Beaches

Plage de Grande Anse Cliffs and white sand in the wild south of the island.

Plage de L'Hermitage The longest and most appealing white-sand beach in Réunion.

Plage de Boucan Canot Réunion's most popular slice of paradise and with very good reason.

Plage de Terre Sainte A tiny, intimate pocket of sand in St-Pierre.

Hiking

Piton de la Fournaise Climb to the rim of an active volcano – a classic hike.

Piton des Neiges Ascend Réunion's highest summit and enjoy sensational views.

Haut Mafate A four-day hike that takes you through some of the island's wildest Cirques.

Bas Mafate Four-day trek across the roof of Réunion.

Romantic Getaways

Hell-Bourg A charming town with plenty of Creole houses amid fantastic mountainscapes.

Diana Dea Lodge & Spa Get away from it all at this gem of a hotel hidden in the hills on the east coast.

Grand Bassin As remote as it gets, Grand Bassin is a great place to decompress for a few days.

Hôtel Tsilaosa A haven of peace in the Cirque de Cilaos, this venture will appeal to couples in search of tranquillity.

Spectacular Landscapes

Piton de la Fournaise The single most dramatic landform in the Indian Ocean, bar none.

Cirque de Cilaos Perfect hiking country amid a landscape that reaches magnificently for the sky.

Plaine des Sables Otherworldly atmosphere atop this lava-formed plain.

Cirque de Salazie Another beguiling mountain kingdom.