La Reunion insider review

Language:

French

Passport and Visas:

No visa required for UK passport holders

Events & Festivals:

May: Leu Tempo Festival of Street Arts – One of La Réunion’s oldest festivals, this five-day celebration in St-Leu features theatre performances, live music and contemporary art.

June: Sakifo Musik Festival – A music festival with a mix of reggae, electro and rock music across numerous venues.

June-October: Whale watching – Spot these ocean giants from the shore or on a boat trip.

October: Grand Raid – A challenging 100 mile trek from the south to the north of the island, which around 2,000 competitors aim to complete in 64 hours.

December: Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery – A day of concerts and parades all over the island to celebrate its freedom.