Top things to do in Rodrigues

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 Seafood in Rodrigues

Chez Robert et Solange

There's an emerging trend on Mauritius and Rodrigues that we like very much: fisherfolk cooking their catch at simple open-air tables by the sea. This is the best such place in Rodrigues, with a fine setting 100m th…
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 Rodriguan in Rodrigues

La Belle Rodriguaise

Perfected recipes by Françoise, author of a respected Rodriguan cookbook, are served on a breezy veranda with never-ending ocean views. Meals are mostly for guests of the hotel, but ring ahead if you'd like to crash…
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…
Seafood in Port Mathurin

Le Marlin Bleu

The most sociable spot in Anse aux Anglais, this restaurant gets the thumbs up from expats and is dominated by larger-than-life Mega, the friendly owner who makes sure that everyone's having a good time. The food is…
Mauritian in Port Mathurin

La Varangues

Fresh local cooking at reasonable prices, veranda tables to catch the view out over Port Mathurin and the lagoon, and friendly owners who've recently taken over this prime patch of real estate make this an excellent…
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…
Mauritian in Port Mathurin

Aux Deux Frères

Perched above a plaza of tour operators, Port Mathurin's slickest haunt serves local and international dishes in swish surrounds. The marlin fumé avec gingembre (smoked marlin with ginger) as a starter is small and …
Mauritian in Rodrigues

Mazavaroo

Hikers tackling a scenic east-coast jaunt can take a break at this casual, lunch-only affair with painted pastel tables. Savour the home-cooked seafood (smoked marlin, grilled fish, prawns and lobster) or house spec…