Piton de la Fournaise, first eruption of the year 2020 !
The Piton de la Fournaise again erupted on Monday February 10, 2020 at 11.00 am (local time). Reunion Island’s volcano, which is one of the most active in the world, puts on a spectacular show on a large scale for the first time this year! Piton de la Fournaise is world-famous for its amazing eruptions which are safe for observers looking for adventure and a unique experience.
Piton de la Fournaise, puts on a show
Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting for the first time in 2019 on Monday 18 February at 9.48am. The lava spurted out for around 12 hours. Just over 24 hours after the end of the first eruption of the year, Piton de la Fournaise woke up again! And there it was, erupting again on Tuesday 19 February late in the day.
The Grand Raid: 25 years of madness!
The Grand Raid is part of an international sporting initiative, when several thousand participants from all four corners of the world come to Reunion Island. An iconic race with an international reputation - the Grand Raid is the tenth and last stage of the Ultra-Trail World Tour! This individual and collective human adventure is an opportunity for competitors to test their limits and compete against other athletes.
The Reunion harrier: Reunion's last bird of prey
The most remarkable and best protected species on the island are the birds that inhabit both the highlands and lowlands. You'll get a chance to spot some of these birds - while out hiking along trails, through primary forests, or walking along the coast - including: the Reunion stonechat, the Mascarene paradise flycatcher, the Reunion Cuckooshrike, the village weaver and, of course, the marsh harrier.
Reunion Island - a place in the sun!
Summer is in full swing in the southern hemisphere at this time of year. Do you feel in need of some sun and warmth this winter? Do you fancy indulging in a spot of relaxation? Come and spend a dream holiday on Reunion island in the sun-drenched Indian Ocean. What are you waiting for?!
Dimitri Payet is awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador for Reunion Island!
Considered as one of the revelations of the Euro 2016, Dimitri Payet joined the circle of honorary ambassadors for Reunion Island. On Saturday 23rd July, the president of Reunion Island Tourism Board (IRT), Stéphane Fouassin awarded the honorary title to Dimitri Payet at a press conference held at the Akoya Hôtel & Spa.