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Reunion Island Holidays

Reunion Island is a small volcanic island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and about 200km from Mauritius. With a total area of 2500km2, it's a true island of contrasts, with the active volcano de la Fournaise on its south coast, 27km of pristine beaches to the west, and lush mountain terrain in between. The capital of the island is the city of Saint Denis.

Reunion Island Resorts

Things you need to know

Climate

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Reunion has a tropical climate, softened by the proximity of the Indian Ocean. The temperature on the coast varies between 18°C and 32°C. Each area has its own microclimate but it’s sunny all year round. Summer, from November to April, is hot and humid with temperatures averaging 30°C.  At higher altitudes, the temperature varies between 15°C and 24°C. Winter, from May to October, is cooler, with temperatures averaging 20°C. At higher altitudes the temperature may fall as low as 4°C and rarely rises above 25°C.

Language

English is the official language with French and Creole being widely spoken.

Visa

As of 01 March 2013 South African passport holders no longer require a visa to travel to Reunion Island for short stays of up to 90 days.

Health

Compulsory: None
Recommended: Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid.

What things cost

These are approximate and prices may vary according to hotels and seasons (Euros)
 
Bottle of water 3.5 Euro
Soft drink / beer 5 Euro
Bottle of wine 25 -30 Euro
Pizza 14 Euro
Litre of Petrol 2.25 Euro
Light lunch 15-20 Euro

Communications

Most resorts have great mobile reception and or internet access.

Flights

Air Austral operates flights to and from Saint-Denis, Roland Garros International Airport.
The approximate flying time from Johannesburg to Reunion is 4 hours.
We also offer combo packages including a visit to Mauritius and Reunion with our air partner, Air Mauritius.
On arrival you will be met by an Island Light Holidays representative who will arrange your transfer to the resort and offer you a list of islands excursions.

Distances from the airport to LUX*Resorts: LUX*Ile De La Reunion 59 km (+ /- 45 minutes)
Hotel Le Recif 50km (+ /- 40 minutes)

Customs

Passengers over 18 years of age may import the following duty-free items: 200 cigarettes (or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars), 250g of smoking tobacco, 2 litres of still wine, 16 litres of beer, 1 litre of beverage exceeding 22% alcohol and 2 litres of beverage containing less than 22% alcohol.

Driving

Driving in Reunion is on the right hand side of the road. An International Drivers License is required when renting a vehicle

Time

GMT+4

Electricity

The standard voltage is 220v. Electrical outlets in Reunion generally accept a double round-pin plug or an E plug.

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