La Réunion Island
La Réunion Island is our newest destination and ready and raring for action. This little known island lies west of Mauritius and boy does it pack a punch when it comes to jaw dropping scenery. With towering active volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls, lava fields, forests and mammoth craters La Réunion Island entices adventure seekers with a penchant for hiking and exploring. Hire a 4×4, this is one of the easiest ways to explore the island or take a helicopter trip, soar over the volcanic peaks and gaze down at the bowl shaped cirques hollowed out in the valley below.
Glide into canyons, skim over the treetops and whizz past waterfalls, tumbling over the jagged mountainsides. A helicopter flight is highly recommended during your stay on La Réunion Island. Try to book it on the first full day of your stay so you have a chance to reschedule should the weather turn and we recommend an early morning flight, before the clouds descend over the dramatic scenery.
June to October is whale watching season. These amazing ocean giants can be seen from land most days and many of the hotels provide binoculars in the restaurants and bars so you can sip a cocktail and watch this astonishing migration. One of the best hotels for whale watching is LUX Ile de la Réunion, which is on the beautiful L’Hermitage beach with its calm coral sheltered lagoon, that is perfectly safe for swimming.
Flying time: 12 ¾ hours via Mauritius or Paris
Time difference: GMT + 4 hours
Weather: Temperatures on the coast average between 24°C in winter (July to August) and 30°C in summer (January to March). Showers can be expected, particularly in summer, and the east coast is typically wetter than the west.
Twin with: Mauritius for the perfect adventure and beach combination.
Contact us today for an amazing holiday on La Réunion Island