Here’s Why You Should Explore Reunion Island Now!

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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 January 2023, updated on 16 April 2024

For adrenaline junkies, choosing Reunion Island is a no-brainer! There are activities to do everywhere; on the coast, in the sea, in the mountains and even up in the air! We give you more reasons that make Reunion Island so attractive.

There’s an active volcano awaiting your discovery

Which can be visited on foot, on horseback and even by bike or segway! Called the ‘Piton de la Fournaise’, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Since it is a shield volcano, it gently releases lava flow, making it easy (and safe) for you to see it from up close. It recently erupted on August 11, 2019. Pro tip-Splurge on a helicopter flight to witness the eruption from above!

You don’t need a visa to visit this Island!

If you’re an Indian national and your stay on this French island in the Indian Ocean does not exceed more than 15 days, you do not need a visa to visit the Island. Should you wish to extend your stay beyond 15 days, you can apply for a visa at the respective French Consulate in your city.

A mélange of flavours to take back home

Those who enjoy a good ol’ cup of coffee will be amazed to find that the Bourbon Pointu coffee, harvested manually on the Island, is considered to be one of the finest in the world. And so is its vanilla! The delicious scent and unique flavour of this local icon is the best money can buy! And of course, don’t forget to wake up your senses by savouring the rum – drink it as is or have it in a cocktail. It’s delicious either way!

Have a smooth self-drive…at your pace!

One of the best ways to traverse a destination is to get behind the wheels. The roads and infrastructure of this adventure island ensure you will have one of the best self-drive experiences of your lifetime! Drive through dreamy landscapes- from the cosmopolitan capital St Denis to the paragliding hub of Saint-Leu. All you need is a French or International Driver’s License!

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