Tourists who visit Réunion Island mainly come from metropolitan environments. They compare their own identity with that of the Creoles and “Zoreilles” population. Emphasizing cultural differences to reinforce the island's exoticism has its risks. Slogans describing the authenticity of Réunion culture can be co-opted by locals for political purposes. A comparison of the tourism practices of Creoles, “Zoreilles,” and those vacationing from metropolitan centers abroad reveals a process of transformation in the habits and expectations of both.