Reunion is an island of bright turquoise waters, but swimming and watersports activities are not really the number-one reason why visitors might choose to go to Réunion. Far greater motivators are its stupendous trekking routes across mountain terrain. Cirques – large volcanic valleys surrounded by mountains, creating a natural amphitheatre of about 10km in diameter – sink into the ground, replete with magnificent waterfalls and other natural features.
Saint-Denis, the capital, is surrounded by mountains on three sides and has several places of interest, including the Natural History Museum and the Léon Dierx Art Gallery with its collection of French Impressionist paintings. There are various temples, a mosque and a cathedral, a sign of the cultural and religious variety of the island population.
Experience a taste of France – in the Indian Ocean.