Kelonia, Saint-Leu

4.2
#1 of 65 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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  • Very nice initiative that this museum care center just for that, the visit is worth it. Splendid turtles, free guided tours and a nice view of the central tower, a wonder that is worth a visit. Special mention for crafts accessible in terms of tariffs
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  • Interesting to see the turtles that get treated we spend not 4H but rather not bad in. more it was at the foot of our hotel
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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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