Flic En Flac Beach
Flic En Flac Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • kenny_lynch
    Brentwood, United Kingdom109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great long beach
    Very long quiet beach - lots of food vendors at where the car parks are at top of the beach. Quite a few rocks etc underfoot which is main drawback. Water is very clear in the lagoon area at the top.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom55,347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flic en Flac Beach
    As we stayed at the Sands. This was our main beach, a long stretch of beach, it is over 6 miles. I would sometimes walk along the beach from the Sands up to the Hilton hotel and back again. At the other more public end you would find food shacks. It is also a great spot to enjoy sunsets.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Elek M
    Rybnik, Poland97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach at all.
    Very long, sandy beach, clear water, perfect for swimming, no waves, as the island is protected by coral reefs. Some food tracks providing relatively cheap take away meals. Restaurants at the other side of the road. Very nice and pleasant place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • milcv
    Nottingham, United Kingdom162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean and atmospheric beach
    Visited flic on flack beach shortly after arriving in Mauritius as it was near our accommodation. The beach is a lovely space with white sands, blue waters and shady spots under the trees higher up. The beach has a welcoming atmosphere with many families, celebrations and gatherings to be seen. There is also a good selection of street food vendors and restaurants nearby or just across the road
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 4, 2023
  • itsnotthateasy
    Switzerland22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best beaches in Mauritius
    I deducted a star as I compare it against other beaches in the world like the ones in Maldives, Mediterranean, Caribbean and in Pacific islands. However it is one of the best beaches in Mauritius. Flic en Flac on a sunny day is just so stunningly beautiful. When I arrived at Hilton Mauritius I was so impressed by the long stretch of the beach with the beautiful light blue water colour. It also presents with stunning sunsets on sunny days. Snorkeling is ok. Snorkeling spots are far in the water marked by red buoy (at least the ones in front of Hilton). We snorkeled here, turtle bay, Mont Choisy and Ile aux Cerf. The snorkeling is not spectacular any where. In Flic en flac, I saw a moray eel, box fishes, butterfly fishes, flute fish, lion fishes, trigger fishes, small giant clams, brain coral a few smaller starborn corals and soft corals. Most corals there are brain corals. Be ware of urchins and lion fishes. There is also a warning for stone fish but that I did not find. For swimming and snorkeling, the water can be on the shallow side. Morning high tide is advisable because fishes are more active and it tends to be sunnier in the morning. High tide is important as otherwise it can be really shallow. The swimming zone (marked in yellow) was mostly free of urchins. However, it does not mean that no urchins can move in!! When I swim for snorkeling, I saw a few urchins even inside the swimming zone in front of the hotels. Besides, there are a lot of broken corals on the beach (this is the same to every beach we’ve been to in Mauritius including the famous Ile aux Cerf). So, it is safer to wear swimming shoes for playing in the sea. For hiking, the visible sandy patch was pretty soft and I walked on my bare feet with a bit of attention to avoid any broken corals or tree branches.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach can be separated into two areas.
    The beach can be separated into two areas. The northern half a public beach with 25 metre deep woods between it and the coast road. Plenty of car parking and small snack stalls for food and soft drinks. A nice stretch of white sand and azure blue sea. No sunbeds just bring your own towels, rush mats or chairs as the locals do. As you walk the 2 km south you pass by all the All Inclusive 4 and 5* hotels. Here the beaches could be cleaned, get a bit wider sand in parts and are a lovely picturesque stretch. However you will pass continuous sunbeds, there is no break, just one after the other filling the beach which is not so picturesque. The northern half a public beach with 25 metre deep woods between it and the coast road. Plenty of car parking and small snack stalls for food and soft drinks. A nice stretch of white sand and azure blue sea. No sunbeds just bring your own towels, rush mats or chairs as the locals do. As you walk the 2 km south you pass by all the All Inclusive 4 and 5* hotels. Here the beaches could be cleaned, get a bit wider sand in parts and are a lovely picturesque stretch. However you will pass continuous sunbeds, there is no break, just one after the other filling the beach which is not so picturesque.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Mich S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our second amazing visit to Sugar Beach This Year
    Our 2nd visit this year treated as one of the family. Again great food service and entertainment. We hired a taxi for the day and saw more of the Island. Would we go back to Sugar Beach Why wouldn’t we
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
  • xavenger
    Windermere, United Kingdom121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge beach, beautiful views - quieter or more busy areas to choose from
    The beach is very long, with several areas and we chose to spend the day more to the south, where just off the sand there are plenty of trees to take cover in from the sun. The colour of the water was fantastic, the water was warm - and all the other people in that area, were families like ours, who were perfectly respectful of our space and the environment. There are lovely views over to Le Morne Brabant, especially whilst bobbing around in the sea. Lovely way to spend a few hours although there was an ice cream van parked nearby who had his 'jingle' playing for hours - which became annoying. Still, that was just where we were - and we can recommend this beach.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Benjamin J
    Curepipe23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place, must swim!
    Went 2/5/2022(Europe format)in the afternoon and yet, same things; ice cream trucks, boueys, and few people swimming (including us). Within boueys, you can put your head underwater and see fish. Quiet, clean and well maintained. Note: see date written for real info.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 22, 2024
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DaisyM777
London, United Kingdom373 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Don’t believe the hype and visit this beach ONLY if you are in the area as we did.
If you are looking to stay in the hotel on this beach don’t do it, we felt sorry for the people who payed to stay on the beach and obviously ended up sharing it with hundreds of other people who are just passing by.
It’s not the cleanest beach too.
There is nothing more to add really.
Written March 13, 2024
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Xongitiko P
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The beach has golden sand and turquoise shallow water . It is really great for families . We loved swimming in the shallow clear water with mild currents. The beach has a good vibe with both locals and tourists . The amnesties and restaurants are really great we went three time to flic and Flac during our stay and we enjoyed it al the time. On some days we had lunch at the restaurants along the beach , other days we would grab something from the dood trucks. I recommend it for a relaxing day at the beach.
Written January 6, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The beach can be separated into two areas. The northern half a public beach with 25 metre deep woods between it and the coast road. Plenty of car parking and small snack stalls for food and soft drinks. A nice stretch of white sand and azure blue sea. No sunbeds just bring your own towels, rush mats or chairs as the locals do. As you walk the 2 km south you pass by all the All Inclusive 4 and 5* hotels. Here the beaches could be cleaned, get a bit wider sand in parts and are a lovely picturesque stretch. However you will pass continuous sunbeds, there is no break, just one after the other filling the beach which is not so picturesque. The northern half a public beach with 25 metre deep woods between it and the coast road. Plenty of car parking and small snack stalls for food and soft drinks. A nice stretch of white sand and azure blue sea. No sunbeds just bring your own towels, rush mats or chairs as the locals do. As you walk the 2 km south you pass by all the All Inclusive 4 and 5* hotels. Here the beaches could be cleaned, get a bit wider sand in parts and are a lovely picturesque stretch. However you will pass continuous sunbeds, there is no break, just one after the other filling the beach which is not so picturesque.
Written November 27, 2023
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Leslie J
Flic En Flac6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I live in Flic-en-Flac and am well used to seeing the beach , however everyone seems to show just the 'nice' photographs and not mention much about weekends when a lot of local people come to the beach and leave a lot of litter and mess and often there are youngsters playing load music and drinking a lot of alchol. Yes the beaches are cleaned up afterwards but the fact that many Mauritian people come to the beach and cannot be bothered to even put their rubbish in the bin or take it home spoils the look of the environment and could deter tourists from coming back to Mauritius. The beach is a valuable asset to the island so everybody should help look after it and respect the beauty of it. I am sorry to say that it is not always teh case
Written June 27, 2020
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itsnotthateasy
Switzerland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I deducted a star as I compare it against other beaches in the world like the ones in Maldives, Mediterranean, Caribbean and in Pacific islands. However it is one of the best beaches in Mauritius.

Flic en Flac on a sunny day is just so stunningly beautiful. When I arrived at Hilton Mauritius I was so impressed by the long stretch of the beach with the beautiful light blue water colour. It also presents with stunning sunsets on sunny days.

Snorkeling is ok. Snorkeling spots are far in the water marked by red buoy (at least the ones in front of Hilton). We snorkeled here, turtle bay, Mont Choisy and Ile aux Cerf. The snorkeling is not spectacular any where. In Flic en flac, I saw a moray eel, box fishes, butterfly fishes, flute fish, lion fishes, trigger fishes, small giant clams, brain coral a few smaller starborn corals and soft corals. Most corals there are brain corals.

Be ware of urchins and lion fishes. There is also a warning for stone fish but that I did not find.
For swimming and snorkeling, the water can be on the shallow side. Morning high tide is advisable because fishes are more active and it tends to be sunnier in the morning. High tide is important as otherwise it can be really shallow.

The swimming zone (marked in yellow) was mostly free of urchins. However, it does not mean that no urchins can move in!! When I swim for snorkeling, I saw a few urchins even inside the swimming zone in front of the hotels. Besides, there are a lot of broken corals on the beach (this is the same to every beach we’ve been to in Mauritius including the famous Ile aux Cerf). So, it is safer to wear swimming shoes for playing in the sea. For hiking, the visible sandy patch was pretty soft and I walked on my bare feet with a bit of attention to avoid any broken corals or tree branches.
Written November 15, 2023
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Viranand R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
The proverbial Mauritian hospitality enchants anyone as usual. The strict sanitary control put up by mangement is reassuring. Of course counting on individual responsibility. The staff keeps their friendly touch with Dave giving you tat personal care and attention O have always cherished. Thanks mates to make it great.
Written January 4, 2022
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TheQuing
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We went there after Lunch.
There were many people on the beach, so we couldn't find a spot with a shadow so we moved to the meadow unter the trees as it was too hot to lay under the sun.

Some imbiss with fast food and fresh juice were nearby.

Many stones and corals when going in the water which was not deep at all. You could clearly see everything.
Beautiful turquoise water!
Written December 7, 2021
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Veijovaappu
Finland5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Nice beach to relax and play with the sand and swim. Big trees close to the beach give nice shadow during the day. Do not bother to take mask and snorkel with you. There is nothing to see because everything is dead beneath the surface...
Written February 12, 2020
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Niclas S
Aachen, Germany8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
While we stayed in Flic en Flac we went there often for 1 or 2 hours in the afternoon/evening.
Wasn't crowded. Beautiful sunset.
Clear water. You can see lots of fish through the surface when you enter the water knee-deep.
Great for snorkeling as well.
Bring water shoes because of the stones and corals. Haven't seen any urchins there.

You can have lots of different snacks from the food trucks there.
Written March 25, 2022
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milcv
Nottingham, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Visited flic on flack beach shortly after arriving in Mauritius as it was near our accommodation. The beach is a lovely space with white sands, blue waters and shady spots under the trees higher up. The beach has a welcoming atmosphere with many families, celebrations and gatherings to be seen. There is also a good selection of street food vendors and restaurants nearby or just across the road
Written November 4, 2023
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