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Visit Reunion Island: Practical Tips

Reunion-Island

Despite being in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island is a French Island. 3 adjectives to describe Reunion Island are lively, dynamic and surprising. Being in the same area as Mauritius, the climate is sunny and warm most of the time but might be prone to rainy seasons and natural calamities. It is also to be noted that the surface area of Reunion Island increases from time to time due to lava reaching the sea during powerful eruptions. Therefore, if you are curious and want to embark on a life-flourishing journey, Reunion Island is the perfect place for you, especially if you are adventurous in nature.

Travelling throughout the island

Are cars indispensable?

One of the main advantages of renting a car on Reunion Island is that a car allows for flexibility. By flexibility, I mean that public transport does not take you to every location; they have a specific route to follow, while on the other hand, taxis are usually expensive.

Remember, planning and organisation are the keys. To save money, public transport would be more suitable even though you would have to walk a little to get to your destination at times but apart from that it is not quite a hassle provided that you do not bring loads of items or bags with you. Driving a car somehow requires experience also, due to the narrow mountain road present near the cirques. You will also have to look for parking lots compared to public transport, which can thus be much of a hassle during busy days.

What to see and what to do during your stay?

The Piton de la Fournaise

Originally one of the most active volcanos amongst the world, it is believed that if this volcano stops erupting, dormant volcanoes of neighbouring islands such as Mauritius would wake up because they are connected to each other. However, the Piton de la Fournaise remains one the most popular attraction on Reunion, allowing for great hikes. For instance, its eruption always provides a mind-blowing spectacle for youngsters and elders.

The Cirques

Another famous feature of Reunion Island is the three cirques formed inside Piton des Neiges – the “mother” which gave birth to Reunion Island. Despite being formed by the same volcano, each one of them; Mafate, Salazie, Cilaos, has their own essence which will of course capture your attention.

Cirque of Mafate

One of the aspect of the Cirque of Mafate is both an advantage and disadvantage. Why? Well, to access the Cirque of Mafate, you will have to travel by helicopter or on foot. Either way, both would be an enriching experience for the family. The main characteristic of the Cirque of Mafate is mostly the wild aspect, which once served as refuge for slaves. Hence, the inhabitants are very attached to this land and keep some of the traditions going despite a lack of modern communication.

Cirque of Salazie

The Cirque of Salazie contains several villages and a Commune. Neighbouring St André and being the most accessible of the three cirques, the Cirque of Salazie is home to several waterfalls with rather strange but original names – “Pisse en l’air,” Voile de la Mariée, Cascade Blanche and others. One of the benefits of visiting the Cirque of Salazie first is that you will have the opportunity to access Mafate by going through the forestry.

Cirque of Cilaos

Originating from the word “Tsilaosa,” meaning “a country that you don’t leave.” The Cirque promises to provide you with a whole new level of experience; clearly different from Mafate and Salazie. One of the main advantage of Cilaos is that it can be accessed by car yet, you would have to pass through a road composed of 400 turns – certainly worth it, due to its beauty.

Reunion Island’s Gastronomy

How would gastronomy be described in Reunion? Well, in some words, the Reunion Island’s gastronomy is the fruit of different combinations of cuisine – Malagasy cuisine, African cuisine, Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine and French cuisine. Appetizers are important to the Reunion cuisine. Similarly, some of the most traditional ones are also common to Mauritius. With their spicy taste, these snacks make the pleasure of youngsters as well as elders – “Bonbon piments” known as “Gateau piments or Gato Dhall” in Mauritius, Samosas and “Piments farcis.”

The most conventional dish found in Reunion Island is the curry.  Served in a plate with rice at the bottom, grains and the curry at the top and chutneys served separately, this dish can also be found in Mauritius and observes the same pattern. It is probably due to the fact of having common ancestors.

Where to stay during your trip to Reunion Island?

So you have already booked your flight, now is your time to think of the place where you would stay for your holidays. We would like to recommend TROPIC Appart’Hotel which is a hotel at Saint Gilles. Situated just 80 meters away from the sea, you will not have to travel too far from home. Also, you will find loads of services surrounding the area varying from sports clubs, restaurants, stores, pharmacy, laundry, nightclubs, casino and bakery.

Ideal for holidays, the atmosphere at the hotel is sure to help you relax yourself and take away the accumulated daily stress. The hotel for instance has 20 studios and 20 duplex apartments, all of them being modern, spacious and comfortable.

Who said that an hotel is monotonous in nature? Well, with TROPIC Appart’Hotel, your overall enjoyment and well-being is the aim. Do you still want to work while on holidays? Free high speed WIFI is available for your use. There is also a swimming pool inside the complex. However if you want to undertake more activities such as helicopter, golf, paragliding, mountain biking, canyoning, diving, big game fishing, catamaran trips, kayaking, paddling, the reception would be happy to provide you with some advice.

Most beautiful islands in the world

Not many have had the luxury of travelling the world, its many countries and numerous wonders but some would, rightfully in my opinion, believe that the most impressive beauties of the Earth lies in those tiny floating pieces of lands which we call islands. On a planet made up of 70% water, it is no surprise to be astounded by how much of it is simply ocean and sea. Some of these oceans are home to little places of sunshine and happiness for the avid traveler. One of the most remarkable of them all is the Indian Ocean.

So close to each other, we find the Seychelles, the Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island and so much more. They are blessed each with unique landscapes, flora and fauna. A diverse culture spread apart on a vast azure body of water, ever warmed by the tropical sun- seems like a holiday in paradise!

Sunset Mauritius

If you are confused about where to go for your next holidays, we’d suggest all of the Indian Ocean as a wonderful idea! But time and means hardly permit such indulgences! If you are looking for an inexpensive holiday in Mauritius, look no further than on this very blog. There is a plethora of articles waiting to be discovered about countless little paradisiacal destinations. The tropical islands of the Indian Ocean offer the adventure of a lifetime. The feeling of being at home, a great sense of belonging combined with new discoveries everyday- nothing can beat that.

Are you a fan of mountains and beautiful landscapes to accompany your beach holiday?

Then Reunion Island is the way to go for you!

Reunion Island

A more rustic side of the picturesque collection of islands- it is well known for its volcano which tends to erupt majestically after a few years of inactivity. The world watches with baited breath when that finally happens, a fiery beauty to behold indeed. Not only does Reunion Island have a more than impressive volcano but it is also home to three arresting calderas. These huge natural wonders help the survival of many species which are at risk due to pollution and industrialization among other side effects of the modern world. They figure among the World Heritage of UNESCO and should definitely figure on your itinerary of your vacation in Reunion Island.

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While you are visiting the Calderas and indulging in hiking as well as sightseeing, it’ll be convenient to book a hotel in Saint Gilles Reunion. If you are on a budget, a 3 star hotel in Reunion Island can do the trick.

Reunion Island is definitely a must-visit, something to always cherish in your memories- the perfect contrast of rocky mountains with the beauty of a glimmering blue sea. While going on a hike into the majestic mountains, fog and cold winds make the experience more thrilling. Given these conditions, it is highly suggested to take precautions though! This cold climate differs from winter in countries of the Northern Hemisphere as it does not snow except at specific times of the year and just a few places on the island, but it is a very unique climate for a tropical island.

If you want to know more about Reunion Island, then be sure to give this a read: Reunion Island of Ice and Fire.

Now, if you would rather tan on the beach and get into extreme activities, exciting little Mauritius should be on your bucket list.

Mauritius

 Mauritius is a mine of treasures, located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by amazing beaches, extraordinary landscape, the wonders of nature, the mouthwatering Mauritian cuisine, and the astonishing multicultural society of this descript island. It is difficult to find a place blessed with so many rare jewels. You will find that the weather majorly influences trips. Renting a car in Mauritius is a good idea. If you desire a summer holiday, Mauritius during the winter is a better idea if you are unused to sweltering hot temperatures. In November and December, the temperature can easily reach 34 degrees Celsius. And it ironically rains a lot more as well! So be careful when you are planning that hiking trip, you do not want to be walking around in drenched shoes! But remember that even if you end up soaking wet in the rain, enjoy the moment- that feeling of being so close to nature! Leaves never seem greener than when droplets of rain water make a pathway on them, a perfect opportunity for photography as well if you are passionate about keeping mementoes of time well spent. This has the potential to be pure bliss.

Now that you are in Mauritius, don’t just limit yourself to the hotel! Sure, the hotels in Mauritius have great food but you have many options to pick from!

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With so many cultures intermingled together, it is no surprise that Mauritius ends up being a culinary treasure just waiting to be discovered by curious palates. In Mauritius, you will have the pleasure of tasting authentic Indian, Chinese, Creole even Thai and Korean food. There are restaurants who take it one step further and present fusion food. This is the result of our pluricultural society- it all leads to good food! Do not miss the opportunity to taste each and every one of them but do be careful if you want to stay away from too much spices! Convey your requests to your waiter and he will do the needful.

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Not only is Mauritius nirvana for foodies but also for our adrenaline junkies! The southern area of Mauritius is a hub for extreme activities to be experienced in nature. Vallée des Couleurs is one of your best choices if you want to try ziplining,  a nature reserve with endemic plants, animals to visit in a semi natural habitat like tortoises and deers among many ohers, as well as a mountainous landscape that just leaves many breathless. Its specializes in quad biking and zip-lines adventures as well as others which are included in different packages. You may feel free to explore which one will best suit your needs. The 4-line zip line package is of 1.3 km, including a rest point at 4 different places. It is designed to allow one to better explore the area from above, being able to see all the wonderful landmarks without having to actually walk through the entire reserve in minimum time. Of course, that’s just a fancy way of saying- adrenaline burst required! You will be dressed with the safety equipments such as-harness, straps, camera, and you will be given several guidelines, following which, time for a marvelous adventure. Gliding such a massive height above the ground and dangling in the air- perfection I would say, don’t you want to try?

Seychelles

Everyone knows of the Seychelles.

At least anyone who has ever thought of visiting an island does!

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115 islands- that’s a mightily staggering number. They are all blessed with a nice warm sun throughout the year. The beaches are usually stark white against the azure blue sea, dazzling even the most jaded of men. Whether you end up on Mahé, Praslin or any of the little islands, you are guaranteed a great holiday in the Indian Ocean. The beauty of Seychelles is that some islands are so small that you can walk back and forth from one end to the other very easily while in others, you can be misled to think that it is just another big country. Plan a long holiday for Seychelles, there is so much to do that you will regret having to pack up after just a week down on the islands. It is strongly recommended to be prepared to enjoy many days in the different islands of Seychelles before having to head back to boring daily life.

A day at the beach to start with is fantastic, relax- it’s a holiday! This is the time off you had been waiting for after all. If you are a lone wolf kind of person, then stick to the quieter bays, anses and islands. If you are lucky, you might even have the entire beach to yourself or you might have to share it with someone who, like you, just wants some peace and quiet. Listen to the waves and feel the heat of the tropical sun without the disturbance of real life knocking on the door. However, if you are alright with noisiness, then stay in Mahé itself! The laughter of happy children and other holiday goers chatting right and left will just add o the great ambiance. You can treat yourself with ice cream and bask in anticipation of that wonderful tan coming soon!

Petit & Grande Soeur

For couples, life just got more exciting- there are hotels which cater exclusively for couples honeymooning or simply taking a break from the draining daily life. With generous offers from free massages to candlelit dinners happily accommodated by management, you are off to a holiday without reproach. Enjoy a few days of bliss with your loved one in a quasi paradise, being waited on like royalty in Seychelles pool of 5 star hotels. Sumptuous breakfasts in beachfront restaurants, banquet style lunches with others enjoying similar holidays with a wide range of food items to taste and discover on new land with the cherry on top being an intimate dinner of two, classy and to dream of- what more can a romantic soul ask for? The Seychelles Islands are for everyone- you just need to find your niche and it will be the best and most unique time of your life. What are you waiting for? Book that plane!

Anse lazio beach

Seychelles has so much for you to discover though, after your day of rest, get moving! Take a boat to La Digue, there are catamaran rides at affordable prices especially if you will go in groups- that might get you preferential rates. You will have a closer look at the lagoon, it’s honestly nature’s miracle. There is so much colour, such beauty to behold and that’s just the catamaran ride! Imagine a bike ride around the island and a day on Anse Source d’Argent which is renowned for being the most photographed beach worldwide. It’s the celebrity version of beaches- they have competitions, too apparently! Make sure to arm yourself with mosquito repellent, wear your comfyiest clothes (dressing to impress will be of no use!) and take some money with you for your lunch and who knows what might catch your eye. You cannot go back without a souvenir or two after all! You can cycle around the island in group or you can just solo your day out, being the great explorer until time to meet up with the others and take the boat once again. In the evening, you will see the most wonderful sunset of your life, the sky turning a fiery red with streaks of oranges and yellows. Bring a good quality camera if you want to end this holiday with more tangible memories of this trip of a lifetime.

Indian Ocean Islands|Sri Lanka, Comoros Islands and more!

Excerpts from a traveller’s diary: The enchanting weather of the Indian Ocean (Part 2)

Make your way back to Part 1, The Mighty Indian Ocean
  • Sri Lanka

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My expedition of the Indian Ocean consisted visiting all the islands. I remember booking my ticket for Sri Lanka halfheartedly for the island had not the same splendor as the other ones. However my prejudiced perception of the island changed when I started touring the island. In April, the Sri Lankan weather is undeniably hot and dry. The glowing medallion stands proud and bright in the spotless blue sky the whole day. Clouds were not that visible. With the temperature at 30°C and above, I just could not resist splashing into the coolness of the mighty sea. Really relaxing! The outer hotness is nothing compared to the freshness of the water that covers your body. Needless to say, the sea is just perfected according to climatic changes and I think that’s the best part of the weather influencing the Sea-Goddess, as believed in Sri Lanka. The weather changes in April also provided me with some unforgettable memories. I could witness the epic gathering of more than a hundred elephants. I was graced by the presence of majestic whales and was privileged enough to swim in the company of friendly dolphins. Now, I really look forward to unlock more of Sri Lanka’s hidden gems under a different weather.

  • Comoros Islands

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Comoros Islands! What can I say about it? Being an adventurer takes me places where I never imagined myself going. I’m not to be entirely blamed. Comoros Islands is a group of small islands located in the most secluded point in the Indian Ocean. Sure, it is sandwiched between Madagascar and the African continent, but it still is not that popular. Yet, one visit can alter our opinion. Under the fiery sun in the hot and dry month of July, tourists have many choices: Going sightseeing (after applying sun cream) is a great thing to do. The beauty of the nature and of the people can be appreciated under the protection of the sun. However, the best thing to do is swimming in the crystal clear and cool waters of the sea. In the waters, you feel as though the outer high temperature drops instantaneously. A pleasurable and enjoyable swim can be enjoyed.

  • Pulau Weh

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Set as a tiny tropical rock near Sumatra, Pulau Weh or Weh Island, is an exotic place for independent adventures or bonding couples. This remote and beautiful island welcomed me in September, the summer season of the Indonesian tropical climate. Unlike other islands, Weh Island’s escalating temperatures are not unbearable. The humid atmosphere has me anticipating my visits across the island. Diving being a remarkable feature of this island, converted me into a pro. The coolness of the sea had me exploring the depths of the sea again and again and its lush coral gardens. Rainfall could be considered as an ominous hindrance to your tours across this paradise island. So without the heavy drops of rain and strong wind, I could spend time discovering the marvelous marine life, the various species of sharks(from a distant), and its unique wildlife.

  • Pemba Island

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Much people have not yet discovered the wonders of this island located in the Zanzibar archipelago. Green Island, or as called Pemba Island in Arabic, holds true to its name. It is covered in lush green forests that attract people to admire its beauty. Heavily influenced by rain in July, the island is not what you can call the prefect bling bling place for illusionary enjoyment and party. The island disconnects you from every other disturbance. It is as though I’ve entered a new world with no pollution, no advance technology, no noise and no hypocrisy. The clove producing island is a myth to many as because of its remote location and unpublicized beauty, it has rarely a place in our ‘bucket list’. Despite the rain drops and cool temperature, the island still allows you to explore the rich cultural history and landscape. Who says swimming is not pleasurable in rainfall? For me, it had been a whole new experience where I let Mother Nature take things in control and guide me…sometimes I just get carried away by my emotions.. I mean when Mother Nature is not menacing and frightening.

  • Havelock Island

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Travelling offers you a spectrum of gifts and memories. One such is allowing you to discover the undiscovered virtues of Havelock Island. Being the largest island in the Ritchie’s Archipelago and situated in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar, the Havelock Island is a distinguished and glorious island welcoming many tourists, be it honeymoon couples, friends, families or me. While water sports, marine life, the flora and fauna, and the mysterious tribes, people and cultures have conquered the hearts of many people, including mine, the exceptional climate still remains my favorite. It seems to me, like most of the islands of the Indian Ocean, the Havelock Island too has its climate molded into perfection. As I have visited the island in January, in my opinion it is the only best time to book your trip. Though winter, it is not that cold not to go out uncover the enigmas of the island. Actually, the cool temperature makes it all incredible great. Going out in the day, walking alongside elephants on the beach, swimming in an unusual condition, trekking in the fog, scuba diving, snorkeling, and plunging into the deep beautiful natural structures of the marine parks and marveling the exquisites of them, are all a total winter package. My coat was just an extra precaution. But I am glad that my winter trip was a real success, where I would have freezed to death in the European winter climate.

Sometimes, it is best to go with the flow and not be worried with small technicalities like the climate. The best of the things are demystified when we are not in control. What’s the use of going into an adventure when afraid of taking risks! It is better to be surprised by Nature, rather than planning it all out. Believe me, it is euphoric.

 

 

The Mighty Indian Ocean

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Sure, the oceanic blue waters and beautiful archipelagos on the Indian Ocean are inviting. One has rightly said: Water has curative powers. All it takes is that one long gaze upon the majestic azure sea. It has the capability to drain out all your sorrows and pain and fill you in with happiness and peace. Needless to say the islands are blessed with an extraordinary beauty, be it the unique flora and fauna, the diverse culture or the warmth of its people. No tourist can feel himself alienated from such an environment that gives a homely feeling even to the strangest.

Feel like going on a trip to one of those islands? Booking your trip can be a tough job especially when you have no inkling of the details.

To help you, we have selected a few islands with a superb climate.

Excerpts from a traveller’s diary: The enchanting weather of the Indian Ocean

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As a lone adventurer, I have travelled to many places and I consider myself lucky that I have been able to visit a few of the islands of the much popular Indian Ocean. The tropical islands offer a great variety of hangouts. It is well known that the islands of this particular ocean have splendid beaches. Another great characteristic of it, though not much talked about, is the climate reigning.

  • Seychelles Islands

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When I first visited the famous Seychellois archipelago, I fell in love with the place. It was like nothing that I had ever seen: Crystal blue sky, white golden sand, and a clear turquoise sea. What a delightful sight! Of course, I might have been very fortunate to be bestowed with the most amazing weather for me to spend a nice time on the island. I am a big sports freak and I worship water sports. Coincidentally, the period during which I went to Seychelles, annually holds several water games. This is because the months from May to September offer the perfect tides for surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, etc. Moreover, this is a relatively dry period where the temperature is moderate, never reaching the extreme peaks of heat and making it just appropriate for a summer vacation in the coolness of the sea.

A guide to helping you find the perfect place to stay while in Seychelles:
5 Best Affordable Hotels in the Seychelles

 

  • The Maldives

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The Maldives is one of the most frequented tourist destination. Formed with a stunning beauty of corallines, beaches, nature and diversity, everyone finds himself attracted towards Maldives. Though, the climate throughout the year is warm, I learnt that even then you plan your trip well. I would recommend everyone to go during the winter monsoon season. Winter is just a word. There is nothing cold or freezing. It was all very dry and wet. I experienced a lot of rainfall, and a lot of then. This was soon replaced by a scintillating sun as though no one had ever snatched his day duty. Despite the versatile weather, I could still give away my time in the waters. As for my exploring-the-island plan, it was occasionally hindered by rain and winds but I still had a nice time. At times, the union of the fiery sun and soothing rain can actually make your day. A trip could not be a success without a few drops of rain.

  • Mauritius

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Located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by it, Mauritius is a mine of treasures: Amazing beaches, breathtaking landscape, wonders of nature, the sizzling Mauritian cuisine, or the astonishing unity of the citizens. It is difficult to find a place bequeathed with so many rare jewels. While travelling, I found out that the weather majorly influences my trip. Renting a car in Mauritius would have been a good idea but as they say, hindsight is 20/20! Desiring a summer holiday, I went to Mauritius during the hottest time of the year, December. Sure I was sweating like a pig whenever I went out in the brooding sun to visit the local markets or the other places. Yet, one day, as I went to explore the southern forests, I was welcomed by a heavy rain shower. Sure, my so-called exploration was ruined given that I was completely drenched and muddy. Even though, I could not bring myself to complain as I got to experience something rare; the fragrance of nature bathed in rain water. It was a pure bliss. Finding my way back to the starting point, I stopped near a hill. I was way above sea level.

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The reason I stopped there was that panoramic view you could get from there. After a little while, the rain stopped. That gave me even more time to contemplate the scenery and I stood there marveling at the cosmic blend of the multicolored rainbow, the feeble sun, and the blue sea. It was just beautiful and peaceful. I learnt one thing: The weather can change at any moment. Sure, I could swim in the clear waters under the sun rays, until the next set of rain hits the sea. Despite the annoying weather changes, I could see carry on with my plans. The temperature was moderate and sometimes would escalate. Mauritius is a country with a ravishing elegance, however, I should not forget my umbrella and overcoat next time.

The island is enthralling enough that one should definitely consider it as more than just a stop over for a few days of sun. Buying some real estate in Mauritius would be a good way to start!

  • Île de la Réunion

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Another great adventure in the western ocean, the Reunion Island is rather known for its active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, and the rocky and soul-stirring roads, than for its beaches. While the tropical sun is available all year round to provide warmth, the Austral Winter is here to top it all. Though, in this season, the island is not much affected by rain, the weather is still humid and cold. At night, the mercury level can drop up to 20°C, dramatic for a tropical island.

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Yet, it complements the island. While going on a hike into the majestic mountains, fog and cold winds make the experience more exciting, though risky. This cold climate differs from winter in the States or in European countries as it doesn’t bring snow, but a very unique climatic setting for a tropical island. So it is really worth it to be part of the Reunionais Winter as I have been able to discover this particular from a different perspective…yeah- from the mountains.

Hotel Le Saint Pierre is well located to accommodate you during your adventurous exploration of the wilder side of Reunion Island.

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Learn to appreciate the beauty of things from different point of views. Be it summer or winter or threatening temperatures, it is indeed worth taking the risk. After all, You Only Live Once!

Read Part 2 by our Traveller!

10 Things to do in Réunion island

If you are planning to visit Mauritius’ neighbor, you got to know the Top 10 things to do in Réunion island before you arrive over there.

Frankly speaking, Réunion Island(French: La Réunion) is not the perfect beach destination for your holidays compared to other islands like Mauritius. Compared to its neighbors, Réunion has got major assets which well defines the type of tourism people do over there. Being a volcanic island helped La Reunion to shape its paysages over millions of years of weathering.

Sarcastically, it was just the landscape applying some makeup. The results are more than fantastic. No words in the world can describe the beauty of the landscapes in La Reunion Island.  Even the photos do not speak of the actual cliché you can see with your eyes while visiting the island.

#1 Climb the Piton des Neiges

One of the best places to be in La Réunion is Piton des Neiges, the highest peak of the Mascarene Islands. This mountain stands at 3070 m. Hiking lovers will surely love this place. Climbing is worth it once in a lifetime. You will discover wonderful paysages as you evolve along your track. For slow climbers, the ascension may take two days and one night. It is highly advised to travel light or you may well be discouraged. There is a camp base at the top where you can spend the night and enjoy the view.

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Piton des neiges Réunion Island

The difference between piton des neiges and other mountains is that there is no risk of avalanche. La Reunion being a small islands, rescue services will not take long before arriving. Till day, there has been no recorded hiking accident. Do not forget some warm clothing as it might get very cold up there in winter as well as in summer. Our advice to you: Just go ahead, hire a guide and do it!

#2 Take a helicopter tour over the island

The best scenery of Réunion Island resides in its wild interior, which features kilometres deep canyons and calderas, waterfalls, and an active volcano. There are many roads that you can follow to take you visit some great paysages in the island’s interior. On the other hand, some places are reachable only by hiking. Hiking may be very tiresome for elderly people and those who don’t have enough time. The perfect alternative is to helicopter tour the island.

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Réunion Island Helicopter Tour

It may be the perfect first time experience for those who have never done helicopter tours before. You will feel the adrenaline rise and will feel like a bird. Just enjoy the view.

#3 Visit Piton de la Fournaise volcano

The Piton de la Fournais is one of the most beautiful paysages that the south of the indian ocean can offer. The Reunions islands only active volcano looms over the island and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with more than 150 eruptions recorded since the 17th century! It stands at some 2632 m high.

When you first arrive to the site, you will have to climb down a very long stairway where your hiking adventures will begin. There are several craters which you can visit along your way. There is a road which will take you to the caldera which you can hike down then up the volcano’s cone.

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Piton De La Fournaise

The last eruption was recorded in 2007. The Piton de la Fournaise offers a great show and the pictures are simply wonderful.

#4 Visit the Le Maido

Réunion island is host to many impressive canyons. One of them is the “Cirque de Mafate” nearly a kilometer deep. Le Maido is a scenic overview of the “Cirque de Mafate”. The Cirque has no roads down into it. The best way to discover it is by doing a long hike, driving up to the viewpoint or helicopter touring which is the perfect choice. Driving up to the top is nearly half the fun. You ascend over about 3000 vertical meters in less than 24km, with dozens of twists, bends and zig zags. Event the road is paved, you have to pay attention to your driving since there a ditches with steep drop-offs on the sides.

Le-Maido

Le Maido

The sights from Le Maido are astonishing. You can see for miles into and across the Cirque de Mafate, which is full of rocky valleys that were formed by million of years of erosion. You need to get to the site by 9 AM to avoid watching into nothing but clouds. After this time, clouds start invading the Cirque. The sun is intense at the Maido. You will need to bring some sunscreen and inevitably warm clothing due to the low temperatures.

#5 Visit bassin des Aigrettes

The clear water from this natural pool at the foot of a breathtaking waterfalls will amaze you. Worth the visit during your stay in the island.

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Bassin des Aigrettes

#6 Visit the Rivière des Remparts Canyon

The Rivière des Remparts is a creek that from the volcanic plateaus in the south-central portion of the island. All along its paths, the river sculpted a superb deep canyon, whose vertical green walls rise up to one kilometer from the river valley below. There is a viewpoint where you can admire the canyon along the road to the volcano. As for the Maido, the best time to visit the site is during the morning for the same reasons.

#7 Visit the St-Gilles Aquarium

600,000 liters of seawater dedicated to wildlife and underwater flora of Reunion Island.

The St-Gilles Aquarium is home to some 500 fish species, jack fish, sharks, seahorses, lobsters, corals. A journey at the aquarium can be fun and educational. You will find souvenir shops and restaurants where you can taste the local delicacies.

#8 Visit the beaches across the west coast

Being an island, Réunion is circled by beaches. The best beaches are found between St-Gilles and Hermitage les bains. The beaches in this zone are sand beaches which are sheltered from large waves by coral reefs just offshore.

#9 Drive to Cilaos

Driving to Cilaos is the worth the place out of the ten best things to do in the island. The road follows a canyon and rises thousands of metres in about 40 kilometers before finally arriving at Cilaos in the Cirque de Cilaos valley. To achieve this elevation change, the road twists and turns via a few hundred switchbacks many of which have completely blind turns. The street contracts in numerous spots to a single lane, so you need to be giving careful attention to your driving.

You will find spectacular views during your journey and will probably stop many times to take photos.

It is best to do the drive to Cilaos in the morning in order to get the best views as clouds tend to roll in the center part of the island during the morning.

#10 Visit the island’s incredible waterfalls

Go visit the waterfalls around the island. You have an extraordinary palette of choice. You can even go swimming at some spots.

The best ones are basin des Aigrettes and Takamaka.

Ile de la Réunion: A Visiter!

La Reunion

L’île de La Réunion regorge de richesses touristiques. Si vous ne savez pas quoi faire durant votre séjour sur l’île, voilà quelque conseil pour profiter de vos vacances à la Réunion. Que  vous residiez dans une de ces résidences, ces hôtels ou ces appart’hotel ne manquez pas d’aller à la rencontre de chacune d’elles : Lieux culturel et artistique, patrimoine naturel et plages exotics… L’île de La Réunion a de quoi séduire tout les types de voyageurs du plus petit au plus grand.

 

Saint- Denis et le Nord de l’Ile

Saint Denis

Saint Denis

Commencez votre visite par le bas de la ville et le Barachois.  Le Barachois est une grande place ombragée bordée de quelques façades d’époque. Positionnée sur un espace littoral, Saint-Denis est aujourd’hui la capitale de la région-département de la Réunion, et la principale porte d’entrée de l’île de par la présence de l’aéroport de La Réunion Roland-Garros.

Personne ne peut prétendre connaître Saint-Denis sans s’être aventurée dans un petit restaurant chinois du centre pour y dévorer un plat de “mines” ou de riz cantonnais. Vous-y trouverez aussi, bien sûr, des restaurants chics, des bars à la mode et des boîtes de nuit super-branchées, comme dans toutes les grandes villes.

Cette magnifique ville a la chance d’être entourée de montagnes sur trois côtés. Il faut au moins en escalader une. Nous vous conseillons la route de la Montagne qui franchit une haute langue de lave plongeant dans la mer qui vous offrira une vue exceptionnel que vous contemplerez nulle part ailleurs.

Les Plages De l’Ouest

Plage de l'Ouest

Plage de l’Ouest

27 kilomètres de plage et une eau dont la température oscille entre 20° et 26° et sont essentiellement basées sur la côte sous le vent. Vous serez conquis par le sable noir de l’Etang-Salé ou de Saint-Paul sans oublier les lagons accueillant de Saint-Gilles. La plus proche de Saint-Denis est celle de Saint-Paul avec ses 3 kilomètres de plage de sable noir. Partiellement abritées par des cordons coralliens, Boucan-Canot et les Roches-Noires offrent un sable doré et sont excellents pour pratiquer le surf. Au sud du Port de Saint-Gilles, commence un lagon de 15 km de long : Très accessible, vous y trouverez beaucoup d’équipements : loueurs de planche à voile, pédalos. Plus loin, se trouve la plage de Saint-Leu, elle aussi protégée par un lagon et la plage de sable noir de l’Etang-Salé, la plus grande de l’île.

 

Village Créole  Dans l’Est: Sainte-Rose Réunion

 

Sainte Rose

Sainte Rose

Le charmant village de Sainte-Rose à la Réunion se situe sur la côte verdoyante de l’Est de l’île. Au milieu d’une mer sauvage et du Piton de la Fournaise, ce village réunionnais pittoresque trouvera de quoi subjuguer les visiteurs touristiques notamment le Pont suspendu, l’Anse des Cascades, notre Dame des Laves ou encore la Vierge au Parasol, l’un des lieux culte des réunionnais qui accueille la célébration d’une messe tous les ans par l’Évêque de la Réunion.

Sainte Rose, un village unique, vous souhaite la bienvenue sur un canot de pêcheurs car cette ville marine est réputée pour sa pêche. Puis les découvertes s’enchainent l’une après l’autre.

Notre Dame des Laves

Eglise Notre Dame des Laves

Eglise Notre Dame des Laves

À Sainte-Rose, vus remarquerez que les éléments s’affrontent. Avec une mer d’un bleu intense où la lave tente de prendre le dessus sur les terres ou l’océan. La petite église de Sainte-Rose, Notre Dame des Laves, devenue mythique, en a fait les frais. Le village de Sainte-Rose a une histoire particulière avec le Piton de la Fournaise.

Une partie de ce village a été créé  par le flan nord du volcan. Vous aurez la chance de tomber nez à nez avec de magnifiques plaines noires et vierges, engendrées par les différentes coulées volcaniques. La petite église s’est trouvée miraculée suite à la coulée de 1977 qui a tout dévasté sur son passage, sauf l’église, qu’elle a contourné.

Pont suspendu de Sainte-Rose

Pont Suspendu

Pont Suspendu

Un lieu incontournable dans l’histoire du village est l’immense pont suspendu de Sainte-Rose est aussi appelé le Pont des Anglais ou encore le pont de la Rivière de l’Est. Même si un nouveau pont l’a remplacé depuis plusieurs années, il reste un monument touristique du patrimoine réunionnais remplis d’histoire et à visiter absolument.

Port de La Marine Sainte-Rose

Sainte Rose La Marine

Sainte Rose La Marine

Si vous aimez la mer, un autre endroit à visiter est le petit Port de la Marine de Sainte-Rose. Coloré, bien entretenu et aux eaux turquoises, ce port est aussi chargé d’histoire. En 1810, Sainte-Rose fut le théâtre de la lutte entre les français et les troupes anglaises menées par le Capitaine Corbett qui y laissa sa vie, dans leur volonté de prendre possession de l’île comme en témoignent les canons que l’on peut voir sur le site : l’un a une fleur de lys et est français, l’autre a une couronne et est anglais.

La Vierge au Parasol

Vierge au Parasol

Vierge au Parasol

La vierge au Parasol à Sainte Rose Réunion est aussi un passage obligé à Sainte-Rose. Selon la légende, il y a longtemps un propriétaire de Bois-Blanc avait placé cette statue de Vierge au parasol dans ses champs, afin que ses récoltes soient protégées. A sa surprise, il découvrit que suite à une coulée de lave, ses champs avaient été traversés, mais la statue complètement épargnée par la lave. Aujourd’hui encore, le 15 août, une célébration se tient à Sainte-Rose.

L’Anse des Cascades

Anse des Cascades

Anse des Cascades

Anse des Cascades à Ste Rose est une aire de pique-nique. L’Anse des cascades est un lieu céleste entre terre et mer. Dotée d’une nature luxuriante et gorgée d’eau, face à la mer, il reste un lieu de calme et de beauté où il fait bon s’arrêter boire un café, faire un pique-nique ou juste se reposer en famille ou entre amis. L’Anse des Cascades est une grande palmeraie, entourée de falaises abruptes d’où s’écoulent de superbes cascades. Du côté de la mer, vous pourrez admirer sous d’immenses badamiers de charmantes barques de pêcheur multicolores très typiques.

Connue pour une nature prédominante, à Ste Rose vous pourrez visiter la forêt primaire de Bois Blanc. Classée Espace Naturel Sensible vous aurez la chance d’y découvrir d’incroyables espèces endémiques de la Réunion. Non loin de cette forêt, vous pourrez aussi visiter l’arborétum : 5 clairières, 5 types d’espèces végétales, des bois de couleur en passant par les palmiers et autres beautés exotiques.

Les Plaines et le Volcan

La Fournaise

La Fournaise

Les hauts de cette région sont de toute beauté; des pentes fleuries du Tampon, la Plaine-des-Cafres, les paysages désertiques du volcan, les décors verdoyants de la Plaine-des-Palmistes, que du bonheur pour les yeux… Le Tampon offre tous les paysages et tous les climats. Bourg-Murat est le point de départ de la route du volcan et de sentiers de randonnée vers le Piton-des-Neiges et Cilaos. Le point de vue le plus étonnant est offert par la Plaine-des-Sables. Avec un paysage quasi-lunaire, la Réunion montre qu’elle n’est pas une île tropicale comme les autres. Si vous êtes l’un de ces chanceux et que vous passez actuellement vos vacances à la Réunion, ne manquez pas d’aller admirez l’éruption de la Fournaise qui à débuter le 21 Juin 2014.

Les Cirques

Cirques

Cirques

Les Cirques de La Réunion sont une curiosité géologique. Trois grandes excavations d’une dizaine de kilomètres de diamètre, bordées de murailles immenses et infranchissables. Cilaos est une jolie ville, calme et fleurie, agrémentée d’un étang et point de départ de nombreuses promenades en voiture ou à pied, et de sentiers de grandes randonnées.

Salazie est le cirque le plus accessible depuis Saint-Denis. Il est aussi le plus survolé : ses gorges et pitons impressionnent fortement les touristes héliportés,  Salazie reste le plus grand et le plus vert des trois cirques.

Mafate

Mafate

Mafate se mérite plus que les autres sites de La Réunion. On ne peut y accéder qu’à pied ou en hélicoptère. Le monde que l’on y découvre est hors du temps et la nature se fait entendre.

Passer de merveilleuses vacances à l’ile de la Réunion et profiter pleinement de ces lieux magiques qu’elle vous offre.

Voyage A La Réunion : Infos Pratiques

Carte Reunion

Sur un planisphère, l’île de La Réunion est un caillou minuscule au milieu de l’océan Indien. Pourtant, cette île offre le meilleur assortiment de la nature et héberge l’un des volcans les plus importants de la planète. Pour votre prochaine visite dans l’île, que ce soit en famille, en couple ou en lune de miel, voici un concentré d’informations utiles pour mieux vous guider.

Cascade-Aigrette-Ile-de-La-Reunion

La Réunion, cet affable morceau de la France qui se chauffe tranquillement aux rayons d’un soleil tropical.

Carte de la Réunion

La Réunion est située dans l’archipel des Mascareignes qui comprend aussi les îles Maurice et Rodrigues.

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L’île est un département français dans l’hémisphère sud à plus de 9000 km de la métropole. Béni par mère nature d’un climat généreux, on peut profiter du beau temps et du soleil pendant une très grande partie de l’année. La Réunion représente une superficie totale de 2512 kilomètres carrés de paysage haut en couleur.  Avec ses forêts tropicales, ses  massifs volcaniques et sa panoplie de culture, c’est l’endroit rêvé pour des vacances.

 

Climat tropical : Quand partir à La Réunion ?

Se situant dans l’hémisphère sud, La Réunion profite d’un climat tropical à deux saisons.

  • L’hiver austral

Aussi connu comme la saison sèche, c’est l’époque idéale pour s’adonner à la randonnée car les terrains sont parfaitement praticables. Pendant cette saison, entre mai à octobre, la température est de 4 à 18°C dans les hauteurs et de 19 à 26°C au niveau de la mer.

 

·      L’ete Austral

Cette saison dure de novembre à avril avec des conditions généralement pluvieuses surtout entre janvier à mars dû à la saison cyclonique. La température est régulièrement élevée avoisinant les 30°C en bord de mer.

En altitude, les températures sont beaucoup plus fraîches que les régions côtières. Il vous faudra prévoir des tenues de plage comme les tenues de montagne pour vos vacances. Le moment rêvé pour visiter La Réunion est entre mai et juin, vous éviterez ainsi l’affluence des touristes et la période la plus humide.

 

Quelques phrases pratiques en créole Réunionnais

Même si la langue officielle de La Réunion est le français, la plupart de la population parle le créole réunionnais, langue maternelle de l’île.  Comme le Créole réunionnais est utilisé partout dans l’île, voici quelques exemples de petites phrases et des expressions couramment  utilisés :

  • Bonzour : Bonjour !
  • Aou : Toi
  • Amoin : Moi
  • A li : Lui
  • Koman ilé ?   : Comment vas-tu ?
  • Koman lé va : Comment ca va ?
  • Mon cœur l’a chaviré : Je suis tombé amoureux
  • Bat un karé : Faire un petit tour / Aller se promener
  • Na dimoune : Il y a quelqu’un ?
  • Koi fé ? : Quoi de neuf ?
  • In Zoreil : Un Métropolitain !
  • Ou sa vi reste ? : Où habites tu ?
  • Té oui ma fille : Si je te dis
  • Manzel : Demoiselle
  • Poukwé : Pourquoi
  • Mi aime a ou : Je t’aime
  • Riskap : peut être
  • Son zamal y monte : Il délire complètement
  • Mi sava lakaz : Je vais à la maison
  • Nar arvi : On se retrouvera  

À  ne pas manquer

Avec une nature omniprésente, la Réunion offre une infinité de richesses naturelles à tous ses visiteurs. Des activités nautiques jusqu’au sommet des montagnes, les aventures ne manquent pas.

Canyoning

La Réunion est une île avec des sites de canyoning exceptionnels. L’île s’est offert une réputation internationale de canyoning grâce aux canyons Fleur Jaune, Bras Rouge à Cilaos et Trou Blanc à Salazie.

Plongée sous-marine

Faites de la place pour les masques, tubas et palmes dans vos valises. C’est plus de 200km de littoral de l’Océan Indien entourant l’île qui vous attend. L’eau est claire et chaude toute l’année.

Si vous pensez que la plongée sous marine est trop sportive pour vous et que vous souhaitez plutôt des vacances reposantes, les plages réunionnaises vous offrent un cadre idéal pour vous détendre.

Tour de l’île en ULM

La Fournaise en ULM

La Fournaise en ULM

Vue du ciel, à plus de 3000 mètres d’altitude, La Réunion est tout simplement imprenable. Installez-vous confortablement dans l’appareil et observez le lever du soleil dévoiler une parfaite exposition de la nature.

Le Parc national de La Réunion

Pitons, Cirques et Remparts ont étés classés comme patrimoine mondial par l’UNESCO en 2010. Le parc couvre une superficie de 100 000 ha, soit 40 % de l’île. On y trouve des forêts ombrophiles subtropicales, des landes formant une mosaïque d’écosystèmes et de caractéristique paysagères remarquables.

Culture Locale

La cuisine Réunionnaise est aussi métissée que la population. Les plats créoles sont le résultat d’un mélange savoureux de la cuisine française, malgache, indienne et chinoise. Le plat national, « le cari » est servi dans tous les restaurants du littoral et dans tous les gîtes de montagne.

Le Piton de La Fournaise

Le Piton de la Fournaise est un volcan de 7000m de haut, dont seul le sommet émerge de la surface. C’est l’un des volcans les plus actifs de la planète par la fréquence de ses éruptions(en moyenne une tous les neuf mois).

Piton De La Fournaise

Piton De La Fournaise

La randonnée du volcan est tout simplement unique. Vous y découvrirez des paysages de nature brute et de panorama magnifiques.
Quelques précautions à prendre :

  • prévoyez des habits, vous serez quand même à plus de 2700 mètres de haut.
  • envisagez des horaires larges, s’il pleut, la vue se dégrade et vous marcherez plus lentement.
  • apportez de l’eau, de la nourriture, et des vitamines (fruits, bar protéinés et chocolats), cette randonnée est bien plus qu’une petite balade de santé.
  • les communications par téléphone passent mal aux alentours du volcan. 

À noter

Durée de vol

La durée de vol entre Paris et La Réunion est de 11 heures.

Papiers

Pour les ressortissants de l’Union Européenne, simplement une carte d’identité en cours de validité est requise. Prévoyez un passeport si vous comptez visiter les îles sœurs, Maurice ou Seychelles.

Décalage

La Réunion est à GMT+4. De fin septembre à fin mars, il faut compter 3 heures de décalage avec la métropole, et de 2 heures pour le reste de l’année.

Couverture GSM

Vous serez couvert comme en métropole, mais il est conseillé de se renseigner avec votre opérateur au préalable.

Santé

L’eau du robinet est potable.
Il n’y a pas de paludisme à La Réunion et aucun vaccin n’est nécessaire.

 

Choisir Le Meilleur Hôtel à L’île De La Réunion

Hotel ReunionVous préparez vos prochaines vacances et vous vous demandez comment trouvez un hôtel sur l’île de la Réunion qui vous conviendra le mieux ? Voici la réponse à cette question. Nous vous proposerons les hôtels de l’île de La Réunion adapter à différentes situations et vous pourriez optez pour un hébergement de standing en hôtel ou une location de villa sur l’île de La Réunion avec piscine, en bord de mer ou à la montagne!

10 conseils pour bien choisir son hôtel à La Réunion!

Sportif, fêtard, jeune couple en lune de miel, famille avec enfants, adepte de la remise en forme… quel que sois la situation, aller à l’hôtel doit toujours être un plaisir. Pour faire le bon choix et profiter au maximum de son séjour, prendre quelques petites précautions avant de partir n’est jamais superflu. Il est souvent très difficile de choisir ; entre les étoilés, les petites auberges et les autres, ce n’est pas facile de s’y retrouver, pourtant c’est simple les critères sur lesquels s’appuyer sont basiques :

  1. La première chose à faire est de se renseigner et de connaitre les offres des hôtels situés aux alentours de l’endroit où vous souhaiter aller. N’oublier pas d’étudier les tarifs et les services.
  2. Deuxième élément les étoiles, elles renseignent le client, sur la qualité des services proposés. Bien peu d’ hôtels non étoilés, proposent des services de choix.
  3. L’architecture et l’aménagement ne comptent pas pour du beurre dans le choix d’un établissement. Les bungalows disséminés dans un grand jardin tropical offrent un indéniable charme mais restez vigilant et essayer de savoir a quand remonte la dernière renovation.
  4. Réserver son hôtel à l’avance permet d’avoir un choix étendu sur les  prix et les chambres (lit double, vue sur la mer, baignoire …). Mais si ces conditions importent peu, de nombreux hôtels font des promos de dernière minute, vous n’avez qu’à garder les yeux ouvert.
  5. Les tarifs «basse saison» sont toujours plus avantageux que ceux en dits de « haute saison ». Mais attention, ils varient aussi d’une destination à l’autre !
  6. Pour des réservations «Affaire» en semaine, pourquoi ne pas tenter la formule «appart-hôtels»? Souvent bien situés, en centre-ville, ces petits appartements proposent tous les services habituels des hôtels (lingerie, conciergerie …). Une kitchenette est à disposition pour ceux qui frôlent l’overdose de restos ou ont envie d’une soirée tranquille « comme à la maison ».
  7. Partir à l’hôtel en famille n’est pas toujours facile. Pour rester groupé tout en sauvegardant un peu d’intimité, penser à demander des chambres communicantes ou des «junior-suites». Elles sont souvent très pratiques et vous aidera surement à profiter pleinement de votre séjour.
  8. La différence entre une chambre standard et une chambre «de luxe» n’est souvent qu’une question de superficie et non de service comme l’appellation pourrait le laisser croire. Alors faites un bon choix malin, dépendant de la superficie dont vous fera usage.
  9. La plupart du temps, les tarifs annoncés n’incluent pas le petit-déjeuner dont le prix varie de 10 à 20 euros en moyenne par personne selon la catégorie de l’hôtel. Prendre son petit-déjeuner à l’extérieur permet de faire des économies et de manger « local » ou vous pourriez gouter plusieurs nouvelles saveurs pour bon marche.
  10. Les plaisirs de la table représentent un critère déterminant, Il serait dommage de découvrir un pays sans goûter à sa cuisine. Certains établissements disposent de leur potager et tout ce que vous mangez provient de l’agriculture locale, y compris le rhum locale. Si la plupart des buffets sont internationaux, veillez à ce que des spécialités soient toujours représentées, ou qu’une soirée à thème soit organisée au moins une fois durant le séjour.

Notre Sélection D’hôtels à la Réunion

Voici une selection des meilleurs hôtels de l’île de la Réunion  pour que vous puissiez préparer vos vacances en toute tranquillité. Les hôtels proposés proposent les services de location de voitures et peuvent mettre leur clientèle en relation avec des collaborateurs touristiques (excursions, sports nautiques, etc…) pour profiter pleinement de ce que l’île propose- Ils sont normalement tous ouverts pendant toute l’année.

  1. Résidence Tropic Apart’Hotel***

    Residence Tropic

    Hôtel situé à quelques pas du lagon de l’Ermitage, la Résidence TROPIC Appart’Hôtel vous accueillera dans ses 20 studios (25m²) et 20 duplex (45 m²) élégamment aménagés en bois massif et climatisés.

    Residence Tropic

    Residence Tropic

    Afin d’améliorer votre confort, ils disposent d’une télé rattacher  à une option satellitaire, d’un accès Internet en WIFI gratuit, d’un téléphone, d’un coffre-fort et d’un sèche-cheveux. Chaque appartement jouit d’une terrasse privative équipée d’une kitchenette avec réfrigérateur, plaques vitrocéramiques, four combi micro-onde/grill et kit vaisselle complet. Cet appart-hôtel est bien tenu et  comprend une petite piscine si le lagon est trop loin pour vous. Bonne situation pour rayonner dans toute l’île et profiter du lagon.

  2. L’hôtel Résidence Les Créoles ***
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    Situé au cœur de la station balnéaire de l’Ermitage, à 10 min du port de Saint-Gilles-les Bains, des bars, des night clubs, du casino et du Mail de Rodrigues qui regroupent une vingtaine de commerçants, elle vous ouvre les porte à la culture Réunionnaise.

    Hotel Les Creoles

    Hotel Les Creoles

    L’hôtel dispose de 22 studios spacieux de 27 m² dont 2 accessibles aux personnes à mobilité réduite, de 10 duplex de 51 m² dotés d’une kitchenette équipée, d’une varangue privative, d’un balcon de 4 m² avec vue sur piscine et de 10 chambres supérieures twin de 28 m² plus balcon de 4 m². Toutes les chambres sont équipées d’ écran plat, téléphone et coin bureau. Pour toute réservation un chèque de caution sera demandé. La taxe de séjour n’est pas comprise dans le tarif indiqué.
    Côté loisirs une piscine de 100 m² avec transats et solarium, un espace ping-pong, cours d’aquagym, vélos elliptiques à disposition. Sans oublier les activités à proximité comme l’hélicoptère, le parapente, le golf, la plongée, la pêche aux gros, le surf et le jet ski.

     

  3. L’ Archipel Résidence Hôtel***
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    La résidence hôtelière l’Archipel, à Saint-Gilles les Bains, propose 52 studios et 12 duplex. Chaque hébergement dispose d’une kitchenette équipée, d’un balcon ou d’une terrasse privée. Les studios peuvent accueillir jusqu’à 3 personnes et les duplex jusqu’à 5 personnes.

    L'Archipel Residence

    L’Archipel Residence

    Service snack pour le déjeuner. Un accès aux personnes à mobilité réduite est mis à disposition. Une connection WIFI est disponible gratuitement dans toute la  résidence et un service de pressing est aussi disponible.
    Des loisirs comme la piscine, le tennis, ping-pong, billard (payant), jeux de société, babyfoot (payant) et vélos elliptiques (gratuit) sont disponible sur place. La Résidence l’ Archipel est l’hôtel a choisir pour un séjour pratique et accessible en toute liberté sur la côté ensoleillée de l’île !

    Bonne Vacances!

Vacances à la Réunion

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Dans l’hémisphère sud, La Réunion, souvent décrite comme « l’île intense », flotte sous le tropique du Capricorne. L’île de La Réunion est vivante, ahurissante et reste perpétuellement en mouvement. Les entrailles de La Fournaise font jaillir des flots de lave si puissants parfois qu’ils arrivent à gagner la mer pour élargir le territoire.

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La Cuisine Réunionnaise

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La cuisine réunionnaise offre un éventail de recettes exotiques à faire rêver les papilles de tout voyageur dans l’âme. Vous irez à la découverte de différentes saveurs exotique qui vous raviront les papilles.

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Randonnées à la Réunion

Pourquoi L’île De La Réunion Est Une Destination Idéale Pour Les Vacances

La Réunion est un véritable havre pour les randonneurs. L’île ravira les petits comme les grands, les sportifs comme les amateurs, bref, tous les amoureux de la Nature souhaitant prendre de l’air frais tout en émerveillant ces yeux de paysages vertigineux.

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Petites balades à la Réunion

Ile de la Reunion

Un minuscule point vert dans l’océan Indien, à peine 45 minutes par avion de l’île Maurice  et à côté de Madagascar.  L’île de la Réunion reste l’une des îles les plus séduisantes au monde.

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