Reunion Island, more than just a tropical paradise

Reunion island is a gorgeous tropical paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Usually tourists flock there for its protected lagoon, the mountains that are a UNESCO Heritage site, and the cultures, religions, and ethnic groups coming from all over the world who live in harmony.

The French island has a population of about 800,000, is east of Madagascar and about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius, the nearest island.

The tropical island is one of the outermost regions of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone.

The Piton de la Fournaise, a volcano on the eastern end of Reunion Island, rises more than 2,631 metres (8,632 ft) above sea level and is sometimes called a sister to Hawaiian volcanoes because of the similarity of climate and volcanic nature. It has erupted more than 100 times since 1640 and is under constant monitoring.

Visitors to Reunion Island are used to seeing beautiful pictures of astonishing landscapes, white sand beaches, and participating in activities for nature lovers, from paragliding to surfing, hiking to dolce far niente (the sweet act of doing nothing).

Today, however, it is the level of infrastructure and equipment that meets the European standard that must but highlighted.

Reunion Island is a French, European island, where political stability and sanitary security will certainly satisfy tourists seeking a holiday in paradise.

When political and security problems are rising worldwide, this country that is considered as the “Indian Ocean Switzerland” is a shelter for tourism and tourists alike.