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 Jeannette.

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1. Grande Montagne Nature Reserve

0.72 MILES

One of the last remaining stands of forest on Rodrigues, this nature reserve crowns the island's summit. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation has planted…

2. St Gabriel Church

1.28 MILES

This surprisingly grand church in the middle of Rodrigues has one of the largest congregations in the Port Louis diocese. Constructed between 1936 and…

3. Trou d'Argent

2.84 MILES

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…

5. Church

3.32 MILES

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

6. Saturday Market

3.32 MILES

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…

7. La Résidence

3.32 MILES

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…