9. There’s great scuba diving
What would an adventure travel getaway to a remote island be without the chance to scuba dive? Fear not, because though its sharky reputation may have made you a bit wary, diving in Reunion island will reward divers with some of the bluest waters they’ve ever seen and the chance to spot 150 different species of coral and 500 species of fish. Keep in mind though that even with numerous dive spots around the island, only certain areas are diveable year-round. For the best (and easiest) diving, head to the west coast off Saint Paul or Saint Pierre. Strong winds make the east coast more challenging, but, when possible are worth exploring as they house some incredible underwater lava flows.