Guests are usually accommodated with half-board and much praise has been sung about the wonderful island cuisine offered, especially with regards to the mouth-watering seafood meals freshly prepared from the catch of the day and accompanied by island-grown greens.
As Auberge Saint François has been built to offer accommodation on different levels and in various categories; guests can easily find the one that suits them best.
The self- catering Creole Villa is actually a beach bungalow kept in a charming local style with wooden shutters and a tin roof. Covering a total of 150 square metres, this Creole Villa has 3 double bedrooms which are kept in a simple but refined island theme; sleeping a total of 6 persons.
The 2 separate bathrooms are equipped with WC and shower. The lounge is furnished with sofas, tables and chairs, satellite TV and telephone. In traditional colonial style, Creole Villa is adorned with a shady veranda, where meals can be taken and which can be secured with folding glass doors against the cool night breeze or during tropical showers. The spacious kitchen provides a gas stove, a refrigerator, a grill oven, a kettle and a coffee maker.
The Guest House, which is actually built like a luxurious and spacious lodge, spreads over 430 square metres and faces the turquoise waters of the lagoon. It blends in well with the paradisiacal surroundings. Its 4 rooms offer beds for up to 3 guests except for the family room which contains additional bunk beds for 2 extra guests. All of them are furnished in a charming and authentic island style and rented individually. Each has its own adjoining bathroom, mini fridge, safe, beach towels, and all offer great sea views. They have no balcony, but guests can enjoy the views and relax on the large and shady veranda downstairs.
The Guest House also hosts the reception area, a tiny souvenir shop and a lounge which is equipped with a flat screen satellite TV and a little library.
Food and cocktails, namely the famous punch of small Rodrigues lemons with a generous swig of rum, are served on the spacious veranda which overlooks famous Saint Francois Beach.
For the rather independent-minded traveller, Auberge Saint François’s suites and studios might be the ultimate island experience. The 3 studios on the first floor have one bedroom with double bed, and their own kitchenette. They are furnished in simple but charming Rodrigues style. Each offers space for up to 3 travellers and has its own balcony; as well as adjoining bathroom with WC/shower. The 3 ground floor suites comprise one double and one single room, adjoining bathroom and a terrace. They are equipped with a/c. All suites and studios have side views of the lagoon.
The guests at Auberge Saint François are offered daily maid service and 3 cooks come in to prepare meals in the afternoon. The restaurant on the lagoon-facing terrace of the Guest house caters for all guests alike. Baby cots and foldable beds for children can be added upon guest’s request.
Individual safes, beach towels and tea/coffee makers are provided in all rooms. The genuinely friendly service adds to the comfort of the clients; many of them repeaters coming back for another taste of paradise year after year.
Auberge Saint François adjoins Saint Francois Beach, in the eastern part of Rodrigues and about 30 minutes from the airport. Major tourist attractions such as Trou d’Argent, Grand Anse or Anse Philibert can be reached in short walks along the picturesque beach in less than 20 minutes. Attractive Anse Bouteille is a mere half hour away. Rodrigues is indeed famous for its natural beach coves, which forms part of its protected green belt, adding to the charm of an island holiday at Auberge Saint François.
The cuisine of the small restaurant on the terrace has a very good reputation and many guests prefer taking their meals there, although the 3 upstairs studios have their own kitchenette. The restaurant also serves guests staying at the Creole House.
Auberge Saint François’s front desk is “manned” by a charming lady: Sanie is the name of the friendly and smart receptionist who works from 0800hrs to 18hrs00, and advises guests on all activities including those pertaining to lodging and food.
● Available in all rooms:
- Private bathroom
- Individual safes
- Coffee and tea making facility
- Beach towels
● Veranda Beach Restaurant
● Private airport-transfer service
● Reservation of activities with our local guide
● Kite surfing instructor
● 1 Creole Hillside Villa including 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
● 1 Creole Beachside Villa including 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
● Our Guest House contains 4 standard rooms, 3 guests each
● 3 studio-rooms with kitchenette
● 3 two-bedrooms – suite style (1 double and 1 single)
● Served on Breakfast Only or Half Board basis
● Daily maid service
● 3 cooks for breakfast & dinner
● Baby cots and foldable beds available on request