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Private HOLIDAY STUDIOS pool wifi restaurant Mauritius
Private HOLIDAY STUDIOS sleep 4 pool wifi on-site restaurant
Apartment in Mauritius, Mauritius
HOLIDAY STUDIO APARTMENTS SLEEPING 4 with SWIMMING POOL, WIFI and RESTAURANT only 2 mins walk to Flic En Flac's beach.
•1st Floor: Living room with dining area and a front terrace. TV and fully equipped kitchen with microwave.
•2nd Floor: Double Bedroom, bathroom with shower, toilette and balcony.
•Total of 18 apartments, each has a fully furnished kitchenette with gas cooker, microwave, fridge, necessary utensils, electric kettles and living room with television and two canapé styled sofas, on which two children or one adult can sleep.
•The top floor consists of an air-conditioned bedroom, balcony, toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower.
•The access to the tropical beach is just on the other side of the road.
•On-site Restaurant for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner and WIFI;
•Shops and bars nearby and all within flat 10 minutes walk.
Local Area InformationOutdoor Features:
• Street Parking
• Smoking Allowed
• Covered Terrace
• Barbecue Grill
• Air Conditioning
• Private Kitchen
• Dishes, plates, glasses
• Double Bed + 2 Sofas
• Private bathroom
• Bath Towels
• Night Club
• Mini golf
• Swimming Pool
• Wind Surfing
• Jet Skiing
• Scuba Diving
• Mountain Biking
• Mountain Hiking
• Horse Riding
FLIC EN FLAC BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Flic En Flac's beautiful beach is its major attraction lying just inside a sheltered coral lagoon making it an ideal beach-based all-year round holiday destination. It also offers diving, local and deep sea game fishing, sea trips, excursions around the island, a good range of public amenities as well as the local Spa shopping centre and a large range of accommodations to suit all budgets. It's location away from busy main roads makes it a relatively quiet location. It offers the best range of value-for-money self-catering accommodation on the island. The main area of new housing development is on higher land on the outskirts from Bambous, overlooking the town.
Flic en Flac derived its name from an Old Dutch phrase "Fried Landt Flaak" that literally means "Free and Flat Land."During the 1960s the village was known only for its cemetery where people from nearby villages came to bury their dead relatives. There was also some artisanal hunting of wild ducks and birds in the marches of the region.Unlike Grand Bay who knew a “wild” development in the north, the development in Flic en Flac was monitored by the authorities. Strict rules were applied to constructions and commercial outlets. For example, to avoid Flic en Flac becoming a slum, only 40% of a given plot of land should be used for construction.
During the '70s and '80s the economy of the country was oriented towards sugar and textile exportation. At this time the authorities were reluctant to develop the tourist sector. Licenses were not granted easily to International Hotels who wanted to open 5 star hotels in Mauritius. The authorities then were talking about “containing” the amount of tourist visiting the country. Charters were not allowed to land in Mauritius.
Facilities were given to foreign investors to develop manufacturing industries and give jobs to workers in Mauritius but wages rose rapidly and the investors moved to other cheap labour countries like Madagascar and Pakistan. The price of sugar on the world market also fell drastically. Hence the government review its policy and encouraged the expansion of the tourism sector. In this perspective, several five stars hotel were allowed to be built in the region of Flic en Flac. They have exclusive use of the beaches in front of the hotels. When Flic en Flac became popular, wealthy Mauritians settled abroad bought land in the area to build bungalows where they intended to stay during their holidays. During their absence they rented it to other tourists and rapidly Flic en Flac became known for its self catering accommodations.
Progressively all facilities became available in Flic en Flac. It has now its bank, pharmacy, supermarket etc.
Flic en Flac is found in the district of Black River on the western coast of the island of Mauritius. The area has the nicest beaches of the island protected by the surrounding coral reefs. The region is protected from the South east trade winds by a chain of mountains.It is significant to note that some wet marshes of the region have been covered with land-fills and buildings allowed to be constructed on them. This is a concern for some ecological organisations who warn of the risk of floods during rainy seasons.
Flic en Flac has also a good bus route to the other regions of the country. The roads are in good condition.”
Source: Wikepedia 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 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 – Beach
Situated on the West Coast, the beach is fringed with filaos/ casuarina trees provides a fine lagoon for swimming and watersports. “
Source: Mauiritus Delight.com
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Black River Gorges National Park virgin forests Enjoy amazing vistas wild monkeys waterfalls volcanic lakes and excellent hikingthe best time to visit the park is during the flowering season between September and January Look for the rare tambalacoque or dodo tree the black ebony trees and the wild guavas Birdwatchers should keep an eye out for the Mauritius kestrel pink pigeon echo parakeet and Mauritius cuckooshrike among other rarities Blue Bay lagoon diving Cap Malheureux muchphotographed church the redroofed Notre Dame Auxiliatrice stunning views Casela Nature Park is within walking distance of Flic En Flac this 14hectare park is on the main road 1km south 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 semireserve 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 45sqkm 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 lunchtime restaurant serving drinks snacks and more substantial meals to visitors Centre de Flacq along the road to Quartier Militaire Flacq Union of Estates Limited sugar mill largest most modern on the island Tours of the plant take place during the cane harvest July to early November phone ahead to find out when they run Central plateau towns of Curepipe and Quatre Bones shopping and markets or to Florals textile museumChamarel Coloured Earths and the highest waterfall in Mauritius Coco Isle Coral Reef Dolphins Eureka preserved historical colonial mansion Giant Tortoises Grand Baie nightlife restaurants sea trips shopping Grand BassinSacred Lake crater lake sacred to Hindus is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country Grand Gaube a tiny fishing village with a good beach about 6km east of Cap Malheuruex In 1744 the St Gran foundered off Grand Gaube in a storm inspiring the famous love story Paul et Virginie by Bernardin de Ste Pierre Beyond small rocky bays of Grande Gaube almost no beaches until a long way down the east coast making any trip beyond here an illuminating glimpse into traditional Mauritian life without the tourists Ile Aux Cerfs La Vanille Crocodile Park and Nature Reserve at Rivire des Anguilles specialises in the breeding of Nile Crocodiles Most Mauritian mammals and reptiles can be seen skinks phelsumas tortoises turtles bats deers mongooses monkeys pigs and domestic livestock such as goats fattailed sheep and donkeys All is set in a rain forested valley studded with natural springs and streams The springs contain freshwater prawns and fish Guided tours are provided a restaurant and a shop on the premisesLe Morne Brabant one of the countrys most dramatic peaks Mare aux Vacoas reservoir is the islands largest lake Pamplemousses Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens feature a stunning variety of endemic and foreign plant species The nearby decommissioned Beau Plan sugar factory has also been converted into a fascinating museum Port Louis the capital Le Caudan Waterfront Chinatown the region between the two friendship gates on Royal St forms the centre of Port Louis Chinatown Here youll see the rich mercantile life of the hardworking Chinese community the busy Chinese restaurants and groceries and the streets echoing with the unmistakable clatter of mah jong tiles Markets collection of museums and some wonderfully preserved colonial buildings Sea Trips Sega Dancing Ship Models Souillac to Baie du Cap coastal road surrounded by untamed scenery and stunning views Tamarin salt production Trou DEau Douce beaches and restaurants Acknowledgement Lonely Planet Guide MAURITIUS Ile MauriceMAURITIUS Maurice as an alternative to say Africa the Algarve Majorca or Tuscany is now generally regarded as one of the BEST AREAS for TRAVEL and TOURISM in the WORLD The WESTERN COAST in particular offers white sandy tropical beaches flanked by beautiful coral lagoons spectacular volcanic mountain scenery tropical fauna and flora and an allyearround sunny climate annual temperatures varying from about 26 30 degrees C making this area an ideal choice for your holiday of a lifetimeJUST IMAGINE CHILLING OUT ON THE BEACH or under the filao treesor trying water sports banana boat rides scuba diving training and qualifications available snorkelling fishing boating walking horse riding tennis golf enjoying the night life and great hospitalitybarbeques and sega dancing on the beach awesome extinct volcanic mountains sugar cane plantations colonial history hot sunny daysthe list seems endless and youll want to come back for moreMANY EXCELLENT self catering apartments for rent or vacation rentals now offer a great alternative to the more expensive hotel resorts on the island They offer BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY than best hotel deals in Mauritius budget or cheap hotels beach accommodation rentals or holiday homes in the form of fully furnished apartments or villas at a fraction of the cost With relatively lower rental rates they have opened the door to more visitors being able to stay and benefit the islands economyThe BUS SERVICE is Governmentsubsidised and a very lowcost way of travelling around but not very comfortable Or if you are more interested in the HISTORY and CULTURE OF MAURITIUS you can explore the islands turbulent colonial past and diversity of people You will see dramatic rolling landscapes of SUGAR CANE rising to meet the aweinspiring mountains in the BLACK RIVER GORGE declared a NATIONAL PARK in 1997 as LE MORNE on the coast visible from many miles is a poignant reminder of the precarious sanctuary of runaway slaves
|Location:||Palmar, Mauritius, Mauritius|
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|This Property Sleeps:||4|
|Minimum Price Per Night:||£35 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Night:||£42|
|Nearest Airport:||SSR |
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* Has a Pool
* Close to a golf course
* Close to a Beach
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Bathrooms 1, Toilets 1, Shower Rooms 1|
|Bedroom||Doubles 1, Twins 1, Pull-out Beds 1, Ensuites 1|
|Dining||Dining room table, Seating for 4 People, Dining room|
|Entertainment||Satellite or Cable, TV, DVD Player|
|Kitchen||High Chair Available, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Microwave, Washing Machine, Hob, Oven, Freezer, Fridge, Grill, Toaster|
|Laundry||Laundry Service Provided, Nearby Laundrette, Washing Machine Provided, Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Clothes Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board|
|Living Room||Seating for 4 People, Sofas 1, Armchairs 2, Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Tennis, Water Skiing, Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing, Surfing, Clubbing, Roller Skating, Mountaineering, Diving, Snorkelling, Water Sports|
|Local Area||Quiet Bars and Pubs, Lively Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Distance to Local Town Centre 500m, The local town is Lively but not wild|
|Location||By the sea, Distance to beach <100m, Distance to convenience store 500m, Distance to local restaraunts <100m, In a Town, Distance to Airport 20-50km|
|Outside||Barbecue Area, Barbecue, Patio, Parking, Balcony, Terrace, Shared Swimming Pool, Garden, Outside Shower|
|Suitability||Family Oriented, Children Welcome, Geared Towards Younger People, Geared towards the older generation|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Spacious, Changeover Day Flexible|
|Theme||Quiet yet close to local activity|