The smallest and most little-known of the Mascarene Islands welcomes you from its one and only port, Port Mathurin. This small stretch of land lost in the heart of the Indian Ocean harbours unspoiled nature and wild beauty. In this small, charming regional capital administratively attached to the Republic of Mauritius, the people live to the rhythm of the sun and everything seems timeless. The large town market, with its spicy aromas and fruity scents, is where the locals meet and mingle. This is where they come to stock up on ingredients to make local dishes with multiple influences that you absolutely must try. From this picturesque port, set off to discover the bucolic island of Rodrigues, its mountains, of volcanic origin, but also its deep valleys, its turquoise lagoons and hidden coves, its coral reefs and its shores lined with coconut trees. The incredibly rich fauna and biodiversity make this island a paradise for all nature lovers.