Reunion Island


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About Country

Approximately 855,000 (2021 estimate)
Population Density
357 people per square kilometer
€20.3 billion (2019 estimate)
French is the official language, with Creole also widely spoken
Euro (EUR)
National Dish
Creole cuisine is popular on the island, with dishes such as rougail saucisse (sausage stew) and cari poulet (chicken curry) being local favorites
Christianity is the predominant religion on the island, with significant minorities of Hinduism and Islam
Réunion Island has a tropical climate, with high humidity and rainfall throughout the year
Main Industries
Tourism, agriculture, and fishing
Level of Development
Réunion Island is considered an overseas department of France, and as such is not classified separately in terms of human development
Approximately 2,511 square kilometers

Experience the stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Réunion Island 🇷🇪, where majestic mountains 🏔️, pristine beaches 🏖️, and vibrant local traditions await. Hike to the top of Piton de la Fournaise, relax on the white sand beaches, and indulge in the island’s delicious cuisine. Plan your trip to Réunion Island today!

Réunion Island is a French overseas department and region located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, including volcanoes, waterfalls, and lush forests.


  • Artichokes - Creole food market on Reunion Island
  • Boucan Canot Beach in Reunion Island
  • Ile de la Reunion, Réunion
  • Mafate, Reunion Island
  • Reunion Island

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions on Réunion Island include:

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    Piton de la Fournaise: one of the world's most active volcanoes, located in Réunion National Park.

  • 2

    Cirque de Mafate: a natural amphitheater created by the collapse of a volcanic caldera, with hiking trails and traditional Creole villages.

  • 3

    Trou de Fer: a spectacular waterfall located in the heart of the island's lush forests.

  • 4

    Grand Galet Falls: a beautiful waterfall located in the south of the island, surrounded by stunning scenery.

  • 5

    Saint-Gilles-les-Bains: a popular beach town on the west coast of the island, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.

  • 6

    Saint-Denis: the capital of Réunion Island, with a rich cultural heritage and historic architecture.

  • 7

    La Plaine des Sables: a unique lunar landscape located on the road to Piton de la Fournaise, with views of the volcano and surrounding forests.

  • 8

    Cilaos: a charming mountain village with a spa resort and hiking trails.

  • 9

    Le Maido: a viewpoint overlooking the Cirque de Mafate, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

  • 10

    Cap Méchant: a dramatic coastal cliff on the south-eastern tip of the island, with breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged coastline.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Réunion Island has to offer. The island is also known for its diverse cultural heritage, with influences from France, Africa, and Asia.


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