Reunion is an overseas island of France that is located in the Indian Ocean, just under 600 miles to the east of Madagascar. The terrain of the island is rugged and dominated by mountains and volcanoes, which are protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites. It also features black sandy beaches from its volcanic activity. The majority of the 866,000 inhabitants live around the coastal areas, which the capital being Saint-Denis.
The island is home to a tropical climate with cool temperatures from May to November.
French and Reunion Creole.
Visit during the months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
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