Flic-en-Flac is the coastal village of the west coast with the longest sand beach. The village is accessed from a secondary road that connects to the motorway, after the village of Bambous, while driving from Port Louis to the south.
Flic-en-flac is also the busiest touristic place after Grand Bay with a wide range of fine cuisine restaurants and luxury hotels, some among the best of the island. Following with the trend in tourism development, this small village of 300 inhabitants, which used to be a fishing village, can now pride itself to have shopping complexes, pubs, casinos and even two Medical Clinics with sophisticated healthcare facilities.
One cannot speak of Flic-en-Flac without mentioning its fine white beach with crystal clear water. The lagoon is well protected from the high waves from outer sea by a interminable coral reef. Mauritians residing in the Plaine Wilhems converge here for camping or for just relaxing during the week-ends, under under the shades of huge filaos trees. However, during the months of June to September, in the winter period, the beach is much less crowded as the seawater temperature descends to around 20ºC, even if visitors and tourists coming from the northern hemisphere find it acceptable for swimming. It is worth mentioning that it was in Flic-en-Flac that the first luxury hotel of Mauritius was constructed in the 1970's and today Flic-en-Flac and Wolmar village(which found next to Flic-en-Flac) as the end of a no-through road, shelter at least eight luxury hotels, being the highest in terms of hotel establishment density in Mauritius.