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Rodrigues Island Holidays

Holidays in Rodrigues Island are about getting away from it all. This tiny island rests to the east of Mauritius in the midst of the Indian Ocean. Named after the 16th century Portuguese explorer Diego Rodrigues, you’ll soon realise that this remote paradise is surrounded by coral reefs. Coastal paths lead down to quiet white sand beaches, where the only sound you’ll hear is the waves and the wind through palm and casuarina trees. Are you ready for tranquil times?

Rodrigues Island boasts a network of coastal paths that offer fabulous trekking opportunities. From the top of Mont Limon you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island. Rodrigues Island feels unspoiled, with a laid-back atmosphere and you’ll notice few other visitors compared with its sister islands in the Mascarenes, Mauritius and Réunion. With almost 50 miles of coastline, finding a secluded spot for a private swim is easy. The restaurants here are delightfully informal and rustic, serving fresh fish and traditional Creole dishes.

Rodrigues Island holidays: space to relax

Take a day trip to the Ile aux Cocos islet; a tiny strip of white sand and palm trees just a short boat ride from Rodrigues. This beautiful place is home to colonies of seabirds, which have made their home here over generations. You can expect to see white tern and lesser noddy among many other species.

On Rodrigues Island’s mainland, we highly recommend that you take a trip to Trou D’Argent. This attractive and isolated beach is set between two cliffs and is only accessible on foot. On the southern coast you can visit the François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve. This special project was set up to protect the island’s unique biodiversity. Here you can observe giant tortoises along with the endangered Rodrigues fruit bat.

Destination Highlights
  • Wander coastal paths and visit secluded white sand beaches
  • Hike Mont Limon for a breath-taking view across the entire island
  • Experience the vibrant Creole culture - from music and dancing to delectable food
  • Visit beautiful Ile aux Cocos, a fantasy desert island home to native seabird colonies

Our favourite hotels

Browse our favourite places to stay in Rodrigues Island - we are here to help you find the perfect hotel and we have a fantastic selection of truly unique of hotels on Rodrigues Island. from secluded beach boutiques to larger five star resorts.

Unique Kreek Beach Club

Tekoma Boutik Hotel

Rodrigues Island

H&J Rating
Tekoma Boutik Hotel

Time Zone

GMT +3 hours

Flight Time

Approx.13 hours; indirect flights are available via Mauritius from the UK


Mauritian rupee (MUR)

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Rodrigues Island


English is widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Rodrigues Island

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