What to pack for Reunion

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    HIKING SHOES

    by el.mOe Written Oct 25, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take a good pair of hiking shoes with you which fit to all sorts of terrain.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: thereĀ“s no Malaria but some cases of Dengue have been recognized.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping is rare but you have very good, so called gites d`etap in the mountains where you also get delicious meals.
    book ahead !

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    everything on your back

    by MrBill Updated Dec 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: large duffle bag to hold everything for travel
    backpack, rucksack or knapsack with 35 - 40 liters, more is too much to carry all day long, and you should start to consider leaving some stuff at home
    hiking boots with thick sturdy soles
    at least a one liter water flask
    an assortment of t-shirts & shirts, preferably some with a mix of nylon and polyester, as cotton takes too long to dry when it gets wet
    zipper trekking trousers and/or hiking shorts with large cargo pockets
    thick blended polyester, nylon, wool hiking socks
    pullover, sweat shirt, fleece and/or fleece vest
    rain jacket or goretex windbreaker
    ball cap and/or sun hat
    polarized sun glasses
    sun cream and sun block from factor 8 up to factor 30, use it early not after you get burnt
    flashlight and/or head lamp
    knife, fork and spoon
    personal medicines & tablets
    insect repellent
    towel & wash cloth
    soap & shampoo in the extra small sizes and only what you really need

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: telescopic hiking poles
    camera and film with extra batteries
    Swiss army knife
    muessli bars and/or candies for extra sugar
    toilet paper and or kleenex tissues
    extra underwear & socks
    washing powder to rinse items out at night
    a mesh bag for drying wet items underway
    notebook and pencil (this could save your life someday, if for some reason you cannot speak or no one can understand you)
    some first aid & emergency supplies which can be divided between the group

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: extra money and a credit card
    plastic baggies to keep personal items dry
    a water proof watch
    a whistle
    compeeds or other specialised bandages for bllisters
    white cloth or surgical tape
    some extra cord and/or extra shoe laces or
    if you can, 10-20 meters of 4.5-5.0mm nylon rope
    a hankerchief which has many uses from covering your head, sweatband, bandage, cold compress, to isolate an injured eye, etc.

    Photo Equipment: sleeping bag liner for sleeping in the hut
    sleeping bag if you will be in a tent
    bivy bag if there is a chance you will get wet or have rain
    isothermic pad for sleeping or to sit on when its wet

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Packing for Reunion

    by mikelisaanna Written Nov 24, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: Rental cars on Reunion are not large, so avoid bringing tons of luggage. We had one suitcase and a small carry-on per person.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you plan to go to the beach, bring water shoes, because Reunion's beaches have a lot of coral on them, and it can cut your feet if you step on it.

    Also bring comfortable hiking shoes or boots. The hiking on Reunion is some of the world's best, and you will want to do at least a little bit while you are there.

    Reunion is fairly informal, so you won't need to bring fancy clothes. Decent pants and a shirt were fine for all of the restaurants that we went to.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring plenty of sunscreen. You will need it, especially if you are going to the beach or exploring some of the higher altitude sights, such as the volcano or the ridgelines, which are above the clouds and get strong sun.

    Photo Equipment: A good camera is a must for Reunion, which has some of the world's greatest scenery. We brought both a large camera with a big zoom lens for scenery shots and a small pcket camera, for when we needed to take pictures on the fly.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your swimsuits for the beach.

    Also, if you plan to explore the higher elevations (volcano, cirques, le Maido, etc.), bring a warm coat, a hat, and gloves. At 6000 feet, it is far colder than it is at sea level. On the day that we went to le Maido, it was just above freezing and windy at the top. We were very glad that we were able to bundle up and stay warm.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a good pocket French dictionary. Many people on Reunion do not speak any other languages besides French and the local creole. We found ourselves constantly looking up words that we saw on signs and in brochures.

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    • Spa and Resort
    • Family Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    For you English only speakers...

    by canuckmike Written Jul 11, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: For you English only speakers some sort of phrasebook will be incredibly useful since French dominates almost everything on this island and you will be lost without a few basic words.

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Reunion Hotels

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  • LUX Ile de La Reunion

    28 rue du Lagon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Juliette Dodu

    31 Rue Juliette Dodu, Saint-Denis, 97400, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Le Saint Alexis

    44,route de Boucan Canot, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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