We spent 3 nights at the resort in August 2012. Our room was large and comfy, with all the necessary amentities, including free wi-fi all over the huge property.
The pool was gorgous, with enough loungers for the guests and even 2 exercise machines in the water. We were surprised that it was warm enough to swim in, considering it was winter.
Breakfast was very good, with a nice selection of foodstuffs. Language was a bit of a problem, as we don't speak French and the staff very little English, so saying we wanted our coffee later meant we'd get a latte (jug of hot frothed milk). This has happened in other countries so we just laughed if off.
The beach was a bit of a walk to get to although the hotel does have shuttle buses a few times a day. After walking there and seeing that the beach was a bit on the rough side, we chose to rather use the pool at the hotel.
We ate in the restaurant on 2 occassions, the food was delicious but a bit on the pricey side. We tried eating out one night and struggled to find anything open close by. Eventually settled for a pizza in what looked like someone's home.
The resort is well situated for exploring the area, as nothing is too far away. We visited Cilaos for the day and it was a very pleasant trip, which included seeing St Pierre.
I would recommend staying there but a car is necessary if you want to do more than lie at the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very close to the city of Saint-Pierre, in Petite-Ile, in the Wild South of the Island of Reunion, nearby the most important natural sites and places of interest, such as the Cirque of Cilaos or the volcano Le Piton de La Fournaise, a Hotel is nestling between the cliffs, overlooking the blue water of the Indian Ocean and the bay of Grand'Anse with its white sand beach: The Palm Hotel & Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palm Hotel And Spa
- Palm Hotel Petite Île
- Palm Hotel & Spa Reunion Island/Petite-Ile