From majestic landscapes and attractive coastal cities to awesome viewpoints and stunning forests, the island of Réunion is the most unusual island paradises on earth. Holding several records and notable features that should have made it world famous already, Reunion Island still remains an undiscovered secret amongst all but the French country. With its lush forest interior, coral reefs, rare birds, waterfalls, plant life and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Reunion Island is a dream destination for lovers of the outdoors.
The dry season is from May to October, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°Celsius. December and January are the wettest months here. It can be chilly in the mountains and it's recommended to carry warm clothing for the evenings. So according to us March, April, October, and December are ideal months for travelling and the best time to visit Reunion Islands.
Summer reaches its peak in January and February, with daily temperatures ranging from 30°C by the coast. The rains are plentiful and frequent, especially towards the north of the volcano. It is recommended not to visit Reunion Island during the monsoon season as various attractions and activities remain closed. Winter reaches in July and August, with a tad fresher temperature i.e. around 24-25°C.
Le Piton de la Fournaise is one of Reunion Islands famous tourist places. This place in Reunion Island has one of the most active volcanoes of the planet. The volcano is the most visited place here and probably the most thrilling attraction of the Indian Ocean too. This epic volcano can be visited by helicopter or microlight planes, but the best way to discover is by trekking!
Mafate is one of the famous calderas found in the Reunion Island. The caldera here is home to a small village of the same name. It is a very uncommon village as it is situated nearly 2000 meters above sea level. If you wish to spend a day in an unusual place, then Mafate is the place.
Voile de la Mariee is one of the famous natural treasures of Reunion Island. This waterfall is famous as it falls and takes the appearance the veils of a bride! When exploring the calderas, Voile de la Mariée is a must-stop at Reunion Island. The best way to go there is by crossing a small village of Hell-Bourg on the way to Salazie caldera.
Also recognized as the old city, Saint-Denis is the capital City of Reunion Island. Situated in the north, the city hosts the main administrative centres of the island. With its numerous museums and cultural monuments, Saint-Denis is very important to Reunion Island.
Reunion Island is not just about calderas, vertiginous peaks, and mountains. The west coast of the island is blessed with some remarkable beaches. Ermitage beach is the longest beach that is situated on Reunion Island.
The best setting of Réunion Island exists in its wild interior, which features deep canyons, calderas, waterfalls, and an active volcano. While some places are reachable only by hiking, there are several roads that you can take to visit some great passages in the island’s interior. You will feel the adrenaline rush and will feel like a bird.
One of the best places to visit in Réunion Island is the Piton des Neiges, the highest peak of the Mascarene Islands. The difference between Piton Des Neiges and other mountains is that there is no danger of avalanche. This mountain stands 3070 meters above sea level. Trekking lovers will certainly love this place. You will discover wonderful passages as you evolve along with your track. For slow climbers, the climb may take two days or one night.
Piton de la Fournais is one of the most gorgeous settings that the south of the Indian Ocean can offer. This is the only active volcano that looms over the island and is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. With more than 150 eruptions recorded since the 17th century, it is a must thing to do in Reunion Island.
This was one of the best things to experience in Reunion Island. Run adventure organizes an amazing cannoning experience down the Riviere de Roche from Bassin la Mer to the Bassin la Paix. An old lava flow had been carved into a gorge by the river, with amazing walls on each side, calm pools, trailed by cascades and waterfalls. There is a road that takes you to the caldera which you can hike down then up the volcano’s cone.