Reunion (Ile de la Reunion)
Exotic botanical gardens
South Indian Ocean
Unknown to many
The French Department of Reunion is a tiny 30 mile wide island that is unknown to many international travelers mainly because of accessibility.
Beautiful Exotica Park botanical gardens are home to some truly unusual trees, orchids and palms where a heady and exotic mix of perfumes will simply overwhelm your senses. It is a wonderful place to spend the day. (Reunion Island n.d.)
The spectacular mountains of Reunion
A mere speck in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean it is an island of contrasts, of volcanos and beaches, mountains and forests.(Bradt) A perfect place to chill out.
The island is dwarfed by it's nearest neighbour Madagascar 500 miles to the west (Reunion Island n.d.)
Cacti and Curry, Palms and Orchids
The botanical gardens and museum in the capital St Denis is worth an entire day as here you will see a fantastic collection of exotic trees, shrubs, orchids and cacti.