Discover all the secrets of the coconut tree!

Nestled within a coconut grove and tropical garden, in the heart of the Domaine de la Pointe des Châteaux, stands the Maison du Coco, a farm with more than 7 ha of land. There, you will discover all the secrets of the tree of life through our interactive coconut workshop. Our coconut workshop is made up of three parts:

  • Origins and uses of coconut in Réunion Island
  • Cooking with coconut
  • Weaving of coconut leaves

 

Our coconut workshop is for children as well as adults and lasts 2 hours.

‘The coconut tree, the jewel of the tropics’

Visit our coconut grove located in the heart of a magnificent tropical garden and discover all the secrets of the coconut tree (its origin, its culture, etc.) and the many uses of its fruit, the coconut:

  • Culinary use (water, nuts, virgin oil, milk, sugar, etc.)       
  • Medicinal use (recipe of yesteryear)
  • Cosmetic use (soap, massage oil)
  • Industrial use (brushes, rope, charcoal, etc.)
  • Artisanal use (shell handicrafts, palm weaving, etc.)

 

 Enjoy a tasting platter:

  • Coconut sugar and syrup made from the sap of coconut blossoms
  • Virgin coconut oil obtained by cold pressing the coconut
  • Fresh coconut water
  • Coconut ice cream 

« Cooking with coconut »

Pick your coconut, learn to clean it and break it to extract its meat and collect its water.

Grate your nut sitting on traditional stools and, there you have it, you are ready for the culinary workshop. 

Make your coconut sweets or coconut macaroons and enjoy our traditional coconut punch!

« Introduction to weaving »

Pick your coconut leaflet and learn the basics of this age-old tradition. 

Our coconut workshop takes place from Tuesday to Sunday at 10AM and 2PM (booking required)

 

Single rate: €8 /person older than 3 years old.

Booking are processed through mobile phone: 0692 76 95 39 or 0692 70 63 73.

Open Monday to Sunday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM

 Unguided visits of the estate  €5

Coconut workshop  €8 (booking required)

 

Picnic isn't allowed on our estate

 

134 rue Georges Pompidou 97436 Saint-Leu (Réunion)

Mobile: (+262) 0692 70 63 73 - 0692 76 95 39