Mauritius Flic en Flac ‘s name comes from the old Dutch ‘Fried Landt Flaak’ which means ‘Free and Flat Land’. In the ‘60s the city was popular for the cemetery where the people from other villages came here to bury the dead families. In the region’s marches, artisanal hunting of birds and ducks took place.
Mauritius Flic en Flac is situated on the West Coast of the island and once was a village with a lagoon and a beach. The West Coast developed harder than the Northern part but villages like Mauritius Flic en Flac gradually have transformed in small cities. The Mauritius Flic en Flac beach has Caturina trees, has a beautiful lagoon in which you can swim and practice diverse water sports.
Mauritius Flic en Flac has a bus route that will lead you to the most hidden treasures of the island. From the coastal road you can take the bus to Port Louis or you can have an adventure on the other part of the island. There is a supermarket and a fish market in the city and if you want to take lunch in the city, there is a series of restaurants where you can try the local cuisine based on sea fruits and fish.
You can enjoy all this city has to offer all over the year: the sun, the sea, the white sand, restaurants, banks, drug stores, casinos, supermarkets, trips and diving. Among the Mauritius Flic en Flac attractions is Domaine les Pailles, at short distance of Port Louis, at south, a natural cultural centre on a over 1500 hectares area and offering all kind of distractions for visitors. The activities include trips with little trains, rum distillery, a garden with medicinal plants and natural spring.
There is also a racecourse, restaurants, casino and jazz club. Ile aux Cerfs is another attraction of the Mauritius Flic en Flac, situated at east of the island, a popular touristic paradise. The island with a splendid tropical vegetation and surrounded by wonderful beaches. The island offers bar, restaurant and stores, facilities for aquatic sports practice. The most recent development of the island includes a golf ground.
If you go to Mauritius Flic en Flac don’t hesitate to visit the La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne, a popular natural reservation with hundreds of crocodiles and gigantic turtles. There are shops selling products from crocodile skin and the restaurants serve menus with crocodile meat. The Natural Black River Gorges Park is situated in the south-west of the Mauritius Island and is very popular for trips and pick-nicks.
The bird lovers will find here wonderful birds like parrots and animals like macaques. The Chamarel waterfalls are the highest on the island (83 meters) and they can be seen very well after the strong rains. The best places to see them are Black River Gorges and Alexandria waterfall. Mauritius Flic en Flac offers possibilities for the nautical sports at the specific centers where the tourists can choose numerous water activities such as diving, banana riding.