A LITTLE-KNOWN DESTINATION
Chances are you’ll be the first of your friends to discover this French department in the Indian Ocean. Its tourism industry has not been particularly developed and most visitors come to visit their family on the island.
THE LARGEST LAGOON IN THE WORLD
Spanning some 1,100km2, it has an average depth of 40 metres and countless coral reefs, making it a paradise for divers. There’s no need for air tanks here : a pair of flippers and a mask are all you need to explore this enchanting landscape.
A DIFFERENT TRIP
There’s no mass tourism here. Travellers can connect with locals, enjoying their rich history and daily life as they savour local products.
SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS AND WHALE WATCHING
The lagoon is a fantastic place to come into contact with these creatures. In addition to many species of dolphins living in the island’s waters all year round, the whale season is a unique opportunity for travellers.
EXPERIENCE FRENCH CULTURE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
Although it’s the 101st and newest department of France, it has its own heritage which is specific to the region. Blending Arabic, Indian, European, Malagsy and East African cultures, the island offers a real change of scenery.