Top things to do in St-André

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 December) visitors are shown around the huge, high-tech plant, following the process from the delivery of the cut cane to t…
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 through…
Chinese in St-André

Le Beau Rivage

True to its name (The Beautiful Shore), Le Beau Rivage boasts a fantastic location: it's on the seafront, beside the church ruins in Champ-Borne. That said, the dining room is quite dull; ask for a table near the wi…
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 (€10 for 25g). You can also find out about the technique of 'marrying' the vanil…
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, well prepared and well priced. Another draw is th…
Historic Building in St-André

Maison Martin Valliamé

Worth a look is this handsome colonial villa dating from 1925, northeast of the centre. Guided tours in French are available on the hour from 10am to 4pm.
Hindu Temple in St-André

Temple du Petit Bazar

This small Tamil temple is not far from the centre.