Things you need to know
ClimateLocated 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.
LanguageEnglish is the official language with French and Creole being widely spoken.
VisaAs 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.
Recommended: Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid.
What things costThese 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|
|Litre of Petrol||2.25 Euro|
|Light lunch||15-20 Euro|
CommunicationsMost resorts have great mobile reception and or internet access.
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)