Reunion

The French-governed Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean, 500 miles east of Madagascar, off the east coast of the African continent.

A little off-the-beaten track, the Reunion Island has long been a treasured secret of the world’s most seasoned travellers, as well as French tourists.

As a département of France, Réunion is part of the Euro-zone. At 980 square miles large, Reunion boasts 17 miles of excellent beaches and the inland interior features a dramatic mountain range including an active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise.

This island has much to offer in addition to simply spectacular scenery. MSC cruise ships travel to this beautiful island during our South African cruise itineraries. We call at the main port town of Pointe des Galets, from where cruise passengers can head out to the island’s capital, St Denis. Here visitors will find elegant French-style squares as well as lovelycolourful colonial architecture, all set against an amazing natural landscape.

Explore this natural paradise with the help of our excursion packages, which will also provide you great deals on activities such as scuba diving (the warm waters reach temperatures of 23 - 29°!), visiting a spice garden or local vanilla plantation. Spices and vanilla also make wonderful souvenirs to take home as a reminder of your vacation here.

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A little off-the-beaten track, the Reunion Island has long been a treasured secret of the world’s most seasoned travellers.
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