Reunion Island is a French department. The island benefits from infrastructure identical to that of Northern Europe: road networks, health care, industries, shops, hotels and services ... and all this in an exceptional living environment, that of an island in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by sea, mountains, volcanic landscapes and tropical forests.
The diversity of population, culture and tradition - often cited as an example - simply adds to its charm. As a foreigner it is very easy to blend in with the locals because of this magnificent cultural mix.
As a matter of fact, Reunion is a very peaceful island. National security threats are unheard of. Despite the diverse ethnic and cultural differences people live in peace and harmony. Crime rate is minimal compared to major cities in France and the emergency services are as efficient as any developed country.