Palm Hotel & Spa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Reunion (2024 Updated)

Reunion is considered to be one of the most  friendliest destination for gay tourism in Africa along with other former colonies , tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Reunion.

Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano standing 2,632m (8,635 ft.). Piton des Neiges, a massive extinct volcano, and Réunion’s 3 calderas (natural amphitheaters formed by collapsed volcanoes), are also climbing destinations.

Reunion has a tropical climate and diverse landscape. It is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, the Piton de la Fournaise, which is also a World Heritage site.


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1. Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion

Maison d'hôtes Côté Lagon
Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon

Situated in Saint-Pierre, 70 m from Plage de Terre Sainte and 6 km from Saga du Rhum, Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon features pool views and free WiFi.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer.

Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast.

At Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub.

Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the garden, or go hiking or snorkelling.

See why so many travelers make Chambres d’hôtes “Côté Lagon” their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Saint-Pierre. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

While staying at Chambres d’hôtes “Côté Lagon”, visitors can check out Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal (1.6 mi), which is a popular Saint-Pierre attraction.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and Chambres d’hôtes “Côté Lagon” makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While visiting Saint-Pierre, you may want to try some bento at one of the nearby restaurants, such as EST bento.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out a garden, such as Domaine Du Cafe Grille.

At Chambres d’hôtes “Côté Lagon”, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Saint-Pierre.

La Plantation Côté Lagon offers charming rooms and is perfectly located to reach all attractions around the town or even more remote ones such as the Volcano. Véronique serves every morning a fantastic breakfast and assists with really helpful tips that cannot be found in any tourist guides.

This little B&B was the perfect start of our honeymoon. The rooms were spacious and lovely decorated. The pool is very small but we really enjoyed the jacuzzi on the deck with the view of the ocean. The beach is right in front of the guesthouse and the center of Saint Pierre is only 10 minutes on foot. The location of this guesthouse is ideal for exploring the south of the island (and the volcano).

Located right across the street of a small beach this guesthouse is a perfect spot to spend some days and explore the south of the island. Breakfast is selfmade and amazing! If you get up early to go to the volcano you will get your breakfast to go.

On arrival we were welcomed with a refreshing glass of iced tea by the very charming hostess, Veronique. The breakfast room overlooks the ocean and with beautifully set tables (every day a different style) and homemade breads, cakes and jams, there’s nothing more one can ask for. We did though, as we had our “special” tastes, but this was absolutely no problem for them. We were served delicious alternatives, varying every single day. Thank you Veronique!

This amazing service deserves more than 5 stars. We cannot complain about the rooms as this is only a guesthouse and we were previously in a luxury 5-star hotel resort with larger rooms, huge gardens and swimming pool. It took us a while to get used to a different comfort and size but our hostess made our stay very pleasant. The guesthouse is also within walking distance to the centre of Saint Pierre and is opposite a small beach (separated by a one-way road). There are many restaurants in the area too. The hostess is also very helpful with advice and tips for sightseeing and eateries. If you’re looking for an intimate and individual guesthouse, then this, in my opinion, is the best place to stay. Highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion
Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion

How much does a room costs at Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon ?

Prices start 170 $/night for Double Room. The Deluxe Double  Room with Pool View is  180$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite features a city view and a spacious lounge area. It comes equipped with a minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen satellite TV.

Where to book online – Maison d’hôtes Côté Lagon – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion you can find the best hotels deals in Reunion during Reunion Island Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Reunion on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Palm Hotel & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion

Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion
Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion

Located in Reunion, Palm Hotel & Spa features spa facilities and 2 outdoor pools, one of which is heated. The hotel has 3 restaurants with panoramic views and is situated just 10 minutes’ drive from the city of Saint-Pierre. The hotel provides a beach area with a steam room and whirlpool, facing Piton Grande Anse

In the heart of the wild southern part of the island, the Palm Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV. All the modern rooms have a private bathroom and a minibar.

The hotel has two restaurants featuring local cuisine. Guests can have breakfast lunch and dinner, while they will enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean and the Piton Grand’ Anse. The hotel’s terrace is the perfect place for a relaxing drink.

Standing proudly above the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, a luxurious green peak, a vestige of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, marks the end of Grand Anse bay. The PALM Hotel & Spa overlooks this beautiful white sand beach, lined with palm and coconut trees. An authentic, local charming hotel, set in the heart of a protected and preserved environment, the PALM Hotel & Spa welcomes you for a serenity stay on Reunion Island. The PALM Hotel & Spa belongs to a new generation of high-end hotels which combine designer comfort, discreet luxury and a Zen ambience.

In the intimate and relaxed atmosphere of this exceptional destination, you will enjoy the benefits and service of a luxury hotel, where everything is organised around your pleasure and well-being. Everything is designed to give you real moments of serenity and help you get away from it all. Close to Saint-Pierre and Petite-Ile, the volcanic cirque, peaks and shear escarpments, natural marvels designated Unesco World Heritage sites, the PALM Hotel & Spa is the ideal point of departure to visit the island’s main tourist attractions, such as the Cilaos volcanic cirque, the Piton de La Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or the wild coast and forests of the South.

Two swimming pools, of which one is heated, with the largest equipped with elliptical cross trainers. KAH Beach, an outdoor 1,200m2 relaxation area facing the Ocean: a real haven of calm where you can chill out, take a Turkish bath, hot tub or relax on a sun bed. AKéa Spa & Beauty, a 435m2 health and well-being area with Turkish bath, hot tub, 4 massage rooms with 2 rooms for couples, a beauty treatment area, tropical garden, and boutique.

The fitness room is equipped with a crunch-trainer and incline ab board, wall bars, a sparring system, two running treadmill machines, two rowing machines, a stepper and an elliptical cross-trainer bike. You can also play table tennis, pétanque, billiards, table football and chess. A multimedia room is also provided with Wii and PS3 consoles. You can even watch whales from KAH Beach and join in ecological discussions animated by our eco-volunteers (June to October).

The hotel keeps all it says about the location, style, cleanliness and super friendly attentive staff.
es, the beach is a 15 min walk, but we knew that before hand and drove a couple of times just 5 mins each way. The rooms were pre-chilled via AC, we had complimentary water, kettle, Nespresso coffee… just ace! The rooms are quiet n spacious with a nice balcony attached. Only these pink lights at top of the bed we didn’t like so much but it was alright. The food served was great!
First of all the location is great, either before going to the volcano or resting after the hike, or as a starting point to the great landscape of the Wild South. The hotel is not on the beach, but golf carts take you there at regular intervals. There is a great pool one of which is heated at 29C, a jacuzzi with an amazing view and at sunset it’s a perfect location.
From the arrival we enjoyed every moment in this fantastic environment. Had the chance to stay in two different kind of rooms – a junior suite and a lodge – and both were very impressive. Size of the rooms, design and facilities exceeded our expectations. The hotel is located some 200 meters above the bay and offers spectacular views, especially for the sun set. The employees were very friendly and always very helpful. The attention was perfect and very personal.
The pool is nice with a great sea view and although the hotel was fully booked, there was always enough space to relax in a quiet environment. Last but not least, the restaurant deserves a special comment. Food is excellent and offers great international/French cuisine with local ingredients and tastes. If there is anything that could be further improved, than we would have wished a bigger variety of fresh local fruits, considering the great choice of fruits available on the island. My wife also enjoyed the nice spa. Altogether – a great five star hotel with a very personal touch.
Large, sea view, free upgrade, large balcony. Very good overall. You will need 2 pin plugs (hotel can provide for deposit of €30 per item).Pool:
This was one of the best parts of the hotel – pool and views are spectacular.
Plenty of space and sun on the 3 decks.Concierge:
Amazing. “Fabrice” arrange everything for us and was genuinely concerned that we had a good time.
Car hire online was €150 pd however he arranged at €40. We had a great time driving around the island (local sim card needed for google maps).Sightseeing:
We found it a challenge to book excursions as the local guides are generally lazy (€300 per day, no negotiating). Advice is to just get a car and go explore. Guide also not needed for the Volcano as the trek is signposted and has a path.Summary:
Overall, as Reunion is priced in Eur it’s quite expensive vs Mauritius. But the service and experience was amazing and well worth it.

Palm Hotel & Spa
Palm Hotel & Spa

How much does a room costs at Palm Hotel & Spa ?

Prices start 355 $/night for Superior Double Room. The Suite with Hot Tub is  550$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The Junior Suite is spacious and has interconnecting rooms. It is equipped with 1 Queen-size bed and 1 sofa bed.

Where to book online – Palm Hotel & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion you can find the best hotels deals in Reunion during Reunion Island Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Reunion on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Iloha Seaview Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion

Iloha Seaview Hotel
Iloha Seaview Hotel

Set on 2.8 acres of tropical gardens, Iloha Seaview Hotel offers modern accommodation and far-reaching views of Saint-Leu Bay. A terrace with wooden tables and chairs surrounds the outdoor pool.

IIoha’s air-conditioned rooms and bungalows each have a veranda, and are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safe. Some units also offer a fully-equipped kitchenette. The private bathrooms have a shower and a hair is also provided.

Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean can be seen from IIoha’s La Trattoria restaurant, while Le Kotémer is located at the pool side. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail at the bar or visit the ice cream parlour.

On the west coast of Reunion Island, just 300m from the ocean, there is a hotel with hidden charms… Offering friendly smiles, a special aura of warmth and a different kind of holiday spirit altogether, this little corner of paradise set between the mountains and the sea is perfect for an authentic break away.

Nestled in the heart of a lush green garden, the hotel is a quiet place to relax, complete with a panoramic view over the bay of Saint-Leu. The Iloha Seaview Hotel, a holiday experience combining happiness, nature, pleasure and wellbeing in complete simplicity.

Stayed 2 nights in a garden bungalow which had amazing sea view, which we did not expect at all. From check-in to check-out the staff was very friendly and service-minded.
The bungalow was spacious, cozy and very comfortable.

We had dinner at the hotel both nights – a fantastic dinner at the Le Kotémer, very delicious food. But the pizzas at La Trattoria were not the best.

e had a bungalow room with a huge double bed (very comfortable) which had been scattered with bougainvillea and frangipani for our arrival which was a lovely touch. The room was spacious (with a separate single bed which was perfect for me to spread my suitcase on!) The television was big and we had a fridge (which was not packed unnecessarily with expensive mini bar items: it was a useful fridge). The in-room coffee/tea facilities were somewhat disappointing with two tea bags (one green, one earl grey) and two instant coffee sachets. I dare say we could have asked for more if we had used them. The bathroom was clean and also spacious, with a walk in shower with excellent rain head. (The toilet door was just a half-screen and felt a bit open for me!) The area was so quiet we were not bothered at all by noise from outside. As we stayed in winter (August) we didn’t need the air conditioning but did use a blanket.

The pool areas were very clean and had lots of loungers. One pool is for residents only (not heated) and the other for day-users which is heated. It was busy but not overwhelmingly noisy.

We ate all our meals at the hotel as we were too lazy to venture out for the three nights we stayed. The breakfast buffet (part of our package) was great – an amazing array of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheese, meat, freshly squeezed orange juice, pastries, bacon, eggs, jams… certainly something to suit everyone. We ate dinner once in La Trattoria which was fine, though perhaps a little expensive for the bowls of pasta we had (I have never seen a smaller dollop of bolognese on a pasta bolognese!) Food at Kotemer was superb, yes quite pricey, but we found all our meals delicious (especially the salmon). The bar serves some yummy local rum punches which we tried – and can recommend the Grande Anse and Hell-Bourg particularly.

Staff throughout our stay were warm and friendly and we certainly felt that they knew us by the end of our visit (perhaps because we were the only English/non-French speakers in the whole hotel!) Erika on reception was fantastic, and Samantha at Kotemer was absolutely charming and always smiling. (The staff spoke enough English to understand our terrible French and our English!)

To drive over to the volcano for a tour of the lava tunnels (which we would recommend through Rando-Volcan), we hired a car (through our Kuoni rep) and it was delivered to the hotel for a 24h rental. The beach (not really sandy) is a 10-15 min walk down the hill and there’s a great view of sunset from it.

Overall we had a great stay at Iloha and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. If you want a shiny modern room then perhaps it’s not for you, but for a very decent comfortable, clean room with excellent amenities it’s a very good option.

How much does a room costs at Iloha Seaview Hotel ?

Prices start 155 $/night for Bungalow with Kitchenette . The Standard Double Room with Kitchenette is  200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room is situated in a villa, with a swimming pool and a private parking.

Where to book online – Iloha Seaview Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Reunion you can find the best hotels deals in Reunion during Reunion Island Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Reunion on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.