Travel To Reunion

GETTING TO REUNION

Air France (0845 084 5111; www.airfrance.co. Uk) flies daily from Heathrow to Reunion via Paris, from £645 in February. Trips can also be arranged through Reunion specialists Rainbow Tours (020 7226 1004; www.rainbowtours.co. Uk) and Sunset Faraway Holidays (020 7498 9922; www.sunsetfaraway.

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WHERE TO STAY ST-DENIS

The tastefully renovated, Creole-style Domaine des Jamroses (chemin du Colorado; 00 262 262 235900; fax: 239337) is about 10km from the city in the upmarket La Montagne area overlooking the sea. The hotel has an excellent restaurant decorated in red velvet and gilt. Doubles from ‚130 (about £80)

ST GILLES-LES-BAINS

Reunion's best hotel is Hotel les Villas du Lagon (rue du Lagon, I'Hermitage; 00 262 262 700000; fax: 700007; www.vilias-du-lagon. Com) on one of the island's nicest beaches. It has sports and beauty facilities, restaurants (including the smart L'Orangine), a kid's club and an excellent creche. Doubles from about £100 The three-star, 153-room Grand Hotel des Mascareignes (Les Coquillages, Boucan Canot; 00 262 262 243624; fax: 243724; www.apavou-hotels. Com), is comfortable but not directly on the beach. Doubles from about £75 CILAOS

Le Vieux Cep (rue de Trois Mares; 00 262 262 317189; fax: 317768; www. Levieux-cep-reunion. Com) has 45 en-suite rooms in Swiss-chalet style and a good, busy restaurant. A big bonus after a day's hiking is the sauna and heated swimming pool with breathtaking views of the mountains. Doubles from about £45

ST-PIERRE

The Sterne Hotel (boulevard Hubert Delisle; 00 262 262 257000; fax: 257066;

Www.apavou-hotels. Com) is a comfortable if functional base close to the beach and new port, within walking distance of a number of good restaurants. Doubles from about £55

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