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 tortois…
Top Choice Seafood in Rodrigues

Chez Robert et Solange

This place is the essence of Rodrigues: fresh fish cooked in simple surroundings by the sea. It's 100m through the trees from the beach and with expertly cooked food. When you sit down, you'll be offered whatever it…
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 …
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 has planted more than 200,000 native plant species across more than 25 hecta…
Seafood in Rodrigues

Le Marlin Bleu

The coolest, 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. Th…
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…
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

Le Pandanus

This gem of a place, one of few out on the northwestern coast, has an elevated dining room that looks straight out to sea. The meals are lovingly prepared and the usual table d'hôte hospitality and authenticity is a…