Flat Island; books have been written about this famous island, which served as quarantine station for the British and hosted a large number of immigrants; some of them buried there. (Le Clézio; La Quarantaine) Today, remnants of a village and a still intact lighthouse bear witness to those long bygone times. Flat Island is much larger than Gabriel Island and its beach is not as wide, but longer and quite picturesque. Adventurous visitors may spot the pirates graves in a forest a short walk from the landing to the left.
As boats bound for the northern isles leave the protective reef behind and the Ocean swell can be quite rough on the stomach, travellers are advised to take precautions. Sea sickness tablets are available in the local pharmacies.