Banana Beach Club
Banana Beach Club
4
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
About
Since our inception in 1994, we have grown from a small boutique bar to the number one nightlife venue on the island for locals & tourists alike. The incredible Flamboyant tree in the middle of the bar was planted many years ago and has enjoyed its vantage from a mere twig to a towering icon of Grand Bay. Being at the heart of activity in the north, we do not doubt the stories it could tell... Since our ownership in 2003, it was our vision to rejuvenate the music scene and transform our venue into "The Place" in Mauritius for live music. Now, every night music from jazz, blues, rock to fusion is performed. If you wish to just chill out and enjoy the cool island vibes or see top local groups perform, you are in the right place. If you visit the Banana, we sincerely hope that you enjoy your time with us and if you are on holiday, that we can help make it a memorable experience. Dress Code: Smart Casual
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles359 reviews
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Very good
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Iooaannaa
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Double very expensive (550 rupees) no ice Jack Daniels whiskey was mixed with water. Asked if that was normal and the explanation was that there was probably water in the glass as it had been washed.They replaced it by using another bottle under the counter, a little better this time.The banana beach cocktail is very sweet and has no alcohol at all. In this one we had to add water to be able to drink it. One of our friends had a mojito and said that was the worst he had ever had.What can I say, we were very hydrated.Never again!
Written 18 January 2020
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Dear Ioana, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn’t as we would’ve liked it to be. However, we do feel that part of your comment is unfair. Our prices match those of other bars in the area. Yet, we are the only place that provides live music and a DJ Monday-Saturday without entrance fees. We have to be able to pay for those performances somehow. The “Banana Beach”, as stated in the description of the cocktail contains fresh banana and banana liqueur, strong flavoured and sweet, it covers the additional dosage of ruhm in the cocktail. For the mojito, we’re surprised to hear about your friend’s experience as it is currently our best selling cocktail and is one of the most appreciated on the island! In regard to your Whiskey, we apologise as this shouldn’t have happened and we will communicate the matter to our head barman immediately. Best regards, Antoine
Written 19 January 2020
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Sabrina
Pereybere1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
It is a nice place for hangout with friends. There are many coctails in the menu. Some waiters were not taking our orders because of the crowds.
We ordered the drinks at the bar. The coctails were good and good service by Samit.
Appreciated!!!
Enjoyed the music & Dj
Good service and nice place..
Written 14 January 2020
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Dear Sabrine, Thank you for your feedback! We will let Sumit know you appreciated his service. Best, Antoine
Written 15 January 2020
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Eryn T
Sandton, South Africa39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Went here to mainly get a drink and maybe a lite dinner. We ended up drinking and having dinner. Food was amazing, ambience was amazing and the staff were even better.
They have live music the night we went and wow they just elevated the vibe and made a stay longer than we planned to
Written 4 February 2023
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bl0ndie72
Ko Samui, Thailand3 411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
2 of us had a really nice Friday evening at Banana Beach Club. I’d recommend booking in advance because it does get very busy.
Service was very attentive but the vegetarian food choices were dismal. I ordered a palm heart salad - that was pretty much all I could eat on the menu. It was tiny & tasted very indistinct, which was hugely disappointing as this is one of Mauritius’s signature dishes.
There was a live band playing , followed by a dj.
Other than the food, it was an excellent evening.
I know this place is a grill, but a few more vegetarian choices would be great.
Written 21 January 2023
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Tushyb
Greater London, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Amazing place to be with amazing staff once inside. They have a really nice atmosphere as well as food!

Though I have to mention; the security are really inconsiderate and needs definite adjustments towards Mauritian crowds. However, once inside, you’ll forget about them.
Written 9 January 2020
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Tushaar, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback which will be communicated to the people concerned. We hope to welcome you soon again! Best, Antoine.
Written 10 January 2020
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Adam
Paris, France3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Hi, has been there last friday and yesterday. Had a nice moment and faced some cheerful persons from the bar. But on the negative side, i would like to pin point at entertainment management. Live was good with some chilling songs while the dancefloor was terrible. Asking a music seemed to be rude to the dj.
Overall had a nice moment chilling at the bar
Written 5 April 2023
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Rashad N
Manchester, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We were asked by the staff in an abusive and condescending tone that we have to speak less loudly, which is quite ironic for a place that calls itself a club. When we did try to speak less loudly, it was hard to hear each other over the loud music. We also happened to be the only non-white customers that day, so we were not completely surprised since the place is managed by a white guy.
Written 18 November 2020
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Dear Nila, Please see below the reply I wrote to your friend who also left us a review. I hope you take the time to read it and that you understand things from our perspective too. I do recall asking one of our waiters and one of our security members to kindly request you be more considerate of other clients around you following a complaint from guests on the table right by you. For our part, we did move them to a table further away, but they still brought to our attention that you were very loud. If it were just up to us & our staff, the noise does not bother us at all as we work in a happy environment with music playing constantly and people going in & out. But for guests having dinner right by you, the noise might be a little unpleasant hence our request. Reply to your friend: I’m sorry to read your review on our TripAdvisor page. Please note that we have an internal policy since many years now that bar clients use bar toilets and restaurants clients use restaurant toilets. The reason for this is simple - we had bar clients damaging the toilets/bathrooms inside the restaurant many many times (often after one too many drinks) which cost our company consequent money to repair every time. Though the restaurant & bar share one floor/venue, they are two separate companies. There’s no way to justify bar clients using restaurant toilets if they are not sitting inside the restaurant. This is why our staff have been instructed to redirect all bar clients to the bar toilets which are looked after by the security/cleaners continuously throughout the night. Perhaps, our staff need to communicate this in a kinder but still clear manner which is what I apologise for today and will discuss the above with our team at large so that it is handled more professionally in the future. However, on a more personal level, I think there’s other points that need to be addressed. You’re calling some of our team members racist – please know we have people from 6 nationalities working for us and coming from all sorts of ethnicities & religions working as one. Furthermore, The Banana Beach Club is renowned to be one of the most diverse night scene in Mauritius for both locals & tourists alike. We don’t favour ANYBODY for a specific reason and never will – but certainly we follow our internal policies to keep our operations running smooth. It’s not a matter of black or white – it’s a matter of doing our job and to this I’d like to add; all the staff & myself put our passion & knowledge to good use in our work and continuously aim to serve our customers in the best way possible. I think it’s fair to say we work with our hands on our hearts and want every single client to leave with an experience to remember. As for the white guy you referring to in your comment, it’s me. I won’t shy away from letting you know that my family & friends are Asians, Hindus, Muslims, Creole from various nationalities. In this regard, my advice to you at our venue or any others in the future would be to approach the manager/owner. You’ll get a direct response (most probably a genuine apology) and undoubtedly a reaction/person which might surprise you in a positive way. For most people that chose to work in service, it comes from passion and a desire to serve/please others, it’s not just any random job to them. I think it’s just a shame you’re jeopardising the reputation of a company which comes from years of work for something that you’ve turned into a race issue when it’s not at all. I would like to conclude that I am always reachable via email on generalmanager@bananabeachclub.com should you wish to discuss any of the above further. Once again, I apologise if the staff did speak in a way that you did not appreciate, and I hope that you understand my explanation to your comments which weren’t at all logical from our perspective. With my very best regards, Antoine Ferrat
Written 19 November 2020
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Adam
Paris, France3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Very bad service from the bar.
We waited for like 30 minutes or more before someone actually taking our orders!
Barmans do not talk well and very unprofessional staffs!
Staffs seems not to be able to attend clients.
Overall the ambiance was good and saved our night there!
But this place need to work over its staff and lack of assistance!
There is not even a manager who should be there to attend queries from clients!
Written 22 November 2023
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JayNolan
Goodwood, South Africa19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited on the 26.2.20. This was our second visit we were last at this venue a year ago and had so much fun and great calamari. So had to pay another visit. The venue is amazing with a large tree growing out the middle under an open sky. Venue is relaxed with live music. The band was great last night. So funky and we had a dance. Shivam was our waiter. What amazing friendly attentive service. Always nice to feel special. We’ll be back
Written 27 February 2020
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Dear Jay, Thanks for your TripAdvisor comment! We're glad Shivam took good care of you. We hope to see you soon again, The Banana team
Written 27 February 2020
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Siva G
Salford, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Banana beach club is a perfect place to start the night in Grand Baie. I have been there many times and I always had a good experience. Certainly not Only the amazing place but especially the waiter that work there particular Shivam . He is always friendly,professional and able to provide us with the assistance we required.Thanks shivam, will definitely come back for sure.
Written 7 March 2020
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We agree 😉 Thank you for your TripAdvisor review, it means a lot to us! See you soon, The Banana Team
Written 8 March 2020
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