Fantaisie Rodrigues. Accommodation and Guest House in Rodrigues island
Fantaisie - Accommodation in Rodrigues
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Rodrigues is part of the Mascareinhas group of islands discovered in the 17th century. It was heavily populated with tortoise which provided fresh meat to many sailors on their trade route for the far east. Unfortunately, its small area, 104 km², made it an easy target for the eradication of its forest and fauna. The solitaire, a unique bird, shared the fate of the dodo in Mauritius, 500 kms to the west.

It was also the rallying point of the British navy before the invasion and takeover of Isle de France (Mauritius) from the French in 1810.

Rodrigues, 38000 inhabitants, is part of the Republic of Mauritius but since 2003, it enjoys a relative autonomy on internal issues. The newly elected Regional assembly is working towards greater economic independence through rigourous and carefull management of the agricultural, breeding, fishing and tourism industry.

Today, the visitor will encounter the gentle ways of an unspoilt people and enjoy a serene atmosphere of wilderness.

Access from Mauritius by plane in 1 h 30 or by ship in 36 hrs.

» ACCOMMODATION
» THE HOUSE
The main House of Fantaisie Rodrigues
» THE APPARTMENT
The Appartment of Fantaisie Rodrigues
» THE CREOLE STYLE CABIN
» THE COTTAGE