An idyllic little fishing town situated on the west coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac has grown to be one of the most popular tourist areas in Mauritius. With its name translating to 'Free and Flat Land' which used to be an old Dutch proverb, Flic en Flac originally started out as a village used for hunting grounds for wild birds and ducks. Today it is the foremost destination with visitors flocking to the town.
Flic en Flac Beach
Flic en Flac boasts an 8-kilometre long beach which is of one of the best beaches in all of Mauritius. With long stretches of casuarina trees lining the entire waterfront, the west-facing beach is one of the best places in all of Mauritius to try out a wide range of watersports.
Things to Do
The beach is home to a beautiful lagoon protected on all sides by coral reefs, and this is one of the best places to go for a swim or take part in other water sports activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.
The northern side of the Flic en Flac beach is a little rocky, and the sand is a bit rough compared to other parts of the beach. The southern side, on the other hand, has powder-soft sand and gives you an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Tamarin, which is a village adjacent to Flic en Flac and is nestled in the foothills of a rocky mountain. However, regardless of whichever part of the beach you visit, the two things that will remain a constant are the shallow waves and the white sand.
Lining the entire stretch of the beach are local eateries and food stalls selling hotdogs, kebabs, and other local dishes. There are plenty of five-star hotels situated right on the beach itself, and a few of these hotels have their cordoned-off private beaches as well.
Also lining the beachfront are quite a few pubs and bars, so you can sit down with a cocktail in your hand and admire the mesmerising landscape in front of you.
There are several local shops selling beachwear and other souvenirs, so you can take a stroll along the beach and pick up anything that suits your fancy!