La Reunion Island - Volcanic Indian Ocean Island 700 km east of Madagascar. The Largest of the Mascarene Islands. Population 840,000. Similar culture aspects to Hawaii. I was here for a month in 2005. I had the best sandwich of my life here, baguette stuffed with (best of all) meatballs, French fries, cheese, mayo and mustard!! I ate one from a street cart at least four times a week! The surf was amazing!!