Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac Mauritius

Flic en Flac is a small village found on the west coast of Mauritius about half an hours drive from Port Louis airport, with beautiful white sandy beaches and a picturesque lagoon making it one of the best places in Mauritius to spend a relaxing holiday. Flic en Flac gets its name from an Old Dutch phrase “Fried Landt Flaak” which “Free and Flat Landî Flic en Flac is found in the district of Black River has some of the best beaches protected by the coral reefs and is protected from the South east trade winds by a chain of mountains.

Flic en Flac is a great base for tourists to explore the Black River Gorges, and the Seven Colored Earths in Chamarel, where weathering volcanic rock has caused swirling patterns of blue, green, pruple, red and yellow earth. The Pample Mouses Garden, set up around 18th century is also easily reached from Flic en Flac. The natural history museum is a must, where visitors can find a replica of the infamous Dodo bird, extinct since about the 1700ís.

Flic en Flac is also known for its big game fishing in the surrounding azure seas as well as a wide choice of water sports in the surrounding safe waters including motor boating, windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing, scuba diving and water skiing.

Flic en Flac Hotels

Many bungalows owned by wealthy Mauritians living abroad are rented out during their absence resulting in Flic en Flac becoming known for its self-catering accommodation.

Several top class hotels are found in the region of Flic en Flac, which have exclusive use of the beaches in front of the hotels. Sugar Beach Resort offers 238 rooms, all offering wireless internet access, complimentary newspapers, and coffee/tea. Sugar Beach Resort has a restaurant serving breakfast only. Sugar Beach restort offers an outdoor pool and a children’s pool, a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and tennis courts.

La Pirogue Hotel, also in Flic en Flac, has 248 rooms featuring satellite television, tea/coffee, and complimentary bottled water. La Pirogue boasts an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, a ballroom, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. La Pirogue is ideal for family oriented holidays and boasts multi-lingual staff and a childrenís club as well as babysitting and child care.

Entertainment at and around the hotels in Flic en Flac includes swimming, tennis, aerobics, basketball, bicycling rentals, bird watching, boating, fishing, golfing, miniature golf, helicopter/airplane sightseeing, hiking/biking trails, horse riding parasailing and many others making Flic en Flac a popular destination for holiday makers.