LUX* Saint Gilles

LUX* Saint Gilles

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3175 Reviews
Guide Price £2,099 per person
Based on 11 October 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Mauritius, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Adventure and leisure at its finest

Located on the west coast of Reunion Island, LUX* Saint Gilles sits on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach, overlooking the glimmering ocean. Whether its adventure or leisure you're looking for, LUX* Saint Gilles has it all. Relax and soak up the sun around the islands largest swimming pool, or gaze upon the marine life in a glass bottom kayak. All rooms are beautifully nestled in the lush tropical gardens, sitting in the shade of coconut palms, and just steps from the lagoon at L'Hermitage. 

Explore the coast for snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing or experience a unique trip to the islands spectacular volcano - The Piton De La Fournaise. Visit the untouched beauties of the tumbling waterfalls, or fasten your hiking boots and trek through the dense rain forests and glance upon the natural rolling hills, and volcanic peaks Reunion has to offer. With your days fully packed with exploring and relaxation, don't forget to visit the LUX* Me spa for a variety of treatments, yoga sessions or meditation. 

  • Stunning tropical gardens and a flawless beach.
  • Venture out and experience Reunions dramatic volcanic peaks and tumbling waterfalls.
  • Relax and unwind at the LUX* Me spa.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Manager

"From June to September, LUX* Saint Gilles is the prefect spot on the island to watch the whales coming from the Atlantic to the warmer waters. Between 17:00 and 18:00, head to the beach and gaze out over the lagoon to be amazed by this incredible sight."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type


Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

LUX* Saint Gilles

  • Beach
  • Approx. 45 minutes drive from Roland Garros Airport
  • LUX* Saint Gilles offers the islands only accessible lagoon, perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Located nearby the islands championship golf course
3175 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1850
  • Very Good 830
  • Average 345
  • Poor 111
  • Terrible 39

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jun 06, 2019

A Good Hotel, but perhaps not 5*

We stayed at the hotel for part of a honeymoon island holiday. We previously stayed in Mauritius and we could not help but compare the two hotels at which we stayed (both were rated as 5*). The look of the hotel is good, clean and the staff are relatively helpful, even if we did not speak French. The helpfulness of each staff member varied - one receptionist was incredibly helpful. However, there were other staff members who, it seemed, were trying to deal with you as quick as possible. We tried to check in early, but had to rather wait until the room was read (which is expected as we did not arrange an early check in). The transport around the hotel is not that great. Unless you hired a car or speak fluent French, it is a mission. The reception advised us that it would not be worth getting them to a arrange a taxi as this would probably take an hour to do - rather use the bus (the signs for which are, unfortunately for us, in French). The room we had was lovely, but small, the TV is quite old and the bathroom is average. I think that it is pleasant, but as the title suggests, perhaps not 5*. As for food and drinks, the hotel and Le Bar are expensive. The food is quite good, and service is fair at La Cuisine. However, I would recommend avoiding La Plague. Although the food was good, the service was bordering on pathetic. Dinner took more than 2 hours, of which, perhaps 50 minutes were spent eating and drinking... the rest was simply waiting for the table to be cleared, orders to be taken and the bill to be brought to us. (In fact, although we specifically asked 3 waiters, it took close top 30 minutes to get the bill). If you are a 5* place, you need to be better than that. We had a cocktail evening, where the hotel allowed sampling of what they had on offer. The drinks and iced coffees were delightful and the ice creams were so flavourful. The staff were all keen to engage and we enjoyed the evening. It was on this evening that we signed up for a massage (90 Euros each). When we went for the massage, we thought that they would know what to do as we had already booked. Long story short, there was an obvious miscommunication because we ended up paying 205 Euros for what can only be termed as pretty poor massages... we essentially had oil rubbed on our backs and did feel relaxed after it. It was an expensive mistake on our part. In any case, the above is just some areas to be aware of. I think that the 5* status is misleading as it does not quite match up to expectations. However, it is a good hotel and we enjoyed the overall stay.
May 26, 2019

Good resort, perfect beach but dated rooms

Cardiff, United Kingdom

The resort is lovely and the beach is great and perfect for snorkelling. I’ve struggled with snorkelling before but the shallow water and full snorkel masks available from the hotel meant that I could really enjoy the experience. The food is good with a good range at breakfast and in the main restaurant in the evening. The other restaurants are good but one is very expensive. Staff are good but not exceptional. Cocktails were poor. The room was dated and small. There was no seating area and the upkeep was poor - a few small things were broken, including the fridge handle and some of the lights. The shower head is too low and the sink area poorly designed. Also, there were a few small issues around the communal areas which should have been fixed - broken bin in one of the restrooms and a broken tap (the only one) in another. Overall, great for snorkelling and food, but don’t expect to be blown away by the room.
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Beach view

LUX* Me Spa

Relax and unwind at LUX* Me spa, with signature treatments such as a Balinese massage, or a Shirley Page signature massage along with many more treatments. Yoga, meditation and facials also available.


Enjoy transparent kayaking* or snorkelling for the chance to see sea turtles and colourful fish, or why not wake up early for a sunrise session of standup paddleboard yoga*? Take a dip in the pool, the largest on the island. Or if you would prefer to stay on dry land, there is a fitness centre, beach volleyball court, table tennis, and a tennis court. *Subject to a charge.

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Room Types

Superior Room

These bright contemporary rooms offer a double or twin bed configuration, with a stunning luxurious bathroom. Relax and unwind in comfort on your private terrace, gazing upon the resorts lush greenery.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Deluxe Room

These bright contemporary rooms offer a double or twin bed configuration, with a stunning luxurious bathroom. Relax and unwind in comfort on your private balcony, gazing upon a beautiful sunset.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are the perfect combination of style and comfort in a vibrant island setting. Enjoy a spacious bedroom and a separate lounge area as well as a private balcony or patio overlooking the resort beautiful gardens.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone

Family Room

Perfect for families wanting separate sleeping areas, these Family Rooms are interconnecting, providing a spacious, stylish and comfortable feel for the whole family. Located on the ground floor, all Family Rooms have a private patio area.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV
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Food & Drink

Le Bar

Offering light snacks and refreshing cocktails along with other beverages, Le Bar is a laid back bar overlook the swimming pool. Open in the afternoon and evenings, this lively venue is the perfect way to unwind after your fun-filled day of island adventures.

La Cuisine

Open for breakfast and dinner, La Cuisine serves international and island-inspired cuisine. Fresh seafood buffets, and Creole inspired dishes, there is something for everyone's taste buds. Enjoy island entertainment whilst you eat, with live local musicians and performers in the evenings.

Cafe LUX*

Serving their very own 'Island Blend' of organic beans, you must try a Cafe LUX* coffee.


Tuck into an A la Carte menu whilst complemented by a fantastic selection of French wine. With seating for up to 40 guests, enjoy a spectacular meal with an enchanting setting. Restrictions: Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays Reservations required Dress code: Smart casual clothing is required.

La Plage

Located between the beach and the swimming pool, La Plage offers traditional Creole cuisine. Try all island specialties whilst overlooking the magnificent view of the lagoon. Restrictions: Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays Reservations required

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at La Cuisine restaurant. Offering international and island-inspired cuisine.

Half Board

Enjoy a buffet breakfast and dinner at La Cuisine. Or why not try an A la Carte menu at either Orangine or La Plage.

From the 01st November 2018 the Half Board inclusions will be as follows:

Buffet cuisine at La Cuisine for breakfast and dinner. A 30% reduction will be given off the a la carte menus at L'Orangine and La Plage.

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Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 35% on your accommodation when you stay longer.

  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Percentage discount will depend on duration of stay.