The West Coast might be synonymous with chilling but it also has a trendy, lively side! When the sun dips below the horizon, the night life begins. On the beach or on frenzied dance floors, the West is full of places where you can leave your cares behind for an evening. At the open air bars and beach bars in Saint-Leu, La Saline or L’Ermitage evenings are all about making new friends. Trendy music or a concert featuring a local band, it’s up to you to choose what atmosphere will get you grooving to share an unforgettable evening in the Land of Light.
Music lovers can even organise a informal acoustic guitar session by the sea on the warm beach at Boucan Canot or lulled by the waves on esplanade des Roches-Noires. If you prefer neon lights and dance floors, a walk round the centre of Saint-Gilles will delight you with its friendly restaurants, trendy bars and night-clubs with a tropical feel. Whatever you’re into, the ultimate experience will have you dancing in no time.
By day, the Land of Light plays host to an impressive range of cultural activities throughout the year. From the Festival of Underwater Images to the Grand Boucan Carnival, not forgetting the Leu Tempo Festival and the Réunion Métis art festival, you are spoilt for choice. On New Year’s Eve, the west coast is transformed, for one night, into a huge open air party punctuated by the music of the sound systems, the popping of the firecrackers and the lights of the lanterns, which float to the stars.