Enchantment takes the form of a tiny little island situated east of Madagascar in what is called Reunion. The city is a French overseas island, and it is the land itself that draws most of the visitors. Roland Garros Airport
serves the area and is located in Sainte-Marie, seven kilometers from the capital city of Saint-Denis.
Nature and culture abound in Reunion. Hikers can’t help but fall in love with the area and its hiking routes - one that stretches 130km and takes a week to complete. The volcanic landscape really sets the scene for trekkers and those simply there to take in the views. Plant lovers can find fun in the Botanical Gardens of Mascarin as well as the Gardens of Perfumes and Spices
. Reunion Aquarium
offers an indoor option for natural exploration.
Lovers of culture will find themselves in the city of Saint-Denis, where there is the Rue de Paris and the Avenue de la Victoire. Museums provide an established insight into the culture of the area, and a trip to the sugar plant or rum distillery gives a more authentic approach.
As one might expect of an island destination, hotels in Reunion are commonly found along the coast. Lodges and mountain cabins can be found further inland amongst the national parks. Budget accommodation can be found, including a handful of youth hostels.