While it can be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights while holidaying in Petite-Ile, remember, Réunion's abundance of natural sights, cities and towns are never more than a day trip away. You'll find Hell-Bourg, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Saint-Leu 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Saint-Denis, is another good place to discover. It is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Petite-Ile and offers a diverse range of tourist attractions, such as Natural History Museum, Jardin de l'Etat and Stade Jean-Ivoula. Don't return to Petite-Ile until you've checked out Saint-Denis' Au Petit Marche and La Barachois Square.
Uncover the region's rich cultural makeup within Réunion's art galleries, history museums and mansions. Spirituality is a illuminating part of every community's DNA, so be sure set aside some time to visit the area's mosques and other important religious sites.
Ensure you pack a camera and water bottle and join one of the wildlife spotting tours, city walking tours and cycling tours. If you like to take things easy while you are on holiday, Réunion has some good options that will suit you, like bird watching and camping.
Remember, traveling is the only thing you can buy that makes you wealthier. Your time in Réunion will leave you with moments you'll be sure to treasure for years to come.