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Travel and exploration

Hi
I am visiting La Réunion for 5 weeks in late August and September. Most of my time will be in St. Denis as I am working at the hospital there. I will have 1 week of travel from 26 - 31 August and then weekends and a day at the end. Has anyone got any advice on the best places to visit!

Thank you!

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Reunion in December

Hi All,

I am planning to travel in December for 15 days. I would love to hike the GR R2 in Reunion but it looks like it's not the best time to go. Has anyone had hiking experiences in this period? We are 2 guys in shape but walking in the rain every day is not really what we are looking for.
Also, do you think there are enough deviations on route to fill the 15 days?
Thank yo very much
Federico

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best beaches for family

Hi all

We are a family with two samll kids (5 and 6 years old) and apart from hiking, we are looking for a beach on La Réunion. We would like to do some snorkling and are definitely not into resorts and organized entertainment. So we prefer a not too crowded spot, were we'd rather stay in an apartment or B&B where we can cook ourselves, rather than in a hotel.
Can you recommend us some beaches? Is it always safe to swim within the lagoons, sheltered by the reefs, or can there be dagerous…

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Four Nights (minus one)

Hi all,

I've hastily arranged some time in this part of the world. Life is short, and May is a good time to go.

I have four nights for a first visit to Reunion. The first will be spent in St. Denis, as the plane arrives late and I'll want to see somethng of the town in the morning. Then I'll rent a car from noon until I leave for Mauritius 72 hours later.

I won't be doing any overnight hikes, but wanted to know whether the day-hikes are better out of Cilaos or Hell-Bourg. Also, are both places…

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Hell-Bourg or Cilaos?

Hi :)

We'll be spending two weeks in Reunion begining of February. We'd like to go to either Hell-Bourg or Cilaos for a couple of days and do some day hikes. We don't drive, so we'll be taking buses. Which one is more easily accessible and has good opportunities for day hikes?
Also, is it advisable to book accomodation now already or is it okay to do so just a week ahead as it's not high season?

Thx :)

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Advice on transport in La Réunion needed

Hello world,

Appreciate your feedback on our upcoming two-week trip to Réunion in June !!!

Does it make sense to travel clockwise and start with hiking at Cirque de Mafate? As this part requires booking in advance and the following schedule would be more flexible.

The guide book "strongly recommends" hiring a car. But during the 4 days of hiking, we would pay for an unused car. So is it advisable to take bus in that area, esp. to get to the starting point of the Cirque de Mafate? Maybe we…

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trekking the cirques

hi there,

we're off on our honeymoon to reunion next week and although we have our itinery i was wondering if i could ask some advice about meals on the trek we have planned. my french is a little sketchy and im keen to be armed with as much knowledge as i can before i arrive.

we are completing a 5 day trek from starting in cilaos, heading to piton des neiges, including grand ilet , hellborg and returning to cilaos.

whats the best way to go about lunch? can you ask the chambre d'hoteS to…

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Sakifo Festival plus a few days to explore

Hi,

I am coming to Reunion Island in June for Sakifo Festival. I'll be staying around for another week or so.

Can people recommend places to stay in Saint Pierre during the festival? Apartments? BnB? Hostels?

After the festival what are the must see things to see?

Hiking?

Art Galleries? Muesums?

Beaches?

Thanks

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Honeymoon Seychelles and Reunion

Hi all,

Our honeymoon is going to start from August 12th to September 2nd, we are both from Europe and have never been anywhere as exotic and remote and basically as unbelievable looking as Reunion.

We are planning on going to the Seychelles, for about 10 days, maybe less (we dont know if thats too long or just about right) then on the way to or from the Seychelles we are going to stop over in UAE for 2 nights just to break up the trip and hit the city.

But, while I was looking up the…

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Belated Reunion report

Hi Everyone
I got some good info from the lovely people on Thorn Tree before a trip to Reunion in May last year so I thought I had better "pay it back" by giving a report that may be of use to others heading in that direction. Better late than never, huh?
My wife and I spent 16 days there - most of the time travelling either by bus or hiking - but we did hire a car for the last 4 days. While we were both fit, we like taking the time to look around as we hike and had significantly larger packs…