For your holidays in Reunion Island, renting a vehicle can quickly become a must to discover places at one's own pace. With well maintained road infrastructures, Reunion Island has a network of 5 main roads going all around the island and across the plateaus from St. Benoît to St. Pierre as well as the road to Cilaos. The country road network is fairly dense in the less mountainous areas. The steep topography and the cyclonic swell are constraints.
The car rental in Reunion island is certainly the most convenient way to visit the island. You can access all the interesting sights by the road network of the island. All roads are paved over, so no need to rent a 4x4 to get around, except for the pleasure of driving on some dirt roads of Reunion island.
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We suggest you book a rental car before your arrival in Reunion Island.
Indeed, it can be difficult at certain times (November-December-January in particular) to find a vehicle of your choice available
A significant number of vehicles travel on roads that can be very busy at peak hours (7:00/9:00-16:00/18:00), especially on the coast (RN1 and RN2), causing some traffic jams like around St Denis and St Joseph.
That's why it is better to check with locals before undertaking a long journey in a rental car !