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 torto…
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…
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 (MWF) has overseen the planting of over 150,000 native plant species, and th…
Cave in Rodrigues

Caverne Patate

Caverne Patate, in the southwestern corner of the island, 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 uncann…
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 ston…
Church in Port Mathurin


One of numerous churches dotted around Port Mathurin.
Mosque in Port Mathurin


Modest downtown mosque painted green and white.
Church in Port Mathurin


This church is a local landmark.