North of Mauritius, Flat Island
is amongst one of the largest islets, with an area of 253 hectares
and its flora is rich in endemic plants. An old lighthouse can be
seen on the south west of the island. Located next to Flat Island
is the Gabriel islet, famous
for its popular catamaran excursions.
One of the best diving sites
Famous for its diving at the Pigeon Rock where sharks (small !!)
swim around. The sea can be rough and access to the dive site is
about 20 to 45 minutes by boat. Diving needs to be arranged in advance
and divers will need to be experienced.
Camping & Catamaran Excursions
Unfortunately due to its popularity and
large size, campers (tourists and locals) come quite especially
during summer and leave the site without cleaning up.
Recent government cleaning has been undertaken
and NGO's are proposing to take care of the island.
Catamarans fortunately cannot come to its shore due to its shallow
waters around the island.