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  • Randonneurs à l'Ile de la Réunion

    Randonneurs à l'Ile de la Réunion | © IRT/ Serge Gélabert

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  • Plage de Boucan Canot - Ile de La Réunion

    Plage de Boucan Canot - Ile de La Réunion | © IRT/S. Gélabert

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  • Composition de fruits - Ile de La Réunion

    Composition de fruits - Ile de La Réunion | © IRT/S. Gélabert

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  • Groupe de Maloya - Ile de La Réunion

    Groupe de Maloya - Ile de La Réunion | © IRT/ E.Virin

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  • Volcan à l'Ile de La Réunion

    Volcan à l'Ile de La Réunion | © IRT/S.Gélabert

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  • Le marché de Saint-Paul - Ile de La Réunion

    Le marché de Saint-Paul - Ile de La Réunion | © IRT/E. Virin

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  • Cascade Takamara - Ile de la Reunion

    Cascade Takamara - Ile de la Reunion | © IRT - Serge Gélabert

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  • Cratere Formica Leo - Ile de la Reunion

    Cratere Formica Leo - Ile de la Reunion | © IRT/E.Virin

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    Rendez-vous in Reunion Island

    Right in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 800 km east of Madagascar, Réunion Island, together with Mauritius and Rodrigues, forms the Archipelago of Mascareignes.

    It is like a mountain resting on the surface of the Indian Ocean, just like the Piton des Neiges, rising to 3,069 meters. An active volcano, the famous Piton de la Fournaise wakes up periodically, and you can admire the magnificence of the lava flow in total safety.

    Réunion offers an infinite number of amazing sites and contrasting landscapes:

    • Green Réunion, with its primitive forests and three large natural cirques: Mafate, which you can only reach by hiking along a trail; Salazie, a wonderland of waterfalls and rivers in the midst of lush vegetation; Cilaos, with an unexpected alpine village nestled on the side of the mountain.
    • Blue Réunion, with the lagoons of Saint-Gilles, Saint-Leu and Saint-Pierre.
    • Golden Réunion, with 30km of golden sandy beaches along the coastline cooled by the wind.
    • Multicolored Réunion, with its explosions of rich colors in the gardens full of tropical flowers, and its Creole huts.

    A natural stadium for sports and leisure activities, Réunion provides more than 70 activities, from 40m under the sea to more than 3,000m up in the air. You can explore the heights on horseback, mountain bike or ATV, go hiking on one of the 1,000 km of marked trails, go paragliding, take helicopter or ULM flights above the majestic mountains, go surfing on the famous spots at Saint-Gilles, or fish for blue marlin and yellow-fin tuna.

    Finally, at the crossroads of several continents, Réunion will delight you with the natural, warm welcome of its population, and the variety of its Creole cuisine. The local food’s spicy flavors, from curry to rougaille, will gratify even the most gourmet appetites.

    Don’t miss

    • The Volcano and its lunar landscape on the Plaine des Sables
    • Le Cirque de Cilaos, 1,200m high at the foot of the Piton des Neiges
    • La Sucrerie de Bois Rouge, where you can  discover how sugar is made
    • The Saint Paul market, which will delight all your senses
    • La Maison de la Vanille, where you can discover Bourbon Vanilla

    Useful information

    • Main town: Saint-Denis
    • Entry formalities: If you plan to stay for less than three months, an ordinary valid passport is the only form of identity required. 
    • Currency: Euro
    • Temperature: From 59° F in the higher parts to 77° along the coast in the cool season (May-November), more than 86°F on the coast in the hot season (December-April). 
    • Climate: Tropical 

    Getting there

    The Roland Garros International Airport on Reunion is 10 kilometers from Saint-Denis, and 51 kilometers from Saint-Gilles.

    Our favorite

    Le Saint Alexis Hotel & Spa

 
 

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