Nestling along the Western coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac paints the picture of ethereal natural beauty. Boasting pristine beaches, cerulean waters, luxury resorts, verdant green spaces as well as thrilling water adventures, the seaside town is the whole package. Here are top things to do at this paradisiacal town:
Rejuvenate at Flic en Flac
Nature has blessed Flic en Flac seaside town with a long stretch of pristine beaches, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The eponymous beach is where you will find the most action as tourists and locals throng to it for a little time under the sun. You can choose to laze around, set up a barbecue or watch a romantic sunset over the sea. If you visit on the weekend, you can even groove to the beats of popular music and dance the night away. Swim to the lagoon surrounded by beautiful corals, if the charm of the cerulean waters is irresistible.
Visit the Tamarin Bay
If you would rather avoid the crowds at the Flic en Flac beach, you might find a better utilisation of your time at the Tamarin Bay. This beach is where you will find joggers and placid travellers trying to spend a few moments of tranquillity. But that doesn’t necessarily translate to absence of any action. The beach, in fact, is an excellent place for surfers to ride on the straight waves. You can also explore the sea near the bay on a boat tour for an encounter with the glorious sea-life and hidden corners.
Pick a Souvenir at Cascavelle Shopping Village
Your search for a good souvenir will lead you to Cascavelle Shopping Village, located in the western part of the island. The complex is lined up with charming grocery stores and small boutiques. Those who intend to spend on big brands, won’t be disappointed either as several renowned national and international labels come under one roof here. The complex has a dedicated food court and several airy patios where one can sit and indulge in people watching.
Explore Nature at La Vanille Nature Park
Spread over five hectares, La Vanille Nature Park is a green haven, located 40 kilometres outside the main city. The park boasts a staggering diversity of flora and fauna and is home to giant tortoises, iguanas, wild pigs and deer amongst other creatures. The major highlights of the park include a crocodile museum, an aquarium, a fossil museum as well as an insectarium. You can choose to visit the verdant park on your own or book yourself on a guided tour for better understanding of the ecosystem.
Experience Thrill at SpeedoMax
The adrenaline junkies can get their dose at SpeedoMax, a go-carting centre in Flic en Flac. You can challenge your friends or family for a competitive match at well-laid circuits. Keep aside at least a couple of hours so that you can get your chance on the track more than once. The centre remains open from 10am-10pm.