Destination

Reunion Island Holidays

A traveller's island

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 its 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 its 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
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +4 Hours
  • 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.
  • Flight Time Approx.13 hours; indirect flights are available via Mauritius from the UK.
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Reunion Island.

Top Tips from our Experts

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.”

Aveenash

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.”

Shannen

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

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. 

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.

LUX* Saint Gilles

Reunion Island

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LUX* Saint Gilles

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