As magical and unique as the name sounds, Flic-en-Flec, is quite a paradise with one of the best beaches in Mauritius. Flic en Flec is a seaside village, located in the district of Black River along the west coast of Mauritius. It started as just a small fishing village and now it has rapidly developed into well known tourist area of Mauritius. During the 1960s, the village was known only for its cemetery where people from villages came to bury their dead relatives. But now, Flic en Flac is surely a great place to spend your holidays where you will find excellent beaches, a lot of waterspouts and a nice relaxation setting. Along the 8n km long beach it has enormous hotels, restaurants, shops and centers.
The weather here is warm all year round. Between November and May, there may be high temperature in high 20s and low 30s. The rest of the year the temperature hovers around 24 C. The months of January to March bring some rain but showers tend to be short, sharp and heavier inland than on the coast. The lagoon is known for it’s under water caves, wreck dives and reefs. The climate here is favorable for diving all year round.
How to get here?
The drive from Port Louis to Flic en Flac takes about 30 minutes, while drive from the airport takes about 1 hour. The nearest Airport in Flic en Flac is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Madebourg. The downtown is 49 km from the airport and you can get a lot of private taxis, limos and the city bus from outside of the airport. A better way to explore the beauty of Flic en Flac is to rent a taxi for a day as the drivers are friendly and conversant in English and French.
Accommodation and food
You can find almost every type of accommodation in Flic en Flac, from luxury hotels to apartments and villas. There is a big complex, Le Latanier, which offers self catering villas and apartments and boasts two spectacular swimming pools, tennis courts and a mini gymnasium. There is Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa, just 15 minutes from the Casela Nature Park, offers modern guest rooms and suites that have been fashionably furnished with an array of in room amenities to ensure a pleasurable stay along with restaurant, Spa and gym. In other options, there is Sands Resort, Sugar beach resort, Aanari Hotel, Klondike hotel, Escale Vacances and many more. There are some affordable hostels like Villa Osumare, Residence Padma and Villa Mauritius.
If you are looking for variety and taste, then Flic en Flac offers a great cuisine for you. There is a long range of Café, Bars, Restaurants, Hotels and street corners where you can find almost every type of food from Italian and Japanese to Indian and American. There is famous Domain Anna, where you can find Chinese, Indian and Creole food which is quite excellent. Chez Pepe offers great Italian food. If you are an Ice Cream Lover then you can go to Chez Michou Ice Cream Parlor which is located in the Oasis complex in Flic en Flac. It offers 17 different tastes including Chocolate, Rum with raisin, cranberry, Praline and coconut. Just make sure you try this.
Places to Visit
Flic en Flac Beach
The beach of Flic en Flac extends almost 8km and a large part of it is designated as a purely public beach. The water is clear and offers wonderful and safe bathing in the turquoise sea of its lagoons. The beach gets jam full packed on weekends and most of the people come here to swim in the calm lagoon. Here is a casuarina tree which offers plenty of shade along the whole beach. The sand is quite nice and not too rough which is ideal for building sand castles and kids can give their fullest to this activity. There are lots of food caravans along the beach, where you can find different kinds of food.
Kenzi bar is little but great bar and takes only a two minute walk from Spar shop in Flic en Flac. The place is beautifully decorated and stays authentic all the time. On weekends, there is a live music performance by local artists and the cocktails by the French Barmen are also very nice.
Ticabo Diving Centre
It is a small independent diving school in the coastal resort of Flic en Flac. There are three fully fledged divers who create the team of Ticabo and among them there is one dive instructor and two dive masters. During the diving activity you will feel much serviced and well instructed. They offer different types of dives like Sea dive, Discover dive, Night dive, 5 Dive Package and much more. Every package costs differently and gives enjoyment differently.
Italy tour provides the visit and swimming in the beautiful natural park of Blue Bay and the trip on the boat which covers 5 natural parks. The boat will take you through island of Aigrettes, island of Faro; waterfalls on island Grand River of South East and then move to Ile Aux Cerf where you will have lunch at a restaurant named Paul and Verginie.
The boat departs from Flic en Flac at 7:15 in the morning to Le Morne. Then the boat will go in search of dolphins. You can even dive in apnea if you wish to. You will offered an appetizer of freshly caught sea urchins. You are going to enjoy some moments of relaxation before returning to Flic en Flac at 13:30.
Flic en Flac is heaven for those who wish to see variety of sea life. It is a place where you can find everything from beauty of nature to good accommodation and delicious food. So, just come to Flic en Flac and experience the divinity yourself.