The island’s verdant centre is dotted with smallholdings producing maize, free-range chickens, honey and the red-hot chillies for which Rodrigues is famed. Views along the ravines radiating to the coast from the central mountain ridge reveal a spectacular seascape a myriad hues of blue, while the summit of Mount Limon (398m), Rodrigues’ highest peak a fifteen-minute climb from the road, offers 360-degree island panoramas. Attractions in the mountains nearby include Mauritian Wildlife’s newest eco-venture at Grand Montagne, the island’s only botanic garden and the highest zipline in the Indian Ocean.

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