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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 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…
Top Choice Market in Port Mathurin & Around

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 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…
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…
Rodriguan in Rodrigues

Chez Jeanette

Traditional Rodriguan flavours are what you'll get at this friendly guesthouse hidden in the hills. Dishes always feature an assortment of vegetables grown in the property's gardens.
Mauritian in Port Mathurin & Around

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 …
Seafood in Port Mathurin & Around

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 Rodrigues


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…
Arts & Crafts in Port Mathurin & Around


Care-Co sells coconut-shell items, honey and model boats made by people (mostly beekeepers) with disabilities.