LUX* Saint Gilles Resort

Colonial character, French poise, Creole soul

Adventurers love this far-flung corner of France.  And this is the volcanic island’s only five-star beach resort – bang on Reunion’s best stretch of coral-enhanced sands, fringing a reef-sheltered lagoon.  Not fussy or formal, these pine trees and plantation-style porched villas beg you to unwind.  Although many guests find there are too many natural attractions on their doorstep to linger long after breakfast, you might find yourself torn about whether to stray further than the sun lounger.

As well as showcasing the island’s largest swimming pool, there are power-plate and Pilates classes, tennis, snorkelling and volleyball on tap – plus petanque too.  Naturellement.  The French accent is also deliciously evident in the elegant eateries, suited to every mood, from relaxed beachside seafood platter brunches at La Plage to landmark celebrations in elegant Orangine with a wine cellar worth a toast or two.

Entertain in your villa or call for a ride to the restaurant – you will find everything you need in your villa whilst enjoying access to an array of five-star facilities including spas, gyms and swimming pools, to cafes, bars and exceptional restaurants.

Location:

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the lush volcanic island of Reunion presents golden beaches by day and, by night, the shimmering beauty of the Hermitage lagoon.  With more than its fair share of natural wonders, Reunion never fails to delight even the most seasoned adventurers.  The coast is ideal for diving and snorkeling, while deep-sea fishing boats are also available for charter.  Visit Le Reunion National Park and you’ll enjoy a stunning landscape ideally suited to hiking, bird watching and a spot of waterfall canyoning.  Take in the rugged beauty of our World Heritage Site and marvel at the active Piton de la Fournaise volcano, one of Reunion’s greatest natural attractions.

 

Distances:

Roland Garros Airport:  50KM (0h45)

Pierrefonds Airport:  40km (0h35)

 

Accommodation:

174 rooms and suites – all lagoon facing

  • 85 Superior rooms (34 m2)
  • 61 Deluxe rooms (36 m2)
  • 8 Junior Suites (46 m2)
  • 10 Family Deluxe rooms (68 m2)

 

Don’t miss …

  • Lunch a deux in the aromatic herb garden or romantic dinner on the beach.
  • Learning to make zingy Creole curries at Carry’s Bar at Le Plage.
  • Bird watching from your balcony.
  • Honing your cocktail skills by mixing the prefect rum delight.
  • Borrowing snorkels to get up close and personal with tropical fish, just a few feet from shore.

 

You’ll also love …

  • Learning the steps of Reunion’s traditional dance: sega and maloya.
  • Taking an awe-inspiring tour of the pitons and cirques – best admired from a helicopter.
  • Following a speleologist through the lava tunnels of the Piton de la Fournaise or hiking through lush national parks.
  • Exploring the UNESCO-approved terrain by 4x4, whale watching and waterfall canyoning.
  • Discovering the lagoon in transparent kayaks, by stand-up paddle-board or sea scooter.

FAST FACTS

Restaurants and Bars:

La Cuisine

Orangine

Le Plage

Café LUX*

Le Bar

ICI

 

Spa – LUX* Me spa

 

Kids Club – Play:  3- 11 Years

Stud 17:  12 – 17 Years

Baby-sitting:  at an hourly rate

 

Water Sports:

COMPLIMENTARY snorkeling

FOR A FEE diving, big game fishing, boat trips and jet-skiing

 

Land Sports:

COMPLIMENTARY fitness centre, beach-volley, table tennis, tennis

FOR A FEE golf courses near the hotel, mountain bike, power plates, fitness classes

 

Wi-Fi – complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the resort

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Facilities

Spa & Wellness

Snorkelling

Golf

Kids club & Play

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