Situated at 8km from Saint-Denis in the commune of Sainte-Marie, the Roland-Garros Airport is the La Réunion’s principle airport complex. Formerly known as ‘Gillot Airport’, Roland-Garros Airport handles roughly two million passengers a year. Roland-Garros Airport operates regular direct and transit flights to France, India, Thailand, South Africa, the Comores, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius. Covering 27 000 m², the single terminal building has 21 check-in desks and 6 fully air conditioned walkways. Roland-Garros Airport also has a private lounge for both private and business travellers, bus transfers operating 7 days a week, and an open air carpark with 800 spaces, situated just in front of the terminal.
La Réunion, is a volcanic island in the heart of the Indian Ocean with a host of holiday activities on offer. You can go on mountain hikes or opt for a gentle stroll around its exotic gardens. You can explore the depths of the Indian Ocean or hop a boat to spot humpback whales during the southern winter. There are also numerous museums. Suffice to say there’s something for everyone in La Réunion! The Prefecture is Saint Denis, a picture postcard town in itself. Book a flight for your trip to La Réunion and wander along La Barachois seafront, which is lined with 19th Century canons. In town you have the old quarter of Sainte Suzanne. Dating back to the 17th Century, you can explore its lighthouse, numerous exhibitions and the famous Vanilleraie – a vanilla plantation. Why not stay close by? You can reserve a hotel room for your holiday in Saint Denis. Head down the Rue de Paris and Avenue de la Victoire, with their superb colonial and neo-classical buildings. Visit the Noor-al-Islam Mosque, the polychrome Kovil Kalikambal Temple or the Saint Denis Basilica, a classified French Historic Monument. And once done, sit down to a glass of Charrette and admire the view of La Réunion’s three calderas, the Mafate, Salaze and Cilaos craters!