Distillery in St-André

Sucrerie de Bois-Rouge

This sugar refinery is on the coast 3km north of St-André. During the cane harvest (July to early December) visitors are shown around the huge, high-tech plant, following the process from the delivery of the cut...

Hindu Temple in St-André

Temple of Colosse

Temple of Colosse is, by far, the most striking Tamil temple in Réunion. With its brightly painted decor, it's very photogenic. Since it's not open to the public, you’ll have to content yourself with peering...

Chinese in St-André

Le Beau Rivage

True to its name (The Beautiful Shore), Le Beau Rivage has an enviable location on the seafront, beside the church ruins in Champ-Borne. That said, the dining room is overly dull; ask for a table near the...

Creole in St-André

Le Velli

Dining at this inviting restaurant near the Temple of Colosse is all about having a good time enjoying the finer pleasures of life. The cuisine is resolutely Creole (with a refined twist), well prepared and well...

Plantation in St-André

Plantation de Vanille Roulof

If you're after Réunion's Vanille Bourbon, head to this small family-run operation where you can buy vanilla pods at reasonable prices (40g for €30). You can also find out about the technique of 'marrying' the...

Historic Building in St-André

Maison Martin Valliamé

This handsome colonial villa dates from 1925 and is worth a look. It's northeast of the centre. Guided tours in French are available on the hour from 10am to 4pm.

Creole in St-André

Kom La Kaz

This rustic little place right in the centre serves well-prepared Creole dishes to eat in or take away.