Indian Ocean

Reunion Island



DISCOVER A TRAVELLER'S ISLAND

Experiences exciting trip.

Jutting out of the ocean like a basaltic shield cloaked in green, this scenically magical island enjoys a truly astonishing diversity of landscapes. What to expect? Awesome mountainscapes, emerald forests, tumbling waterfalls, soul-stirring panoramas, energetic coastal cities and a sprinkling of white- or black-sand beaches. The formidable Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most accessible active volcanoes, adds to the thrill – Réunion is not dubbed 'the Hawaii of the southern hemisphere' for nothing. And as if living on an active volcano weren't enough, Réunion has three Cirques (calderas) with folk living in them.

From moon looking volcanoes to clear blue lagoons, this tropical French Island offers the traveller a unique concentrate of emotions. It brings together the best the world has to offer. It is one of the very few destinations that allows you to experience the most wonderful adventures. In just a single journey you can discover a huge diversity of landscapes and cultures. Reunion gives you the possibility to tour the world in only a few days! With 40% of its 2500 km2 territory classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Reunion Island offers an amazing mix of authentic cultures and wild nature. As soon as you will arrive on the island, you will feel and see the extraordinary variety of cultures that coexist in perfect harmony. From Asian cuisine to creole markets, from Buddhist traditions to Tamil, Islamic or Christian rituals, Reunion is a melting pot of cultures. In a very short space of time, you will be able to travel from a volcanic desert to a dreamlike lagoon at l’Ermitage, and then move on to the most incredible green tropical forest in the cirques located at the heart of the island. In only a few days, you will have experienced a multitude of unique adventures and sensations, all in one single and exceptional environment: Reunion Island.

The Greate Out Doors

Want to get the heart pumping and the lungs gasping? You've come to the right place. With its extraordinarily varied terrain, Réunion is a dream destination for lovers of the outdoors. Hiking is the number-one activity. Some of the most inspirational hiking trails in the southern hemisphere are to be found here, from simple nature trails in the forest to more challenging, multi-day itineraries and iconic summits, including the Piton des Neiges (3071m). Need some more exertion? Paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking, rafting and horse riding are readily available. And although Réunion is not a hardcore diver's destination, it offers some cracking diving opportunities along the west coast.