Top things to do in St-Benoît

Top Choice Creole in St-Benoît

Les Letchis

Les Letchis boasts a fantastic location in a luxuriant garden by the Rivière des Marsouins. The menu is an ode to Creole classics and 'riverfood'; standouts include carri bichiques and braised duck. If you want to e…
Historic Site in St-Benoît

Îlet Bethléem

Very few visitors have heard about Îlet Bethléem, a magical spot by the Rivière des Marsouins that locals would like to keep for themselves. Reached after a 15-minute walk from the car park, it features an old chape…
Lake in St-Benoît

Grand Étang

Around 12km southwest of St-Benoît along the road towards Plaine-des-Palmistes is the 3km road to Grand Étang (Big Pond). This pretty picnic spot lies at the bottom of an almost-vertical ridge separating it from the…
Viewpoint in St-Benoît

Takamaka Viewpoint

North of St-Benoît the D53 strikes southwest, following the Rivière des Marsouins 15km upstream to end beside the Takamaka viewpoint. Be prepared to fall on your knees in awe: despite a small power plant near the vi…
Seafood in St-Benoît

Le Beauvallon

Le Beauvallon is well known to everyone in the area, not least for its location beside the mouth of the Rivière des Roches and its seasonal, scrumptious carri bichiques (curry made with a sprat-like delicacy). On th…
French in St-Benoît

Le Régal' Est

This attractive venture located upstairs in the covered market serves a modern, creative fish and meat menu. Not all the dishes work, though. The lunchtime menu is good value.
Forest in St-Benoît

Forêt Ste-Marguerite

For a complete change of pace and atmosphere, consider spending some time in the protected 159-hectare Forêt Ste-Marguerite, way up in the hills. Fans of flora will get their kicks here; there are over 150 indigenou…