Reunion is a tropical island located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 800 km east of Madagascar and 200 km from Mauritius. Reunion is a still very active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, and its frequent eruptions offer an exceptional spectacle. The chaotic relief of the interior, dominated by the Piton des Neiges at an altitude of 3070 m, roof of the Indian Ocean, is home to flora and fauna unique in the world, a true paradise for nature lovers. With the creation of the Réunion National Park, which covers 43% of its territory, the island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its “Pitons, cirques and ramparts” in 2010. Réunion has a rich coastline with its lagoons with white sand beaches, but also its wilder coasts cut and beaten by the Indian Ocean.
Reunion Island benefits from an exceptional geography and natural heritage: beaches and lagoons on the west coast, wild coasts on the east and south coasts, 3 majestic cirques of Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos in the center of island, countless peaks, waterfalls and ramparts, which are so many spectacular panoramas and breathtaking views, and of course its famous active volcano of Piton de La Fournaise, to name only the essential of the one also called the “big show” island. Reunion enjoys a tropical climate softened by the trade winds, so neither too hot in summer, nor too cold in winter, but the climatic conditions and temperatures can vary considerably between the coast and the highlands. The tormented relief of the island also gives it specificities and many micro-climates.