St Gilles-les-Bains

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St Gilles-les-Bains which includes general coastal views and boating

Tour a mango farm, enjoy watersports, spot marine life and feel the mist from a waterfall on your face at this beach resort on Réunion’s west coast.

St. Gilles-les-Bains is Réunion’s ultimate beach town, a resort complex famous for its beaches, watersports and nightlife. This town also offers the chance to see pretty waterfalls and fruit farms and attend open-air theater performances. St. Gilles-les-Bains fills up on weekends, when local daytrippers join the large numbers of tourists. Throughout the week, the town presents a quieter ambiance with beaches undisturbed by mass tourism.

The town’s major highlight is its two golden-sand beaches, Plage des Roches Noires and Plage des Brisants, which sit either side of a marina. Enjoy swimming in the clear water and try watersports such as kayaking and surfing. The pristine coral reef is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Just a short drive south is L’Ermitage-les-Bains, a beach community home to the Jardin d’Eden botanical garden.

Back in town, stroll around Port de Saint-Gilles to see colorful fishing trawlers and stylish yachts. Charter a boat for a deep-sea fishing excursion. Go to the port’s Aquarium de la Réunion to see displays of exotic fish native to the waters of Réunion.

In the port’s immediate surroundings you’ll find everything from watersport centers and surf shops to bakeries, bars, cafés and restaurants. Browse the stalls of Le Marché de St. Gilles-les-Bains, a weekly market with handicraft, fresh produce and artisanal food vendors.

Attend a ballet, theater production or jazz concert at the outdoor theater, TEAT Plein Air. An event schedule and tickets are available at St. Gilles-les-Bains’ tourist information center in the heart of town. Learn about Réunion’s mango-growing culture and sample some of the succulent fruit on a guided tour of La Maison de la Mangue. Alternatively, hike along Ravine Saint-Gilles to the waterfalls and swimming holes of Bassin Cormoran.

St. Gilles-les-Bains is a 15-minute drive south from the town of Saint-Paul and accessible via public buses. Stay in boutiques hotels, guesthouses and apartments. Mild year-round temperatures make St. Gilles-less-Bains a destination for all seasons where you can experience a relaxed break from Réunion’s volcanic mountain landscapes.

Hotel Le Recif
Hotel Le Recif
3 out of 5
50 Avenue de Bourbon, St Gilles-les-Bains, Saint-Paul
The price is $143 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in Saint-Paul, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage de L'Hermitage, Coco Beach, and Les Roches Noires. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (445 reviews)
Fantastic hotel in a perfect location.
"We love this hotel after getting married here 4 years ago. It is our first time back, this time with our son and we loved being here again. The hotel is pretty simple really and not too flashy. Lovely gardens, two really good pools (which could do with modernising really) a lovely bar and breakfast. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Hotel Le Recif
LUX* Saint Gilles Resort
LUX* Saint Gilles Resort
5 out of 5
28 Rue du Lagon, St Gilles-les-Bains, Saint-Paul
The price is $294 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Nestled on the beach, this Saint-Paul hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Coco Beach and Plage de la Saline les Bains. Plage de L'Hermitage and Garden of Eden ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (487 reviews)
"Perfect"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

LUX* Saint Gilles Resort
Hotel les Bougainvilliers
Hotel les Bougainvilliers
2 out of 5
27, Ruelle des Bougainvilliers, Saint-Paul
Situated in Saint-Paul, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coco Beach and Plage de L'Hermitage. Garden of Eden and Plage de la Saline les Bains are ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Just OK
"The area was good and easy to find. Arrived before check in time and was assisted to settle into our room and do paperwork later. 5mins walk to beach. Downside: room didn’t have balcony as per pictures. Parking is very limited if you arrive late you don’t get any. No English channels. Shower/toilet ..."

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Hotel les Bougainvilliers
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Tropic Appart'hotel
Residence Tropic Appart'hotel
3 out of 5
102, avenue de Bourbon, L'Ermitage, Saint-Paul
The price is $95 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Plage de L'Hermitage and Coco Beach. Garden of Eden and Plage de la Saline les Bains ...
4/5 Very Good! (104 reviews)
Rude morning staff!
"Great check in. Lady was very nice. good parking. Room sink was broken. It leaked water all over the floor! we tried to tell the reception in the morning. He was rude and swore at us. He did not understand a word of english, spoke only french and was very rude and arrogant about listening to the ..."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Residence Tropic Appart'hotel
Dina Morgabine
Dina Morgabine
3 out of 5
80 Bis rue des Engagés, Bruniquel, La Saline Les Bains, Saint-Paul
The price is $148 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
This family-friendly Saint-Paul aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Coco Beach, Garden of Eden, and Plage de la Saline les Bains. Aquarium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (222 reviews)
Good experience
"It was a great experience! The staff was very welcoming and nice. The room was perfect for a couple. Only inconvenient : not enough parking space."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Dina Morgabine
T2 spacious, bright in the tropics
T2 spacious, bright in the tropics
Saint-Paul, Arrondissement of Saint-Paul
Located in the heart of Saint-Paul, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage de la Saline les Bains and Coco Beach. Plage de la Pointe des 3 Roches ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
Séjour
"C’était très bien. Emplacement parfait ! On reviendra..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

T2 spacious, bright in the tropics
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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