Occupying an enviable spot on the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island sits a short stretch of ocean away from the shimmering shores of Mauritius, fringed in pristine beaches and captivating coral reefs. A climbable volcano and its lush rainforest interior make it the perfect destination for active travellers whilst the dreamy beaches lined with pampering resorts make it a haven for those looking for the ultimate sun-filled escape.
- Flight time: Approx 14 hours
- Passport & Visa: No visa required for UK passport holders
- Currency: Euro
- Time Zone: GMT+4
- Language: French & Réunion Creole
With a culture that has inspired artists from poetry to sculptures, Réunion is a mixing pot of an abundance of colourful cultures with the island's creole celebrated from traditional storytelling to fonnkér (poetry) and the iconic Malyoya and Séga offers a musical backdrop to the Island's unique culture.
With mouth-watering fruits in abundance, Réunion blends the flavours of French, Indian, Chinese, Madagascan and East African cuisine with delights from the fertile volcanic soil that enriches the island. Some dishes not to miss include curry made from chicken or zourites (baby octopus) or the famous rougail saucisse (sausage rougail).
The pristine sands of Réunion's beaches form the perfect backdrop to snorkelling, diving, surfing and deep-sea fishing whilst a rainforest interior packed with astonishing waterfalls, magnificent volcanos, lava tunnels and towns packed with local folklore means you will never fall short for something to occupy your time on this fantastic island.
With year-round warm temperatures, Réunion is the perfect place to jet off to enjoy the sun with February being the hottest month at around 30C and July being the coldest with an average of 26°C.
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