Toli's Travel Diary

This island is probably one of my favourite hide-away!

Be ready for a 75 minutes flight before stepping in at Plaine Corail Airport. After clearing the immigration, time then stops. The unique picturesque sceneries will completely blow off your mind, promise of lifetime memories….just a pure bliss!

This eco friendly island will steal your heart and the locals are just genuinely caring. This time I took an apartment in Port-Mathurin via AirBnb and I was pleasantly surprised with the facilities offered. Forget about the high speed internet or Netflix, this is the time for you to reconnect with yourself.

To move around, rent a car but the best deal remains a 4×4, which costs around 1K per day. Off road tracks will often lead you to beautiful beaches or view points. A lot of non-residents wander around on scoots…I guess this is an idea that I need to dig in for next time.

Enjoy the slow life and take time to contemplate. Now and then immortalise the moments and get some nice footage of the island. Try to avoid all the touristic places and be your sole memory-maker.

The 43,000 inhabitants mainly depend on fishing and agriculture. Seafood is available in abundance. The foodie within me will highly recommend the ‘Konokono’ salad. Other classics remains the octopus in any sauce, the local sausage, bio honey, various exotic pickles and the Rodriguan pie.

Must Do: A visit to the weekly Saturday market at Port Mathurin.

Staying here forever would be so easy… but i guess Mauritius will miss me so much that a return back to reality is inevitable. I am already looking forward for my next visit there and count on me to come up with some more tales about… Rodrigues!

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