Located 10 minutes from Pierrefonds airport, « Le Battant des lames » Hotel is located on the beach, enjoying a beautiful landscape between land and sea, in the city entrance to St Pierre and being the doors of the « Sud sauvage »(Wild South). Facing the beach and lagoon, it will bring you a real moment of peace, calm and relaxation.
Directly accessible by foot, the port and the shopping street will allow you to enjoy water activities such as scuba diving or deep sea fishing before shopping excursion while the waterfront offers an ideal nightlife: restaurants, nightclubs, casino, bars, making St Pierre the most dynamic and most alive city of the Reunion Island.
« Le Battant des lames » is an old French expression that was used at the time of the East India Company to indicate the place where the waves came to die on the reef of the Reunion island in the days when this one was still called « Bourbon island ».
Usually used in the sentence "from the beating wave to the top of the mountains", the old French term used especially in the nineteenth century to define the territorial extension that the India Company granted the settlers of the Bourbon Island.
From the privileged hotel location , it was natural to wear that name coming from the roots of the Reunion history.
EXCURSION IN THE SOUTH OF REUNION ISLAND
The Piton de la Fournaise: enjoy the spectacular show of « La Plaine des Sables » and its lunar landscape through a memorable hike.
Cilaos and its picturesque village with multiple specialities: lentils, wine and thermal spas.
Discover the small village of « Entre-Deux » and its altitude forest of Dimitile.
« Grand Bassin » and its hike and its breathtaking natural scenery will make you discover a typical old fashion village.
Discover Saint-Pierre and its traditional Saturday morning market at entrance of your hotel.
Follow « la saga du rhum »(the rum saga) of St. Pierre and discover the various rums that are manufactured in Reunion Island.
The Golf of « l'Etang Salé» will welcome you for true relaxation moment to share with family or friends.
Walk into the path of « Jardins des épices » (Garden of spices) and enjoy the « Anse des Cascades »(the waterfall's cove) in Saint-Philippe then lead to its lowland forest and finish with tunnels and lava flows of the « Grand Brûlé » in heart of the wild south.
The « Maison de la Vanille » (Vanilla's house) in St phillipe welcome you and will let you discover the history of Edmond Albius a notorious son of Reunion who discovered the process of vanilla's fertilization . Discover the « Plaine des grègues » and his « maison du curcuma » (turmeric's house ) where is cultivated the favorite spice of Reunion's people :turmeric also called « safran pays » (local's saffron).
20 minutes from the hotel, the city of St Leu and her beautiful seaside that you can paradigling. Prefer the « Obsevatoires des tortues marines » (the turtles marine's observatory) Kélonia for family outings.
Admire one of the most beautiful coast of Reunion Island with its natural attractions such as the « gouffre » (flood gulf)gulf and the « souffleur » (blower or ocean geyser ) which will not miss to amaze you.
Visit the sugar factory of the gol or the stella matutina's museum who will tell you the sugar history of the Reunion island .