Kelonia, Saint-Leu

4.2
#1 of 63 in Parks in Reunion Island
Observe various species of marine turtles at Kelonia, a former turtle ranch turned public aquarium. The descriptions are mostly in French, so it is worth taking an English audio guide to learn more about these ancient sea reptiles, including their migratory and mating habits. Discover the many ways that people used their shells in the past, before they became endangered. Apart from the aquarium, this turtle center rehabilitates injured and sick turtles, conducts research programs, and organizes educational workshops. Make your Saint-Leu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • You can not not go there, and if it's already done to go back. You will see sea turtles and land turtles as close to the ocean. The setting is fabulous and peaceful. Take the time to look at, they are so majestic. And wander through the store memory. You will always leave with a little something, even when you don't go for the first time. Good visit!
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  • Do at least once, but I think it's cheap compared to the content. Turtles are really beautiful
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  • Great visit. Very informative. Recommend getting an audio guide or use the guided tour instead to get the best from the day.
  • Definitely one of my favourite places in Réunion. It's not just an aquarium, it's far more like a sanctuary. It was incredibly informative and interesting to learn about turtles and their life cycles and difficulties. It is wonderful to see so much emphasis on the conservation of such beautiful creatures and how well they are looked after at Kélonia. I can't wait to go back.
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