Dusting the palm-fringed shoreline, Ile de la Réunion’s white-washed villas are the ideal place to pause for a spot of beachside R&R. Nestled in amongst fragrant gardens filled with bougainvillea and hibiscus, the small selection of suites and luxury rooms available here combine colonial influences with traditional Creole décor. Perched at the water’s edge of a coral-lined lagoon, you’ll be perfectly placed to strap on your scuba gear and explore the stunning underwater scenery…or alternatively, head inland to the National Park and discover a wild volcanic landscape of lush forest and flowing waterfalls.

location

Set on the west coast of the island at the shores of L’Hermitage lagoon, the hotel enjoys a pretty privileged position. Not only is it within stumbling distance of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, but it’s also within easy reach of the Pitons, Cirques and Ramparts that make Réunion such an incredible place to visit. Out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this is a great place to get out on the water in a sea kayak and experience some spectacular views.

your room

Light, airy and elegantly furnished, the LUX* suites are the ideal place to unwind after a day out exploring the island scenery. Cool cream tones are complimented by slate flooring, whilst bright blue fabrics and cushions add the occasional splash of colour. With a spacious bedroom and separate lounge area, you’ll have plenty of room to relax, and come night-time there’s a private patio just outside your sliding glass doors where you can sip on sundowners surrounded by a beautiful garden.

why we like it

Shape up with bespoke fitness programmes and beach yoga or simply stretch out on the sand and let the sun transform you into a golden god/goddess instead. From volleyball and tennis courts to poolside snack bars and gourmet restaurants serving up a selection of local delicacies and imaginative island-inspired dishes, there are extensive options available…however active or inactive you choose to be.