Travel today

    Updated on 07/07/2022

    As the world reopens, travel is getting a little easier. The secret to a seamless trip is extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status of our destinations:



    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information:

    La Reunion

    Social distancing is recommended but is no longer mandatory. Masks are not required indoors and outdoors, including in transportation (even if it is still recommended). To visit Reunion Island, it is compulsory for unvaccinated people to present a Covid-19 test (PCR test less than 72 hours or Antigen test less than 48 hours). Vaccinated travellers do not need to present any test upon departure. Since 14 May, ‘reasonable excuses’ are not required for unvaccinated travellers (however a negative Covid test is still compulsory).


    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.


    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1.

    You are no longer required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival to the Maldives. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, except at health facilities.

    You must fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration ( within 48h of your departure to and from the Maldives.

    If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you are no longer required to do a PCR test prior to your arrival at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

    As part of the Collective Care Program, all Team Members maintain protective measures, and public facilities are sanitized frequently to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.



  1. What is the protocol to travel to Mauritius?

    From the 1st of July 2022, all travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) can travel freely to Mauritius. There is no need to present a PCR test at embarkation, and no PCR test will be carried out upon arrival.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    You can stay at LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. Note that SALT of Palmar is adults-only.

  3. Are the hotel staff vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask?

    As from the 1st July 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask except in certain public areas including airports, public transport, and hospitals.

  5. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  6. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.


    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties


    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service


    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)


    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts, as from 01.01.2022.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 – 06.01.23 for Mauritian properties & 23.12.22 – 02.01.23 for Reunion Island properties, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 - 06.01.23

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 22 December 2022 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 14 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 23 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22 December 2022, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2022.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2022 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.


A propos de La Réunion
La Réunion est un département et une région d'outre-mer français. Elle est située dans l'archipel des Mascareignes à environ 700 kilomètres à l'est de Madagascar et à 170 kilomètres au sud-ouest de l'île Maurice, terre la plus proche. Destination de voyage privilégiée par son climat tropical et la beauté de ses paysages volcaniques, La Réunion est une île mais ses atouts sont moins ses quelques plages de sable blanc que ses chemins de montagne aux paysages formidables.

Hôtel à La Réunion
LUX* Saint Gilles, notre hôtel de luxe à l’Ile de La Réunion (situé à Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains), donne directement sur la plage la plus spectaculaire de l'île. Découvrez plus sur notre hôtel à La Réunion.

Activités à La Réunion
La Réunion est une destination de rêve pour tous ceux à la recherche d'un séjour relaxant sur une île, mais aussi pour les amateurs d'aventures enivrantes. Partez en randonnée à la découverte de sites exceptionnels, comme les cirques et le Piton de la Fournaise, toujours actif. Le Parc national de la Réunion, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, permet d'observer au plus près la faune et la flore de l'île. Partez en canyoning sur les nombreuses chutes d'eau que compte la Réunion, ou goûtez aux joies de l'océan, en plongée ou sur une planche de surf.  Près de 1 000 km de chemins de randonnée s'offrent à vous, afin que vous puissiez explorer des paysages aussi incroyables que variés. Une fois rassasié d'aventure, posez-vous à l'ombre d'un palmier, sur une plage de sable blanc, et soignez votre bronzage…

Attractions à La Réunion
SAINT-GILLES-LES-BAINS: Coco Bike, Shai Ena, Bleu Marine Reunion, Le Grand Bleu, Aquarium de la Reunion, O Sea Bleu, Descente VTT, Jardin d'Eden, Maevasion (centre de Peche), Jet Ski Attitude Locatio, Albacore Fishing Club, Visiobul, Submarine Plongee, Bato Pei, Airsports Reunion, La Villa Club; SAINT-LEU: Air Reunion parapente, La Reunion Cote Montagne Private Day Tours, Centre de Plongee Excelsus, Adrenaline - Parapente, Black Air Parapente, Kelonia, Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin, Parapente Reunion, Abyss Plongee, Takavoler, Spirit Of Saint-Leu - Parapente a l'Ile de La Reunion, Aquabulle; SAINT-PIERRE: Air-Aventures, ULM Planetair974, Domaine Du Cafe Grille, ULM Air Reunion, Zen Altitude Ulm, Corail Helicopteres, Lasergame Evolution, Rhumerir Isautier, Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal, Mobilboard La Reunion; SAINT-PAUL: Helilagon, Felix ULM, Wulfy Diving, Les Passagers du Vent, Marche Forain de Saint-Paul, Austral ULM, Fly 974 Tandem, Rdutemps; SAINT-DENIS: Parc du Colorado, Jardin de l'Etat, Maison Carrere : visite libre, Musee Leon Dierx, Les Recreateurs, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de La Reunion; SAINTE-ROSE: Ascension du Piton de la Fournaise avec Rando Volcan, Plantation Vanilla-Bourbon, Notre-Dame des Laves, Tunnels de lave, Envergure Reunion, Pont Suspendu de la Riviere de l'Est; LA SALINE LES BAINS: Kayak Transparent, Airsports Reunion, Buggy'run, Run' Aventures; SAINT-PHILIPPES: Tunnels de Lave, Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, Escale Bleue; SAINT-JOSEPH: Cascade de Grand Galet, Le Labyrinthe en-Champ-The, Aquasens, La Truite de Langevin; SAINT-BENOIT: Plantation Melissa, Les Cascades de Takamaka, Cascade de la Paix; SAINTE-SUZANNE: La Vanilleraie, Bassins des Hauts de Sainte Suzanne, Niagara Vertical, Envergure Reunion; CILAOS: Canyoning la Reunion, Cilaos Parc Aventure, Thermes de Cilaos; HELL-BOURG: Maison Folio, Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, Canyoning - Envergure Reunion; SAINT-GILLES-LES HAUTS: Musee de Villele, Pepiniere du Musee; ENTRE-DEUX: Takamakadventure Day Tours, Les Gorges du Bras de la Plaine; L'ETANG-SALE: AkOatys, Croc Parc; SAINT-LOUIS: La Sucrerie du Gol, Makes Aventures; BRAS-PANON: Evasion Kreol, Cook'in974; SAINT-ANDRE: Distillerie de Savanna, Temple du Colosse; SALAZIE: circuit des maisons creoles de Hell Bourg a Salazie, Les 3 Cascades

Geographie de La Réunion
La Réunion est une petite île volcanique de l'Océan Indien, située à l'est de Madagascar et à 200 km environ de Maurice. Avec une superficie de 2 500 km2, la Réunion est une terre de contrastes : le Piton de la Fournaise, volcan toujours actif (au sud) et les 27 km de plages immaculées (à l'ouest) sont séparés par une zone montagneuse à la végétation luxuriante. La préfecture de la Réunion est Saint-Denis.

Climat à La Réunion
Le climat est tropical et humide toute l'année. L'été s'étend de décembre à mars, tandis que l'hiver se situe entre avril et novembre. En raison de la chute progressive de la température dans les terres, due à l'altitude, il est conseillé de porter des vêtements chauds lorsque vous partez en randonnée dans les cirques.

Température : 20 °C en hiver à 26 °C en été | Température de l'eau : 23 °C

Langue à La Réunion
Si le français est la langue principale, le créole local et plusieurs langues minoritaires sont également usités. 

Culture à La Réunion
La culture créole réunionnaise offre un fascinant mélange d'influences française, africaine, indienne, chinoise et malgache. Ce métissage se retrouve dans la gastronomie locale et la musique et la danse traditionnelles.

Devise à La Réunion
Membre de la zone euro, La Réunion utilise donc la devise du même nom (€).

La plupart des commerces acceptent les cartes de crédit internationales (Visa et MasterCard). De nombreux distributeurs automatiques de billets sont également disponibles.

Transports à La Réunion
Les touristes atterrissent principalement à la préfecture, Saint-Denis. Les différentes villes de l'île sont reliées par un réseau de bus. Des services de location de voitures sont également proposés.

Vols Directs vers/de La Réunion
La Réunion est desservie par des vols réguliers depuis la France métropolitaine.