Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceLounge 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...

Cafe in Eden Island

Chatterbox Cafe

The pick of Eden Island's cafes, Chatterbox does excellent coffee and always has a buzz about it – locals come out to the island just for a coffee here. It also offers breakfasts, burgers, salads, pastries and...

Bar in Victoria

Level Three Bar

Despite the odd location in a nondescript building near the harbour, Level Three Bar is worth considering for its affordable cocktails (Rs 150) and its cool atmosphere. There's karaoke on Friday evening.

Club in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Tequila Boom

The pick of the predominantly local nightclubs, this place along the main road in Bel Ombre, close to Beau Vallon, plays local music that'll have you up and dancing in no time.

Club in East Coast


The east coast is home to one of Mahé's most popular nightclubs. Despite outward appearances, it's a fairly hip venue, so dress up rather than down.

Brewery in Eden Island

1770 Brewery Beer Bar

We're not sure why, but beer just tastes better if you drink it at the source. We liked the lager, while the dark beer is an acquired taste – although that's true of most beers of its kind.