Reunion island, mountains | © Copyright
Langevin Falls | © IRT/E.VIRIN
Cirque de Salazie | © IRT/E.VIRIN
Chameleon | © IRT/FATCH
Surfer | © IRT/E.VIRIN
Horseback riding | © E. VIRIN
Orchid | © E.VIRIN
Formica Leo crater | © IRT/E.VIRIN
St Gilles Ermitage lagoon | © IRT/FATCH
colorful in December | © IRT/E.VIRIN
Paragliding | © IRT/E.VIRIN
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:
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 a rainbow 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.
If you plan to stay for less than three months, an ordinary valid passport is the only form of identity required.
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).
The Roland Garros International Airport on Reunion is 10 kilometers from Saint-Denis, and 51 kilometers from Saint-Gilles.