Bakwa Lodge encourages one to escape to a simpler, more relaxed way of life. To reach this eco-chic guest house on the southeast coast of Rodrigues Island, one must drive along a small road, winding through rural grasslands of grazing cows and cabri (mountain goats). Nestled between the hills and Montagne Cherie, down a beaten path, you will find the lodge set in a large garden planted with Bakwa (Vacoas palm) trees.
This secluded spot of the island harbours one of the most popular wind and kite surfing spots on the island, while offering endless opportunities to roam the island along the crisscrossing countryside roads and coastal paths. The gardens feature naturally growing vegetation and are softly-lit in the evening to allow star-gazing of the southern skies.
There is no shortage of comfort at the Bakwa. The seven bungalows – painted pure white, enhanced with wood panels and high thatched ceilings – are built in a style that is respectful of the local aesthetics and environment, and characteristic of understated luxury. The light and airy rooms open onto timber decks, where you can observe the stunning sunrise every morning. Travellers may choose to stay in one of the two categories of suites, or the villa, with accommodations for between three and eight people.
The restaurant and bar is a typical kaz-style building with modern large glass windows that offer exquisite views onto the lagoon. The Chef cooks up fabulous homey meals deeply-rooted in the isle’s Creole culture, using seasonal produce, fish caught by the local fishermen and juicy tropical fruits. Breakfast and a three-course dinner are included in the hotel’s package with options for pre-arranged special requests. The friendly personnel is happy to prepare a picnic basket for you to take on daytime outings.
Bakwa Lodge is a trendy nomadic retreat that offers an oasis of tranquillity, far from the bustle, with access to and a panoply of opportunities to discover the natural world of Rodrigues, an earthly paradise.
The Bakwa Lodge provides 4 Family Suites for your holidays in Rodrigues, each with a surface area of 35 m², encompassing two rooms: a master bedroom with double bed and a second bedroom which houses two single beds.
The Family Suites include an en-suite bathroom located off the second bedroom, and an external hot water shower. All rooms open onto the private wooden terrace of 23 m², with its deck chairs and a sofa bench, providing the perfect setting for spending a relaxing time with family or friends during your holidays in Rodrigues.
Capacity: 4 people maximum
When staying at Bakwa Lodge in Rodrigues, book one of the 2 Lagoon Suites with a surface area of 35 m². These Suites have a unique bedroom that includes both a double and a single bed, ideal for couples with or without a child.
The Lagoon Suites have an open-plan bathroom with shower and separate toilet, as well as an outdoor hot water shower. The room has two doors leading onto a large wooden terrace of 23 m² that is furnished with deck chairs and a sofa bench, providing superb views of the surrounding gardens and the sparkling lagoon.
Capacity: 3 people maximum
You will enjoy even more space if you choose the unique Villa of the Bakwa Lodge with 115 m² of space and splendid views of the beach and the sea. Ideal for a family or group stay on Rodrigues Island, it has two master bedrooms on the ground level, each with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, there is a large mezzanine bedroom upstairs with four single beds.
The two main bedrooms of the Villa are separated by a large living / dining area and an adjacent kitchenette. The bedrooms as well as the living room open onto a large private terrace of 51 m² at the front with access to a smaller porch at the back.
The Villa also offer an outdoor hot water shower and a barbecue area.
Capacity: 8 people maximum
The restaurant and bar at Bakwa Lodge offers a relaxed and friendly setting for delicious meals. It is available to all guests from 7:30 to 10:00 for breakfast and from 19:00 to 21:30 for a three-course dinner. You will discover a cuisine that subtly blends the local flavours of Rodrigues with European gastronomy.
At lunchtime, you may also enjoy typical Rodrigues dishes, such as salads, sandwiches, fish and lobster and for added flexibility, Bakwa Lodge will provide a picnic bag for your day trips, as well as a special vegetarian package (both options available upon request and at a supplementary fee).
Without a doubt, the Chef's specialties will appeal to you. The restaurant’s offerings vary daily, based on the availability of various fresh seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Babysitting services may be arranged during the day and in the evenings for a supplementary fee. Cots are provided upon request.
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