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Planning a holiday in Reunion? We don’t blame you! This beautiful French island off the coast of Madagascar is paradise! Start with cheap flights to Reunion’s main airport, Roland Garros International Airport (RUN) onboard Air France, Air Austral, Corsair, Air Mauritius, among others.
Reunion has two seasons: hot, rainy summers and cool, dry winters. Cyclone season usually hits between December and March.
Flights to Reunion take around 14 hours with a stopover from London.
Reunion is an incredible mix of tropical weather with a rocky, volcanic landscape. It pleases both beach-lovers and mountain trekkers so what’s not to love? From Saint-Denis to surfing in Saint-Leu, where’s what to see and do in Reunion.
Saint-Denis: The capital of Reunion, most visitors spend at least a couple days in Saint-Denis and there’s plenty to do from beaches to parks, some peculiar architecture and great food.
Saint-Leu: Outdoor enthusiasts are well catered to in this town where you can go paragliding from the Hauts and incredible drop-offs underwater for scuba diving. The town is typical French colonial style, and oh-so-charming.
Cilaos: Hikers of all skill levels will love Cilaos, which has a circuit around the volcano, and a highlight is without a doubt the ascent up to the Piton des Neiges. Plenty of water and good hiking boots are essential.
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Reunion caters well to tourists in hotels and resorts. Up in the mountains, gîtes are more common, small mountain lodges or cabins. There is also a handful of youth hostels scattered around the island. If your trip coincides with peak season, it’s essential to book your Reunion hotel early.