Best Time To Visit

When to go

Réunion has a hot sub-tropical climate with sea temperatures that rarely drop below 23°C. The dry season is May to October, with temperatures 20-25°C. November to March is more humid, with most rain and occasional cyclones in January and February. The interior uplands have an almost temperate climate. It can be cool in the mountains and it's advisable to have some warm clothing for the evenings. In October 2006 it did actually snow on the Piton des Neiges which is over 3,000 metres high.

When to go to Reunion - Climate Chart

Getting there

Air France operates a daily overnight service to Réunion via Paris. Air Austral flies daily from Paris. Air Mauritius flies to Réunion four times a week via Mauritius. With frequent daily flights between Réunion and Mauritius and a regular service to Madagascar, it is easy to visit two contrasting islands. Ask for more information.

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours


As a French department, Réunion is part of the European Community. There are no visa requirements for UK citizens.


There are no health requirements for Réunion. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website - Fit For Travel -  for details of recommended vaccinations for travel in Reunion.

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