Saint-Gilles is a resort village on the west coast of Réunion Island, a French overseas region in the Indian Ocean. Lively bars and restaurants cluster around Plage des Roches Noires beach. Nearby Plage des Brisants beach has surf breaks. Réunion Aquarium’s coral habitats are home to moray eels, sharks and seahorses. South of town, the Jardin d’Eden botanic garden has tropical trees and plants, and a lava tunnel.