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Places to stay on the Island of Rodrigues

Rodrigues being an untouched island offer a limited range of accommodation facilities from guesthouses to hotels. We have provided you with some Rodrigues Island hotels and guesthouses which  you can book through our site, to start your unforgettable Rodrigues holiday experience. Our accommodations offer excellent value, with some providing facilities and amenities you would usually expect in more expensive hotels.

BUDGET:

Ti Pavillon - Anse Aux Anglais, Rodrigues
Located only 150 metres from a sublime beach of Anse aux Anglais and a 10-minute walk from the capital Port-Mathurin, Ti PavilIon Guest House offers you an unforgettable holiday with good basic amenities, including air-conditioned rooms, television, shower and individual toilet, independent kitchen, balcony with garden, and a mountain view.
This colourful Creole-style guesthouse lives up to an authentic Rodrigues holiday experience - where the owners enrich your stay with their hospitality in a family atmosphere and Creole cuisine.

Anse aux Anglais, situated 1.5 km to the east of Port-Mathurin, is one of the most attractive villages of the island.

With its roads bordered by coconut trees and its blazing sunsets, this village constitutes a good portion of the tourist activities of Rodrigues.

While continuing towards the east, the charming beach of Caverne- Provert makes it possible to reach the beautiful Anse Grand Baie, another village broadsided by coconut trees.

La Belle Rodriguaise Graviers, Rodrigues
La Belle Rodriguaise is the place to enjoy a marvellous stay surrounded by the best the island has to offer. Friendly and personalised services, a pristine natural environment and a cosy atmosphere provide the background for unforgettable island vacations.

The twelve rooms are spread in three two-storey bungalows, each either with a terrace or a veranda. Tastefully furnished in an authentic and exotic theme, they are all very quiet and offer a view of the ocean. Each room has its own bathroom. As the ocean comes right up to the house, almost flowing on to its terraces, a peaceful, harmonious and relaxed atmosphere prevails.

The restaurant and the shop are surrounded by a Creole-style veranda, adding a romantic and very original look to the premises.

LA BELLE RODRIGUAISE GARDENS

Spice garden
The spice garden grows all the spices used for the preparation of the mouth-watering dishes served. Thyme, parsley, cotomili (coriander), kari-poule, allspice, chilli, turmeric and ginger are grown.

Endemic garden
Planted to offer visitors a glimpse into the rich and abundant flora of Rodrigues, the endemic garden grows species such as the bois sirop, café marron and many more.

Grandma's corner
Whoever suffered from any type of physical discomfort was sent to grandma, who cured them with her herbal remedies of Ayapana, mint, basil, lemon grass, leaves of bitter damsel or red creepers. So, don't spoil your vacation if you find yourself suffering from digestive discomfort, insomnia, flatulence, nervousness or headache. Contact us and we will find your natural remedy.

All inclusive!
Your stay at La Belle Rodriguaise includes:

Welcome cocktail, fresh fruit cocktails, unlimited juices, wine served by the glass at the restaurant, Creole cooking lessons, board games, traditional music and dance shows, demonstration of local herbal medicine.

Facilities
Car ParkingSwimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
Languages Spoken
English and French

La Belle Rodriguaise is situated just 20 minutes from Rodrigues' capital city of Port Mathurin, and just 25 minutes from the airport.

Residense LeVacoa - Anse Aux Anglais Rodrigues, Rodrigues

The Residence holds its name from the Vacoas plant whose scientific name id is the ‘Pandanus’. The leaves of the Vacoas are used for the fabrication of various artisanal products highly prized by tourists. The Vacoas plant is also an emblematic figure since it forms a major part of the Rodriguan flora.

Furnished with taste and provided with private terraces, the five air-conditioned rooms with sea view will all be equipped with mini bars, television and private bathroom and toilet. Each room have its own theme, color and decoration. The courtyard of the residence has a pool nicely situated. Each day clients will be proposed typical local plates prepared by the house itself. Dinner are composed of a starter, main course and a dessert. Any suggestion for a plate by the client will be nicely entertained.

The ‘Le Résidence Le Vacoa’ is situated approximately 100 meters from the Anse aux Anglais beach and less than five minutes from town. The Residence  proposes various trips around the island as well as excursions around the islets.

Le Recif Guest House and Restaurant - Anse aux Anglais, Rodrigues
Come relax and have your inner peace restored, the unhurried life of the beautiful island of Rodrigues enveloping you in it's tempting atmosphere.  On the Northern coast of the island, in the beautiful village of Anse aux Anglais sits this small hotel gem.  Upon arrival you will find the perfect place to allow the stress of life to be melted away by the tropical breezes and the beauty of the Indian Ocean.  Each evening you will find yourself admiring the day’s final rays of sunset which reflect their beauty off the ocean and into your heart.

This boutique hotel is owned and operated with the same exquisite detail and relaxed atmosphere that you find at their sister property, the Mourouk Ebony Hotel.  There is a bar, a restaurant, six comfortable rooms and 2 apartments. The amazing sunsets are an almost daily feature for you to marvel at.

Activities

For those who are ready to indulge in a little exploration of this beautiful island and see what excitement they can find on Rodrigues our competent staff, are at your disposal to organize all kinds of activities:

- Excursions:  Our guides help you explore the beauty of the island and see some of the most gorgeous places this island has to offer.

- Car rental:  For those who want to explore on their own - we offer the freedom of a rental car that opens up Rodrigues and lets you meander through the island at your own pace and style.

- Diving:  Some of the most beautiful places to see are under water and we can assist you in your exploring the local reefs and reveling in the amazing discoveries you will find there.

- Windsurfing and Kitesurfing:  For the more adventuresome we offer the opportunity to experience the ocean in ways that are not only fun, but offer a whole new view of the surrounding landscape.

- Deep sea fishing:  If enjoying the ocean with a fishing pole in your hands is what makes for a perfect day, then we can assist you in finding the perfect spot.

Sega

During the weekend, Le Recif is home to traditional Dance Shows followed by Evergreen, Tropical and the latest modern tunes which will allow you to sway to their rhythm.

MID RANGE

Escale Vacances - Fond La Digue, Rodrigues
Situated nearby are the local handicraft shops, banks, the church, groceries and the Port Mathurin jetty, a pleasant place to relax during summer nights.

The Cascade Pigeon Valley is the nesting place for the endemic bats of the island, the "Golden Bats" and it is well worth a visit to enjoy the spectacular sights.

Escale Vacances is an eco-friendly guesthouse totally in harmony with its natural and peaceful surroundings.

Escale Vacances is centrally located. Nearby are the local handicraft shops, banks, a church, grocery stores and the Port Mathurin jetty - a pleasant place to relax during summer nights. The river Cascade Pigeon, the nesting place for endemic bats, is also located close to this guesthouse.

Facilities
Bar(s)
Car Parking
Karaoke
Laundry Service available
Restaurant(s)
Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
Recreation
BilliardsBoard/Leisure Games
Boating
Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
Cycling
Shopping Excursion
Languages Spoken
English and French

Escale Vacances is situated in the valley of the river Cascade Pigeon, between the green hills of Creve Coeur and Montagne Fanal in Rodrigues.

Auberge Saint François - Saint François Rodrigues Island

Guests are usually accommodated with half-board and much praise has been sung about the wonderful island cuisine offered, especially with regards to the mouth-watering seafood meals freshly prepared from the catch of the day and accompanied by island-grown greens.
 
As Auberge Saint François has been built to offer accommodation on different levels and in various categories; guests can easily find the one that suits them best.

The self- catering Creole Villa is actually a beach bungalow kept in a charming local style with wooden shutters and a tin roof. Covering a total of 150 square metres, this Creole Villa has 3 double bedrooms which are kept in a simple but refined island theme; sleeping a total of 6 persons.
The 2 separate bathrooms are equipped with WC and shower. The lounge is furnished with sofas, tables and chairs, satellite TV and telephone. In traditional colonial style, Creole Villa is adorned with a shady veranda, where meals can be taken and which can be secured with folding glass doors against the cool night breeze or during tropical showers. The spacious kitchen provides a gas stove, a refrigerator, a grill oven, a kettle and a coffee maker.

The Guest House, which is actually built like a luxurious and spacious lodge, spreads over 430 square metres and faces the turquoise waters of the lagoon. It blends in well with the paradisiacal surroundings. Its 4 rooms offer beds for up to 3 guests except for the family room which contains additional bunk beds for 2 extra guests. All of them are furnished in a charming and authentic island style and rented individually. Each has its own adjoining bathroom, mini fridge, safe, beach towels, and all offer great sea views. They have no balcony, but guests can enjoy the views and relax on the large and shady veranda downstairs.
The Guest House also hosts the reception area, a tiny souvenir shop and a lounge which is equipped with a flat screen satellite TV and a little library.
Food and cocktails, namely the famous punch of small Rodrigues lemons with a generous swig of rum, are served on the spacious veranda which overlooks famous Saint Francois Beach.

For the rather independent-minded traveller, Auberge Saint François’s suites and studios might be the ultimate island experience. The 3 studios on the first floor have one bedroom with double bed, and their own kitchenette. They are furnished in simple but charming Rodrigues style. Each offers space for up to 3 travellers and has its own balcony; as well as adjoining bathroom with WC/shower. The 3 ground floor suites comprise one double and one single room, adjoining bathroom and a terrace. They are equipped with a/c. All suites and studios have side views of the lagoon.

The guests at Auberge Saint François are offered daily maid service and 3 cooks come in to prepare meals in the afternoon. The restaurant on the lagoon-facing terrace of the Guest house caters for all guests alike. Baby cots and foldable beds for children can be added upon guest’s request.
Individual safes, beach towels and tea/coffee makers are provided in all rooms. The genuinely friendly service adds to the comfort of the clients; many of them repeaters coming back for another taste of paradise year after year.

Auberge Saint François adjoins Saint Francois Beach, in the eastern part of Rodrigues and about 30 minutes from the airport. Major tourist attractions such as Trou d’Argent, Grand Anse or Anse Philibert can be reached in short walks along the picturesque beach in less than 20 minutes. Attractive Anse Bouteille is a mere half hour away. Rodrigues is indeed famous for its natural beach coves, which forms part of its protected green belt, adding to the charm of an island holiday at Auberge Saint François.

The cuisine of the small restaurant on the terrace has a very good reputation and many guests prefer taking their meals there, although the 3 upstairs studios have their own kitchenette. The restaurant also serves guests staying at the Creole House.

Auberge Saint François’s front desk is “manned” by a charming lady: Sanie is the name of the friendly and smart receptionist who works from 0800hrs to 18hrs00, and advises guests on all activities including those pertaining to lodging and food.

 Available in all rooms:
            - Private bathroom
            - Individual safes
            - Coffee and tea making facility
            - Mini-fridge
            - Beach towels

●    Veranda Beach Restaurant
●    Private airport-transfer service
●    Reservation of activities with our local guide
●    Kite surfing instructor
●    1 Creole Hillside Villa including 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
●    1 Creole Beachside Villa including 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
●    Our Guest House contains 4 standard rooms, 3 guests each
●    3  studio-rooms with kitchenette
●    3 two-bedrooms – suite style (1 double and 1 single)
●    Served on Breakfast Only or Half Board basis
●    Daily maid service
●    3 cooks for breakfast & dinner
●    Baby cots and foldable beds available on request

Auberge Saint François is situated on a sand dune at 90 metres from Saint François Beach, thus overlooking the beach, in the eastern part of Rodrigues.Saint François Beach reputed as to be the best beach on the island. Auberge Saint François beach side is about 30 minutes from the airport.

Situated at Saint Francois, on one of Rodrigues’ most beautiful beaches, Auberge Saint François at Saint Francois is a charming sprawl consisting of a creole villa, one guest house with adjoining rooms and separate studios in the front row of a small hamlet; nestled behind a row of trees and surrounded by nothing, but a splendid nature environment so calm and serene, that after a day or two one wonders, if there is a life beyond the lilting sounds of tropical bird song, the wind in the trees and the Ocean lapping onto golden sands. Auberge Saint François is indeed a rare and unique spot, the place to enjoy one’s best tropical beach holiday ever.

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Mourouk Ebony Hotel - Mourouk,Port Sud Est.Rodrigues, Rodrigues

The Mourouk Ebony Hotel, situated in a coastal village in the southeastern part of the island, is home to a Creole-style hotel complex that comes straight out of a picture postcard. Flanked by deserted sandy beaches, the hotel sits against a hilly landscape. It overlooks a huge turquoise lagoon, which sharply contrasts the deeper blue winding channel that shelters a multitude of uninhabited islands.

When your journey to Rodrigues takes you to the Mourouk Ebony Hotel, do not expect to find the cool glamour or luxuries of a 5 star establishment. Rather count on priceless, genuine warm-hearted Rodriguan hospitality.

Built on a hill, the hotel faces a vast lagoon with various shades of blue and turquoise contrasting the pale yellow of the sandy beaches, which remind one of African Savannahs.

The 30 rooms are divided into 10 units of which 20 are communicating, each in unique Creole style, with a red roof, a very own veranda and a small garden - thus adding to the original atmosphere. New at the Mourouk are the so-called "Océane" suites, which provide an even closer approach to the real Rodriguan lifestyle. Built in an exclusive and secluded setting, they overlook the beach and guarantee a tranquil environment.
All rooms are set up facing the lagoon and are air conditioned and equipped with private bathroom (shower) with kit, minibar, tea and coffee, tropical ceiling fan and terrace.  It is also possible to include an extra bed or cot upon request.

Their interior focuses on simplicity, providing the perfect basis for relaxation, undisturbed intimacy and closeness to Mother Nature. Perfecting this image is the very caring staff, an enjoyment in itself and well worth mentioning.

At the foot of the hill on the beautifully vast beach, the Mourouk Ebony hotel provides a full range of water and land sports as well as a dive centre. The dive centre and lie at one end of the beach, while on the other end, the beach restaurant can be found.

In the evenings, Sega and other dance shows contribute to the guests' entertainment.
 
The gastronomic experience finally is a love story between organic vegetables grown on the premises and seafood freshly caught in the lagoon, served either on a terrace with a view or directly at the beach. This fine cuisine of carefully prepared island dishes ensures wonderful memories of an extraordinarily delightful island vacation. To ensure even longer lasting island impressions, the cook will be happy to share his recipes with you.

SPORTS FACILITIES (sea and land)

RESTAURANT
Meals are served in the shelter of the vast terrace of our main restaurant ‘Le Bois d’ Ebène’ which defines the attractive local architecture, overlooking the pool and lagoon.  Our cuisine exotic and refined offers a variety of Creole dishes with a slight European touch.  Vegetable organic, are from our garden and seafood fresh from the lagoon. Our new beach restaurant‘Le Casier’on the beach and the beach bar ‘Poss Pesser’ offers variety of fresh seafood and exotic cocktails

LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Free of charge:  Swimming pool, bocci bowls, archery, wind surf, skin diving equipment, various outdoor games such as beach volley, tennis volley, Frisbees, “beach ball”,
Entertainment:
TV/Video, indoor games. Evening entertainment featuring the “Sega Tambour” (African origin) and traditional dance shows (European origin).

For kids:
Mini-Club, swimming pool, playground equipped with swings, see saw etc…, beach games, mountain biking (selected track), video and indoor games.

Extra Charge Activities :-
Windsurf, Funboard, Kitesurf, Surf, Bodyboard, Traditional fishing

The windsurf, funboard and Kitesurf club situated in the hotel  proposes different activities to make you discover the island of Rodrigues through different original aspects.  Under the supervision of our professionals, you will surely appreciate the new sensations offered by the huge lagoon (200 km2).

Scuba Diving
The Bouba Diving Center is based at Mourouk Ebony Hotel, on the South-Eastern part of the island facing the large winding channel, “La Grande Passe”.  The club is run by a bilingual NAUI instructor who will share with you his passion for the underwater world.  The dive outings may be confined to the numerous sites that the “Grande Passe” contains, but he will also challenge you to explore the over-stretched barrier reef which still conceals a great deal of its secrets…

BIG SEA FISHING
You will have access to the best fishing spots to catch the phenomenal ‘kingfish’ and the marlin – the king of the seas, due to the strategic location of the hotel.  We will also provide the best kit for this sporting activity.  55 miles from Rodrigues, you can make a good catch on the east bank, and at 90 miles on the great Hawkins bank, an extraordinary adventure awaits you!

The Rod fishing  Club currently  hold the new World Record for a Blue Marlin of 561.500 kg on 80 lbs stand-up by Stephan Kreupl on 30 January 2007. In addition, we hold a record prize in jigging by Christian Mercier for a Dogtooth Tuna of 104.500 kg on a line of 100 lbs the 25 October 2007. These records exhibit the strong rodriguan potential, especially for women and juniors. For more information kindly visit the following fishing club:

Traditional fishing
Local fishermen of the neighbouring will be pleased to have you on board of their traditional boat during their daily outings.

Facilities
Bar(s)
Kids Club
Restaurant(s)
Spa facilities - indoor Swimming Pool - Children's Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
Recreation
Archery
Beach Football
Beach Volley
BilliardsBoard/Leisure Games
Canoeing
Fribee
Kites
Petanque (Bocce ball)
Scuba Diving
Tennis
Windsurfing
Languages Spoken
English and French

Mourouk Ebony Hotel is situated in the south east of Rodrigues Island at the coastal village of Mourouk.

Cotton Bay Hotel - Pointe Cotton, Rodrigues
Do you want to do more than soak up the sun on our stunning tropical beach? Cotton Bay Hotel is home to the Cotton Dive Centre.

Both amateur and experienced scuba divers alike may encounter the pristine coral reefs of Rodrigues with our diving professionals. Hiking, horseback riding, windsurfing, sea kayaking and snorkelling are also offered to guests seeking a more active holiday.

Whether you have spent the day relaxing on the beach or hiking a mountain, your palate will be delighted to feast on the scrumptious cuisine of our restaurant where you may enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, Rodriguan cooking and international cuisine. Then, relax in the evening, enjoying an exotic cocktail and live entertainment at our open-air lounge.

Seclusion, beauty, luxury and paradise await you at Cotton Bay Hotel.

Facilities
Bar(s)
Car Parking
Conference Facilities
Kids Club
Laundry Service available
Restaurant(s)
Swimming Pool - Children's Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
Recreation
Cultural Visits/Tours
Kayaks
Scuba Diving
Surfing
Languages Spoken
English and French

Cotton Bay Hotel is situated on the Northeast coast of Rodrigues Island. It is located at Pointe Cotton, one of the finest beaches on the island. Secluded and peaceful, Cotton Bay Hotel is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all.

Villas Vetiver - Jean Tac, Grand Baie
Internet facility
Area: Jean Tac Grand Baie, North-East coast Rodrigues
Distance from airport: 15km, 30 minutes
Distance from Port Mathurin: 15 minutes drive
Type: Villa/ Bungalow
Definition: Standard - Coastal Road

Located on the seaside in the village of Jean Tac, lies Villa Vetiver .
Villa Vetiver consists of 1 villa and 2 bungalows of 3 bedrooms each. All have a panoramic view on the ocean and accommodate 6 persons. Not far from Villa Vetiver, at the small secluded beach ones can swim and snorkeling in the water.

Facilities
Internet - Wireless
Recreation
Snorkelling
Languages Spoken
English and French

Gombrani Lodge Rodrigues
Wifi in public areas
Gombrani Lodge welcomes you to enjoy Calm, Comfort and Conviviality on Rodrigues Island
Located on the southeast coast of Rodrigues, Gombrani has a beautiful location with lagoon and picturesque scene that changes with the progress of the day.

Facilities
Baby Cot/Crib Available
Internet - Wireless
Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
Services
Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge)
Languages Spoken
Japanese and Korean

Located on the southeast coast of Rodrigues at Eau Vanee, Gombrani has a beautiful location with lagoon view and picturesque scene that changes with the progress of the day.