"Le Tamaréo" is a restaurant and hiking lodge.
Accessible only by foot, our hiking lodge is located in Îlet de La Nouvelle, Cirque de Mafate, on Reunion Island.
Prepare your stay solo, as a couple or as a family.
For a relaxing stop:
Our accommodation service is open from Tuesday to Saturday included. In a double room or dormitory, choose the formula that suits you.
Reservation is required.
For a gourmet stop:
Our catering service is open from Tuesday evening to Sunday noon, book your breakfast, lunch or dinner.
As a guarantee of quality, our lodge hold the official label « Qualité Tourisme Ile de la Réunion »
It all began in the 1980s, on the initiative of Sylvain BÈGUE, a native from La Nouvelle.
A true precursor in tourism, he was at the time the first resident of the Cirque to welcome hikers in his
home to provide them meals, then he arranged his house to also accommodate them.
Facing growing demand, he then undertook the construction of his own cottage.
At the time, there was very few helicopters to supply inhabitants and at unaffordable prices. Sylvain,
through his perseverance and courage, went back and forth by foot from the Col des Boeufs to La
Nouvelle in order to carry on man's back the equipment necessary for its construction.
Years went by, Sylvain's children grew ? up and became old enough to take over.
Sylvain decided to hand over to his son Jean-Yves, who took this project very seriously and decided to leave Réunion to train in metropolitan France.
He forged his cooking experience in large establishments such as the Casino de Deauville and went back to his native island, diploma in his pocket and his partner Marion from Normandy.
Jean-Yves and Marion embarked on a true life project and devoted themselves, during nearly five years, to the complete renovation of the building.
They thus gave life to the first touristic hiking lodge of the hamlet, which reopened its doors in 2010, called "Le Tamaréo" in reference to the endemic tree of the Cirque "Le Tamarin des hauts ".