Flic-en-Flac is a coastal town on the west coast of Mauritius in the Black River district.
Most likely the name comes from an old Dutch phrase, «Fried Landt Flaak», which means free and flat land. Its public white sand beach is one of the longest on the island. This public beach attracts local families, tourists, and visitors throughout the year. Its lagoon is protected by the surrounding coral reefs. The beach offers panoramic views over the horizon of the Indian Ocean and the Le Morne Brabant peninsula located in the southwest of Mauritius. Flic-en-Flac is close to Tamarin beach, which is just a few kilometers away. The Casela Bird Park near Flic-en-Flac features orchids, more than 140 species of birds and the rare endemic and endangered pink pigeon.
Flic-en-Flac offers a lively atmosphere both day and night. Visitors can sample delicious street food during the day, such as «DhalPuri,» which is a thin, multi-layered flatbread, made in done with flour, yellow peas, salt and water with a little savory curry and wrapped sauces. in. Another famous food that visitors can experience is Mauritian dumplings fried noodles, another famous dish among the locals.
On the weekend, many locals go to the beach to spend the day with their family and friends, which is a source of entertainment in itself as some of the locals show up to sing and dance to typical Sega music, music which is mostly played with guitars and «ravannes», similar to «Bodhran», but played differently and with the hands.
The nightlife is very vibrant as many locals and tourists offer to go out to nightclubs and restaurants to enjoy the night and meet people. Overall, Flic-en-Flac offers a complete experience, except for the beautiful white sand beach that has its fair share of coral and sea urchins.
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