"Rent a car and travel the..." Reunion Favorite Tip by Jocko

Reunion General: 14 reviews and 12 photos

Favorite thing: Rent a car and travel the coastal road around the entire island, about 4 hours, but take your time. Although you see the same incredibly blue Indien Ocean, the landscape changes constantly. White, black, even green sand beaches shimmer. Lowlands, cliffs, valleys, lush sugar cane fields, mountains, lava fields, rocky coasts, villages, brightly colored houses,magnificent chuches, town squares. All of that can be seen on this drive, alone. So much variety on such a small island, and I've not mentioned the interior with unbelievable mountain ranges, canyons, waterfalls and an active volcano. Reunion seems to have it all.

Fondest memory: Oh, so many. The friendly, helpful and smiling people, a mix of many different nationalities and cultures over the centuries. And that has truely produced physically beautiful people. Quite touching were the small white cross memorials frequently dotting the island. Remember also the best rum on the island, possibly the best in the world..Isautier Reunion Rhum. Aged rhums, flavored rhums and fruit rhum punches. After a couple of these libations, I must say that I also have a fond memory of the semi-topless beaches. Nothing unusual for them, just a natural way of life.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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