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Reunion Island Holidays

Reunion Island is a tropical land of blue lagoons, crystal seas, and stunning shorelines. It’s the perfect contrast and an energising escape from everyday life.

This French paradise island boasts a variety of different cultures, as well as offering unique adventures, such as canoeing and kayaking around it's diverse landscape.  A visit here is like a world tour combined into one destination. No less than 40 percent of the island is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to it's volcanic peaks, craters, and ramparts – which are all the jewels in the crown of Reunion Island.

Explore everything from Asian cuisine to Creole markets. Travel from volcanic lunar style deserts to tropical forests in the cirques at the heart of the island, and bathe in tranquil lagoons at L'Ermitage.

Make Reunion Island the next place to tick off your travelling bucket list and if you want to make more of your time away, then add on a stay in nearby Mauritius or fabulous Dubai.

Destination Highlights
  • Home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world
  • An abundance of hiking trails, outdoor activities and stunning coastlines
  • Taste the delicious local Creole cuisine
  • Combine your Reunion Island holiday with a multi centre on neighbouring island - Mauritius

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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LUX* Saint Gilles

Reunion Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £2,099  pp

LUX* Saint Gilles

Time Zone

GMT +4 Hours

Flight Time

Approx.13 hours; indirect flights are available via Mauritius from the UK.

Currency

EUR - Euro

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Reunion Island.

Language

French and Creole are the mainly used.

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Reunion Island. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

You’ll get a true sense of escapism on this French volcanic island located in between Mauritius and Madagascar. It has such a varied topography, one day you’ll be hiking it's volcanic peak, the next you’ll be swimming in peaceful lagoons and journeying through it's wildlife-rich rainforest. In short, you’re going to have an adventure.

  • Cirque de Cilaos, Reunion Island

    Cirque de Cilaos

    Cilaos translates to ‘the country you don’t leave’ and you’ll see it’s a very fitting name when you journey through this eye-opening caldera of mountain trails, waterfalls and ravines. You’ll love the eye-catching Creole architecture you spot in Cilaos village.

  • Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island

    Volcanoes

    You may feel like you’ve left Earth when you journey to Piton de la Fournaise. The rocky scenery is like a scene from another planet and you’ll continue to be awed when you see the smouldering orange glow of this active volcano.

  • Reunion Island

    Stunning coastline and beaches

    With coastlines dotted with towns and villages, and fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities, we recommend heading to the west coast for warm, relaxing sands.

  • Market produce, Reunion Island

    Delicious cuisine

    The Reunionese love to cook and their cuisine has many different influences, reflecting a melting pot of cultures that includes Tamil, China, India, France and Madagascar.

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    Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “Reunion is such a beautiful island, but I would recommend twinning a stay on Reunion with a few nights on the neighbouring island of Mauritius. Less than an hour flight away, combine the stunning beaches on Mauritius with an adventure filled stay on Reunion Island.”

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    Rozario

    Destination Specialist

    “Visit the islands most famous natural attraction – Piton de la Fournaise. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, it’s truly a geological monster. Hike up to the crater rim for outstanding panoramic views.”

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    John

    Destination Specialist

    “For a thrill like no other, discover Reunion Island by helicopter. Soar high above the island’s incredible mountainous landscape for absolutely incredible views of Reunion’s natural beauty.”

Types of Reunion Island holidays

Whales and Dolphins Cap La Houssaye

Reunion Island Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Reunion Island is a French overseas territory off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is approximately 1,600 miles from the mainland of Africa and approximately 585 miles away from the island of Madagascar.

Flights to Reunion Island take approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes excluding stopovers. There are currently no direct routes from the UK to Reunion Island. However, there are daily direct flights to Saint Denis de la Reunion Airport via Paris with Air France, and with Air Mauritius to Pierrefonds Airport via Mauritius. 

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