Situated in the Indian Ocean, just above the Tropic of Capricorn, between “big island” Madagascar and “sister island” Mauritius, Reunion Island belongs to the Mascarene Islands. 500 miles from the east coast of Madagascar, 130 miles from the south-west of Mauritius and 5700 miles from Paris, it has been a French overseas department since 1946. Its capital is Saint-Denis, a town situated in the north of the island. Compared to Europe, Reunion Island appears to be on the other side of the world… and yet, it is so close… Here, all worries are forgotten, everything is done for the traveler! Reunion Island… or going around the world on just one island.
More than 6000 miles away from the major European cities, “La Réunion” is an island at the end of the world, offering you a change of environment with all the access possibilities of a European territory in the Indian Ocean. Every week, more than twenty direct flights ensure the connection between Metropolitan France and Reunion Island. Traveling from Europe, the airline companies that are regularly serving Metropolitan France from major European towns can offer rates for the whole trip to passengers to Reunion Island. Finally, a number of airlines are flying from Europe to the other islands in the Indian Ocean (Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles), from where it is possible to reach Reunion Island via interregional connections.
The average duration of a flight, usually overnight, takes around 11 hours. The passengers are offered an excellent comfort: dinner or lunch, breakfast, snacks, but also a whole range of films and games. Nearly enough time for a night’s sleep and there you are, under the sun of Reunion Island.
Thanks to the small time difference (GMT+4), there are no adaptation problems at all both ways.
- +3 hours from 31/10/2021 to 27/03/2021
- +2 hours from 28/03/2021 to 30/10/2021
Located in the Southern Hemisphere, the island enjoys a tropical climate, tempered by the proximity of the Indian Ocean. The warmth and sunshine are present the whole year. Each region possesses its own microclimate. The seasons are “inverted” in comparison with the Northern Hemisphere. The coast of the island always holds a hot or mild temperature. The austral summer, from November to April, has an average temperature of 30°C! This is the hot and humid season. At altitude, the temperature can drop by ten degrees. This is the ideal period to indulge in diving or wild water activities such as canyoning. The austral winter from May to October is the cool season. At altitude, the temperature plummets significantly, while at the coast and especially the beach area (West), the water is still around 25°C. Note that as of June, and this for four months, one can behold the dance of the humpback whale near the coast of the island !
French citizens or inhabitants of the European Union: identity card or valid passport. Citizens of foreign countries: valid passport, visa if necessary, and a return ticket or continuation of the journey.