Lonely Planet said in 2016 that the Flic en Flac beach is “still one of the best in Mauritius.” A stargazer wrote in 2016: “Large public beach, deserted at night. Trees block the light pollution from the back. Best for viewing in the direction West.” By the way, the name Flic en Flac is thought to come from an older Dutch name Fried Landt Flaak (Free and Flat Land).
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.