Flight tickets from Polokwane to Saint-Denis

Saint Denis de la Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is located about 800 kilometres east of Madagascar and is part of the French overseas department of Réunion. A small volcanic island surrounded by coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Saint Denis de la Reunion enjoys an ideal tropical climate and is an idyllic destination for tourists looking to experience a truly unique blend of cultures. With its diverse population, rich history and breathtaking natural scenery, Saint Denis de la Reunion is a place of great interest and charm. In this text, we explore the island’s fascinating culture, natural features, and history.

Getting to Know Saint Denis de la Reunion

Saint Denis de la Reunion is a volcanic island situated off the East Coast of Madagascar. The population of Saint Denis de la Reunion is approximately 842,000, with approximately 25% being native born and the remainder from neighbouring countries such as France, India, China and other parts of Africa. The official time zone is Réunion Time (UTC+04) and the main language spoken is French, although Creole is also widely spoken. The official currency is the Euro.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Saint Denis de la Reunion is tropical, with two distinct seasons. The hot, dry season runs from May to November and is characterised by temperature averages of 25-30°C. During this period the north-east winds bring dry air. On the other hand, the humid, rainy season lasts from December to April and is characterised by rains, often heavy and often accompanied by thunderstorms. The temperature averages during this period range from 20-25°C. In the interior of the island, temperatures are hot all year round, with averages of 26-32°C. On the coasts, however, temperatures are cooler, due to the marine influence, with average temperatures rarely exceeding 20°C. The island is also subject to tropical cyclones, and the warmest part of the year coincides with the most intense period of cyclones. The most dangerous are usually in late January, February and March.

Touring Saint Denis de la Reunion: Airport and Transportation

There is one airport in Saint Denis de la Reunion, which is Roland Garros Airport (RUN). The airport is located near Saint-Denis's town center and you can take a shuttle bus from the airport to downtown, which costs around €2. You can also take a taxi from the terminal for a fee of around €11. Yes, currency exchange is available at Roland Garros Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Saint Denis de la Reunion

  1. Saint Denis de la Reunion has a rich history stretching back to the arrival of the French colonial settlers in the 17th century. Its unique culture is a blend of African, European and Indian influences.
  2. Tourists can explore the interactive Ethno-cultural and historical museum, which displays local costumes, artifacts, and activities.
  3. The city is home to a variety of colonial-era architecture and beautiful white-sand beaches. There are also regular public events and festivals celebrating the local culture and history, including dance performances and the Caribbean carnival

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