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Chinese Travelers Can Now Enjoy Visa-Free Travel to Reunion Island and Exclusive Luxury at LUX* Ille de la Reunion

August 6, 2014 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Reunion Island’s most exclusive luxury resort – is delighted to announce that from July 2014, Chinese passport holders can enjoy visa-free travel to Reunion Island. It is now easier than ever for Chinese travellers to discover this secret French paradise in the Indian Ocean, with no visas required for stays of up to 15 days when travelling through an approved agency.

Reunion Island is easily accessible from Mainland China. Air Mauritius currently offers five direct flights a week between Mauritius and Shanghai and unnamedBeijing, as well as flights via Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. From Mauritius,it is a short half-hour flight to Reunion Island, with10-12 transfers every day.

Little known outside France, Reunion Island is the only French tropical island in the Indian Ocean and has long been a hideaway paradise retreat for the French jet-set, and a tropical alternative to the French Riviera. Global luxury travellers are now discovering this breath-taking isle defined by dramatic volcanic mountains, idyllic beaches and coral reefs, a pleasant tropical climate and exquisite hospitality.

LUX* Ille de la Reunion was named Reunion Island’s Leading Hotel at the 2012 and 2013 World Travel Awards, and is an idyllic five-star destination for weddings, honeymoons and memorable holidays with family and friends. Set within 17 acres of beautiful gardens leading to a private white-sand beach and lagoon, the resort offers 174 rooms and Creole-style villas, with numerous interconnecting rooms for families.

Travellers to Reunion Island can experience its rich and varied gastronomy, with influences from India, Sri Lanka, Africa, France and China. The unnamed (2)resort’s three restaurants showcase local Creole dishes using island ingredients, freshly caught seafood and Asian and Western favourites.

Relaxation can be found at the resort’s 1,100sqm swimming pool, and in the deluxe spa offering indoor and garden treatments.

Guests at LUX* Ille de la Reunion can discover the many unique activities that the ‘Island of a Thousand Colours’ has to offer. The peaceful, crystal-clear waters of the Hermitage lagoon, which is protected by a coral reef, are perfect for snorkelling, paddle boarding, or even admiring the colourful underwater world in the LUX* transparent kayak. Close to the resort, guests can also enjoy diving, surfing and deep-sea fishing, or play a round of golf.

Reunion Island’s diverse and dramatic landscapes promise plenty of jaw-dropping adventures. Guests can explore the sites in ultimate style by taking a helicopter tour over the only active volcano in the Indian Ocean, mysterious volcanic circles, majestic waterfalls, an ocean wave geyser and the famous Notre Dame des Laves Church. Visitors can also cruise aboard a luxury catamaran, or try paragliding, hiking or horse riding through untouched nature.

LUX* Ille de la Reunion is part of the LUX* Resorts & Hotels, a collection of upscale hotels that promise a spontaneous and authentic approach to luxury in some of the most beautiful settings on earth. LUX* Resorts & Hotels currently operates five resorts in the Indian Ocean and will open its first resort on China’s Tea Horse Trail in Yunnan in September 2014, LUX* Lijiang.

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