We been to Seychelles last week and i can say we visited all nightclubs on Mahe island.
What can i say... First was Barrel , we spent 5 min there and run out: smoke all around, some guys immediately start to offer us drugs, meny people so drunk or under drugs so they can hardly stay on the floor. So if you looking for trouble - this is the place but if you going out with girlfriend - Never.
Next was Lovenut Night club, wow after Barrel we felt like in paradise. Great lights, clean, and what you notice first - different people, smart casual dress, and lot of tourists. Musiñ was great and we patry till morning. So its place to visit for sure.
Another day we went to Katiolo. Mmmm it was empty, i think it was friday, i been told by sleepy bartender that another days they have people... may be. I guess its becouse its hard to find and more hard to get out - no taxi, no bus... And inside its not impressive.
We tried also PePe disco but it was close...
Dress Code: Every place have "no shorts" policy for men, so casual with trouses for men and women as they like.
I didn't care for this place near as much as Katiolo. It's very crowded in the downstairs portion of the bar (where everyone hangs out) and a lot of people were smoking.
The Barrel Bar is certainly interesting and I'm glad we got to see it but for a more exciting and upscale crowd, I'd definitely recommend Katiolo!
However, if you tend to get hungry when you drink, you can merely walk across the street and order some fried chicken from the shop across the street. Locals are lined up outside at all hours!
Really Best place to party in Seychelles,We find it in the center of Victoria, called Lovenut club. Mixed crowd with locals and turists, after cheking others night spots we spent rest of our holidays there. Lights and music on european level. Try there local dark rum, really nice!
Dress Code: They dont let in men in shorts, so you will need your throuses.
There is something special about sitting on the beach (not at a hotel) and watching the sun set.
Do yourself a favour and have sundowners on Beau Vallon Beach. The sun sets each day at 6:13pm. Get yourself a quiet spot on the beach, wander over to Mike's shop or the Beachview shop (next to video shop on the North side of Beau Vallon), buy a bottle of your favourite wine, and enjoy the view.
You will have to bring your own corkscrew and a couple of wine glasses, but it is well worth it.
PS: I purchased a couple of coconut husk wine goblets from the flea market vendors in Beau Vallon.
Too often we get comfortable in the hotel we are staying at and do not venture out to the hotels in the vicinity to see what is on offer. You will be welcomed warmly as you venture out to see what live music is on offer at the different hotels.
A favourite friday evening pastime for me is to have a sundowner at Coral Strand and enjoy live music from 8pm. From there we head to the Fisherman's Cove, at about 9pm their live entertainment begins at the bar. This is the coolest place to be, get comfortable on their couches, order an 11 Euro cocktail and enjoy the most amazing live entertainment. After that it's off to party with the locals. At the Berjaya Beau Vallon there is a disco with live band every Friday evening, this is a favourite with the locals.
Well.....most of our nightlife was spent on the balcony of our hotel watching the crabs run from the waves...so though I am sure there IS nightlife somewhere...we were simply to exhausted from laying on the beach to find it.
For me, what is unique about the Seychelles besides its uncanny beauty is its location...you really can get away from it all....so though there are definitely a few places you could go out, if you are with the right person, maybe you won't want to...?
When the sun sets bring towels, beach gear, picnic bag and a lamp. Your airport dutyfree chablis or perhaps chardonnay comes in handy now. Cooled from your hotel's minibar.
Watch the sun go under from the beach with the smells and rustling of the Takamaka trees behind you.
Go into the water with the sun and wash the daylight away...
The more civilised version of this is La Mare restaurant on Beau Vallon (see my restaurant tip).
Dress Code: Fairly optional, depending on the company and situation and popularity of the chosen beach...
There really wasnt any nightlife when we were there, after your evening meal you were treated to some local dances and singers in a canoe (The Anse Lazio Band).
The beach after which they took their name was fantastic, sadly the band wernt.
Near St. Anne pier in Praslin you can find the disco DOME (the floor over the market). The disco music is good and international, local girl are very friendly and nice... mix of african, indian, european.
The Gecko is a local small harmless lizzard.
It has a beautiful bright green color.
A popular Seychelles nightlife activity is to sit and look at a Gecko hunting annoying insects... :)
Dress Code: musqito defence.
...we didn't go to a single night club, concert, or movie at night. Nothing. In part because of the time change and in part because of our lack of interest, we really had no desire. Most nights we hit the beach to watch the sunset -- and the massive, beautiful fruit bats flying out to start their evenings -- and then went to bed to read.
Having said that, we saw no evidence that there was anything resembling a club scene. There certainly are a number of resorts offering non-ironic lounge lizardry, "authentic" creole music (a doubtful claim given all we had read about Seychellois culture), and gambling. But however campy, the covers and expensive drinks would make it hard for us to justify the limited value.
Final note: if you're going out, keep in mind that the buses don't run late at night, so unless you have an expensive rental car and want to drive the unlit, thin roads, you'll need to hire an expensive cab.
Get wasted in your bedroom! not much clubs. You can check out the hotel bar's (mas o mens) as they say!
TRY COCO DE' MER. Infact I used to carry one in my backpack wherever I went. You'll never know when you'll need it!!!!!
Dress Code: WHAT!
I was only there, Mahe', for 3 days so I didn't get a chance to see ALL the night life. There are some small disco's in each of the hotels. I also spent some time in the casino at Barborons. Very nice dealers and a nice drive if you're staying on the other end.
If neither of those activities are your thing then just throwing a towel down on the beach and eyeing a gadzillion stars is fun too (don't mind those huge flying dogs...err fruit bats).
Most of the hotels provide nightly entertainment. Displays of the sega, a traditional cultural dance is a popular form of the entertainment provided. Beware though, you'll be dragged onto the dance floor and persuaded to join in and have a go!
The Beau Vallon Bay Hotel has a casino for those who like to partake in a spot of gambling.
Our favourite night spot was an open air disco popular with the locals where we had a wonderful time.
Although the hotels offer good entertainment we felt happiest in a wooden shack in what seemed like the middle of a jungle (well, it was dark and it felt like the middle of the jungle!) dancing to the beat of the local reggae band. Venture out and explore, you never know what you'll find.
Dress Code: Dress code....whatever you're comfortable in. It was a relaxed and friendly place.
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