Flic en Flac Travel Guide
Overview Once a small fishing village, Flic en Flac has grown to become a
popular holiday spot in Mauritius. Located on the west coast of the
island and linked by road to Port Louis, the town's long and
beautiful white sand beach is protected by a lagoon that makes it
perfect for watersports like waterskiing and scuba diving, and
there are great dive sites including caves and wrecks nearby.
Accommodation in Flic en Flac caters for all budgets with a good
selection of self-catering accommodation alongside stunning luxury
hotels. There is also a prominent golf course nearby, as well as a
casino for those who fancy a flutter. For a unique excursion, visit
the nearby sugar cane estates which offer tours during cutting
season, from July to November.
Flic en Flac © Diggnet
Shopping Tourists will find plenty of little souvenir shops and stalls
along the beach and there is a big supermarket for self-caterers.
Many hotels have their own shops. There is also a pharmacy, an
internet cafe, and a shopping centre.
Restaurants There is a large selection of restaurants in and around Flic en
Flac, with some impressive high-end hotel restaurants as well as
plenty of local options for budget travellers.
Nightlife Flic en Flac is one of Mauritius's most developed and popular
resort areas and the nightlife is more exciting than most of the
smaller, more secluded resorts. There are a number of popular bars
and even a casino, many of the hotels have their own clubs, and
Port Louis is just a 30-minute drive away. However, Flic en Flac is
not yet as big a party resort as Grand Baie and those in search of
a pumping holiday clubbing scene may still be disappointed.
Activities Flic en Flac is a haven for watersports enthusiasts and visitors
will find that it is possible to try most exhilerating water-based
activities along the stretch of beach, including waterskiing,
boating, fishing, and diving. Although Flic en Flac was once a
great snorkelling destination, the coral reef has seriously
degraded over the years; however, it is still a good spot for scuba
diving. There are lots of fun land activities too, like volleyball
and tennis. The long beach is perfect for walks and the protected
lagoon area ensures peaceful and safe swimming conditions.
Home to nearly 150 species of birds, including ostriches and
flamingos, Casela Park is a paradise for birdwatching in Mauritius.
The park opened in 1979, and is home to many other kinds of animals
as well, including zebras, giant tortoises, lions, monkeys,
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