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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion

L'Étang-Salé - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion

Nestling between the Indian Ocean and the unspoilt forest, half-way between Saint-Leu and Saint-Pierre, the coastal village of L'Étang-Salé-les-Bains enjoys an ideal geographical position. Appreciated by lovers of peace and quiet, this small seaside resort still has a pleasant seafront and a beautiful beach of volcanic black sand. While the long expanse of fine sand is a very inviting place for sunbathing, swimming is unfortunately not allowed due to the frequent presence of sharks. Children and adults can nonetheless take a dip near the lifeguard station, in the supervised swimming area which is protected by an anti-shark net. Be careful not to get burned as the black sand can be very hot at certain times of day…

And if greenery is more to your taste, do not hesitate to enjoy a walk in the pretty national forest of L'Étang-Salé. Its fitness trail and many paths lined with Australian pines, eucalyptus, Indian tamarinds and flamboyants are sure to delight you!

South of L'Étang-Salé-les-Bains, heading towards Saint-Louis, you can go and explore the wild coast and its impressive gulf, a rocky corridor where the waves of the Indian Ocean come crashing in…

Younger visitors are sure to enjoy a visit to Croc Parc in L'Étang-Salé-les-Hauts, a leisure park covering 5 hectares with crocodile pools, a botanical garden, mini-golf, playground, inflatables and a water fun area.

Additional information

Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

Things to see and do

L'Étang-Salé, common where it is good:

Walking through its forest, near Croc Park (crocodile farm).

Cool off in the Indian Ocean at L'Étang-Salé-les-Bains and bask on a black sand beach.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Like antiquing? The 3rd Sunday of every month at Etang-Salé-les-Bains, a flea market prompted to do so.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


Your holidays
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A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
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