Réunion Island offers incredibly diverse landscapes thanks to impressive, craggy mountainous terrain. The Pitons, corries and ramparts here have been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list since August 2010.
In just a few kilometres, beaches give way to the Volcan de La Fournaise's green and luscious eastern coast with its lunar landscape. The beaches of the arid savannah to the west lead out to little mountain roads running up to the Cirque of Cilaos corrie, one of the Island's three formidable inhabited canyons. The wilderness of the Sud Sauvage coast is set against the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, contrasting with the vibrant green of dense vegetation and the inky black of solidified lava.
While its neighbour Mauritius is characterised by its beaches, Réunion Island is a tropical paradise that is incredibly varied, and is perfect for visitors with an interest in outdoor activities such as hiking, canyoning, diving, surfing and paragliding.