The town of Saint-Gilles Les Bains is situated on the west coast of Reunion in the commune of Saint Paul. Saint-Gilles is the most popular seaside resort on the island, with tourists flocking here for the stunning beaches and energetic nightlife. Surfing is one of the main attractions here and you will find the best spots at Boucan Canot and Roches Noires.
Diving and snorkelling can also be experienced at Hermitage beach which is protected by a coral reef. Hiring a car in Saint-Gilles Les Bains lets you drive to the coast and take part in a whale and dolphin watching tour.
Discover excellent underwater displays at the Aquarium de la Reunion which is home to 500 fish, and 200 species of native reef life, including sharks, barracudas and lobsters. Alternatively relax in the lush green surroundings of Le Jardin d'Eden, the tropical gardens next to L'Hermitage.
If you're planning on visiting in June, you could experience the Grand Boucan, a party-like festival that's been named the event of the year. Or if you want a taste of authentic Creole culture, hire a car in Saint-Gilles Les Bains and take one of the winding roads up into the Hauts to visit some of the local villages.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1700, Sa 0800-1600, Su closed.
Address:29 Avenue de Bourbon
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.