Farmers father & son Gilbert and Grégory Payet have renovated the 200 year old family Creole house to make it a welcoming place for hikers who are willing to walk the 7 km trail (2 to 2.5 hours, elevation 500 m only ) leading to their little paradise.
Available and friendly Mr. Payet will share with pleasure his good humor and expertise with the passing guests.
A natural pool, Tit'Ravine, is just behind the house for a swim in the heart of Nature! Entertainment such as table football, petanque or billiards will also be offered.
Over there, you won’t suffer from the tumult of civilization, only the birds and the murmur of the river are likely to wake you up in the morning after a meal and a night in a dormitory or in a separate room.
With a total capacity of 22 guests, the Gite Ilet Boulon offers:
• 12 bunk beds in a dorm
• 2 double bedrooms
• 2 triple bedrooms
• Possibility of sleeping in ready-to-sleep tents (double mattress, blanket, sheets, pillows) on request
• 2 bathrooms with showers, water heated “over a woodfire”!
• 2 toilets
• Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided, but you must provide your own towels.
At the table d’hote
Creole cuisine is done over a wood fire, and the meal always includes a homemade gratin, a choice of two carrys, a homemade cake, and a variety of rums concocted by Mr Payet himself…
How to get there
Although located near the famous hamlet of Grand Bassin, access goes by the Pont d'Yves (about 2 to 2.5 hours).
Follow the trail of Petite Ravine (elevation 500 m, easy).