REUNION ISLAND TOURS
THE REASONS TO VISIT AND LOVE REUNION ISLAND
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Between Mauritius and Madagascar, in the heart of southern hemisphere, discover the most unusual island paradises on the planet : Reunion Island floats in the tropical warm Pool of the Indian Ocean.
Many tourists have never even heard of it, much less visited ! It’s why this tiny island is an hidden gem I would you discover with me. « Me » : I’m Laetitia and I live in Reunion Island from 14 years.
When you arrive in Reunion Island, you enter in France, despite being more than 10,000 kilometers away from Paris, 11 hours by plane from the french capital !
Despite being a scenically magical island, Reunion island is a dream destination for lovers of the outdoors. You can pratice most part of adventure sports as canyoning, paragliding rafting, horse riding, mountain biking, diving, whale watching, and hiking. Most part of the people here are incredible hikers ! Reunion is really a hiker’s paradise. if Reunion can’t rivalize with Mauritius for the beaches, Mauritius can’t rivalize with Reunion for the diversity of landscapes : awesome mountains with unusual topography, a 22 km turquoise lagoon well-preserved with coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, an extraordinary tropical garden with a lush forest interior, rare birds and plantlife, soul-stirring panoramas, tumbling waterfalls in abundance and one of the world’s most active volcanoes : the magical Piton de la Fournaise on the east side of the island. You can visit tunnels carved out by lava flows ! This jewel is unique in the world, UNESCO has classified 40% of the island as World Heritage in 2010.
Despite its incredible beauty, Reunion offers a mixed cultural makeup that makes it fascinating to visit. The inhabitants are the descendants of European colonisers, African slaves, Indian labourers, Chinese merchants and Malagashy heritage. Uninhabited before the 17th century, its culture is enriching, the architecture is fasciniting, the lovely creole houses are charming, the food is yummy and people live together in peace and harmony despite their different religions. Most part of people doesn't speak english, only french or creole. But don't worry, I know some Millenial Reunionnais, english speaking, ready to show you "their" Reunion.
Reunion tops the list of the world's most photogenic destinations. In Reunion island, you will enjoy the exoticism of a faraway intriguing destination with intense and athentic experiences.
By hiring a car, you can enjoy the flexibility of exploring Reunion island at your own peace. If you are not an adrenaline hunter or a mountain climber, Reunion is ideal for relaxing, tasting a local cari - a dish of meat coated in turmeric, tomatoes, ginger and onion served with rice, fresh chilly sauce and lentils - , enjoying 4*4 experience to discover the volcano, discovering the dramatic scenery of the island on board of a helicopter, watching dolphins or whales with a catamaran cruise ... and meeting locals opening their authenthic creole villas or tropical gardens to the tourists.
Allow you to combine Reunion Island for its incredible beauty, Mauritius (30 minutes flight from Reunion) for its striking sapphire waters and pristine white sand beaches, South India(5 hours from Mauritius, direct flights are also possible from Reunion) for its culture and generosity : 3 destinations for an unforgettable trip.
I am Laetitia, LYLI's Founder, loving the World and its inhabitants.
- Laetitia, a Reunion Island based traveler
Travel Writer & Reunion Island Travel Designer for TDO
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Best time to visit Reunion Island
October to November
May to December
June to August