|Rodrigues, 18 Km long bay 8kms wide, is set in the monochrome blue of a typical postcard scene representing some 200 square kilometres of lagoon. The Coral reef is a far away at 7 kms in some parts.
The white sand beaches, the little turquoise blue creeks and the small islands all around seem to spring from the "Robinson" story.
In the secret of the mountains, the big cave, caverne Patate endowed with numerous stalactites and stalagmites, make the Rodriguais proud of their mother nature. Discover!
|Lying 560 Kms east of Mauritius, of whose territory she forms part, Rodrigues has frozen into the role of the Cinderella of the Mascarenes. Everything diffferentiates her from her older sister. No green sugar cane fields to be found here. No hilltops shrouded in clouds. No flame trees. Instead, rocky hillsides dressed in yellow straw,in coconut and casuarina trees and in pink flowered brushes called "vieilles Filles" (spinsters).
On a map off the island, distances may seem to be at a stone throw but its mountainous and varied landscape, the expanse of the lagoon speckeled with desert islets reveal a whole new world waiting to be discovered