Welcome to Rodrigues!
Imagine an island straight out of a romance novel – miles and miles of untouched beaches, friendly and warm people, relaxing Rodrigues hotels, peace and tranquillity and lush flora and fauna all round.
Rodrigues gives the impression that God took his own sweet time while creating this idyllic spot, an 18 by 8 km piece of heaven on earth that will leave you breathless!
If you are looking for a holiday far removed from the daily grind of urban life, head for Rodrigues. A small island located 560 km east of Mauritius, time and civilisation appear to stand still here. It has an exquisite calm and serenity. Despite this there a number of things to see and do in Rodrigues, there is an eclectic mix of scenic beauty, scintillating natural wonders and a unique culture and laidback lifestyle that visitors find refreshing and invigorating.
There a number of relaxing and private hotels and you can use our map of Rodrigues to select your hotel in Rodrigues island based on its location and proximity to the attractions who want to explore. You should also use your Rodrigues holiday to visit other great destinations in the region such as Madagascar, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
The people of Rodrigues are affable,friendly, very simple and extremely shy at times, but their old world manners are sure to win you over. Even the local language 'Creole' is spoken at a slower pace than in Mauritius, of which Rodrigues is a part. Port Mathurin is situated in the north of the island and the airport is situated at Plaine Corail.
Rodrigues dazzles its visitors with a wealth of natural wonders. From hilltops to creeks, from lush forests to gurgling lagoons, there is so much to discover and experience. Taking a Rodrigues tour is a great way to experience this island which is relatively unknown to the mainstream tourist, and is the perfect place for walking enthusiasts and hikers. One can easily imagine that one is on a deserted island, and go about discovering little creeks, inlets and the numerous deserted pools which seem to be untouched by civilisation.
Legend has it that the island was once a Pirate’s haven and many believe that there are still undiscovered treasure troves here. Although one should take local lore with a pinch of salt, its expansive coral reef is indeed a natural treasure. One of the most distinctive features of this reef is the fact that it is self-seeding, and does not receive coral zooplankton from anywhere else. There are some varieties of coral found here that are exceedingly rare, making it a scuba diver’s paradise.
The island has a lot of interesting tales and legends that add a distinct character to the place. Local myths claim that the pirates who stopped by the island hid magnificent treasures away in the numerous caves and inlets, though many modern day treasure hunters have not been able to unearth a thing!
One of the best ways to discover the little island is on foot or on a local Rodrigues tour – there are lots of interesting little paths that are regularly used by the locals, and these make for some very pleasant hikes.
With the island being relatively unspoilt, much of its natural flora and fauna remains abundant and awe inspiring. It is a treat to see so many unusual species flourish in so compact an area. Noteworthy amongst these are the Rodrigues warbler, Rodrigues fruit bat and Rodrigues fody. Also look out for the many shellfish and crustaceans, as well as the indigenous flora, including over 40 species of trees. Some other endemic species of animals are now extinct, including the Rodrigues giant tortoise, and the Rodrigues solitaire.
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This excursion offers a chance to visit one of the most attractive places in Rodrigues. In this fantastic corner, the operators have aimed to create an atmosphere that prevailed some 300 years ago.[more info]
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The operators organise different walks throughout the island with diverse paths. The clients are accompanied with an experience guide who holds a recognised certificate in such field.[more info]
From: USD 47
Situated in a wonderful valley, the guest house Tipavillon will make you discover the relaxing and charming atmosphere of d'Anse aux Anglais, a small coastal village in the north of Rodrigues.
From: USD 93
La Belle Rodriguaise is a cosy lodge located on the beach of Graviers, a small village in the South-East of Rodrigues. In this part of Rodrigues, fishermen and farmers still follow a traditional lifestyle in harmony with nature.[more info]
From: USD 165
Cotton Bay Hotel is situated on the Northeast coast of Rodrigues Island. This hotel is located at Pointe Cotton, one of the finest beaches on the island. Secluded and peaceful, Cotton Bay Hotel is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all.
From: USD 153
The Mourouk Ebony Hotel, situated in a coastal village in the southeastern part of the island, is home to a Creole-style hotel complex that comes straight out of a picture postcard. Flanked by deserted sandy beaches, the hotel sits against a hilly landscape. It overlooks a huge turquoise lagoon, which sharply contrasts the deeper blue winding channel that shelters a multitude of uninhabited islands.[more info]
Welcome to Rodrigues!
Meet Gilbert and the team from Lolotte Rental and Tours - we are your local connection in Rodrigues. With a strong passion for tourism and learning about different cultures, we seek to make your travel experience a truly enriching one, whilst learning new things ourselves. We love the opportunity to show tourists the true beauty of Rodrigues - the environment, culture and the people. We realize that sustainable tourism is a way for the locals to benefit from people visiting our islands and do everything we can to protect, yet promote, the beauty that makes Rodrigues truly unique![more]
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