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Mauritius

Flic en Flac Holidays

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Fuss-free Flic en Flac

On the west coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac was once a sleepy fishing village, adapting its name from the Dutch ‘Fried Landt Flaak’ meaning ‘Free and Flat Land’. Nowadays, this beautiful stretch has grown into a hub of apartment complexes, luxury hotels and villas, and plenty of bars and restaurants. Perhaps not quite as up-market as some of the other options on this sought-after island, Flic en Flac holidays are in demand, nonetheless. This spot is highly popular, thanks to its vast white-sand beach and more budget-friendly places to stay. 

As well as couples in search of romantic getaways and families wanting to chill out in paradise, Flic en Flac is a Mecca for divers. Some of Mauritius’ best dive sites are found just beyond the emerald lagoon, while the most popular dive site – La Cathédrale – boasts stone arches and hidden caverns. You can go for a dive and a swim, or simple unwind on the beach.

Just outside of town, one of the main attractions is Casela Nature Parks, home to an array of animals as well as heart pumping activities including zip-lining, and quad bike safaris. The nearby town of Tamarin is also a popular surfing spot, with a long left-hand reef break and 10-foot swells. You can also see salt pans and salt production here, too.

The bay of Black River is teaming with fishing boats, and it’s common for fishermen to offer you a trip to catch marlin or tuna. You can also drive south and head inland to Black River Gorges National Park – the island’s biggest national park, known for its incredible wild expanse of rolling hills and thick forest full of native species, including the Mauritius kestrel and pink pigeon. You might also see wild boar, cheeky macaques and deer. It’s a great day on your Flic en Flac holiday. Why not combine it with a visit to Chamarel and its eye-popping Seven Coloured Earths?

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Best time to visit Flic en Flac

The tropical temperatures in Flic en Flac remain fairly steady throughout the year. And the west coast tends to be warmer and drier than the south or east. The seasons in Mauritius are the opposite of those in the UK, so April to June and September to December are usually the best times to book your Flic en Flac holiday. At this time of year, you can look forward to pleasant temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties, and minimal rain.

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During summer – November to April – the weather is hot and humid but, as nature’s compromise, this is also the best time to go scuba diving. In the winter, from May to October, Flic en Flac is much cooler, with temperatures often dropping to 20oC August. June to August is the best time for surfing, as the winds whip up the waves. 

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Flic en Flac is a lively and friendly seaside town, curved along a spectacular white-sand beach. The turquoise lagoon offers all the usual beach activities you’d expect in Mauritius, including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can relax on the sands and soak up the rays, or head out on a dolphin-watching trip. When you fancy a day of exploring on dry land, nearby attractions include Casela Nature Parks, Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel and Le Morne.

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You can also look forward to a number of local restaurants and interesting street food in Flic en Flac itself. Don’t miss the Dhal Puri – a flat multi-layered naan bread made with flour, yellow split peas, salt and water, wrapped around a flavour-filled curry. In the bars and nightclubs, you’ll hear local Sega beats as well as modern music.

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Casela Nature Park

This 250-hectare nature park lies just outside the town of Flic en Flac, and is one of the main visitor attractions on the island of Mauritius. Well worth a day out, especially for families, it’s essentially a beautifully landscaped zoo home to big cats, rhinos, giraffes and other African mammals including zebras, impalas, waterbucks and monkeys. The petting zoo is a highlight for children and there’s also a playground, giant tortoises, fishing and mini-golf. The exotic birds are also spectacular, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed ostrich and giraffe.

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But that’s not all. This place also offers exciting activities like zip-lining and a canyon swing, and safaris by quad bike, Segway or electric-Bike.

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Scuba diving

Flic en Flac holidays are popular with divers, because this part of Mauritius is one of the best jumping-off points for scuba sessions. If you’re lucky, your resort may even have its own dive school or diving excursions. There are several diving spots in the lagoon, including the famous La Cathédrale – an enormous submerged cave with stone arches and all sorts of sea creatures. Several dive sites are within five minutes of the beach, so you’ll soon encounter lion fish, stone fish, scorpion fish, groupers, angel fish and lobsters, to name just a few. 

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Best time to go

Best time to visit Flic en Flac

The tropical temperatures in Flic en Flac remain fairly steady throughout the year. And the west coast tends to be warmer and drier than the south or east. The seasons in Mauritius are the opposite of those in the UK, so April to June and September to December are usually the best times to book your Flic en Flac holiday. At this time of year, you can look forward to pleasant temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties, and minimal rain.

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During summer – November to April – the weather is hot and humid but, as nature’s compromise, this is also the best time to go scuba diving. In the winter, from May to October, Flic en Flac is much cooler, with temperatures often dropping to 20oC August. June to August is the best time for surfing, as the winds whip up the waves. 

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Things to do

Things to do

Flic en Flac is a lively and friendly seaside town, curved along a spectacular white-sand beach. The turquoise lagoon offers all the usual beach activities you’d expect in Mauritius, including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can relax on the sands and soak up the rays, or head out on a dolphin-watching trip. When you fancy a day of exploring on dry land, nearby attractions include Casela Nature Parks, Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel and Le Morne.

Show More
Show Less

You can also look forward to a number of local restaurants and interesting street food in Flic en Flac itself. Don’t miss the Dhal Puri – a flat multi-layered naan bread made with flour, yellow split peas, salt and water, wrapped around a flavour-filled curry. In the bars and nightclubs, you’ll hear local Sega beats as well as modern music.

Show More
Show Less

Nature parks

Casela Nature Park

This 250-hectare nature park lies just outside the town of Flic en Flac, and is one of the main visitor attractions on the island of Mauritius. Well worth a day out, especially for families, it’s essentially a beautifully landscaped zoo home to big cats, rhinos, giraffes and other African mammals including zebras, impalas, waterbucks and monkeys. The petting zoo is a highlight for children and there’s also a playground, giant tortoises, fishing and mini-golf. The exotic birds are also spectacular, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed ostrich and giraffe.

Show More
Show Less

But that’s not all. This place also offers exciting activities like zip-lining and a canyon swing, and safaris by quad bike, Segway or electric-Bike.

Show More
Show Less

diving

Scuba diving

Flic en Flac holidays are popular with divers, because this part of Mauritius is one of the best jumping-off points for scuba sessions. If you’re lucky, your resort may even have its own dive school or diving excursions. There are several diving spots in the lagoon, including the famous La Cathédrale – an enormous submerged cave with stone arches and all sorts of sea creatures. Several dive sites are within five minutes of the beach, so you’ll soon encounter lion fish, stone fish, scorpion fish, groupers, angel fish and lobsters, to name just a few. 

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