We began our vacation by spending an unforgettable couple of days at the Sofitel Imperial Hotel in Flic en Flac, located on the west coast of the island. We could not ask for more perfect weather, in the light of the fact that a cyclone was making it’s way towards the island. The cyclone was due to pass close to Mauritius in a few days’ time: we could not care less.
The public beach in Flic en Flac is always crowded, especially around the holidays. It was tricky to maneuver around the many campers, sun-bathers and hawkers. But we knew exactly where to find the goodies: fresh coconut water, pickled fruits, ice cones and chicken shawarma sandwiches. It is very heart-warming to walk on the beach while families are barbecuing, others are playing the Ravane (a traditional Mauritian percussion instrument) and singing Sega (the traditional Mauritian folkloric music) tunes.
But if you want privacy, a short distance north of Flic en Flac is a more secluded beach next to the Villa Caroline Hotel. It’s an anchoring area for boats and not many people know of this place. The sand is softer, the water clearer and calmer: the perfect location to unwind.
Flic en Flac is also home to the Mauritian sunset.
Stay tuned for more posts on our vacation in the island of Mauritius.
– A & J