Réunion in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Jul, Aug & Oct–Jan)

  • January may be very wet.
  • Spikes in French school holidays push down availability in July and August.
  • July and August bring cooler temperatures, especially in the Cirques.
  • October and November are the best months for hiking.

Shoulder (Apr, May, Sep)

  • Visitor numbers fewer but temperatures still high.
  • Great deals for accommodation.
  • Fewer people on hiking trails.

Low Season (Feb, Mar & Jun)

  • Extremely humid in February and March; temperatures between 27°C and 33°C on the coast.
  • Peak cyclone months are February and March.
  • June is the quietest month.