Travel: Grand Hôtel du Lagon Réunion Island

Grand Hôtel du Lagon [Réunion Island]

Grand Hotel du Lagon

[Image credit: Grand Hôtel du Lagon – Naiade]

I know I have often referred to Africa’s ‘hidden gems’ throughout the Travel posts but Réunion Island, or Ile de La Réunion to give it its proper name truly signifies the words ‘hidden gem’. A French overseas department located to the east of Madagascar and 200kms southwest of Mauritius; Ile de La Réunion is probably one of the region’s least-known tourist destinations, as most visitors tend to embark at the bigger more well-known islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius. 

An island with a unique, diverse Creole culture; Réunion is a blend of mainly Africa, European, Chinese and Indian cultures. In the place where ‘time stands still,’ you will find the elegant Grand Hôtel du Lagon, set within seven hectares of lush, tropical garden. The luxury beach resort sits on the Island’s most spectacular beach, overlooking the Saint-Gilles coral lagoon and is a place full of the traditional genteel charm of a bygone era. Dotted among coconut and filao trees you find beautifully appointed Creole villas. Totaling 164, all rooms and suites are sea-facing. The Creole influence is everywhere from the soothing decoration of the suites that are a haven of luxury and serenity mixed in with chic contemporary accents that include objects from renowned designer Philippe Starck.

Grand Hotel du lagon - Gallery

[Image credit: Grand Hôtel du Lagon – Naiade]

Sample a blend of Creole and International gastronomic delights in one of the Hotel’s four restaurants or opt for a private dining experience for a truly memorable experience. As the sun goes down evenings bring a touch of romance as leisurely strolls give way to the moonlight shimmering magically across the lagoon and white sandy beaches; making Ile de La Réunion a destination perfect for dreamy honeymoons and weddings.

Grand Hotel du Lagon - beach

[Image credit: Grand Hôtel du Lagon – Naiade]

Ile de La Réunion is a vibrant island full of contrasts; the Grand Hôtel du Lagon itself is bursting with the bright vivid colours of hibiscus and bougainvillea tempered by the whitewashed wooden facade of the Villas, and across the Island you will find colourful villages, mountains, stunning tranquil beaches, breathtaking clifftop waterfalls, twisted paths, canyons and lava fields. The Island’s national park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and to the south of the Island is an active volcano. So whether you want to relax beside the beach with a refreshing cocktail, go diving in the lagoon or spend the day trekking there is something for everyone;

…so in the Hotel’s words ‘welcome to untouched perfection’

Additional Details:
Current prices on Luxury Holidays Direct from: £82 per person per night
For further information and bookings visit: www.naiade.com
To book through Luxury Holiday Direct visit: www.luxuryholidaysdirect.com

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