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Flic en Flac
Beautifully contrasted and blessed with never-ending sunshine, the western coast of Mauritius is the perfect place to spend your holidays. This side of the island is lined with some dazzling white sand beaches like Flic en Flac.
The small coastal village of Flic en Flac is ideal for those looking to discover Port Louis and its surroundings. Other than its beaches, the west coast of Mauritius has a lot of natural attractions and sights. Flic en Flac is known to be the best beach resort of Mauritius. Along its beaches, you will find a series of hotels following one another. Unlike other regions of the island, Flic en Flac records very little rainfall throughout the year. The sun always shines on its dazzling turquoise lagoon.
Like Port Louis, Flic en Flac is sheltered from the South East Trade Wind of the Indian ocean and is one of the hottest places in Mauritius. Here the temperature never drops below 26°C and it easily reaches up to 35°C. The temperature of the lagoon varies from 26 to 28°C depending on the season. The beach itself is very spacious and is lined with Casuarina trees which help provide some shade. The climate of Flic en Flac is reflected in its lagoon, crystal-clear warm water contributing to a fabulous aquatic life.
The beach of Flic en Flac is nearly two kilometers long and you can swim, snorkel or dive all year round. In fact, the beach is a paradise for diving with its numerous caves and wrecks like Cathedral and Rempart Serpent. Divers and snorkelers will really appreciate the lagoon of Flic en Flac as the current is nearly inexistent while visibility is at its best. So get your snorkel and diving equipment ready for the wonderful coral reefs and colorful underwater life of Flic en Flac. Its is advisable to wear protection shoes or snorkel fins to protect yourself from sea urchins and corals.
Other than its beaches, hotels, and villas, Flic en Flac has everything for the well-being of visitors. The village is equipped with numerous facilities like spas, clinic, beach restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, supermarkets and shopping malls. Nightlife there is much appreciated by locals and tourists alike. Few kilometers away from the village you will find the Casela Nature Bird Park, one of the oldest attractions of Mauritius.
Over the last years, Flic en Flac has seen a lot of development. Many hotels and villas settled to level the increasing number of tourists. There are more than 10 large hotels along its coastline. But beware that some hotels are better placed than others in view of front beaches. Pearle Beach, Hilton and Villa Caroline are the better placed for bathing and snorkeling. Nevertheless, you can still stroll along the beach and find your own bathing spot.
Formerly a typical fishing village of the Mauritian West Coast, Flic en Flac has now become a small town with all the necessary infrastructure. Ideal for days spent on a trip to Mauritius, Flic en Flac is far from the turmoil of the north of Mauritius. It has also seen the rise of tourism through the abolition of restrictive tourism policy. This freedom as well as the natural beauty of this part of the island has attracted many hotels like Villa Caroline, Hilton Resort, Sugar Beach, Sofitel Imperial or La Pirogue. These large hotels have chosen to nest on the coast with incredible gradients of blue and have decided to enjoy the green setting of this corner of the island to make it a dream spot.
With the arrival of Tourism in Flic en Flac also came a considerable commercial growth, which has led to the installation of numerous restaurants, bars, supermarket, games room and several nightclubs. This seaside resort has everything you need to spend a memorable time during your stay in Mauritius.
Where is Flic En Flac?
Situated just 30 minutes south of Port Louis, Flic en Flac is characterized by its Creole culture, friendly and welcoming people and its sumptuous white sandy beach. On weekdays, this beach –one of the longest in Mauritius- that is more than a kilometer and a half long, is not much frequented but is certainly overcrowded during weekends.
The sea is particularly beautiful on this part of the island and those who stay in the hotels that border this turquoise lagoon during their stay in Mauritius will have the privilege to enjoy these translucent waters with light emerald blue tones. It is also a diving paradise with its many underwater caves and wrecks. The coral reefs as well as the exceptional sea bottoms constitute a remarkable underwater richness. This remains a very attractive activity for those diving lovers around Flic en Flac. By choosing the west coast of the island, those who are traveling to Mauritius are sheltered from the Trade winds, which plague the rest of the coast of the island from January to March during the southern summer.
Although Flic en Flac has not much tourist attraction, it is still the starting point for many excursions. For a getaway during your holidays in Mauritius, you have for example the wildlife park of Casela which is only 15 minutes away from Flic en Flac and where you can caress the wallabies and admire the lions as well as other beasts. The most adventurous who want to mark their stay in Mauritius will opt for quad biking or canyoning. From Flic en Flac, you can also go snorkelling at Cap Malheureux or at Blue Bay, choose the underwater walk offered by Trou aux Biches or swim with the dolphins on Île aux Bénitiers. To make traveling easier throughout your trip to Mauritius, you can opt for a car rental being in Flic en Flac.
The best activities for an unforgettable holiday in Flic-en-Flac
Aside from your gentle moments of relaxation and sunbathing under the radiant sun of Mauritius, a stay in Flic-en-Flac offers you many opportunities to spend unforgettable moments under the sign of discovery and action. Flic en Flac is a very lively village where night life is present almost everyday. Events are usually planned on the beach and most of the time the parties are well organized. At other times they are just some spontaneous bond fires with some ‘ravanes’ and joyous sega typique all around. Famous nightclubs, known by all the revelers and night owls, border the sandy beach of Flic-en-Flac on the West coast of Mauritius making it one of the perfect spot to enjoy clubbing.
Casela Adventure Park
Sometimes unexpected animal species await you in an enchanting natural setting: endemic or exotic specimens of the island, like the pink pigeon. A great variety of animals to discover: lions, zebras, ostriches, giant tortoises, macaques, cheetahs, 1500 birds, but also wild boars, deer, African antelopes ...
This natural park is a real reserve, home to an impressive fauna, but also preserves an exceptional, abundant nature, including many species of plants, some of which are endemic, such as the ebony tree. To meet this impressive fauna and flora, and discover them in a fun way, different activities are proposed.
Those activities are adapted to all ages and tastes - everyone will find something to do. The rando fun, for example, is rather active. It is practiced in one day, includes crossings of bridges, zip lines, swimming, walking, swimming in a canyon...
The quad allows to discover the animals in their natural habitat; The guided tour lasts 1h or 2h, and a photographer will accompany you, proposing you the photos of your adventure at the end of the tour. If the zipline fascinates you, do not miss the one in Casael adventure park, the longest of the Indian Ocean, which will make you appreciate to its true value the charm of the place. Do you know the segway? It is a kind of electric scooter, which will take you to the animals of the African reserve.
Canyoning, safaris photos: activities do not end! However, do not miss meeting with felines. Walking with the lion remains an incredible experience you should not miss.
Why go to Flic En Flac?
A peaceful tropical paradise in Mauritius
Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the lush greenery of the Mauritian hinterland, Flic-en-Flac is a tranquil place where you will enjoy pure moments of happiness under the sign of relaxation and absolute change of scenery.
A dream destination for a stay in the tropics
It is in the west of Mauritius, in the heart of a sunny region and sheltered from the prevailing winds. Whether you are a couple or a family, let yourself be rocked by the gentle lapping of the waves that run aground on the long sandy beaches and put yourself in the shade of the coconut trees to savor delicious cocktails of tropical fruits. Whatever the season, Flic-en-Flac seduces couples and families in search of a preserved tropical setting and a peaceful atmosphere. Adventurers will appreciate the numerous possibilities of trekking in the West of Mauritius.
Have a nice time around Flic en Flac!