Discover the most adventurous French territory, Reunion Island

Located east of Madagascar and bathed by the temperate waters of the Indian Ocean, the small island of Reunion is known for its outstanding natural beauty, its still active volcano and three dormant craters, where past eruptions have created open holes in the ground. The coast is lined with idyllic white-sand beaches, while the interior of the island is characterized by lush tropical forests, rugged mountains and the dramatic and submerged natural amphitheatres of UNESCO World Heritage-listed craters. Enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving through the vast and wonderful underwater world and discover over 150 species of coral, a variety of fish species, as well as dolphins, turtles and whales.

Banks and Currency


The Euro is the official currency for French overseas departments, including Reunion, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique. US dollars are also accepted in some places. All major currencies can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices.

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, but foreign currency must be declared on arrival.


Schedule: Monday-Friday 08.00-16.00.

Accepted credit cards include: American Express, Diners Club and Visa. MasterCard is accepted on a limited basis. The cards can also be used in ATMs. Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted.

Travel, transport and movement

The roads are in good condition. The main road runs on a north-south axis.

Taxi ranks can be found in the city center or you can book them by phone (phone numbers are listed at airport information points).

Food, Drink and culinary tips

Reunion Island’s unique flavors originate from many centuries of mixed French, Malagasy, Chinese and Indian influences, and it’s not unusual to get dishes from several continents served on the same platter. Although almost every meal contains hot peppers and spices such as ginger, the dishes are not overly spicy.

Tap water is safe to drink and it is recommended to wash fruits and vegetables before eating them.

Tipping waiters in bars and restaurants is widely practiced, the average is 10%.

Climate and weather

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