A small paradise in the Indian Ocean and a playground for hikers, Reunion Island is a jewel a few hours flight from the metropolis. A mixture of colours and scents, the one we call "the intense island" is a marvel for the five senses. The eyes never tire of admiring the waves of the coral reef crashing into the sand in the varied colours of the beaches of the Hermitage, Saint-Pierre, Grande-Anse or Boucan-Canot, while the rhythm of the Sega and the intensity of the Maloya, the ancient song of the slaves, rock your ears. The tourist guide of Reunion Island takes you along the coast where the markets go up every day to offer the traveller's taste buds the chance to taste the countless exotic fruits and vegetables of which one trip will not be enough to discover: guava, pitaya, chouchou, longani or even the letchi which makes the joy of the Reunionese every summer. The sun heats up and the skin revels in the freshness of the waterfalls of Salazie, Langevin or Saint-Benoît. Finally, along the coasts, the intoxicating smell of frangipani titillates the nostrils and finishes capsizing the hearts. From beaches to mountain peaks, Reunion Island is steeped in dramatic landscapes, including the highest peak, the Piton des Neiges, which rises to an altitude of 3,070 m and is undoubtedly the best place to observe the sunrise over the sea in the East or its setting in the West. From there, above the sea of clouds, points the summit of the Piton de la Fournaise, whose eruptions are the delight of the luckiest travellers.