Lunar Eclipse experience on Reunion Island

  • 04 August 2017
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Reunion Island is a tropical gem that not only boasts a vast variety of adventurous activities, but also some spectacular wonders that have drawn visitors from across the globe to this Indian Ocean destination. Only a short four-hour flight from Johannesburg, Reunion Island makes for an unspoiled getaway from the ordinary and allows travellers to effortlessly indulge their senses.

One of the many remarkable events to take place on Reunion Island is the annual lunar eclipse that can be viewed from Saint-Denis, a charming coastal town found on the North side of the island. The coastlines of Saint-Denis set the perfect atmosphere for those looking to experience this breath-taking astronomic event while leisurely enjoying what Reunion Island’s nightlife has to offer.

This year’s lunar eclipse will start on Monday 7 August at 7:15 pm and will last a total of 5 hours, giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy the oceanic views of Saint-Denis along with this striking lunar sight.

Along with the opportunity to partake in this astronomical event, Reunion Island’s Saint - Denis offers an array of activities and sights that can be enjoyed during your travels. From leisurely walks along the pristine coastlines to sundowners while digging your toes into the sand, this beachside town is certainly packed with diverse options!

Saint-Denis is known for its subtle French charm that has captured the hearts of many Francophiles looking for a tropical destination that evokes the intimacy and cultural atmosphere of France. However, when you take a closer look past the French polish, you will soon find that Saint-Denis has a rich Creole culture that embodies the soul of Reunion Island’s people. Take some time to immerse yourself in this vibrant culture by spending some time at local cafés or embark on a night out and dance to the alluring beats of Séga and Maloya artists preforming at bars and pubs. Take a bite out of some delicious delicacies or sip on a yummy Bourbon, let yourself get lost in the motions of Saint-Denis and give into the charismatic atmosphere of Reunion Island. After all…It’s all about the experience. 

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