The view over the crystalline lagoon of Rodrigues’ South East coast, sets the scene for this unique guest house nestled between the gentle hills culminating at Montagne Cherie and the white beach leading for kilometres to the distant fishing village of Graviers.
“only a surfer knows the feeling”
Bakwa Lodge is situated on one of the best sites for kite & windsurfing enthusiasts. One can launch directly from the wide open beach where the sand is soft & offers plenty of space. The lagoon stretches as far as the eye can see, offering the perfect stretch of turquoise waters, often with not another surfer in sight. The vast lagoon, mostly waist deep, offers space for training, freestyle & speed sailing hosting perfect weather conditions with the average wind strength about 20 – 25 knots, ideal for any, beginner to professional. The easterly trade winds blow straight from Western Australia with the strongest winds being from June to October.
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it”
Rodrigues is an island that needs to be discovered on foot, whether it is an inland trip or a trip along the edge of the coast. A number of hikes can be accessed directly from the lodge and lead you to nearby villages, plantations & small hidden creeks.
The charms and secrets of the island gradually unfold themselves while you roam through the numerous paths that criss-cross its lands.
The relatively small size of Rodrigues allows a complete tour of the island using the coastal paths & maps which are available from our reception. Guided hikes can also be arranged for those seeking further assistance and insight, or one can also hike to certain spots and hop on a bus back to the lodge.