Rivière Noire and Flic en Flac
Take some time out to go shopping at Ruisseau Creole in Rivière Noire or in Flic en Flac village.
Deep Sea Fishing
This exhilarating sport can be undertaken between November and April. The main species that can be found in Mauritian waters are blue and black marlins, sharks, tuna and bonito. Fishing boats can be hired from most hotels and resorts. A number of deep-sea fishing competitions have become regular events over recent years. The most prestigious of these is the Marlin World Cup, which takes place every December. The main fishing centres are around Rivière Noire, Le Morne, Flic en Flac, Trou aux Biches and Grand Baie.
Mauritius is now renowned among kite-surfing enthusiasts for its quality and variety of kite-surfing locations.
Arguably, one of the very best places to do a spot of kite-surfing is Le Morne on the west coast, which is renowned for its blustery shoreline.
Tamarin is the surf centre of Mauritius, and benefits from a high-quality surf school that will help beginners grasp the basics of this challenging sport.
Located a few miles inland from Flic en Flac, Casela provides a fantastic zoological day out for the entire family. If the younger kids tire of the menagerie – including tigers, monkeys, giant tortoises and 140 species of bird – they can always take a unique ‘walk with the lions’, try their hand in the fishing competition, play a hole on the crazy golf course, or enjoy the thrill of a mini quad-bike tour.
The park has also recently introduced a new zip-line course to its burgeoning collection of child-friendly activities, as well as segways for the over-12s and two-seater buggies for those over 16.
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