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Welcome to Rodrigues Island

Rodrigues Island

Sometimes called the 'Cinderella of the Mascarenes', Rodrigues Island is a tiny island roughly 348 miles (560km) east of Mauritius, and a popular excursion from there. Less touristy than the resort towns of Mauritius, Rodrigues Island offers visitors a glimpse of a simpler and more authentic way of life. The island itself is scenic, with unspoiled flora and fauna offering good opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, fishing, and exploring the stunning caves. The best way to get to Rodrigues Island is by plane from Port Louis to Plaine Corail Airport.


Information & Facts

Language:

English is the official language of Mauritius, but the most widely used is French and the local dialect, Creole. Hindi, Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.

Money:

The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels. Travellers cheques usually exchange at a better rate than cash. ATMs are widely available in most towns and hotels, restaurants and large retailers accept major credit cards.

Weather

Rodrigues Island

Wed, 23 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
73 | 58 °F
Mostly sunny. Mild.
4%Chance of Precipitation
Thu, 24 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
74 | 60 °F
Mostly sunny. Mild.
3%Chance of Precipitation
Fri, 25 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
72 | 63 °F
Mostly sunny. Mild.
5%Chance of Precipitation
Sat, 26 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
73 | 63 °F
Mostly sunny. Mild.
5%Chance of Precipitation
Sun, 27 Sep
Showers late. Sunny. Mild.
76 | 62 °F
Showers late. Sunny. Mild.
48%Chance of Precipitation