Reunion Island is one of the favorite destinations for vacationers because of the beauty and diversity of its landscape. If you plan to spend your next vacation on this island, you will enjoy many advantages. Indeed, entry into the territory is relatively easy because you only have to present your passport or identity card. Moreover, with its tropical trade wind climate, this French department will allow you to enjoy a pleasant stay.
The Piton de la Fournaise
The Piton de la Fournaise is one of Reunion Island’s most visited natural sites. It is an active volcano that erupts two to three times a year. By visiting this place, you will have the opportunity to see an extraordinary spectacle: the spitting of incandescent lava. To enjoy it, go to the site before the sunrise.
Know that access to Piton de la Fournaise is very easy because the hiking trails are all marked. If you want to do some sport during this visit, you can start from the coast to reach the crater’s surroundings.
Many possibilities are offered to you to get there, namely mountain bike, car, walking, etc.
Good to know: the Piton de la Fournaise has been part of the UNESCO world heritage since 2010.
The Piton des Neiges
During your vacations on Reunion Island, do not forget to visit the Piton des Neiges. Just like the Piton de la Fournaise, the Piton des Neiges is a volcano. However, it has been inactive for hundreds of years. But this should not be an excuse not to see it. Indeed, the beauty of this place lies in its wild appearance. A visit to this magnificent place is done in two stages:
From the Block to the Dufour Cave Lodge;
From the Dufour Cave Lodge to the top of the Piton des Neiges.
Note: To get to the Bloc (starting point), you can take a bus or rent a car.
The Cirque of Mafate
Are you looking for a place still preserved from human activities on this paradise island? Visit the cirque of Mafate. You have two options: a hike or a helicopter tour to get there.
By visiting this cirque, you can recharge your batteries, because the place is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is no electricity, grocery stores, hotels, or banks in this place. This visit will also allow you to know a little about the history of the cirque. It is an actual return to nature.
The Cirque of Cilaos
Cilaos is one of the three cirques of Reunion Island. With its chaotic reliefs due to the collapse of the volcano crater, this cirque attracts many tourists every year. It is a wonder of nature that is worth the detour.
Here are some activities you can do during your stay in Cilaos:
- Treatments at the Thermes de Cilaos ;
- The visit of the Chai de Cilaos;
- A culinary interlude at the Tsilaosa tea room;
- A short walk around the Mare à Joncs;
- Visit the House of Embroidery;
- A visit to the Zafer Lontan Museum;
- A small tour in the “Roche Merveilleuse”, etc.
The Salazie Cirque
Just like the two previously mentioned circuses, the Salazie cirque is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
This cirque has many exceptional places such as Hell-Bourg, the most beautiful village in France, the Voile de la Mariée, the Piton of Anchaing, etc.
In short, Reunion Island has everything to seduce you. So, do not hesitate to choose this destination for your next vacation.