People & Culture

Rodrigues Island is also renowned for its authenticity – which makes the uniqueness of this anti-stress island.

Authentically Creole, the Rodriguan culture is vibrant through the music, dances and cuisine of its people. The music is a sweet blend of European melodies and African rhythms; the ‘sega tambour’ is the folk dance of Rodrigues.

The population mainly lives off fishing, farm produce, handicraft and more recently, tourism. Women play an active part in the economic life of the island. The people - 96% of whom are Christians - live a naturally harmonious life.