LUX* Saint Gilles

This relaxed, colonial-style hotel is nestled in tropical gardens on one of Réunion’s most beautiful beaches.

With a generously sized swimming pool and direct access to the coral sheltered L’Hermitage lagoon, LUX* Saint Gilles is the perfect base for exploring this stunning island.

Facilities & Activities

Make a splash in the largest swimming pool on the island or spend the day lounging on the beach. For sea lovers there is snorkelling in the calm lagoon.

If you want to keep in shape whilst you’re here, play a game of tennis, try your hand at beach volley-ball, opt for table tennis or head to the ‘boulodrome’ for an enthralling game of pétanque! There is also a well-equipped fitness centre while for golf lovers, the ‘Bassin Bleu’ Golf Club is only a few minutes away by shuttle.

It’s well worth exploring beyond the hotel. Reunion’s World Heritage listed Pitons, Cirques and Ramparts are simply stunning and perfect for hiking, bird watching or waterfall canyoning! Mountain bike enthusiasts will love the exploring the island’s lush forests and countryside, dotted with quaint and colourful villages.

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‘La Cuisine’ is the main restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, with popular evening buffets incorporating Asian, Indian or Creole cuisine. Orangine ‘A la Carte’ Restaurant is the go-to place for fine dining after sunset.

One of our favourite spots on the island is ‘La Plage’, the beach restaurant offering drinks and Creole-inspired snacks such as spicy sausage or red tuna tartar accompanied by vanilla rum or fresh papaya juice. The deck, with wonderful views over the lagoon, is open during the early evening and Sunday lunchtimes.

During the day, ‘Le Bar’ serves poolside bar snacks such as pizza and sandwiches but with beach and pool service available you don’t even need to leave your sun lounger – simply raise your flag for service!


There are 174 air-conditioned bedrooms and suites, all in a contemporary ‘Creole’ style. The rooms are housed in villas dotted throughout the gardens, Superior on the ground floor and Deluxe on the first floor with a private balcony.

For those seeking further space, 8 Junior Suites are housed in 2 villas and comprise a spacious bedroom and lounge area with a balcony or terrace. Family Rooms are located on the ground floor and offer plenty of space with 2 interconnecting en-suite bedrooms and a terrace which opens onto the gardens.

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The Play Club is open during the French school holidays, from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm upon reservation. Fun and entertainment is provided for children aged 3-11, whether its exploring the charms of the island, getting up close to nature or trying one of the many sports or adventure activities on offer.

Children are welcome in all the restaurants, and whilst there is no special children’s menu, the hotel are happy to accommodate any requests for specific dishes.


LUX* is a brand that cares so it comes as no surprise that they are meeting the challenges of sustainable tourism head on with a dedicated team of specialists, the LUX* Sustainability Committee, working hard to implement environmental and energy saving initiatives across all their hotels.

LUX* Saint Gilles is involved in sustained development of the reef and its ecosystem in partnership with ReefCheck France’s Route du Corail project. The hotel also frequently hosts the Reserve Marine de la Reunion to educate team members on how to support aquatic fauna and flora conservation work.


LUX* Saint Gilles is ideally located in the island’s West coast with direct access to L’Hermitage beach and its sheltered lagoon.  It is a 45-minute transfer from the international Roland Garros Airport.

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