With its gardens and palms, ancient colonial facades, and concentration of shops, the Place des Palmistes does not seem to have changed since the 1950s.
But do not be fooled by its laid-back atmosphere during the heat of the day. At night, this is the spot. This delightful period building, a historical monument built in 1890, is not just a chic hotel. It is also home to the best bar around, bar none.
Always packed and lively on the terrace or in the patio, for both lunch and dinner, the atmospheric spot serves delicious creole specialities, with a shrimp, tomato and basil tartare, smoked fish and shrimp accras, green pepper beef skewers and most especially its must-try homemade pizzas, served with spicy sauce which secret composition is preciously kept.
Le Bar des Palmistes
12 avenue du Général de Gaulle
+594 (0)5 94 30 00 50
Menu: from 24 EUR