Information & Facts
Like the rest of Réunion, Saint-Denis has a tropical climate.
Temperatures in the capital range between 70°F and 79°F
(21°C-26°C). November to April is hot and rainy, while the rest of
the year is slightly cooler and drier. Humidity is high,
particularly on the east coast. Saint-Denis is home to the Indian
Ocean's only tropical cyclone monitoring centre, although the
island itself is only affected occasionally.
There is a good local bus service that operates within
Saint-Denis, while another bus service links the island. The roads
are well maintained and car hire agencies are available. Taxis can
also be found at taxi stands or ordered by phone. The historic core
and seafront area of Saint-Denis can easily be explored on
French, as well as Reunion Creole and some English is
Réunion is an overseas
départementof France and therefore since 2002, the unit of
currency is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. There are plenty of
banks and ATMs on the island, and most shops and hotels accept
major credit cards (though most require a minimum amount for
payments). Travellers cheques are widely accepted, with Euros the
preferred currency. Banks are open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm.
Most businesses are required to display their prices in their
windows and restaurants and hotels must have their rates visible
from the exterior.
Local time is GMT +4.