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LUX* St Gilles

The only five-star hotel on Reunion Island, blessed with a flawless beach

Located on the western coast of this lush volcanic island, LUX* Saint Gilles 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 our 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.

Why LUX* St. Gilles

• A 5* Beach Resort in La Reunion
• Authentic Creole atmosphere enhanced with the latest design trends to match new standards of today’s living
• The only resort to have direct access to the most beautiful beach of La Reunion Island (L’Hermitage), calm lagoon surrounded with a magnificent coral barrier
• Ideally located for sightseeing trips (Cilaos, the volcano, Salazie, Mafate).  Scuba diving, helicopter rides, big game fishing and nearby two golf courses
• The largest swimming pool of the island (1100 m2)
• 7 hectares of tropical garden
• Outstanding conference facilities:  7 conference rooms which can accommodate 12-180 persons
• Choice of 3 restaurants (the only hotel in Reunion offering 3 restaurants, including a beach front restaurant) and 1 snack bar
• Family rooms
• Expresso machine in Junior Suites
• Wi-Fi access free throughout the resorts


174 Rooms and Suites, all lagoon oriented

• 85 Superior Rooms (34 m²)
Enjoy Superior Rooms with basic 5 star facilities

• 61 Deluxe Rooms (36 m²)
Relax in a quiet room upstairs facing the ocean

• 8 Junior Suites (46 m²)
Experience a luxury suite with a spacious bedroom

• 10 Family Deluxe Room (68 m²)
Experience spacious interconnected rooms
- applicable for ground floor

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 11am

Room Sharing Policy

Superior Room
2 adults + 1 child or 1 baby

Deluxe Room
2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child or 1 baby

Junior Suite
2 adults + 1 child or 1 baby

Family Deluxe Room
4 adults + 2 teens
2 adults + 4 teens or 4 children

Baby: under 3 years old
Child: 3 to 11 years old
Teen: 12 to 17 years old

Each Room Has

Fully air conditioned, telephone with direct international dialling, flat screen satellite TV and music channels, Wi-Fi internet access, individual safe, minibar, electric kettle, hairdryer, laundry service and room service from 7am to 10pm.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Spoil yourself in the spa to start your special day, which will include a ceremony performed by a civil officer and photo session. We'll even give you a special breakfast on your own terrace the morning after your wedding.

Restaurants & Bars

La Cuisine
Main Restaurant – 180 seats
(From 6am to 10am - upto 10:30am during the weekend - and 7:30pm to 9:30pm with a daily buffet theme)
  • Breakfast: Buffet
  • Dinner : Buffet
“A la Carte” Restaurant – 40 seats
(From 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Strict dress code
  • Dinner: A la Carte
  • Compulsory reservation
La Plage
Beach Restaurant – 80 seats
(12:00pm to 2:00pm and from 7:30pm to 9:30pm daily)
  • Compulsory reservation

Café LUX*
Enjoy our signature coffees roasted in house.

Le Bar
Pool Bar / Snack – 130 seats
(From 10am to 11:30pm as bar and from 12 pm to 6:30pm as snack)

Dress code: We might have done away with all the overly fancy fuss and frills of regular luxury resorts, but at LUX* we’ve still got a great sense of style. So although there’s no particular dress code during the day, we do ask you not to wear uncovered swimming attire in the restaurant during breakfast time. Evening wear is smart casual after 6pm. And gentlemen, no flip-flops or shorts in the restaurants and bars during dinner time please; long trousers are required in Maestroour a la carte restaurants. Opening and closing hours are subject to change without prior notice.

Conference Facilities

7 Conference Rooms

Canistelle: 200 m², 180 seats
Jamalac: 100 m², 90 seats
Jambrosade: 100 m², 90 seats
Atelier: 38 m², 25 seats
Business: 65 m², 40 seats
Salle de Reunion: 50 m², 35 seats
Vavangue: 24 m², 12 seats

Complimentary: Wi–Fi access, LCD screens, DVD player, video projector, lectern and sound system


Treatment room
  • Treatments can be booked for a fee
Fitness Centre
  • Fully equipped fitness centre with adapted exercises
Water Sports:
  • Complimentary: snorkeling
  • For a fee: diving, big game fishing, boat trip and jet-ski, stand up paddle, kayak with transparent hull.
Land Sports:
  • Complimentary: fitness center, beachvolley, table tennis, tennis*, bocce ball
  • For a fee: golf–courses available nearby the hotel, mountain bike, power plates, fitness classes


(Open from 9am to 5pm  from Tuesday to Sunday upon reservation, for children aged between 3 and 12 years old during French school holidays)

Other Services

  • Daily room service from 7am to 10:30pm
  • Concierge desk (site seeing excursions may be organized)
  • Free high speed internet connection in all rooms and public areas
  • Car rental
  • LUX* business
  • Laundry service
  • Babysitting service (24h notice)
  • Private dining
  • Beach & pool service
  • Beach towels
  • Hotel boutique
  • Free Wi–Fi access


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