Situated in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Cerf Island measures just 1.5km long (about a mile) by 1km (¾ of a mile); it reaches a height of 108m (354 feet) and lies just 3km east of the main island of Mahé Island. Cerf Island Resort is the largest hotel on the island and is just a 10 minute boat ride from the main island of Mahé.
Cerf is named after the French frégate "Le Cerf" which arrived at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756. Being within the National Marine Park, the waters around Cerf offer a wide variety of marine life; the deepest point is 250 metres (820 feet). Cerf Island is the only island in the marine park to have a small local population who commute to Mahé for their daily business; they live on the opposite side of the island to the resort. There are no roads on the island, only a few pathways for leisurely exploration.
Nestled into the tropical hillside, Cerf Island Resort is a cluster of 24 lovely, intimate private villas, each built to convey a harmonious balance between modern day comforts and the natural tropical surroundings. All villas, 12 of which were newly constructed in 2011. haven thatched roofs and are mainly made of hardwood with locally-made rattan furniture. All villas offer beautiful views of the tropical vegetation and patches of the Indian Ocean. Fantastic sunsets are assured from the resort's beach and pool areas.
Public areas include two restaurants offering a choice of international and traditional Creole cuisine, both using fresh seafood and locally grown natural produce. (Please note: each restaurant is not open at the same time). Breakfast is à la carte; there's a choice of light meals and à la carte lunch (set-menu for guests on All Inclusive); while the evening menu is Table d'hôte. A Creole evening is held once a week and includes live local entertainment. The hotel also arranges in-villa dining as well as 'picnic backpacks', ideal for beach picnics.
The resort features two swimming pools and a bar, while its hill-top spa offers single and couple's treatment rooms and a varied choice of therapies and beauty treatments. A number of guest activities are available including snorkeling, diving, kayaks, pedal boats, nature trails, picnics and barbecues.
For snorkeling enthusiasts, Cerf Island offers exceptional marine life with more than 100 species of reef fish, crabs, sea urchins, starfish and octopus. A new 400 metre snorkel trail has been set up in waters no more than 4 metres deep, letting you discover this stunning sealife; guests are given an information card, advising what to look out for! A kayak trail is also offered, allowing you to moor up at the various stations along the route. Cerf Island Resort is a perfect choice as one of our tailor-made Seychelles island-hopping itineraries.
Approx. 25 minutes including 10 minutes by boat from Mahé.
24 air-conditioned villas with bath, separate shower, hairdryer, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD/MPS/CD player, internet access (charges may apply) walk-in wardrobe and balcony with sun loungers. Tortoise Suites also have a separate study room with sofa bed and bathroom. Hideaway Villas have a private garden.
From £1659 per person for 7 nights Half Board in Hillside Villa including flights from London & transfers.
Looking to book this hotel from outside of the UK? We can arrange accommodation with transfers as above from €1289 or US$1429 per person (excluding flights).
All Inclusive includes:
The All Inclusive package excludes drinks from the mini bar, room service, imported and branded drinks, wines and champagne from resorts wine list, all cocktails made from branded spirits and A la Carte & lobster menus.
The All Inclusive package is available from the normal check-in time on the date of arrival at 2pm up to check-out at 12pm on the departure date. Any consumption of beverages or meals before or after is payable.
For full details and conditions, please call us.
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Book before 31 March 2017. Valid for stays: 1 March to 31 May 2017. Minimum stay: 4 nights. Not combinable with any other offers.
Stay 4 Nights, Pay 3 and Stay 8 Nights, Pay 6.
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Book 60 days before arrival and receive up to 10% discount.
Please call for latest validity dates. Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Please call for latest validity dates. Minimum stay: 4 nights.
A special wedding package is available at Cerf Island Resort that includes extras such as Registrar services, decorated wedding location, button hole and bridal bouquet, bottle of sparkling wine in villa on arrival, bottle of Champagne during ceremony, romantic villa set-up, in-villa breakfast the day after the ceremony, as well as up to 50% accommodation discount for the bride. Optional extras including wedding cake and photographers are also available.
Please contact us for full details and a prices.
Offers subject to availability. Standard booking terms & conditions apply.
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Newly expanded resort in a lovely island setting. Would not suit the elderly or infirm due to hillside location. Welcomes children 7 years and over.
"Be sure to 'climb up' to the helicopter pad for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding islands and Sainte Anne Marine National Park. It's a great sunset from up here too!" Wendy Dobson, Reservations & Administration Consultant
“We had a fantastic honeymoon at Cerf Island Resort. The people, especially in the restaurant, were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help us. We would love to be able to go back to the Seychelles soon.”
Philip Horne – September 2012
“Cerf Island Resort was something else. It was a really good way to relax before heading back. The accommodation was excellent and the food by far the best we had come across on the holiday.”
Thomas Dewdney – September 2012
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