Things to do & places to visit in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

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The landscape of Rodrigues Island is a dramatic combination of mountains, valleys, lagoons and cave systems. A guided exploration of the Caverne Patate reveals playful rock formations that were created by tectonic plate movement. Above ground, the François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve will acquaint you with the island’s rarest plants and most laid-back residents. Hike the central Mont Limon for majestic panoramic views or dive among intricate coral reefs. Get up early to visit Port Mathurin on market day, when the otherwise sleepy village springs to life.

Rodrigues Island #9 destination in Mauritius 2023. The average rating score is 4.49 based on 2.189 traveler reviews, of 29 attractions. Timezone: Indian/Mauritius, current date and time: Sunday, December 03, 2023, 8:34.

Top things to do (24)

Top places to visit (21 attractions)

  1. 5.0 Grand Montagne Nature Reserve (77 reviews)
    - interesting and informative visit
    Sunday: Spent 2-3 hours National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Forests
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    This nature reserve is run by the Mauritian Wildlife organisation as its conservation site in Rodrigues.The reserve is on the main road from Point Coton and St Francois so easy to get to by bus.There are regular guided tours run by experienced warden and takes about an hour & a half.It sits at the highest point of the island so has wonderful views down to the coast from the viewpoint.It is the home of the rare plant cafe marron and other endemic trees which have been planted to try and re create the original forest. On the tour the wardens explain about their conservation work and show the rare plants and wildlife. I did not see the fruit bat but there were tortoises roaming wild in their own area. An interesting visit especial;y if you like to see wildlife in their natural enviroment See more..
  2. 5.0 Cotton Dive Center (65 reviews)
    - First time diving
    Scuba & Snorkelling
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    Wanted to try diving during one of my solo trips and a friend recommended Cotton Dive Center. Was totally worth the experience. Friendly people and amazing views. See more..
  3. 5.0 Rodrigues Friendly (52 reviews)
    - Sight seeing in Rodrigues
    Sunday: Eco Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    It was a great experience with Rodrigues friendly friends. We enjoyed it to the maximum by doing what a Rodriguian would have done :) See more..
  4. 5.0 Club Osmosis (40 reviews)
    - Un petit bijou
    Spent 2-3 hours Surfing & Windsurfing
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    Nous avons passé 15 jours sur l'île début août 2016 ... et 14 jours de vent ! Lagon très chouette et plat (cf photo). Le club Osmosis est épargné de la cohue de la plage face à l'hôtel car un peu décalé. Du coup plus simple pour atterir et décoller, et pour appréter le matériel. Nous étions deux débutants, et 5 confirmés, les deux débutants (qui maintenant tirent aisément leurs bords) très bien encadrés par Bobo et Marcus, Sidney se chargeant de la supervision des autres clients du club. Jérôme le patron - passionné de planche puis de Kite - toujours là pour donner des conseils ou un coup de main. Au delà de sa taille très conviviale, l'intérêt du club est une super sécurité (le bateau part au quart de tour, surveillance jumelles etc) et son ambiance. Aussi les leçons données au large qui permettent d'éviter la foule, les cris et les kite sur le bord. Un petit bravo pour le superbe downwind (60 km navigué d'après le GPS ...) qui nous a emmené au delà de l'aéroport en toute sécurité. See more..
  5. 5.0 Global Rodrigues (32 reviews)
    - 3 Days Fishing
    Surfing & Windsurfing • Boat Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours • Speed Boats Tours
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    Every year we go fishing with Jean marc and Roméo. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We caught 25 species over 3 days using jigging, popping, dropshot, trolling aboard Ti-Marin or Ti Gadjack If you are looking for serious guys here they are. See you next year guys ! Vic See more..
  6. 5.0 Tryst Kiteboarding School (24 reviews)
    - Unique!
    Surfing & Windsurfing
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    During our 5 day stay at Rodrigues Island, we went on memorable day-trips with Andy every single day. He managed to organize a great variety of activities, including kite surfing (advanced and beginners level with all equipment needed), island-hopping around the beautiful lagoon, delicious BBQs, hikes and fishing trips. Not only was he the perfect guide when on his trips, he also gave great advice and recommendations on other sites and musts on the island. Unique experience! See more..
  7. 5.0 Amphore Centre de Plongee Sous Marine (9 reviews)
    - Découvrez les coraux de Rodrigues
    Scuba & Snorkelling
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    Un centre de plongée avec un bon encadrement, du bon matériel et des fonds marins riches en coraux! L'équipe est vraiment très sympa! See more..
  8. 4.5 Francois Leguat Reserve (581 reviews)
    - Worst guide ever
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Hello peeps It’s been a while since I last wrote but I feel I have to review this one. The reserve is very nice and the work done is amazing. Nevertheless I feel I have to share that I was very annoyed by our guide there. He call himself Bernard ‘la tortue’. His explanation on plants is inaccurate and his overall speech is very inappropriate. It’s definitely not very informative and sometimes offensive. It would be nice if the centre can give them courses on what to talk and how to communicate to people. I feel very annoyed of having to listen to such a guy for 90 minutes. I wish to stress on the fact that I was amazed by the great work done there but the resource person need to be dealt with. Thank you See more..
  9. 4.5 Trou d'Argent Beach (467 reviews)
    - It was really an amazing experience at troue d'argent.. Peacefully over there.. The sea were just beautiful
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    Hike along rocky cliffs to this pristine, uncrowded beach tucked between two jagged cliffs on the eastern side of Rodrigues Island. See more..
  10. 4.5 Ile aux Cocos (300 reviews)
    - Bird sactuary island paradise
    Sunday: Spent More than 3 hours Islands
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    L'ile aux cocos est une reserve d'oiseaux bordée de sable blanc et de mer turquoise. En été des milliers d'oiseaux marins y pondent . In lieu idyllique certe mais préservée comme un trésor... See more..
  11. 4.5 Tyrodrig (67 reviews)
    - Thrilling and amazing experience!
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    I was so scared of doing the ziplines, but the whole experience was amazing! You climb up a steep "bridge" to go on a platform, and from there you do a first zip line. Then there are two more afterwards. You get a full view of the ocean, the mountains and trees. Really thrilling! Once you are on the lines, it all goes smoothly and you feel very secured even if it is super windy. The guides are friendly enough and know their stuff. See more..
  12. 4.5 Cat Island (Ile aux chats) (45 reviews)
    - Paradise! Astounding and breathtaking!
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    I cannot put in words what i felt and what i saw, it is up to you all to discover and experience. I am however providing you all with a glimpse of it via the photos i have taken. The experience was made better by the person who took us 3 girls there on his motor boat and provided us with delicious seafood lunch - Mr. Vivian (tel: +230 5 8766491). He can provide excursion for any islands around Rodrigues, a very friendly person indeed. See more..
  13. 4.5 The Nest Kitesurfing (18 reviews)
    - Just Great
    Surfing & Windsurfing
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    Youl is a fantastic coach. Within 3hrs he had me up on the board and able to control the Kite. He charged a reasonable price compared to the competition and gave excellent value for money giving me extra time for free as it was low season. If you are in Rodrigues and want to Kitesurf this is the company to use. See more..
  14. 4.5 Suspension Bridge (18 reviews)
    - Island adrenalin rush with a view
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    An opportunity to abseil or bridge swing with amazingly confident and calming staff. I was nervous for both and they made me feel totally at ease. A superb location with beautiful view of topaz waters in the distance. Flying Foxes and White Tailed Tropic-birds can be seen flying across the gorge while you wait your turn on the lawn next to the bridge. A lovely, easily accessible place to visit! See more..
  15. 4.0 Saint Gabriel Church (111 reviews)
    - Biggest church in indian ocean
    Spent < 1 hour Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    It's a must see. Workers have worked hard to build this's pleasant to see and hear the history behind it. See more..
  16. 4.0 Jardin des 5 Sens (85 reviews)
    - A plant heaven in rodrigues
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    It was awesome , our guide was very friendly , informative and knows the plants. Our tour was informative ,interesting knowledgefull , amazing and the cakes were very nice. The tour was around 1 hour and there is parking at the top where we could see the amazing view. A must in rodrigues Big big thanks to the amazing lady guide we got See more..
  17. 4.0 Caverne Patate (17 reviews)
    - Biggest caverne in rodrigues
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Caverns & Caves • Geologic Formations
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    Our guide was very informative about the history of the cave. She kinda linked parts of thr formation of the caves to reality. Off hats There is an entry fees of 100 rs per pax and the journey to the treasure is around 1 hr.. See more..
  18. 4.0 Hermitage Island (14 reviews)
    - Little hike to breathtaking view!
    Spent More than 3 hours Islands
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    This is an all in one attraction: short hiking/climbing, discovery, amazing view at a height, panoramic view. Can be done on the same day when visiting Cat Island (Ile aux chats). Must see place for nature lovers, its beautiful. See more..
  19. 2.5 JP Excursion (6 reviews)
    - Full day tour
    Spent More than 3 hours Taxis & Shuttles
    We booked a full day tour with Jean-Pierre. It was the highlight activity for our short stay in Rodrigues. Our driver/guide, Geoffrey, made the whole trip a lot more interesting, as he explained to us and showed us spots all during the trip. He even suggested a restaurant to us, Resto La Caverne, where me and my partner both really really enjoyed our lunch. Even though we booked our tour only one day before, we are more than satisfied with our tour. See more..
  20. Flying fish kitesurf club (0 review)
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Surfing & Windsurfing • Taxis & Shuttles • Boat Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours • Gear Rentals • Day Trips
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  21. Echo-Link (0 review)
    Taxis & Shuttles • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals • Day Trips
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