What my Reunion Island wellcation includes

Are you ready to say goodbye to city life for a blissful 8 days, and immerse yourself in the warmth of the Creole spirit? Join me on the idyllic Reunion Island for a once-in-a-lifetime wellcation in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

I designed my Reunion wellcation to be a completely rejuvenating experience, and one that will undoubtedly heal the soul, improve your health and raise your spirits in true Reunion Island style. My ultimate aim for this trip, is to help you priortise your health and wellbeing-and be a little selfish to be selfless. 

You deserve it!


Interested? Here's everything you need to know about my Reunion wellcation:  

Full Price: R35 100 p.p.s
Deposit: A deposit of 50% is required and the balance is due 2 months prior to departure but will be subject to currency fluctuations.

My Reunion wellcation is an 8-day, 7-night adventure which runs from a Tuesday to a Tuesday. You have the choice of two dates:

  • 3rd - 20th April 2021

Fun activities

To start, we'll arrive in St. Denis, the capital of Reunion Island, and will be transferred to the stunning 5* LUX* Saint Gilles Resort, where we'll stay for the duration of the wellcation. Each day includes a delicious, healthy breakfast and a fun exercise session with me, where you'll have the chance to sweat up a storm! I've also lined up a few more exciting activities, inluding: 

  • The chance to learn how to cook a traditional Creole dish with myself and a 5* LUX* Saint Gilles Resort chef. 
  • A wonderful opportunity to taste Reunion's signature slow-rising traditional bread that won't leave you feeling bloated. It's naturally lower in gluten and there are at least 20 different flavours and varieties available. 
  • Daily exercise classes which will include stretching, rebounding, walking, hiking and circuit-type resistance training. 
  • A full-day adventure where we'll have the chance to venture into the rustic Mafate valley by a 4-wheel car to enjoy a full-day hike, plus a hearty 3-course Creole lunch and swim in the Bras d’Oucy waterfall - bliss!
  • An opportunity to roam the exotic Saint-Paul’s market, and spend the day exploring the scenic planes of Salazie Valley, including the fragrant Vanilla Farm, waterfalls and local Hellbourg village. This is not to be missed. 

COST: R29 014 pp sharing (Rates are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations until booked and paid in full.)

Your travel cost excludes:

  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meal not mentioned above
  • Meals not mentioned / included
  • Nightly Tourist tax, which is payable directly at each hotel – approximately EUR 0.80 pp/pn
  • Optional excursions not mentioned above
  • Tips, drinks and taxi fares not mentioned above

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each traveller must own their own rebounder and bring it with to Reunion. This will not interfere with your luggage weight allowance. Air Austral allows 20kg pp for dive gear, which will instead be used to accommodate your rebounder.


Your detailed itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Reunion and be met by our team and transferred to the 5* LUX* Saint Gilles Resort. Check in and relax at leisure. Dinner will be served on the plane.

Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast, you'll get to sweat it out with me at your first exercise class, and the rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind. 

You're welcome to book extra optional excursions or chill on the beach at the LUX* or by the pool. 

Day 3

Start the day with an invigorating exercise class with me, followed by the chance to enjoy your day at leisure.

You're welcome to book extra optional excursions, such as a day trip to the island's mythical volcano or book yourself in for a much-needed pampering session at the LUX* Spa. You'll also have the chance to simply relax on the beach or on a sun lounger by the LUX* pool and immerse yourself in a good book. 

Day 4

After your morning exercise class with me, we'll be heading out for the day to shop, explore and get a taste of Reunion's local culture and cuisine. Some highlights of day 4 include;

A trip to Saint-Paul’s market, the iconic vanilla farm and Salazie valley. 

We will also have a chance to visit the waterfalls as well as the quaint Hellbourg village.

*Private transfer all day included. 

Day 5

Enjoy your daily morning exercise class with me followed by a semi-free day to relax or explore.

**Creole Cooking Class at the LUX* Saint Gilles

Learn how to cook a typical Creole-style meal and discover how to work with a variety of different flavours and textures.

There will be space for 20 people at the same time, and the activity will be split over 2 evenings.

*Full dinner not included

Day 6

Get ready for a day packed with physical adventures, which will start with your daily exercise class, followed by a scenic hike in Mafate Valley, which is surrounded by several infamous peaks.

Some details about the hike: 

Start with a 30-minute drive along and across the river into the valley in 4 wheel cars. 

A 3-hour hike with English speaking guides (1 guide for 15 persons), with a lunch stop.  

A tasty Creole lunch in a traditional hut, which includes 3-courses and beverages; 1/4 wine bottle / Person, water and coffee.

A 2-hour hike back, plus a stop to bath in the Bras Doucy waterfall.

A 30-minute drive along and across the river with roundtrip transfers to the river.


Day 7

Start your day with my exercise class, and have the chance to relax and soak up the majestic island for your last day. 

**Creole Cooking Class at the LUX* Saint Gilles

Learn how to cook a typical Creole-style meal and discover how to work with a variety of different flavours and textures.

There will be space for 20 people at the same time, and the activity will be split over 2 evenings.

*Full dinner not included.

Day 8

We sadly bid farewell to Reunion Island with a private transfer from the LUX* to the airport.