L'Étang-Salé

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l\'Etang-Sale les Bains featuring a beach

Swimming in crystal-clear water, surfing, pretty sunsets and golf await at this beach resort on the southwest coast of Réunion.

On the southwestern corner of the island of Réunion is the small coastal resort of L’Étang-Salé les Bains. Its major highlight is its curving volcanic-sand beach framed by palm trees. Relax beneath the shade of the gently swaying palms and enjoy a rejuvenating swim in the enticing ocean. Watch as fishermen arrive with their day’s catch and spot luxury boats at the small port. Bring your camera and take postcard-worthy shots of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

L’Étang-Salé les Bains is a popular surf spot. See experienced surfers, kite-surfers and windsurfers perform tricks in the rolling waves. The clear waters are also good for snorkeling and spotting a variety of exotic fish. Ask at the resort’s tourist office about equipment rentals and tours. Sharks are known to inhabit the water so heed the warnings of locals.

Walk to Le Gouffre de l'Étang-Salé, an impressive rock formation at the southern edge of the beach. Gaze in awe as waves crash onto the rocks and spill down a long corridor.

Behind the northern edge of the beach is the resort’s commercial center, where you’ll find camping grounds and hotels. Dine at restaurants that serve fresh seafood and dishes blending French and Creole traditions. Enjoy some family-friendly entertainment at AkOatys, a waterpark home to slides, pools and a surf simulator.

Spend an afternoon at Croc Parc, a wildlife reserve and amusement park. Get up-close with and learn about the breeding process of crocodiles. Have fun on a miniature golf course and a children’s playground. Alternatively, play a round of 18 holes at Golf Club de Bourbon.

If you are feeling adventurous then join a canyoning trip and discover Réunion’s magnificent landscapes. Piton des Neiges is a great place to do this and is less than a 1-hour drive away.

L’Étang-Salé les Bains is about a 1-hour drive from Saint-Denis, the capital of Réunion. Getting to the resort is easiest via car, which gives you the freedom to visit other areas of the island. Be sure to visit nearby Saint-Louis, from where a scenic road zigzags through the magnificent Cirque de Cilaos.

Floralys Hotel
Floralys Hotel
3 out of 5
2, avenue de l’Océan, L'Étang-Salé
This family-friendly L'Étang-Salé hotel is located near the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Plage de L'Étang-Salé, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tévelave Forest and ...
3.6/5 Good! (94 reviews)
"This hotel is well-placed next to the beach and the water park.< The staff makes a great effort. They cannot be blamed for the fact that the hotel is in serious need of repairs, surface jobs, paint. Seems like the maintenance has been totally neglected. The room (biggest one they said) was too small ..."

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Villa Romeo
Villa Romeo
159 Chemin de Ligne, Ravine Seche, L'Étang-Salé
Situated in L'Étang-Salé, this bed & breakfast is 4.4 mi (7.2 km) from Plage de L'Étang-Salé and within 12 mi (20 km) of Musée Stella Matutina and Saga du Rhum. ...
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L'Étang-Salé, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Located in the heart of L'Étang-Salé, this villa is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plage de L'Étang-Salé and within 9 mi (15 km) of Musée Stella Matutina and Pitons, Cirques ...
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Studio in L'étang Sale, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 6 km From the Beach
Studio in L'étang Sale, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 6 km From the Beach
Chemin de Ligne 17, Ravine Seuhon, L'Étang-Salé, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
The price is $333 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Situated in L'Étang-Salé, this golf apartment building is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Pitons, Cirques and Remparts of Reunion Island and within 12 mi (20 km) of Plage ...
Studio in L'étang Sale, With Wonderful sea View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi - 6 km From the Beach
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L'Étang-Salé, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Located in the heart of L'Étang-Salé, this villa is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plage de L'Étang-Salé and within 9 mi (15 km) of Musée Stella Matutina and Pitons, Cirques ...
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La Villa Lyla
La Villa Lyla
L'Étang-Salé, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Located by the sea, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Plage de L'Étang-Salé, Tévelave Forest, and Musée Stella Matutina. Saga du Rhum ...
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