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Hotel Le Récif, Réunion Island

Hotel Le Récif, Réunion Island

Residing in three hectares of spectacular tropical surroundings at Hotel Le Récif, which overlooks the Hermitage Lagoon on Reunion Island. The hotel comprises 132 modern guestrooms and suites set within Creole-style villas. It has 2 swimming pools, a spa and a variety of activities available. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere here combined with the beautiful tropical gardens and beachside setting makes this the perfect tropical getaway to completely unwind.

The location of Le Récif makes it ideal for water sports such as surfing, snorkelling and diving, and the warm turquoise waters are also great for spotting marine life like dolphins, sharks and sea turtles. 

Lodge Details


132 modern ensuite rooms and suites with colourful feature walls and stylish wooden furnishings.


Hotel Le Récif is located close to St. Gilles, beside the shores of Hermitage Lagoon on Reunion Island.

Accommodation and Facilities

There are 132 rooms and suites available at Hotel Le Récif, all of which are set within charming Creole-style villas which sit within well-kept tropical gardens. There are 114 Standard and Superior rooms and 18 Family or Junior suites to choose from, all of which are cheerfully decorated with natural tones, wooden furnishings, bright feature walls and fabrics. All of the rooms feature televisions, minibars, a safe for valuables and air-conditioning. Standard and Superior rooms boast comfortable double beds, sofas, and spacious ensuite bathrooms. These rooms have large glass doors which allow the rooms to be bathed in natural light and direct access to a terrace, which is the perfect spot to relax and take in the beautiful gardens.

Family and Junior suites offer a little more space and are ideal for families or small groups. Family suites can accommodate up to 8 guests and consist of 2 bedrooms in which the king-sized beds can be adapted according to the number of guests. They also boast balconies from which you can take in the breath-taking sea views. The 4 Junior suites are perfect for those who desire a little privacy; set within a separate seafront villa, they have spacious bedrooms with comfortable double beds, a lounge area and balconies or terraces with outstanding views over the gardens. Equipped with quality wooden furnishings and decorated in a warm colonial style, these bright suites can accommodate up to 2 adults and one child.

Facilities at the hotel include 2 restaurants, a kids club, fitness centre, beach volley and tennis courts. There is also a babysitting service, and the hotel will be happy to assist guests in organising extra water or land based activities such as diving or mountain biking.


There are two restaurants on-site, Le Maloya is the main restaurant where you can enjoy a breakfast and evening buffets, and Comptoir du Sud – a poolside bar which serves snacks throughout the day.


The beachside location of this hotel makes it ideal for water sports. You could choose to spend an afternoon snorkelling, surfing or swimming in the warm ocean waters, or the more adventurous may opt to go diving at the nearby PADI centre – you may encounter some of some of the various marine life in this area such as dolphins, tropical fish, sea turtles and even sharks on your trips! You can even swim with humpback whales. Alternatively, a trip to the Reunion National Park makes a great choice for nature lovers. Explore this striking environment and its rich flora and fauna and diverse terrain. A trip to the local village St.Gilles to explore its many shops and experience the vibrant nightlife is also great choice!

Alternatively, if you wish to stay at the hotel, you can choose to take a refreshing dip in one of the swimming pools, lounge in the tropical gardens with a good book, or wander down to the white sandy beaches that lie just metres away. There is also a fitness centre, tennis court and beach volley facilities for some fun in the sun! Children are well catered for here; there is a kids club which will keep them entertained with a variety of fun activities.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Hotel Le Récif.

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