Reunion Island is a French department in the Indian Ocean at about 500 miles East from Madagascar. Together with Mauritius and Rodrigue Islands, it forms the Mascareignes Archipelago. Reunion Island offers very diverse vacation opportunities with nice beaches, lagoons and coral reefs on the west coast, high mountains (up to 3000 m altitude), a paradise for hiking and canyoning, and the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Reunion benefits from a tropical climate, a little windy on the east coast, due to the permanent southeast trade winds. The sun shines all year round, especially in the north, west and south of the island. Due to its hilly landscape, Reunion also experiences a wide variety of microclimates. December corresponds to Austral spring, air temperature between 25°C and 35 °C at sea level and water temperature around 27 °C.
Flights to Saint Denis, Reunion Island
From Paris metropolitan France and from US, Europe :
Saint Denis Roland Garros Airport (main city) and Saint Pierre Pierrefonds Airport (in the south of the island arriving from Madagascar/Mauritius)
GMT+4: three hours ahead of metropolitan France from November to March. Two hours ahead from April to October.