I am planning a trip to Reunion at the end of November.
We would prefer to stay at a beach hotel and tour the island by car. However, I have read that clouds will prevent visibility at the natural wonders of the island after early morning. What time at the latest should we arrive e.g. at Piton de la Fournaise and other major places to be able to enjoy the view? And which natural sights do the clouds prevent from enjoying properly?
I am also thinking of a helicopter ride. I noticed they offer it at 7, 8 and 9 am. Is 9 am too late to see the views properly without clouds?
I am aware that Reunion is not known for its beaches (and we will also go to Mauritius). As said, we would prefer to have our hotel at the beach if it is possible to see the nature after driving the winding roads.
Having checked hotel prices, I am thinking of Hotel Le Relais de l’Hermitage. I saw somewhere that Hermitage is among the best beaches on the island. Is that so - we like calm water, beautiful view and easy to swim?
Thanks for your help!