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LUX* Saint Gilles

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island

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LUX* Saint Gilles

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Very good family hotel. Good for sightseeing and has a beach nearby. Beautiful beach.

Located on the western coast of this lush volcanic island, LUX Saint Gilles (formerly LUX Ile de La Reunion) faces a shimmering expanse of aqua-blue waters, fringed by a stretch of immaculate sands. Tucked away in acres of beautiful tropical gardens, Creole villas sit in the shade of coconut palms and filao trees, just steps from the coral-sheltered lagoon at L'Hermitage. The white-sand beach may call for idle lounging by the emerald-blue pool – it's the largest one in Reunion Island – but there's plenty here for thrill-seekers, too. Try a spot of tennis or volleyball in the grounds, or venture further afield to experience the rugged, dramatic beauty of the island's volcanic peaks and tumbling waterfalls at this World Heritage Site. Once you've worked up an appetite, sample the day's catch at the beachfront bars and restaurants. Float away with a zen yoga session in the gardens or a private in-room spa treatment – a peaceful end to an unforgettable day on this majestic island.

LUX* Saint Gilles, Reunion Island is an elegant beach resort, with exclusive views of the coral-sheltered lagoon at L'Hermitage. Explore the tennis and volleyball courts in the gardens, as well as the spacious swimming pool. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy fresh, locally-sourced seafood at the beach resort's various restaurants and bars. Find your inner zen with yoga in the gardens. Then take in the rugged beauty, dramatic volcanic peaks and tumbling waterfalls of our UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pitons, Cirques and Ramparts of Reunion Island.
Hotel Address:
  • LUX* Saint Gilles
  • L'Hermitage
  • Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island 97434
  • Reunion Island

Location Summary
Reunion Island is a French island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and about 200 kilometers (120 miles) southwest of Mauritius, the nearest island. Unlike its neighbor, Mauritius, Reunion Island's main attraction is not its beaches. True, St-Gilles-Les-Bains is packed up with bathers and bakers during holiday periods and it is a mighty fine beach, but if beaches are what you want, you'd be better off in Mauritius or Maldives. That said, Reunion's volcanic origins grant it an extraordinarily beautiful landscape, one characterized by high peaks, deep canyons and plains. Trekking is the most obvious activity and is perhaps also the most rewarding: whether you're gazing up at proud volcanic peaks, or staring down from those same peaks, you're in for fantastic scenery. The towns are adorned with colonial architecture and are excellent starting points for inland adventures.

With a total area of 2500km2, it's a true island of contrasts, with the active volcano of Piton de la Fournaise on its south coast, 27km of pristine beaches to the west, and lush mountain terrain in between. The capital of the island is the city of Saint-Denis.

Reunion Island is the perfect destination for travelers seeking both a relaxing island holiday and an action-packed adventure trip. Hike the island's unique cirques and the active Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage status natural park to see the island's native flora and fauna up close. Go canyoning over La Réunion's many waterfalls or take to the ocean with a scuba diving or surfing expedition. The island also features almost 1000km of hiking trails over incredibly contrasting landscapes. Once you've satisfied your adventurous side, kick back under a shady palm tree on the white beach and work on your tan.

LUX Saint Gilles (formerly LUX Ile de La Reunion) is located in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains and overlooks the most spectacular beach and the only lagoon of the island.

Directions to Hotel
From Gillot airport: 50 km 45 minutes. From Pierrefonds airport: 40 km - 35 minutes.
Disabled Access
Specific rooms and packages available to ensure there is disabled access.
Fine Dining On Site
Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer everything that's exceptional about luxury island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras.
Pool Outdoor
Make a splash in the largest swimming pool on the island or lounge the day away on the comfy beach beds. With over 1100m2 of crystal clear water, there's plenty of room for you to cool off while the kids dabble about in the shallow-depth area.
Spa Facility
At LUX* Me spa, it's all about you. Create your own integrated spa and fitness experience from the indulgent Me Time Spa Menu or allow the skillful spa concierge and therapists to tailor-make an experience just for you.
Located on La Réunion's most spectacular beach.
Fishing - Ocean
Deep-sea fishing boats also available for charter.
Golf lovers can head out to The Bassin Bleu Golf Club just a few minutes away by shuttle and work on their swing in a truly beautiful island setting.
Scuba Diving
The coast is ideal for diving and snorkelling.
Volleyball courts in the gardens.
Recommended Rooms
Family Rooms: Perfect for families on holiday, these luxurious Superior Rooms are equipped with thoughtful facilities for the kids. The rooms are also interconnected to ensure that parents and children can enjoy special holiday moments together, while also allowing for some much-needed "me-time" in between.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Volleyball

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