The picturesque island of Rodrigues is a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean, known for its turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and rich culture. If you plan a holiday to this tropical paradise, you’ll want to pack the right items to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Rodrigues.
When travelling to Rodrigues, it’s important to remember the luggage weight restrictions of the airline you’re flying with. The limit for checked baggage is 15 kg. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.airmauritius.com/baggage/checked Exceeding these limits may result in additional fees. So to avoid any issues, be sure to pack wisely and consider the weight of your luggage before leaving for the airport. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience to the beautiful island of Rodrigues.
Here are the top 8 things to bring in your suitcase for a vacation in Rodrigues:
1. Sun Protection: Hats, Sunglasses, and Sunscreen
When visiting Rodrigues Island, it’s essential to pack the right items to protect yourself from the sun’s intense rays. With temperatures averaging around 25-28°C year-round, it can get really hot, especially during the peak summer months. Therefore, we recommend bringing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen* to stay safe.
*We encourage our clients to use ocean-friendly sunscreen.
2. Comfortable Walking Shoes and Sandals
While flip-flops are great for the beach, you’ll need a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sandals to explore the island’s many attractions. From hiking trails to historical landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Rodrigues, so pack comfortable footwear. Don’t miss the hidden gem of Trou D’Argent, a must-see hidden gem just a short 1-hour walk from Tekoma.
3. Insect Repellent
When visiting Rodrigues Island, it’s crucial to remember that mosquitoes and other insects are abundant in a tropical climate. Therefore, packing insect repellent is highly recommended to protect yourself from insect bites and potential diseases they may carry. Be sure to choose a product that contains DEET or other effective active ingredients, and apply it regularly according to the instructions on the label. Proper precautions allow you to enjoy your time on the island without worrying about pesky insects.
4. Camera and Waterproof Case
With its stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters, Rodrigues is a photographer’s paradise. From panoramic views, beautiful untouched hiking trails, epic sunsets over the ocean to magical underwater shows and white sandy beaches, you will undoubtedly want to shoot some memories. So pack your camera and a waterproof case to capture your favourite moments. You won’t regret it!
5. Escape into a Book
Packing a book or two is a great idea for book lovers visiting Rodrigues. While enjoying a delicious sunbath on the beach, why not read that book you never had the time to look at? And if you are looking for some additional reads, our library is located at the entrance of the main restaurant and offers a variety of stories, from local talents to international well-known authors.
6. Lightweight Clothing and Jacket
When visiting the island, it’s essential to pack the proper clothing to ensure a comfortable stay. While the temperatures may be warm during the day, they can get breezy and cooler at night. Therefore, we recommend packing lightweight clothing for the daytime and a jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings to keep you comfortable throughout your trip.
7. Currency and Cards
The official currency of Rodrigues Island is the Mauritian rupee, and while credit cards are widely accepted, having cash for small purchases and tipping is recommended. There are only two ATMs on the island, so it’s best to withdraw some money before arriving or plan accordingly. Inform your bank or credit card company of travel plans to avoid transaction issues.
8. Swimwear and Snorkelling equipment
Rodrigues Island is a true paradise for marine life enthusiasts, boasting a wide range of marine biodiversity waiting to be explored. Ready to take the plunge? Grab your snorkelling gear, and let’s explore the awe-inspiring underwater beauty of Rodrigues! Our team is here to assist you with any equipment needs, so don’t hesitate to ask for help if you forgot yours!
Don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime to Rodrigues Island! Pack these essential items in your luggage to make the most of your vacation. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay in this tropical paradise. So book your trip now and prepare to create unforgettable memories in Rodrigues!