On the West Coast you'll discover the town of Flic-en-Flac, formerly known as "Fried Landt Flaak" (free and flat land) during the Dutch colonization. It's one of the most popular villages on the West coast thanks to its sun-drenched beaches and blue lagoon. The latter, protected by a large coral barrier about a quarter mile offshore, attracts snorkelers and divers who want to view the underwater caves and shipwrecks. The fishing village of Grande Rivière Noire is great for anglers looking for sharks, tuna, bonito, and barracuda. Several competitions are organized from October to March each year. Le Morne Peninsula, which now features on the World Heritage site list, is a cultural destination as well as a windsurfer’s paradise. In fact, the wind blows all year long along the miles of white-sand beaches.
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