Top things to do in The Wild South

Top Choice Creole in Le Baril

Auberge Paysanne Le Palmier

Plenty of smiles from the owners, recipes plucked straight out of grandma's cookbook, a serene setting in the Hauts and partial sea views from the terrace – if you're after an authentic Creole experience, this place…
Top Choice European in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

L'Instant Présent

Don't miss this soulful restaurant in the centre of Petite Île – it gets favourable word-of-mouth reviews along with our stamp of approval. The menu centres around Creole and French specialities with a creative twis…
Top Choice Creole in Le Grand Brûlé

Chez Moustache

A welcoming family-run outfit in a picturesque Creole house complete with a courtyard garden, Chez Moustache serves authentic Creole specialities at honest prices. The food is grounded in island tradition, as testif…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

Chez Ti Fred

This few-frills but atmospheric haunt isolated among orchard trees and cane fields south of Petite Île is a great find. No culinary acrobatics here, just keep-the-faith Creole staples at affordable prices. We'll be …
Viewpoint in Le Grand Brûlé

Le Grand Brûlé Platform

In April 2007, in one of the most violent eruptions ever recorded, an impressive lava flow was formed, about 2km north of Pointe du Tremblet. The road was cut off for several months. It's a primal experience to driv…
Waterfall in Rivière Langevin

Cascade de la Grande Ravine

A narrow road follows the wide stony bed of the Rivière Langevin and leads to Cascade de la Grande Ravine, a majestic waterfall that drops into a broad pool. Admire it from a lookout by the road, about 9km from the …
Creole in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

Les Badamiers

This family-run eatery in a private house spins tasty carris and ace homemade desserts (Mmm, the crème brûlée and the tarte Tatin with papaya and cinnamon…). The menu is concise but everything is fresh, the atmosphe…
Gardens in St-Philippe

Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices

Inland between Le Baril and St-Philippe, don't miss the 3-hectare garden, Le Jardin des Parfums et des Épices. It contains over 1500 species in a natural setting in the Mare Longue forest, 3km west of St-Philippe. K…
Viewpoint in Le Grand Brûlé

Pointe de la Table

In 1986 the lava unusually flowed south of Le Grand Brûlé to reach the sea at Pointe de la Table, a headland that lies a few hundred metres north of Puits Arabe. This eruption added over 30 hectares to the island's …
Beach in St-Pierre to St-Joseph

Plage de Grande Anse

Beach lovers should stop at Plage de Grande Anse, which is framed with basaltic cliffs and features a white-sand beach, a protected tide pool and picnic shelters. On weekends, the beach is often swamped with locals.…