Reunion Island - A Spectacular Setting
Experience the exoticism of a tropical island in the Indian Ocean: Reunion Island.
From its beaches and beautiful waterfalls to its sharp peaks, sometimes snowy, Reunion Island is a true melting pot. Book a cheap flight from Mauritius to Reunion and explore Saint Denis, the capital, which is famous for its narrow streets adorned with old colonial-style buildings and trendy shops. The west coast is popular for its amazing beach locations: Saint Paul, Saint Gilles, Saint Leu and Etang Salé. The south-east, starting from the picturesque St Pierre marina to the charming coastal villages, is not to be missed.
Drive on spectacular roads such as Tamarin Road, crossing over several gullies and overlooking the canyons and natural cirques (Cilaos, Mafate, Salazie). Discover majestic ridges adorned with an abundant tropical vegetation and huge waterfalls. Stare at fantastic landscapes, dotted with hamlets inhabited by a population mainly living on agriculture.
Take in an inspiring scenery dominated by the Piton des Neiges, a 3071-metre-high extinct volcano. Don’t miss the lunar landscape of Plaine des Sables, a desert buffer zone, just after what is the enclosure to the Piton de la Fournaise: an active volcano attracting many specialists and visitors at each eruption.
If you’re looking for thrills, take a flight to Reunion from Mauritius and try scuba diving, surfing, canyoning, climbing, paragliding or motorbike trailing, the Reunion Island is the ideal place.
Discover the tasty Creole cuisine: a mix of Chinese, Indian and Malagasy dishes revisited.