Top things to do in The West

Top Choice French in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Le Saint-Michel

Part of the eponymous hotel, this is the gourmet choice in St-Gilles. With its enticing dining deck by the pool, charming welcome and delicious cuisine, Le Saint-Michel won't disappoint. The menu is a combination of…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Les Makes

La Fenêtre

It would be a sin to visit Les Makes and not take the forest road that leads to this viewpoint, another 10km further uphill. The view over the entire Cirque de Cilaos and the surrounding craggy summits that jab the …
Top Choice Museum in Les Hauts de St-Leu

Stella Matutina

Réunion's most beloved museum is dedicated primarily to the sugar industry, but also provides fascinating insights into the history of the island, especially slavery and the colonial era. It includes a state-of-the-…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Leu

L'Eveil des Sens – Le Blue Margouillat

This elegant restaurant inside Le Blue Margouillat hotel is the top-end darling of the west coast. Marc Chappot's creative dishes are artfully prepared and presented, and all provide a burst of flavour. Another draw…
Top Choice Fusion in St-Paul

La Bas Ter La

One of St-Paul’s top tables, La Bas Ter La is tucked down a quiet street not far from the seafront. It offers excellent French cuisine with a refined twist, savoured in a stylishly modern dining room. The menu chang…
Top Choice European in St-Leu

Au Bout La Bas

Brimming with good cheer, this tropical cocoon in a street running parallel to the seafront serves excellent food. A sampling of choices might include a burger with homemade fries, a copious salad, tuna tataki or a …
Top Choice International in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

Le Manta

Concealed in a wonderfully overgrown garden, this well-respected restaurant has a great selection of fish and meat dishes, as well as a few Creole classics and salads. Toothsome specialities include salade Manta, co…
Top Choice Creole in Entre-Deux

L'Arbre à Palabres

For a menu that strays a little off the familiar sausage rougail (sausages cooked in tomato sauce) and chicken curry path, try this cute eatery in a Creole house, near the tourist office. The menu changes daily, acc…
Top Choice International in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Sauvage

This sassy restaurant and bar directly on the beach is run by a dynamic crew who serve consistently delicious market-inspired cuisine. Throw in a congenial atmosphere, superb cocktails (from €8) and great tapas serv…
Top Choice European in La Saline-les-Bains

L'UniVert

Overlooking the beach, this hip venture provides an enjoyable dining experience with healthy food, including a few veggie options, as well as mean breakfasts, tasty tapas and superb cocktails. It also scores high on…