Discover Rodrigues Island in 5 days with Tekoma Boutik Hotel
Discover Rodrigues Island in 5 days with this traveling guide. With its stunning landscapes, unique culture, and friendly locals, there’s no better place to spend your next five-day getaway. At Tekoma Boutik Hotel, we are dedicated to making your stay in Rodrigues an unforgettable experience.
Day 1 – Beach walk and local cuisine
Upon arrival, take some time to settle into your room at Tekoma Boutik Hotel and explore the surrounding area by walking on Anse Ally’s beach. Next, you can hike from the hotel to Trou d’Argent, a stunning uncrowded beach known for its crystal-clear pool and rocky cliffs. The walk is quite easy and takes about one hour. Enjoy a dive in the blue water or a picnic on the beach in this breathtaking location.
On your way back, stop by the Saint François Village to grab some food at Robert et Solange, a local & authentic restaurant offering grilled fish & meat. In the afternoon, treat yourself to relaxation at Tekoma Spa, offering various wellness treatments using mainly natural & local products.
Day 2 – Road trip and sunset
Go on a whole day road trip to discover the various landscapes of the island. From secluded and relaxing beaches such as Saint François or Anse Ally to the best kitesurf spot at Anse Mourouk, you will undoubtedly be impressed by all the landscapes you can discover in just a day in Rodrigues.
During your trip, enjoy the scenic routes to the south, especially the “52 contours” (meaning the 52 turns) and drive to the Pointe Coton Viewpoint on your way back to the hotel for panoramic views of the coastline and breathtaking sunsets.
Day 3 – Visit the market and discover the fauna and flora
In the morning, head to the capital of Port Mathurin to get a feel for the local culture and try some delicious local cuisine. The market is a vibrant hub of activity, and you’ll be able to sample local delicacies and interact with the friendly locals. The best days to visit the place are Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings.
For a unique wildlife experience, head to the Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve in the afternoon. This nature reserve is home to a variety of giant tortoises and several limestone caves you can explore. The place also has a nature trail that takes you through the local flora and fauna, allowing you to appreciate the island’s natural beauty. The reserve is open 7/7 from 09:00-17:00, and the guided tour hours are as follows: 09:30-10:30 & 13:30-14:30.
Day 4 – Boat trip to Ile aux Cocos
Take a boat trip to Ile aux Cocos, a small island off the coast of Rodrigues, home to various seabirds, including the white-tailed tropicbird. The island is a protected nature reserve, and you’ll see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The boat ride to the island is also a great way to see the island’s stunning coastline from a different perspective. Visitors can reach Ile aux Cocos by sailing from Pointe Diable. You can ask for a half or full-day excursion.
Day 5 – Discover the local art and culture
On your final day in Rodrigues, take the time to discover the local art & culture. First, visit Miel Victoria to learn about the history of honey production on the island and how it is made today, then head to Atelier des Freres Leopold, where you can see the handcrafting of the traditional basketry.
In the afternoon, go to St Gabriel Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the Indian Ocean and end up with a Sega Tambour show, a must-see traditional dance in Rodrigues.
Plan Your Trip with Tekoma Boutik Hotel
At Tekoma Boutik Hotel, we are committed to making your stay on Rodrigues Island an unforgettable experience. With comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and a central location, our hotel is the perfect home base for your 5-day adventure. So book your stay today and get ready to experience the beauty of Rodrigues Island!
Even if it is a small island, Rodrigues has much to offer visitors. This 5-day guide mentions just a glimpse of the things you can see & do on Rodrigues island. Depending on your length of stay and interests, our team will gladly assist you in any manner to make you discover the most of this magical island. We hope to welcome you soon at Tekoma Boutik Hotel.
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