A spectacular volcano for the wow factor, steep cliffs for hiking enthusiasts and stunning waterfalls flowing along nature trails, welcome to Reunion Island, where all your senses will be awakened. Get your island spirit right and sharpen your taste for adventure. You are about to discover a gem of the Mascarene islands and to be amazed by the richness of its natural beauty.
Where to start with? There are so many things to see, to do or to experience! You definitely cannot miss the famous Reunionese cirques, namely Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos. The volcanic island has nothing to envy to her the other Indian Ocean’s islands. From the colonial inspired houses, known as « cases créoles », to the more contemporary architectures, this former French colony, called Bourbon Island at that time, has wonderfully kept its charm of yesterdays. Even though the main cities like Saint-Denis have been created in the image of the French architecture, many smaller towns have managed to be authentic in their own ways.
Reunion Island is a melding of various cultures, tracing their origins back to many continents. The Creole influence gently mixes with the Indian rituals and European culture. This surprising mix gives a perfect harmony translating itself through the whole island’s atmosphere. Meanwhile on the beach, locals get loose on the addictive rhythm of the Maloya!
Here you go Islandians, a condensed experience of the Reunionese’s magic in the middle of the Indian Ocean!