While you cruise on the main
road towards Flic en Flac and Le Morne Brabant (West of the island),
you will come across the saltpans at the foot of the Black River mountain
Salt is produced locally and is mainly
concentrated in Black River district, the hottest and driest part
of the island.
Sea water is pumped into large, shallow pans, made
of basalt rock and the water left to evaporate. After a few days,
the salt residue is then harvested and stored away, ready to be
sent to a refining plant.