Flic en Flac has also a good bus route to the other regions of the country. The roads are in good condition.”
Source: Wikipedia with citations / verifications needed in places.
An alternative view…
"The wonderfully named town of Flic en Flac marks the beginning of a superb stretch of beachy coastline that runs down on and off to the very southern Le Morne Peninusla. However, unless you’re staying in one of the many high-end hotels, you may feel a little cheated of the tropical paradise promised by the postcards. Development here is in overdrive with the result today being that Flic en Flac has lost its charming village feel and is threatening to become one long strip of hotels, expensive restaurants and souvenir shops. The beach, while gorgeous, can be litter-strewn in places and heaving at weekends when it plays host to throngs of locals from the central highlands who descend en masse for picnics by the sea.
That said, if you stay at any of the resorts outside the town, which includes all the high-end options, Flic en Flac offers some wonderful spots, great diving and a good selection of eating and drinking. Another advantage is that Flic en Flac is located a long drive away from the main coastal road, so you don’t have the constant stream of fast-flowing traffic that plagues other towns on the west coast. Flic en Flac is thought to be a corruption of the old Dutch name Fried Landt Flaak (meaning ‘Free and Flat Land’), and it’s easy to imagine how magical the place must have looked to explorers arriving in the 18th century.
Getting there and away
There is a bus from Port Louis to Flic en Flac and Wolmar every 20 minutes or so. A taxi from Port Louis to Flic en Flac will cost you Rs 400, and Rs 1000 to the airport.
Casela Nature and Leisure Park is within walking distance of Flic En Flac: this 14-hectare park is on the main road 1km east of the turn to Flic en Flac. It is beautifully landscaped and has sweeping views over the coastal plain.
The park houses some 1500 birds, representing species from around the world (some in rather small cages) including rare pink pigeons.
There are also tigers, zebras, monkeys and deer living in a semi-reserve and giant tortoises, one of which is 180 years old.
Children are well catered for with a petting zoo, playground and mini golf.
Casela also offers 'safaris' by jeep, mountain bike or on foot around the nearby 45-sq-km Yemen Reserve, where deer, wild pigs, fruit bats and monkeys can be seen in their natural habitat; prices vary according to the different packages.
Quad biking and rock climbing are also on offer.
The park has a pleasant lunch-time restaurant serving drinks, snacks and more substantial meals to visitors offering fantastic views of the south western coast. Phone: +230 452 0693 Opening hours: 9am to 5pm daily. On A3 south of Bambous." Source: Lonely Planet Guide
Nearby facilities for hire / activities include:
Kayaks, sailing boats, diving gear. Deep-sea fishing, surfing, kite-surfing, catamaran excursion to see dolphins, windsurfing, horse-riding/hiking/mountain-biking (Les Ecuries de la Vieilles Cheminée at Chamarel), Quad biking excursions and Via Ferratta with Casela/Yemen Nature Escapade. Sightseeing at Parc National Black River Gorges, visits to Casela Leisure Park - 1500 different birds, elands, zebras and wallabies, Park Adventure (sport and entertainment), Riverland (tennis, restaurant and swimming pool). Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Tamarina Golf Estate(10 minutes by car), 18-hole course Le Paradis Hotel, Le Morne ( 25 minutes by car. ) There is also a choice of restaurants including the famous Domaine Anna (10 minutes by car), set in a beautiful tropical garden accessed through a sugar cane plantation, offering exceptional Chinese cuisine.
Flic En Flac is a great value, cost-effective all-year round travel destination in Mauritius with a wide range of furnished seaside holiday apartments, flats and villas to rent, best discounted hotel and budget deals accommodation with nothing better than a stroll along the stunning tropical beach, one of the very best on the island.
The sunsets are absolutely stunning and the unbroken coral reef acts as a natural barrier for the calm waters of the blue lagoon. Watch the local fishermen fish-walking along the reef in the morning and selling their fresh prawns and shrimps later on the beach.
Average Temperature (°C): J 30 F 26 M 29 A 29 M 28 J 24 J 24 A 24 S 24 O 25 N 27 D 28
Average Rainfall (mm): J 8.5 F 7.7 M 8.7 A 3.8 M 3.8 J 2.5 J 2.2 A 2.5 S 1.4 O 1.6 N 1.8
Must See: Chamarel 7 Coloured Volcanic Earths
Black River Gorges - walking, mountain hikes and coastal
Sports Activities in the area
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Grande Baie (Bay) is situated within an area of sheltered bays and beaches where water sports and fishing complement the shops, bars, restaurants situated near the waterside. It is the earliest and traditional centre of tourism in Mauritius. It was once a small fishing village and is now a lively and largest resort - a popular tourist destination situated on a picturesque horseshoe bay in the north of the island. A shopping and leisure paradise and the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out!
The town is also the main departure point for trips by boat to the Northern Mauritian Islands of Coin de Mire, Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel.
Local buses run between Port Louis (Capital of Mauritius) and Grand Bay every half hour during the day. Ile Au Cerf, a beautiful island located off the east coast of Mauritius, is also easily reached from Grand Bay.
Inland and nearby is the beautiful Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousses where shaded walkways, streams and ponds border a fine collection of indigenous flora. The garden’s origins go back to 1735 when it was used as a market garden to provide fresh supplies to ships calling at Port Louis. The gardens are one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, they served as a major horticultural research centre for the French and British during the colonial period. Today they are home to dozens of varieties of palm trees, as well as medicinal plants, fish ponds, and an amazing collection of
Queen Victoria water lilies.
A 15 minute drive from Grand Bay is Port Louis the capital city of Mauritius where, in and around the central market is a souvenir and bargain-hunter’s dream where you can bargain for saris, spices, sandals, beachwear and intricately woven wall coverings from India as well as buy fresh fruit and vegetables from one of the many stalls for a few rupees.
diving, windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, paragliding, snorkelling, fishing, yachting;