Not until the 15th-century ambitious Moorish navigators first discovered this tiny paradise called Rodrigues Island-one of the three Mascarene Islands located in the south-western part of the Indian Ocean. Rodrigues is the oldest and smallest (108 km2) among the Mascarene islands.
Even though Rodrigues shares the same Creole language and the same flag as with its sister island Mauritius, yet it has its own particular trait. It has a distinct geological landscape, a down-to-earth population, and a rich cultural heritage.
By visiting this island, you will instantly see the beauty in its wilderness. Unlike any ‘typical island destinations’, where you would expect some long chain of hotels, Rodrigues is rather secluded, and untouched by commercialism.
Here you will witness the sheer beauty of the pale blue sea horizon, the rugged hilly landscapes, the golden bats, and the gorgeous seabirds soaring in the sky.
This section provides you with a list of handpicked accommodation available across the island. The list is based on factors like customer reviews, location, service quality, and popularity.
Accommodation is categorized into three sections, notably: the eco-lodges & guesthouses, hotels, and villa & bungalow. The eco-lodges and guesthouses vary from rustic, contemporary chic to luxurious style. Whilst the hotels offer a comprehensive accommodation with a list of activities to do. The villa and bungalow section suggests a luxurious stay in a totally intimate environment.
Note: It does get pricey during the high seasons (November-January; March; July-August).
ECO-LODGES & GUESTHOUSES – RODRIGUES ISLAND
La Giraudière Eco Lodge – Rodrigues Island
Set on the hillside of the verdant Montagne Charlot village (near Port Mathurin), La Giraudière Eco-Lodge is ideal for those looking for a serene and relaxing environment. It has an enchanting garden like Eden, an inviting outdoor swimming pool overlooking the incredible ocean view.
Facilities: Swimming pool and table tennis
Activities: Islet trips, fishing, hiking trails, kite surfing, and snorkeling activities can be organized upon request.
Dining: The on-site restaurant prepares a la carte meal made with fresh produce. You will mostly relish local dishes.
Le Ravenal Gite
Located in the northern part of the island at Jeantac, Le Ravenal guesthouse is ideal for couples, family, or group of friends to enjoy a tropical holiday. Some of its key highlights are the strikingly beautiful ocean view, a splendid garden, and the main swimming pool.
Activity: Easy access to the beach
Dining: Succulent Creole cuisine on offer (breakfast and dinner). Local dishes include vegetables, seafood, meat and dessert.
Majestically nestled on the eastern side of the island, Herica Lodge (previously known as Mami Lodge) is a realm of pure relaxation surrounded by wilderness. The lodge has beautiful turquoise corrugated roofs, and walls painted in cream. Enjoy the picturesque views from the main pool.
Facilities: Large swimming pool, Wi-Fi only in common areas
Dining: Rodriguan cuisine made with fresh ingredients.
Oasis Nature Lodge Rodrigues Island
The Oasis Nature Lodge is surrounded by a verdant and serene environment. This cozy nature lodge is convenient for backpackers, nature lovers, and romantic couples. It is located at St Gabriel.
Activities: Hiking, visit ‘Francois Leguat Tortoise Park’, cave tours, diving, kitesurf, and other activities can be organized upon request.
Dining: Experience delicious Rodriguan cuisine. Please note, vegetarian meal is available upon request.
Mamy Cherie is a rustic lodge located at La Ferme-the western side of the island. The lodge is in the midst of a flourishing verdant garden. Enjoy a complete solitude hideaway with the friendly locals.
Dining: Relish Rodriguan and Italian cuisines with fresh local supplies.
Bakwa Lodge offers a contemporary chic eco-lodge surrounded by an unspoiled environment overlooking the azure ocean. This is the place to be if you wish to relax and enjoy the wilderness of the island along with some luxurious indulgences. The lodge is nestled between the hills of Montagne Cherie and the white sandy beach of the southeast coast of Rodrigues.
Facilities: Library and complimentary Wi-Fi
Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, suntan, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. Other activities include: biking, hiking; Bakwa Lodge services: babysitting services, massage, and picnics can be arranged.
Dining: There is an on-site beach house style restaurant and bar offering a chilled, relaxed, and serene environment. You will enjoy local products such as seafood, especially the octopus, pork, fruits and vegetables, chicken, freshly brewed coffee, crepes, lemonade, and the local specialties.
HOTELS – RODRIGUES ISLAND
Mourouk Ebony Hotel
Located in the south-eastern part of the island, the 3-star family-friendly hotel invites guests to a tranquil and cozy environment. The hotel exudes a local and tropical feeling, especially with its bright red corrugated roofs. Enjoy a wide range of fun activities and an exquisite Creole cuisine.
Activities: Indoor games, snorkeling, kayaks, archery, bocci ball, frisbee, tennis, beach volley, and swimming pool
Facilities: kid’s club, free Wi-Fi at the lounge, and local entertainment
Dining: The main restaurant Ebony Wood overlooks the incredible lagoon. It provides guests with scrumptious and exotic cuisine such as the Creole dishes with a subtle European touch. There is a bar where you can chill and relax with some cocktails.
Tekoma Boutik Hotel
Nestled on a gorgeous hillside, the Tekoma Boutik Hotel provides you a perfect blend of serenity and luxurious lodging experience on the eastern coast of the island. An ideal location, where you can discover the unspoiled nature of Anse Ally beach and Trou D’argent cove.
Facilities: Sun loungers, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, airport transfer, and a private beach.
Activities: Fishing, nautical sports, walk to Trou D’argent beach; and Seven Colours Spa
Dining: The Tek Tropical restaurant offers appetizing local and international cuisine to its guests. The restaurant offers a daily menu and sometimes organized themed evenings. Children can enjoy their own special menus, designed to suit all appetites, large or small. The Kreek Beach Club offers drinks, fruit juices, wines, spirits, and snacks in an unwinding atmosphere.
Cotton Bay Hotel
Set in the serene eastern coast of Rodrigues, the 3-star bungalow-style resort makes for an ideal stay for couples, families, or solo travelers. Rooms and suites are designed in a Creole rustic decor adorned with a bamboo screen, floral trim, and tropical prints.
Facilities: Mini club for children, Wi-Fi at the bar lounge, and swimming pool.
Activities: kayaks, beach volley, table tennis, darts, and French bowling. Activities on supplement: Deep-sea fishing, sightseeing trips, hiking excursions, and a catamaran cruise.
Dining: The restaurant offers local and international cuisine through a variety of dishes, which include fresh seafood, steaks, and vegetables. In the evening, you can choose to relax while enjoying an exotic cocktail and live entertainment in the open-air lounge.
Les Cocotiers Beach Resort
Nestled in an isolated place at the beautiful English Bay (northern region), the 3-star beach resort is a convenient place to spend your holiday. The resort offers direct access to the beach where you can appreciate the sunset.
Facilities: Free secure parking, bar lounge, outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi in a common spot
Activities: Complimentary activities: Beach volley, tennis, and darts. Supplementary activities: Fishing, diving and other activities upon request.
Dining: Local cuisine
Le Flamboyant Hotel
Le Flamboyant provides convenient accommodation in the capital of the island. There is easy access to facilities such as the banks, supermarkets, night club, the local market, and shops, including an eclectic range of restaurants. The hotel is ideal for budget travelers.
Facilities: Free wifi in the common area and free secured parking available.
Activities: Evening entertainment and hiking upon request.
Dining: Local cuisine on offer at the Conocono restaurant. Drinks are payable. You can also opt to dine in any of the capital’s restaurants.
STUDIO-APARTMENT RODRIGUES ISLAND
Hebergement Fatehmamode studio-apartment is located in Port-Mathurin. This accommodation is ideal for backpackers or travelers on a budget. It is very convenient for those looking for direct facilities such as shops, supermarkets, restaurants, harbor, bus station, ATM, nightclubs like Safari Club.
Activities: Upon request at an extra cost.
Dining: You can opt for the in house meal such as continental breakfast and dinner. Drinks are payable at the guesthouse. Otherwise, there is a wide choice of restaurants available in the capital.
VILLA & BUNGALOW – RODRIGUES ISLAND
The Villa Lorizon is luxuriously designed for discerning holidaymakers who yearn for a comfortable, relaxing, and intimate getaway. The villa has an outstanding view over the eastern coast of the island. The villa has a large living room, dining table for 8 persons, a chimney, private pool, flat TV, internet connection, kitchen, a terrace with an amazing ocean view, and a tropical garden.
Facilities: Access to the Fumier, Gravier, and St Francois beaches, housemaid and a cook
Activities: Boat tours and fishing can be organized upon request
The Koraya lodge offers guests an absolutely intimate and serene hideaway. It is located at Petite Butte. The villa is luxuriously designed in a colonial style. The lodge is ideal for discerning couples and families looking for a secluded environment.
Facilities: Wi-Fi connection and free parking
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