Flic En Flac Travel Guide

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Flic En Flac Local History

Flic En Flac is located on the west coast of Mauritius and was once a small village with its only claim to fame a really long beach and a beautiful lagoon. There were few tourists to Mauritius in the 60's and trade not tourism was its main feature. That is until the 70's when the price of sugar rose and created an economic boom to the country. Many more people could now afford the luxury of a bungalow on the coast.

The west coast of Mauritius developed much slower than the northwest side, but villages such a Flic en Flac have slowly grown into small towns. Unfortunately no thought was given to taste or conformity, although it offers good accommodation and caters for tourists the overall effect is mediocre. During the rainy season flooding has become a regular occurrence especially in the rainy season.

Flic En Flac Attractions

Top Attractions

Natural History Museum - The museum in Port Louis is well- visited. In the museum you will find a replica of the legendary Dodo. This flightless bird has been extinct since about the 17 hundreds due to predators such as dogs, rats and pigs, which were brought to the islands by European settlers. It is believed that the dodo belonged to the pigeon family.

Souillac (Gris-Gris) Found on the rugged coast of the Savanne district, this small seaside resort is famous for its scenery not it's bathing. The high cliffs drop sharply into the sea and there are no soft curves as on the northern coast. The winds are bracing and blow constantly. A charming garden, named after Dr Charles Telfair, overlooks the sea.

Chamarel Travel south west along a twisting road from the village of Case Noval and see what is called the 'Seven Coloured Earth'. This geological attraction of coloured sand is caused by the weathering of volcanic rocks. It has caused swirling patches of blue, green, red, purple and yellow earth. Nearby in the jungle vegetation a scenic waterfall can be seen.

Mauritian Buddha Cafe Nice cafe. Good breakfast early morning + typical Mauritian food. Fish!! Miam Miam!!!
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Flic En Flac Shopping

Central Market Port Louis Visit the market in Port Louis where you will find just much to choose from, fruit, vegetables, clothing, spices, meat, fish and souvenirs and local crafts. Be prepared to do some careful haggling to get the best prices. Get to the market early before the heat of the day and prepare yourself for the different heady aromas that will no doubt overwhelm your senses.

Flic En Flac Activities

La Vanille Crocodile Park The crocodile park is in the wild South near Riviere des Anguilles and has Nile crocodiles imported from Madagascar. There is also a small zoo where local animals found in the wild are housed. The area offers nature walks into the forest where you will find fresh water springs. The restaurant in the park offers crocodile meat dishes for the more adventurous eater and for the not so adventurous, a normal lunch and snacks.

Le Waterpark - Enjoy the giant slide for great action. This is an unforgettable experience which promises great fun for the whole family. You will find the water park on the Coast Road Belle Mare.

Flic En Flac Parks & Gardens

Domaine de l'Ylang Ylang Commanding a panoramic view over Vieux Grand Port Bay, this park has the main plantation of Ylang Ylang. The yellow flowers which are very fragrant are used in the distilling of the perfume. For nature-lovers there are hiking possibilities.

Le Val Nature Park Situated at Cluny in the Grand Port District you will find Le Val, which lies in the valley between lavish mountains. It has a lot to offer such as pure spring water, deer park, monkeys, birds, plants and animals which are endemic to the area. There are also green houses and natural aquatic life.

Flic En Flac Beaches

Flic En Flac The beach is situated on the West Coast and is fringed with Casurina Trees. It has a fine lagoon where swimming is safe and various water sports can be enjoyed.

Blue Bay Not far from Mahebourg on the South East coast, you will find Blue Bay, one of the finest bathing spots in Mauritius. It has a white sandy beach surrounded in a semi-circle by Casuarina trees. Yachting and windsurfing may be enjoyed in the deep, clear, light-blue waters. There is also a natural bathing pool to be found in Blue Bay.

Flic En Flac Restaurants and Bars

Flic En Flac Restaurants

There are quite a few restaurants in Flic en Flac, but it takes trial and error to find the best ones available. Try one of the following:
Mer de Chine
Moti Mahal
Golden Horse
Ocean Restaurant
Sea Breeze

Flic En Flac children's activities

La Vanille Crocodile Park The crocodile park is in the wild South near Riviere des Anguilles and has Nile crocodiles imported from Madagascar. There is also a small zoo where local animals found in the wild are housed. The area offers nature walks into the forest where you will find fresh water springs. The restaurant in the park offers crocodile meat dishes for the more adventurous eater and for the not so adventurous, a normal lunch and snacks.

Le Waterpark - Enjoy the giant slide for great action. This is an unforgettable experience which promises great fun for the whole family. You will find the water park on the Coast Road Belle Mare.

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