Top things to do in The West

Top Choice European in La Saline-les-Bains

Planch'Alizé

Visitors and locals flock to this bustling little paillotte (beach restaurant) for reliable seafood as well as meat dishes, lavish salads and tempting desserts, including crêpes and a stunning crème brûlée au gérani…
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 great combinat…
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 Museum in Les Hauts de St-Leu

Stella Matutina

Réunion's most beloved museum reopened its doors in 2015 after a massive renovation. About 4km south of St-Leu on the D11 to Piton St-Leu and Les Avirons, it's dedicated primarily to the sugar industry, but also pro…
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 value-for-money food. A sampling of choices might include a burger with homemade fries, a copious salad or…
Top Choice Bistro in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Bistrot Case Créole

On the main drag, the BCC is known for its consistently delicious and well-priced cuisine, which has a modern edge but is firmly based in the classic Réunionnais and French tradition. On weekdays it lays on an excel…
Top Choice Ice Cream in St-Paul

La Magie des Glaces

St-Paul's prime ice-cream parlour will leave you a drooling mess. It serves up an excellent array of classic and exotic flavours, all prepared with high-quality ingredients. The tangor and vanilla are outstanding. I…
Top Choice Seafood 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…
Bistro in Boucan Canot

Le Bistrot de Pépé Gentil

This much-lauded venture with a vintage feel serves a range of culinary delights that deliciously represent French bistro cooking. The ris de veau (veal sweetbreads) and sole meunière (sole sautéed in butter and gar…
Beach in St-Gilles-les-Bains

Plage des Roches Noires

Plage des Roches Noires, in the heart of town, is crowded and neatly striped with sunbeds and parasols, but, beneath all this, it remains an attractive stretch of beach excellent for families, with shallow waters an…