Reunion Island Experience

International Travel | Reunion

Marla, seen from the Col du Taïbit - Mafate Cirque (Photo Courtesy: David Monniaux)
Waterfall at Bassin Aigrettes (Photo Courtesy: Tonton Bernardo)
Sunset at Roches Noires Beach (Photo Courtesy: Cblm)
Port of Saint-Gilles
Beach of Hermitage (Photo Courtesy: Samuel Hoarau)

Reunion Island is a tropical Island in Indian Ocean renowned for its rivers, waterfalls, rainforests, active Volcano, spectacular coastal drives, small hamlets with offbeat character and stunning walking / trekking routes.

Reunion Island is popularly visited alongwith Mauritius due to connectivity and two islands cannot be more dissimilar than they actually area. While Mauritius is a relatively flat beach getaway with luxury hotels popular with honeymooners, getaway seekers and family travellers, Reunion Island is for those seeking adventure and experiences alongwith a completely off the beaten track holiday experience.

St Denis is the capital and arrival point and only International Airport for travellers for Reunion. St Denis is generally a transit point for a stay for guests coming in and out of hinterland areas.

St Gilles (50 kms from St Denis) is lies around Coastal highland areas adjoining the Indian Ocean and is home to many french holiday homes, hotels, resorts and cafe. Guests here arrive for a holiday where they explore hinterland areas, adventure activities (Trekking, Mountain Biking, horse riding, Kayaking, Canyoning, Paragliding) during the day and return to enjoy spectacular sunset and eventful evenings.

Piton De La Fournaise is an active Volcano (Erupted 150+ times since 1690) and the main attraction of Reunion Islands for holiday travellers. There are several walking routes that allows travellers to walk around the Volcano.

The Cirques of Mafate, Salazie and Cilaos are a huge attraction for hikers / trekkers. It offers spectacular gorges, rivers and waterfalls. The Cirques of Mafate is the least accessible (no roads) whereas Salazie is the most accessible (and therefore most visited).

For those looking for coastal drives, asphalted roads of Reunion (200+ kms round trip from St Denis - St Denis) offers an amazing experience with spectacular views.

Reunion Island experience is unlike any other among Indian Ocean Island and is a must visit for a well heeled travellers who are not looking for luxury but a complete nature centric experience.

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