The high country town of Misery Bourg with its destroyed warm showers (a volcanic emission redirected the spring framework) is a superb look at days of old, with beguiling Creole houses and gardens on fire with delightful blossoms and spices, a few endemic to Réunion.

Regarding the matter of endemic, Réunion has no harmful insects, no snakes and the principal hunter is its just flying predator, the Papanque.

Le Relais des Cimes gave a fine lunch, a lot of which we saw on our excursion (chou/chayote/sju plants cover trees and slopes and are served au gratin).

Cilaos, which comes from a Malagasy word signifying “the spot you never leave,” is suitably named. ” The street with 420 twists” takes you through burrows and along precipice faces into an alternate world.

The magnificent high setting, neglected by Piton des Neiges, is a heaven for lively thrill seekers, nature sweethearts and those basically there to unwind with a glass of nearby wine in a warm spring.

Cilaos delivers normally shimmering mineral water (there are four water organizations on Réunion) and the spa is well known with nearby and abroad guests.