A striking volcanic island deep in the southern Indian Ocean that’s made for adventures

Dramatic volcanic peaks and lush tropical wilderness, with a French identity and a rich melting pot of cultures, beautiful La Réunion – a relative geological youngster – is quite unlike its neighbours. In fact it’s more like a glorious scaled down Hawaii or an epic real-life Jurassic Park backdrop. There’s still the chance to relax in coastal hotels, but with scenery so wonderfully diverse, you’ll want to get out and explore.

Since we added it to our collection of featured destinations, this tiny Indian Ocean outpost of France has quickly become a firm favourite. Perhaps this is because of those jaw-dropping natural wonders that were seemingly created for adventure, or maybe it’s due to the fact that, for the UK at least, it retains that off-the-beaten-track vibe that travellers crave. Either way, we think you’ll be as blown away by the island as we are.

Whatever entices you to this exotic island, talk to us and we’ll help you plan your tailor-made La Réunion holiday. 

  • The perfect pre-stay to a beach holiday in Mauritius, combining rugged and adventurous landscapes with beautiful beaches
  • Helicopter flights are the best way to see the island and to make the most of the stunning Jurassic-like landscape
  • From epic mountain peaks to volcanoes, canyons and cascading waterfalls, the scenery is simply stunning
  • Get active with hiking, walking and biking or take a 4x4 trip.

Top hotels in La Reunion

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LUX* Saint Gilles

from £1,812

Iloha

from £1,528

Blue Margouillat

from £1,994

Palm Hotel & Spa

from £2,063

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +4 hours

Capital:

Saint-Denis

Currency:

Euro

Flying time to destination:

12¾ hours via Mauritius or Paris

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Recommended La Reunion Hotels

LUX* Saint Gilles

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 31 May '19

from £1,812

Iloha

7 nights, Room Only, 08 Jan '20

from £1,528

Blue Margouillat

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 12 Jul '19

from £1,994

Palm Hotel & Spa

7 nights, Room & Breakfast, 28 Jun '19

from £2,063

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Indian Ocean & Arabia 2019