Nightlife

Top Choice Club in Grand Baie

Les Enfants Terribles

The top pick for a night out on the town, the 'little terrors' has a roaring dance floor, a chilled-out lounge and a special VIP section that overflows with champagne. Walls bedecked with hundreds of crinkled photos…
Bar in Flic en Flac

KenziBar

KenziBar, a block or two back from the waterfront, is your best bet for nightlife in Flic en Flac, and one of few places where it's about more than just noise. There's tongue-tingling rhum arrangés (rum punch), fire…
Bar in Tamarin & Rivière Noire

Le Dix-Neuf

Hidden behind the walls of Tamarina's exclusive golfing grounds, this classy lodge-like venue, situated at the clubhouse, is a great place for a sundown snifter. Notice how the pentagonal window behind the dark-wood…
Lounge in Eden Island

The Boardwalk

As good for a morning coffee as a late-night cocktail, this slice of sophistication could be the coolest place on the island. With wicker sofas on a pontoon out on the water and downbeat tunes keeping things mellow,…
Bar in Grand Baie

Beach House

Owned by Kabous Van der Westhuisen, a South African former rugby player, this lively joint bustles with about as much energy as a sports match in overtime. The owner is sometimes seen roaming around shirtless signin…
Bar in St-Denis

KT Dral

Tucked in an alley behind the cathedral, this congenial bar is packed to the rafters on weekends and you come here as much for a cocktail as for the lively atmosphere. Don't miss the concert (live band) on Thursday …
Bar in St-Denis

Le Zanzibar

Part bar, part restaurant, this 'tropical bistro' is the hang-out of well-connected locals and serves devilishly good tropical potions. Feeling peckish? Keep up your strength with a tuna tartare or a homemade burger…
Bar in St-Pierre

Long Board Café

Spiffing setting, in a Creole house with a terrace opening onto the seafront – a great place for quaffing a sunset beverage. Offers live entertainment and karaoke on selected evenings, usually on Friday and Saturday…
Bar in L'Hermitage-les-Bains

La Gueule de Bois

The name of this cheerful den is a French expression meaning 'hangover', which is pretty appropriate given the incendiary cocktails (€9) on offer. It hosts live bands on Sunday evening. Food is also served.
Bar in St-Leu

Le Zinc

Le Zinc is St-Leu's liveliest spot (an easy distinction, given the lack of competitors). Come for the good fun, great mix of people, wicked cocktails and great music, with DJs or live bands every evening.