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33 more reasons to visit The Réunion island

written by Vishanth July 28, 2016
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Heard of the Réunion Island? Well, This is where it exactly is. 

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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

reunion island 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. 

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We could see the red in the sky right from our house in St. Pierre

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Views like these, not bad, huh?

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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

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Wouldn’t a road trip to Mars look like this?

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Close your eyes and get into your space fantasy 😀

 

Beautiful Beaches

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Boucan Canot

Want to chill?  Boucan canot is one of the most popular beaches in the island.

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Manapany les Bains

Manapany les Bains has a natural pool created by pebbles allowing you to swim without the fear of Sharks. 

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l’Ermitage

Another beautiful beach with white sand. We could spot whales here in August! 😀

 

Waterfalls and Ponds

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Cascade Langevin

Falls like these make a perfect destination for a Sunday Picnic and a swim. This is probably the most beautiful waterfall on the island.

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Trois Bassins

Trois Bassins is filled with beautiful water sources and lot of green.

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Trois Bassins

Couldn’t resist posting one more picture from the Trois Bassins

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Reeds pond in Cilaos

Renting or Kayaking in reflecting waters like these can be tempting, noh?

 

Beautiful View Points

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This is the cozy town of Cilaos from the top of Roche Merveilleuse, easily accessible by car.

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Bois Court

Bois Court gives magnificent views over the Grand Bassin, which is a large pool of water flowing magnificently right beneath you. 

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The Grand Bénare

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. 

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The Grand Bénare Hike

 

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View points along the way

 

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At the top of Grand Bénare

Its not just the top, the hike to the top can be equally beautiful if not better 😍

 

Cilaos

Reunion is characterized by three exceptional natural cirques around Piton des Neiges. NamelyCilaos, Mafate and Salazie.

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Cilaos, Réunion Island.

Cilaos from a view point

The road of 400 turns Cilaos Réunion

The road of 400 turns

The drive to the town is already quite a task (400 turns), but it does provide some amazing views!

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Cilaos Market

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

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Dolphin watching

You get to see wild dolphins playing with the waves as you zoom past them

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L’Ermitage

People reacting to spotting a whale by the coast. Whale watching tours run in the winter (June to October).

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Kélonia – Turtle Observatory

If you like turtles, you could visit the turtle observatory to see some turtles and tortoises living in it’s natural habitat.

 

The Coast

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Pointe de Langevin

Sunsets at Pointe de Langevin is quite a sight, you can see these black volcanic rocks making the area a unique landscape.

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Ti Sable

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.

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Réunion Island.

This is how the island looks from the ocean.

Temples

Since the 17th century, A large community of South Indian Tamil people moved to the island during the french rule in pondicherry.

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Narasinga Perumal Temple, Réunion

Today, you get to see colourful temples like these in many places of the Island.

Food and Nightlife

 

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Burger and fries is always a good idea by the coast 😀

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Palm hotel, Réunion

Resorts with great cocktails.

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La Dodo Beer

Drink the local Dodo beer like a local!

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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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