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The reunion island is a small island which is ideally situated in the south east of the Indian Ocean, 700 kilometres off the Madagascar island. Long ago the so call reunion island was addressed as Ile Bourbon which is a very weird name. The reunion island is considered as the best place to have a perfect holiday, make the ideal choice and spent your best holiday away from the northern hemisphere.

The reunion island is a mixture of Indian, Chinese, African and European culture. The wonderful island has been discovered by the Portuguese in the year 1513. Between the 17th and the 19th centuries, the French immigration brought slaves from different countries such asAfrica, china, Malaysia and India to work. It was at that period at time that the ethnic mix were created fortunately, now it is what makes the beauty of the reunion island.

The nice and peaceful atmosphere is the perfect place to relax after a long year of working. Enjoy the warm and comfortable temperature you are blessed with, the beautiful volcanic landscape is simply a unique feature of the reunion island. You will get the chance to watch over mesmerising sandy beaches, wonderful landscapes and mountain paths.
The island is generally divided by 6 regions which are the Northern part, the east, the sunny east, the Big City, the three circuses and lastly the plains. The capital city of the island is Saint- Denis, however there are 7 mort cities which are: le Port and La Possession (2 biggest industrial ports of the island. Saint Gilles is where all white sandy beaches are located while Saint Leu is a perfect surfing spot. Etang Sale is where black volcanic sand beaches are found. Saint Benoit is the plantation of vanilla corner and factories and lastly Saint- Paul is the perfect spot to find nightclubs and hotels.

It is said that visit the island of reunion mean traffic jam and its true! But you can overcome this, there is always a solution, you just have to know when and how to travel. The national road are usually doubled-lane but all of the rest of the roads are usually smaller and are of one lane.You may use transportation such as taxis, bus, Car or why not by hiking?

By Taxi- hiring a taxi on the Reunion Island might cost you a lot of funds, especially if you take taxis from the airport. For only a 7 kilometres trip you might have to pay around 30 dollars.
By Bus- the intercity buses can be easily recognised from a distance as they are all of yellow colour. There are actually 13 lines of the intercity bus travel buses, the rest are only local buses and they can be any colour. The buses operate only between 6 Am to 6 Pm. You may go to any places on the island with the bus and most importantly you will save more money as the bus fare is at reasonable prices.

By Car-there is only a main road on the island with 4 lane which 2 alternative lane go to the same direction and the 2 other goes to the opposite direction and then there are other road from saint Benoit to Saint Pierre which go through the interior of the island.
During peak seasons, car are not what is recommended the most because of traffic jams, or the road can also be closed because of volcanic eruption. Between December and March, due to heavy rains the four lane highway are damaged and can be dangerous, which causes the road to be closed. However if you like to be more on privacy you may hire a car and go further in your holiday.

By Hiking-the island has nearly one thousand kilometres of hiking trails, which is actually a lot of trails. There is an infinite number of astonishing landscapes in the small reunion island. As the island is small, it’s not necessary for you to punish yourself by losing your time in traffic jams, just walk to your destination! It cost no cent and you don’t have to wait a lot to move.
The reunion island have very much to discover about, exploring its magnificent mountainous scenery or perform outdoor activities. There are many of the activities and places to visit to discover to make a perfect holiday adventure!

Hiking
The most mesmerising hiking trails are the Grande Randonne offer unique and breath-taking views. The trails actually come from two different distances which one of them is shorter than the other trail. The first GR trails are at the Saint Joseph in the south after the saint Denis. These trails may take almost a week to cover as it is 130 km long trail. The second one is only some km shorter than the other one and can be covered in around 4 or 5 days.

La Cascade de Bras-Rouge

La Cascade de Bras-Rouge is ideally situated on an old path near Mafate. The reunion island is lucky that the waterfall carved out beautiful natural swimming pools. People go to La Cascade de Bras-rouge for having a one in a lifetime picnic. The water is clear and mesmerizingly. It is a nice and easy walk park with scenic view, perfect for family outing. The trail can only take around two to three hours. You don’t have to worry about getting lost as there are indicated all around the place, just follow the instructions to get to your destination.

Hermitage Beach

Beaching in the reunion island? Well, that’s a great idea to overcome stress. Just let your skin enjoy the shinning sun and let yourself get a nice tanned body! Hermitage beach is considered as the only beach of the reunion island to have coral reefs as protection. Just get a drink and enjoy the beauty or just swim in the clear crystal water. Often people usually find shades under the casuarina trees.
Make sure you visit the mesmerising island, and make the best of your holiday here! Surely, you might get stuck in the traffic jam but you will have the best holiday of your life. Start packing up your stuff and visit the reunion island!

 

sunny day in the Indian Ocean

If you are trawling the web to find a warm holiday destination, you can take a look at the many beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean. They will definitely delight you.

When we talk about Indian Ocean, many will think about “summer all year round” and that’s probably right. Covering 70,560,000 km², the Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world and is for many paradise on earth. The warmest ocean of the globe, the Indian Ocean is situated on the north of the equator and guarantees unforgettable experience.

Indian Ocean Beach

With the blue oceanic waters and spellbinding islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, it is hard to resist the temptation of laying back there. Popular for its iconic islands notably: Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion, the Indian Ocean might be the sunshine break you need.

Summer in the Indian Ocean

While the European countries face cloudy skies and chilly climatic conditions, islands in the Indian Ocean enjoy a sunny warm and humid atmosphere.

Mauritius

Beaches in Mauritius

The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has conquered many hearts by now. Located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean and in the African continent, the Republic of Mauritius covers an area of 2040 km². It is a volcanic island with coral reefs protecting the coastline. The capital city Port Louis is also the business center and main administration of the island.

Mauritius is extremely famous among holiday seekers for its postcard beaches, breath-taking landscapes, lush vegetation and rich cultural value. Reputed for its racial harmony and stability, this sublime island proved to be unique.

Unsurprisingly, Mauritius is one of the leading holiday destination in the world, it provides over 200 activities, attractions and interesting sites all waiting to be discovered.

Summer in Mauritius

Situated in the southern hemisphere, the tropical island is full of bright sunshine. Mauritius summer, starts from November and lasts till April where temperature varies between 29°c to 32°c during the day and 26°c to 29°c at night.

Attractions and Activities

The paradise island of Mauritius is jam-packed with attractions and activities that will keep you entertained throughout your journey. Mauritius pristine beaches are the perfect location to lay down your towel on. Mont Choisy, Bereybere and Flic en Flac beaches are among the spots tourists will not leave without visiting. To enjoy your stay in Mauritius, we recommend hotels in Flic en Flac, namely Villas Carolline.

Other attractions such as; Le Morne Brabant (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Trou aux Cerf, Chamarel coloured earth, Chamarel waterfalls and Mauritius National Botanical Garden are not to be missed.

Quad biking

Mauritius, as said earlier is the destination of fun and leisure, popular activities are:

  1. Surfing
  2. Kitesurfing
  3. Scuba diving
  4. Catamaran cruise
  5. Underwater sea walk
  6. Swimming with dolphins
  7. Quad biking
  8. Zip lining
  9. Golf
  10. Sky diving

Car rental in Mauritius is definitely the best way to commute around the island.

Seychelles

Iconic Anse Source d'Argent

Ever wondered how heaven will look like? If yes, then it is strongly possible that your description of paradise match itself with the Seychelles. Indeed, Seychelles is an island of all wonders.

Covering a land area of 459km², the Republic of Seychelles is an incredible archipelago of 115 islands nestled on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Among the 115 islands, 41 are granitic islands and the remaining 74 comprises of coralline islands and few atolls. Between 4 to 10 degrees south of the Equator, this fabulous archipelago has a population of approximately 89,173 inhabitants.

Seychelles has 3 main islands: Mahé, La Digue and Praslin, where Mahé is the largest and most developed island in the archipelago. The capital city Victoria in Mahé is the smallest city in the world.

Constantly acclaimed for its legendary beauty, Seychelles is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches, sceneries and a rare and unique flora and fauna. 50% of Seychelles landmass is classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Summer in Seychelles

Summer in Seychelles is warm, humid and lively. Summertime starts from November to April where temperature reaches its peaks in January and February. Temperature can climb up to 31°c during the day and fall down to 28°c in the evening. Seychelles is located outside the cyclone zone.

Attractions and Activities

The Seychelles archipelago comprises of many stunning and unspoiled beaches among which Anse Source d’Argent is the Star. The magical effect of Anse source d’Argent has even mesmerized the Hollywood directors, many films featured this tropical gem.

Anse Lazio, the co-star of Anse source d’Argent is also remarkable. As per Lonely Planet, Anse Lazio is the best beach of Praslin, an amazing spot away from the hectic hustle and bustle of daily routine.  For accommodation check out hotel in Praslin and villa in Praslin.

Other attractions include: Vallée de Mai National Park, Morne Seychellois National Park, Natural History Museum, Bird Island and Aride Island.

Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean

Activities include:

  1. Scuba Diving
  2. Kitesurfing
  3. Surfing
  4. Banana Rides
  5. Snorkeling
  6. Golf
  7. Horse Riding
  8. Zip Lining
  9. Rock Climbing
  10. Island Hopping

    Book your flight to the Seychelles
     with Air Seychelles!

Réunion

Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island

Réunion Island, once known as Ile Bourbon is a French department located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean and covers an area of 2,512 km². About 200 km southwest of Mauritius, Ile de la Reunion is more popular for its volcanoes, especially, Piton de la Fournaise which adds a special touch to the uniqueness of the island.

The island is inhabited by nearly 844,994 persons and the shores of the islands are constantly gaining meters with each major eruption of the massive Piton de la Fournaise. The capital city Saint-Denis is well known for its architectural houses.

Ile de la Reunion has a lot to offer, from beaches, iconic volcanoes, rich biodiversity and picturesque landscape to a lovely culture.

Summer in Reunion

The Island enjoys a tropical climate nearly all year round. The atmosphere in summer is sunny, warm and humid where occasional breezes soften the climate. Summer is from November to April, similar to her sister island Mauritius. Average temperature is 26°c in this period.

Attractions and Activities

Attractions: Piton des Neiges, Piton de la Fournaise, Bassin Aigrettes Saint Gilles les Bain, Cirque de Cilaos, Cirque de Mafate, Cirque de Salazie and Miracle Church.

Parachute jumping in Indian Ocean

Activities:

  1. Hiking
  2. Canyoning
  3. Paragliding
  4. Parachute Jumping
  5. Scuba Diving
  6. Glass bottom boat trip
  7. Kitesurfing
  8. Surfing
  9. Big Game Fishing
  10. Jet Skiing

Have a nice trip to the majestic Indian Ocean!