Known for its charming beaches, emerald greenery, prolific hills, and tranquil environment, Seychelles makes it to the list of the most beautiful and peaceful nations around the world. Owing to their calming surroundings, the islands here cannot boast of having a happening nightlife. There aren't as many discotheques and clubs as you find in metropolitans, but whatever less is present finds itself near Mahe and Praslin Island. Except for these, a few mainstream hotels arrange a modestly vibrant night for their guests with their in-house casino and bars. Hence, the night birds have to settle for less. Apart from the bars and clubs, are gaming houses that can be called as the most expensive mode of entertainment in Seychelles, and a cinema hall in Victoria that screens international productions. The calm and dreamy beauty of these islands is perfect for taking night walks or laze around the beaches.
Read further to get a detailed version of what Nightlife in Seychelles has in store for you:
Nightclubs - Have crazy Dancing Nights in Seychelles
Seychelles is a hub for spending fun nights. With several bars, pubs, discos, and casinos, it is a centre of amusement for its visitors. As the sun bids goodbye, the life in Seychelles takes a whole new toll. The clubs welcome you with all their hearts assuring you an unforgettable night. Behind the showers of beauty lies a funfilled nightlife of the island nation. People living in or visiting here love to spend their nights outdoors. We present you with a few options where you can put your nights at stake and never regret.
1. Barrel Nightclub
Renowned for its reggae music, Barrel Night Club is the shining star of Victoria. It has pool tables for chilling outside the club doors and a fantastic underground dancefloor where people dance on the tunes of hip-hop, local music, and Creole. The Night Club is perfect for having parties when on a tight budget. It gives you a space to be yourself, an area to inhale the liveliness around you. It indeed is one of the coolest places to enjoy Nightlife in Seychelles. A roof under which you get to bond with the locals at its best sums up the description of Barrel Night Club.
Open Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Entrance Fee: Free Location: Mt Fleuri Rd, Victoria
2. Tequila Boom
Since the time Tequila Boom opened its gates for the visitors, the nightclub has managed to maintain its position as the most happening place to spend a night on the archipelago. Well air-conditioned and quite spacious, the club even has VIP booths. Often you would fine Go-Go dancers setting the floor on fire. From local tunes to modern hip-hop, you will find everything here at this one place which is also one of the best places to enjoy Seychelles nightlife.
Do you know what a real party in Seychelles looks like? Do not worry, when coming here will make you experience one. One of the fierce competition to now-closed Katiolo, Ozone is worth going for a fun night. The live music and jam sessions, quite a decent crowd, different variety of cocktails, and raffles and prizes make into the most visited clubs in Mahe. It also gets reserved as a venue for several social events.
Open Days: Saturday (10:00 PM - 4:00 PM) , Sunday (10:00 AM - 2:00 AM) Location: East Coast Road, Mahe
Offering a high-spirited nightlife, Oxygen is a must go nightclub in Praslin. Admired for its terrific music and a mind-boggling crowd, locals and tourists rush towards it as soon as the daylight disappears. No matter how cool the place might be, it has stricter norms when it comes to entry. You need to be nicely dressed. No sleeveless t-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops are allowed.
Open Days: Friday & Saturday (10:00 PM - 4:00 AM) Entry Fee: INR 380 per person Location: Baie Ste Anne, Praslin
Casinos - Give Your Savings a Toss
Nightlife in Seychelles is not just about bars and cafes! Do not forget trying your luck at Casinos. Who knows if the stars play in your favour?
5. Club Liberté Casino
Set adjacent the Four Seasons Resort, Club Liberte opens its doors to a luxurious gaming area. A combination of tropical and contemporary influences, the main gaming floor here has three blackjack tables and two roulettes. There is also a semi-private room offering two tables and roulette for higher stakes. With 31 gaming machines, the casino is utterly loyal to its customers. Moreover, it's not just a gaming hub but a place to spend a night full of glamour. Having a dazzling cocktail bar, an A-quality restaurant, and live music sessions, it is a power packed casino. Also, it can exchange any foreign currency and accept all major debit or credit cards.
Location:Petite Anse Timings: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM (Slots open at 12:00 PM whereas the tables come into action at 8:00 PM) Entry Requirement: You must be smartly dressed and people who are over 18 years of age are alotted the entry.
6. Gran Kaz Casino
"Experience the Magic where Winners Play." As the tagline of the Casino goes, Gran Kaz has set the standards for offering the best gaming experience in Seychelles. Having both the table and slot games, it enthrals you to have an exotic night with cards and poker. The casino has the traditional reel machine, as well as high technology oriented slot machines. Visiting here is a visual treat, all thanks to because of its energetic and colourful surroundings.
Location: Mercury House, Francis Rachel Street, Victoria, Timings: 10:00 AM-2:00 AM Entry Requirement: Decent dress up and 18+ age
7. Amusement Centre
The most frequently visited Casino, Amusement Centre offers 200 loose slot machines. It has earned a respectable reputation for spitting out the most generous jackpots. Their loyalty towards customers is their only duty. The ambience is unique, and the place is small hence, fits perfectly in your budget. The air is great for socialising and trying your luck. It is among the oldest casinos in Seychelles.
Location: Flamboyant Ave, Victoria Timings: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM Entry Requirement: You have to be 18+ and must be in formals after 6:00 PM
8. Casino des Iles
Situated in one of the most charming islands, Praslin, this casino is solely the most visited one over there. Under its roofs lay a restaurant, ten table and poker games, and fifty gaming machines. Here, you'll find Blackjack, Poker, and Roulette. It also holds backgammon which is the personal favourite of the owner who one was a Dutch-champion.
Location: Cote d'Or, Praslin Timings: 12:30 PM - 2:30 AM for slots and 8:30 PM - 3:00 AM for table games. Entry Requirements: You must be above 18 years of age
9. Pallagames Slots Bar
"Experience gaming as entertainment," as they say, Pallagames runs three outlets in Mauritius and one in Praslin with around 300 slot machines and 26 table games. The games include 1 zero roulette, Poker, Black Jack, Dice Games, and Van Lak. You can enjoy playing your turns while sipping cocktails and other refreshing drinks. The live music here is utterly melodious hence, would present you with a lovely night.
Location: Grand Anse Timings: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM Entry Requirements: You must be above 18 years of age
10. Night Markets - How About Shopping in the Night?
A sky full of stars and hands full of shopping bags! Wow, what an excellent combo! You can have this for yourself at Beau Vallon night market. A market set at one of the most appealing beaches in Mahe, this night market will make you go crazy. There are around 20-30 stalls to shop and eat from. You are provided with everything from fresh produce, spices, fish, art and culture items, to handicrafts. Although there are more stalls for street food, you are given options to shop for other things too. You shouldn't miss any as they serve delicious local cuisine. Also, Seychelles never leave a chance to entertain you, hence you will find some of the vendors singing and even dancing for you. The market takes place every Wednesday and last Saturday of every month starting off at 4:00 PM.
11. Watching Movies - Go, find Bollywood in Seychelles
If you love cinema, you will be rejoiced to know that Seychelles also has a cinema irrespective of its remote location. Deepam Cinema in Victoria is what we recommend to you. This is the only cinema hall in this island nation and is open till 12:00 AM. Hence, you can grab some snacks and have a laid back night while watching Bollywood, Telugu, Hollywood, and French movies. The hall accommodates 247 people and has a very profound sound system. Therefore, if watching a movie is your thing, do visit.
Dinner by the Beach - Ah! Sounds to Good
There is nothing better than having dinner at a place where ocean breeze whispers in your ears and the moon showers its blissful light over you. Most of us think of this only in our pots of imagination. But Hey! While you are in Seychelles, you can realise this dream of yours. Owing to its marvellous location, Seychelles has many beachside restaurants where you can lit candles and sit by the beach to have your yum dinner. To name a few-
12. Surfers Beach Restaurant
Show up in sandals and a bathing suit, and no one would stop you. Let the sound of waves break the silence. Sit at the shore and enjoy your meals or take a quick deep, come back, freshen up and hog onto some finger licking food at the Surfers Beach restaurant. As the night takes over, the environment here gets more vibrant and beautiful, hence making it a perfect location for having a candlelight dinner with your special one. An oasis of visual beauty and taste, this beachside restaurant is worth giving a few evening hours.
A mixture of high-spirited vibes, eye-catchy decor and traditional Creole architecture, Kafe Kerol offers authentic Italian and Seychellois cuisine. Ask anyone, and they will lead you to this restaurant - it is this famous. Also, no matter which dish you choose, you are assured to dive into the pool of luscious taste. Moreover, it's coastal setting makes it all the more exciting. It also has a clean cabin just in case you are back from a dive.
Location: Anse Royale, Mahe Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
14. Chez Jules
Serving with explosively yum fruity smoothies and juices, and having grilled fish, and octopus salad as its most famous dish, Chez Jules is the most happening place in the East Coast of Anse Banane. The live sea views act as a cherry on the cake. Also, if you wish to spend time away from the crowd, visit the place after 8 when the restaurant has the least customers.
After spending a whole day fighting with the waves, relax here during the night. Get your hands on hot piping pizza, sandwiches, spaghetti, fish, salads and refreshing drinks. With minimal interiors and a simple setting, this eatery looks more beautiful at night. You will be left in awe.
Now, you have enough information about how you can spend your nightlife in Seychelles. Be it strolling by the beachside or playing cards in casinos, every experience here is a memorable one. Have happy and exciting nights!