The French Indian Ocean Island of Reunion is a hidden tropical gem that is home to mighty volcanic mountains with excellent trekking, secluded beaches, coral reefs for snorkeling and diving, and chic towns with an interesting blend of cultures. Not well known outside France, Réunion is an unspoiled tropical paradise with modern facilities and services, perfect for those looking for an exotic beach holiday with outdoor activities.[b]Large volcanic island[/b] and a French overseas territory, Réunion is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The island has a similar history with the nearby Mauritius and Seychelles and is inhabited by an interesting ethnic mixture with people of Indian, African, Chinese, and French ancestry. As part of France, Reunion belongs to the Euro zone and the European Union. The island has become a popular holiday destination for French people, but does not receive much tourism outside mainland France.