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Rodrigues & Reunion

Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion are 3 large islands in the Mascarene Archipelago. It also includes a variety of reefs, atolls and a number of other small islands.

With daily flights from Mauritius to both Rodrigues and Reunion, they are easily accessible as either a holiday destination on their own, or as an opportunity to split your stay.

Rodrigues Island is situated off the north east coast of Mauritius, about an hour by air. It measures approximately 18km by 8km in size.

Rodrigues is marketed as a destination where you can spend a few days getting away from it all. It is easily explored on foot, allowing you to follow the trails and walk through lush forests enjoying the wide variety of fauna and flora the island has to offer.

There are no large shopping malls but the main town of Port Mathurin has a local market every Saturday when ships sail in from Mauritius bringing with them fresh supplies.

Fishing has been the main industry on Rodrigues since the island was settled in the 18th Century. Expect to see fish and seafood on any menu during your stay.

And for those who fancy a go at catching their own fish, fishing for leisure is a popular activity to enjoy during your stay. The lagoon that surrounds the island also offers you the chance to enjoy sailing and windsurfing. And for those who want to snorkel and dive, just head out to where the lagoon meets the ocean where you will find the coral reefs ready to explore.

Reunion is a French overseas territory that lies between Madagascar and Mauritius. The country benefits from a tropical climate and is home to one of the world's most active volcanoes, the Piton de la Fournaise. The Piton de la Fournaise has erupted more than 100 times since the mid 17th Century, with the last eruption taking place on 11 September 2016.

The island is 63km long and 45km wide. Its highest point is another volcano, the Piton Des Neiges at a height of 3070m above sea level.

The islands volcanic origin and subsequent volcanic activity has contributed to its diverse scenery. For those who enjoy walking, horse riding and mountain biking, there are over 1,000km of trails available for you to explore. Enjoy lush vegetation, rivers and waterfalls along with a wide range of tropical flowers and birdlife. For beach lovers, there is plenty of choice. For those who want to snorkel, Hermitage Beach is a popular choice. For those looking for other water sports, such as surfing, La Plage des Brisants is recommended. And for something unique, a visit to L'Etang-Sale is a must see. The sand is black, a result of tiny fragments of basalt which occurs when lava meets the water.
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