La Possession, Reunion Cruise Port

La Possession is one of the communes found in the French overseas department of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The commune is located on the island's Northwest side, a few kilometers from the island's capital, Saint-Denis. This well-known tourist destination has been blessed with a tropical climate that matches well with its white sandy beaches. To balance all that off is the beautiful volcanic landscape that gives the region marvelous and simply overwhelming mountain scenery. The commune is also home to one of the world's most active volcanoes that annually shows activity in the form of ash clouds that give the night sky a unique orange shade. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to La Possession, Reunion:
 
  • Nature and wildlife lovers should take the time to visit the Reunion National Park, which was established in 2007, as a protection center for the endemic ecosystems that are characteristic of the region's mountainous interior. Some areas of the park are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     
  • Adventurers and nature lovers should take the time to visit the Cirque de Mafate, also known as the Mafate. It is a caldera close to the commune that is totally surrounded by mountain ranges. The beautiful panoramic views from the caldera's edge are always worth the trip.
     
  • Visitors who are interested in volcanology and geology, should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Piton des Neiges, also known as Snow Peak, which is a shield volcano that reaches an altitude of 3,069 meters making it the highest point in the Indian Ocean.
     
  • The waters off La Possession have an abundance of marine wildlife that is unique to the island. Visitors are encouraged to go snorkeling or scuba diving so as to get the opportunity to get a closer view of the marine wildlife.
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