Reunion is an enchanting French island in the heart of the Indian Ocean brimming with breathtaking landscapes. It is a mountain resting on the sea that came into life after two major volcanic events. The first event, around two and half million years ago, culminated in the formation of Piton des Neiges (Snow Peak 3069 metres) now a dormant volcano, whilst the second event, around 380,000 years ago, formed Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak 2632 metres) which is still active today and erupts regularly. In the centre of the island, huge collapses formed three cirques named Mafate, Cilaos and Salazie. Along them there are countless hiking trails, cascades and gorges making the cirques a major attraction for mountain lovers.
The coastline is rich in surprising scenery ranging from white or volcanic sand beaches to stunning turquoise lagoons. Within the surrounding ocean there is a wealth of marine life with dolphins, whales and a 22km stretch of beautiful coral reef.
Reunion is a melting pot of cultures, architecture and cuisines. The richness and diversity of its flavours are immense, blending French, Indian, Chinese, Madagascan and East African traditions.