes are colorful and some really curious about the camera. Nice to have the trees so close by for some shade. A...More

3  Thank Mircea P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

one of the beautiful beach in the west of reunion island, this is a lagoon; blue sea and white sand with a forest of filao tree. During the weekend and holiday it's a bit busy. But no shark very very safe. Gate some nice tan...

2  Thank yl974
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