Réunion Island is a volcanic gem in the midst of the Indian Ocean with a seemingly limitless array of landscapes and colours. To see for this for yourself, simply stroll along Plage de l’Étang-Salé, the largest black-sand beach on the island created by the natural disintegration of volcanic rock. Further west, Plage de l’Ermitage provides a completely different spectacle: white sand, turquoise waters and lush vegetation. The Réunion landscape also features three exceptional natural cirques – Mafate, Cilaos and Salazie – surrounding the Piton des Neiges. Of the three, Salazie is the greenest, most humid and most accessible. And with PONANT, you can admire this unique view from a helicopter! Finally, make the most of your time in Réunion to explore the red, ochre and black volcanic rocks of the Piton de la Fournaise. Top tip: head off while it is still dark with a head torch to watch the orangey-red sunrise. A timeless experience!