Rodrigues attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Rodrigues

François Leguat Reserve

In 1691 François Leguat wrote that there were so many tortoises on Rodrigues that 'one can take more than a hundred steps on their shell without touching the ground'. Sadly the Rodrigues version of the giant tortois…
Top Choice Market in Port Mathurin

Saturday Market

The Saturday market is as busy as Rodrigues gets and it's the best place on the island to shop for fresh produce and souvenirs. It's open the rest of the week but really gears up on Saturday, when much of the island…
Top Choice Beach in Rodrigues

Trou d'Argent

One of the loveliest cove beaches anywhere in the Indian Ocean, this isolated spot, enclosed by low cliffs, is accessible only on foot on the coastal trail between St François and Graviers. Local legend has it that …
Nature Reserve in Rodrigues

Grande Montagne Nature Reserve

One of the last remaining stands of forest on Rodrigues, this nature reserve crowns the island's summit. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation has planted more than 200,000 native plant species across more than 25 hecta…
Cave in Rodrigues

Caverne Patate

Caverne Patate, in the island's southwestern corner, is an impressive cave system with a few stalagmite and stalactite formations. Visit is by guided tour, during which a guide points out formations with uncanny res…
Gardens in Rodrigues

Jardin des 5 Sens

This pretty little botanical garden of indigenous Rodriguan plants is an interesting way to spend an hour, not to mention a good initiative. Time your visit to coincide with lunch at the attached Chez Jeanette.
Architecture in Port Mathurin

La Résidence

One of the oldest buildings still standing in Port Mathurin, La Résidence dates from 1897, when it provided a fairly modest home for the British chief commissioner. Its facilities are now used as function rooms for …
Church in Rodrigues

St Gabriel Church

This surprisingly grand church in the middle of Rodrigues has one of the largest congregations in the Port Louis diocese. Constructed between 1936 and 1939 it was built by local volunteers who arduously lugged stone…
Church in Port Mathurin


This church is a local landmark – its Sunday-morning Mass is standing-room only.
Church in Port Mathurin

St Barrabas Church

One of numerous churches dotted around Port Mathurin.