Rodrigues Island – Rodrigues is an island in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius is one of some 650 km east of the main island of Mauritius. On Rodrigues island, there is the Capital Port Mathurin on the north coast town is actually already over the top. Mont Lubin, from the population rather unimportant, but here, all roads intersect.
Beautiful bays on the east coast which are accessible only on foot Anse Philibert, Trou d’Argent, Anse Bouteille and the offshore island bird sanctuary, the Ile aux Cocos. Rodrigues is the second largest island of Mauritius and is situated about 600km east of the main island.
English is the official language, but still a majority of the population better understand the French language. The mother tongue of most people is Creole.
Getting to Rodrigues Island
Depending on demand, there are daily one or more flights between Mauritius and Rodrigues with Air Mauritius. The flight takes about 90 minutes. On this flight you only have 15kg baggage allowance! The excess baggage charges are not high (AFAIK
From the rest of the world
Normally have to change at Mauritius, is the high season it if necessary give flights from Reunion.
If you want getting there by ship, there is a boat service from Mauritius.
Mobility and Attraction
The island is small, and there is a good bus network. The center of the bus is the bus station at Port Mathurin. Most routes run from there first to Mont Lubin. Of course there are also taxis and rental vehicles. Patate Cave, a cave in the southwest. Ile au Coco, A bird sanctuary island in small boats from the west of the Baie du Nord is accessible on organized tours. The southern part is not accessible.
Diving in Rodrigues Island
In the vicinity of most hotels there is a dive. Anse aux Anglais (direct from Port Mathurin) Because there is no bridge ever dived at high tide. There are many corals but rather few large animals. In the winter, the visibility is very poor. Partly as a day trip to the dive sites in the south to be organized. Rodrigues Diving Pointe Coton in the north-east. In winter diving is usually not possible. Port Sud-Est in the south-east is also diving location in Rodrigues island.
There are hotels and guesthouses in Port Mathurin :
- Anse aux Anglais (direct from Port Mathurin)
- Auberge Anse aux Anglais : Small hotel around a pool, however, the most reasonable in the shade and the chairs are missing, otherwise good. Normally include Halbponsion. Pointe Coton in the north-east besides the hotel, there are little, we are thus absolutely dependent on the hotel. Port Sud-Est in the south-east.