Gay Guide Reunion

Réunion is a French "Département d'Outre-Mer", the legal situation is the same as in mainland France. The flight from Mauritius only takes half an hour, and the landscape is so beautiful that a visit is definitely worthwhile. In contrast to other destinations in this region, there is no violence against homosexuals on the island. Réunion is a small island paradise in which traditional values and family are very important. One has to be aware that Réunion is perhaps not for sexual encounters, but nevertheless a suitable destination for gays. The inhabitants show increasing tolerance towards gays and lesbians, as there are more and more mixed couples of Creoles (native) and Frenchmen from the continent.

Cities in Reunion

La PossessionPetite-IleSaint-Pierre

Location: Indian Ocean
Initials: REU
International country code: 262 (no area codes)
International access code: 00
Language: French, Creole
Population: 821,136
Capital: St. Denis
Religions: 82% Catholic
Climate: Tropical climate which moderates with the elevation. Cool and dry from May-Nov, hot and rainy from Nov-Apr.

Top Hotels

Sir Montcalm

Montréal's Sir Montcalm has five guestrooms and a tourist-residence, each with a private bathroom. The huge living and dining room has a fireplace, home stereo system and DVD... more

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa

Crowne Pointe's 40 beautifully restored guest rooms are designed and furnished to accommodate travellers of all types. more

Villa Ragazzi

This exclusively gay guesthouse near Montpellier is close to the gay beach l'Espiguette. There is a great outdoor bar next to the pool and naked sunbathing is permitted... more