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At a glance

  • Little LUX* extra touches
  • Large sheltered lagoon
  • Message in a bottle treats

LUX* Saint Gilles

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Beachfront luxury, combining Creole influences with an elegant colonial design in verdant gardens.

This is the only luxury resort to have direct access to the beautiful L’Hermitage beach with its calm coral-sheltered lagoon that’s perfectly safe for swimming. Little extra features include the retro-style ‘ici’ icecream hut with fresh local flavours and home-made waffle cones baked as you wait. And if you’re willing to explore, this is a resort full of fun surprises – you could even spot a message in a bottle on the path to your room that might contain a gift. In the evening, pull up a beanbag and watch a cinema screening under the stars. LUX* is also one of the best resorts for whale watching (June to October).

Dining here is authentic, and there are sensory dining experiences to enjoy throughout the resort. La Cuisine is the main restaurant, offering international cuisine alongside local dishes. Orangine, the signature restaurant, is a more intimate venue with modern décor, serving up gourmet dishes accompanied by the finest of South African and French wines. For traditional Creole dining that can be washed down by vanilla-flavoured rum on a lagoonside deck, there’s La Plage.

Elegant, contemporary rooms face the lagoon in white-washed buildings dotted throughout the fragrant gardens. Superior Rooms occupy the ground floor and have a terrace while Deluxe Rooms are on the first floor with a balcony. For that extra indulgence, Junior Suites have a separate lounge area and a spacious bathroom with oversized bathtub, perfect for relaxing in after a day exploring the island. Two interconnecting Superior Rooms can also be combined to form a Family Deluxe Room.

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Key information

On the west coast, 10 minutes’ drive from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Roland Garros airport
Rooms: 174

Kuoni extras -

Pair a stay at LUX* Saint Gilles with the incredible LUX* Belle Mare in Mauritius.

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply. A local tax is payable at the hotel.

Accommodation information

174 rooms and suites

Activities

• Swim in the coral lagoon • Join a yoga session in the gardens* • Learn about the history of rum and sample a few local varieties at a workshop.

Dining

3 restaurants, snack bar

What's included

Breakfast at La Cuisine.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £54 • Breakfast and dinner at La Cuisine • Special Half Board set menu dinner at La Plage • Discount à la carte dinner at La Plage • Discount on dinner at L'Orangine.

*Denotes local charge