Heard of the Réunion Island? Well, This is where it exactly is.
Now that we know where it is, let’s get back to the important stuff. Why would you want to visit the reunion island?
The Volcano – Piton de la fournaise
For starters, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world! I got lucky to see it erupt when I was there.
We could see the red in the sky right from our house in St. Pierre
Views like these, not bad, huh?
You get to see sunrises like these!
Local tip: take the helicopter tours to have majestic views of the helicopter from the skies (≈ 300€)
Stepping onto Mars – Plaines des sables
Wouldn’t a road trip to Mars look like this?
Close your eyes and get into your space fantasy 😀
Want to chill? Boucan canot is one of the most popular beaches in the island.
Manapany les Bains has a natural pool created by pebbles allowing you to swim without the fear of Sharks.
Another beautiful beach with white sand. We could spot whales here in August! 😀
Waterfalls and Ponds
Falls like these make a perfect destination for a Sunday Picnic and a swim. This is probably the most beautiful waterfall on the island.
Trois Bassins is filled with beautiful water sources and lot of green.
Couldn’t resist posting one more picture from the Trois Bassins
Renting or Kayaking in reflecting waters like these can be tempting, noh?
Beautiful View Points
This is the cozy town of Cilaos from the top of Roche Merveilleuse, easily accessible by car.
Bois Court gives magnificent views over the Grand Bassin, which is a large pool of water flowing magnificently right beneath you.
View from the top of the Grand Bénare which is the third highest peak in the island. There are many summits to hike from Piton des Neiges to Maido offering amazing views over the cirques.
Its not just the top, the hike to the top can be equally beautiful if not better ?
Reunion is characterized by three exceptional natural cirques around Piton des Neiges. Namely , Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie.
Cilaos from a view point
The drive to the town is already quite a task (400 turns), but it does provide some amazing views!
The market is know for it’s lentils, spices and wine. Being an Indian, you can see that this place sells everything that you will find in a tropical place in India.
Dolphins, Whales and Turtles
You get to see wild dolphins playing with the waves as you zoom past them
People reacting to spotting a whale by the coast. Whale watching tours run in the winter (June to October).
If you like turtles, you could visit the turtle observatory to see some turtles and tortoises living in it’s natural habitat.
Sunsets at Pointe de Langevin is quite a sight, you can see these black volcanic rocks making the area a unique landscape.
This black sand beach is a beautiful place to stroll by or relax. Bear in mind that swimming is prohibited here due to strong and irregular waves.
This is how the island looks from the ocean.
Since the 17th century, A large community of South Indian Tamil people moved to the island during the french rule in pondicherry.
Today, you get to see colourful temples like these in many places of the Island.
Food and Nightlife
There are plenty of places to pack your food and enjoy a family picnic.
Always, don’t forget to chill and relax like every other holiday 😀
These pictures are from these places on the map, just incase you went looking.
Here is what I did during the trip:
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