Although Reunion Island is best known for adventure and adrenaline, there are more than enough luxury properties to choose from to ensure that your holiday leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Between hiking, canyoning, snorkelling and kayaking, you can spend some time winding down in the lap of luxury at one of Reunion Island's luxurious hotels and resorts. While self-catering can help stretch your budget, there's nothing quite like an all-inclusive stay at a luxurious resort.
Here are 5 of the most luxurious properties on Reunion Island
1 Akoya Hotel & Spa
La Saline les Bains
Akoya Hotel & Spa sprawls across 3 hectares of tree-lined property, offering an infinity pool with panoramic views of the lagoon, rooms featuring either a sea or garden view, breakfast, lunch and dinners served in Akoya's main restaurant, a poolside bar serving refreshing cocktails overlooking the ocean, a spa offering a Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi, a fitness centre, aqua classes and beach access across the road.
2 LUX* Saint Gilles
Located directly on the beach with direct access to the crystal clear lagoon water, LUX* Saint Gilles features Creole-style architecture in tropical flora, 3 restaurants, a large swimming pool, spacious and comfortably equipped air-conditioned rooms and suites, cuisines ranging from traditional Creole dishes to oriental meals and international buffets, a number of sports facilities, and a fully equipped fitness centre.
3 Palm Hotel & Spa
The Palm Hotel & Spa boasts 2 outdoor pools, a fitness room, sun beds and a health and well-being area with hammam and spa bath, 3 restaurants with panoramic views of the island's beauty, a beach area with a steam room and whirlpool, air-conditioned rooms, two restaurants featuring local cuisine, 10 minute drive to the city of Saint-Pierre. Activities offered property include table tennis, mini golf, billiard, pétanque and a game room for the whole family to enjoy.
4 Blue Margouillat Seaview Hotel-RELAIS & CHATEAUX
The Blue Margouillat Seaview Hotel is conveniently and centrally located for those interested in exploring the sights of Saint-Leu. Less than 4km away you'll find the Stella Matutina Museum, while the Botanical Gardens Mascarin is 12 km away. The property itself offers a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar area and a garden. Rooms offer air-conditioning and free WiFi.
5 Hotel Le Boucan Canot
The iconic waterfront property boasts panoramic ocean views, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and individual balconies, on-property massage treatments, an outdoor swimming pool and pool-side sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests have the option of in-room dining or a buffet breakfast, while the à la carte restaurant serves local Reunionaise specialties and regular events providing a taste of local Creole music.