La Reunion – Volcanic Island Paradise for a Luxury Escape

Réunion is a French island in the Indian Ocean, located east of Madagascar. Visitors can immerse themselves in the history and culture of the island whilst enjoying the idyllic landscapes on a luxury escape.

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Although the most widely spoken language is Réunion Creole, it would be a mistake to assume that the island culture is purely French. In fact, the culture is a magical blend of European, African, Chinese, Indian and insular traditions. Despite this diversity, the island residents live together in a state of blissful harmony. This warmth is extended to all visitors who are lucky enough to visit this incredible place.

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The cultural diversity is equally apparent in the cuisine and music found on the island. Although the cuisine is based on the dominant cultures, there is a twist that is unique to Réunion. Predictably, there is amazing fresh seafood. This is accompanied by local produce which includes unique fruits and vegetables, seasoned with fragrant spices.

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There is a wide range of vibrant folk music that keeps people entertained in the numerous cafes and bistros.

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In addition to the people and culture, the landscape of Réunion is equally varied, providing opportunities for everything from outdoor adventures to indulgent relaxation. In addition to its incredible beaches, the island boasts an active volcano, lagoons, mountains, forests and waterfalls.

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From hiking up the mountains to diving into the depths of the ocean, there are options for everyone. The pitons, cirques and ramparts have gained a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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For those seeking luxury travel options, there are top class hotels that will give you the luxury escape you’re after. Here you can find the very best in comfort and hospitality. To complement the accommodation, there are fine dining options that elevate the island’s cuisine to a new level – modern, exciting and creative.

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Réunion is truly an island paradise that offers everything to all guests seeking a luxury escape.

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.