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FLACQ, MAURITIUS


Flacq is a district of Mauritius, situated in the east of the island. The capital is Centre de Flacq. It is the largest district, having an area of 298 km², and as of 2000 has a population of 126,839.

This district houses the village of Flacq, which is well known for its market. This market is on most tourist brochures.

There is also the small village of trou d'eau douce, from where visitors take boats for tours on Ile aux cerfs island

BelleMare plage beach, an exotic beach with white sand and nice lagoon attracts a lot of mauritians and tourists. Leading internationally reputed hotels namely O&O Le Saint Geran, Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and others are found on the coastline of the Flacq district.

Local attractions
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
With over 8,000 specimens of 800 different species of palms and plants encompassing 37 hectares, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is well worth a visit.

L’Aventure du Sucre
Discover the fascinating role of Mauritius’ sugar cane history on the island at this interactive exhibition located in the centre of a restored factory.

Chamarel
An interesting geological attraction, commonly referred to as Seven Coloured Earth, Chamarel features an undulating ground of varied coloured sand, swirled with patches of blue, green, red, purple and yellow earth, apparently caused by the weathering of volcanic rocks. The nearby Chamarel waterfall emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is startlingly beautiful.

 


FACQ FACT SHEET


Language
The official language is English, although French is more frequently used and Creole, a language derived from French, remains the lingua franca.

Currency
The local unit of currency is the Mauritian Rupee. Most foreign currencies can be exchanged at Reception. 

Electricity
The resort's electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC single-phase. Adaptors are available.

Time zone
Mauritius standard time is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT 4).

Weather
Mauritius enjoys a perennial sunny climate, with the daytime coastal temperature varying from 22o C/72o F in winter (May to November), to 31oC/88oF in the summer months (December to April). It rains more heavily in summer, although the showers tend to be rather brief.


 
         
         
 

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