Cerf Island Resort

Cerf Island Resort

Measuring just a mile long and less than a mile wide, Cerf is a lush island with a number of perfect sandy beaches and just a few inhabitants.

There are no roads, only a few pathways which allow leisurely exploration of the island.

Nestled into the lush hillside overlooking the sea, Cerf Island Resort is a cluster of 24 lovely spacious villas, each of which have been built to high standards and designed to blend into the naturally elegant surroundings.

The resort is designed to deliver a true Creole experience facilitated by incorporating the Seychellois architecture and design while preserving the natural surroundings.

The alluring emptiness of the white sand beaches offer a personal oasis in nature’s tropical playground. Relax and listen to the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle waves on the beach as you sip cocktails at the Bar. The infinity edge Pools and Lounges, offer the perfect relaxation.

The marine park waters around the Island are a diving dreamland of abundant tropical sea-life. Watersports provide the intrepid with the ideal way to explore the island. Stroll amongst tropical vegetation to the marine reserve viewpoint to experience the benign mix of flora and fauna.

Cerf Island Resort is the location for a truly memorable holiday in one of the most pristine natural environments on the planet…exclusively for you!

About Cerf Island Resort

Boutique hotel situated at the entrance of the Sainte Anne Marine Park, Cerf Island Resort offers 24 private and luxurious Villas, within a naturally elegant setting.

Cerf Island measures more than 1.5 km long (about 1 mile) and almost 1 km wide (almost of a mile), it reaches a height of 108 m (354 feet) and lies 3 km east of Mahe. Cerf Island was named after the French frigate, Le Cerf which arrived at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756.

The resort is designed to deliver a true Creole experience facilitated by incorporating the Seychellois architecture and design while preserving the natural surroundings.

The resort boasts fine dining restaurant, infinity pool, pool bar and beach side dining, secluded full service beach, relaxing lounge, and luxurious nature spa.

Dining is certainly an unforgettable affair. The restaurant is with unimpeded sea views – a heavenly setting. There is a wide choice of fine traditional Creole and international cuisine, a treasure of fresh seafood and local natural produce.

Our friendly and courteous management & staff aim to deliver a high standard of service to ensure your comfort and pleasure, giving you a unique and memorable visit.

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The understated elegance of the twenty four private Villas convey a harmonious balance between modern day comforts and services at distinctively high standards and the natural surroundings of a harmonious tropical paradise.

Named in Creole after local trees, flowers and sea creatures, the resort offers 24 intimate and luxurious Villas in three different types, each offering distinctive experiences with beautiful views of the tropical vegetation and patches of the Indian Ocean in addition to glimpses of magnificent sunsets.

Each is fully equipped with satellite television, DVD-CD player, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, private safe, tea and coffee facilities, mini-bar, private terrace and luxury branded bathroom toiletries.

Hillside Villas: Feature a four poster bed, a large outdoor bathroom with double bath, large sliding doors out to a spacious balcony and beautiful fauna views. Size: 58 sq. meters plus 22 sq. meters balcony.

Hideaway Villas: Are the envy of the Hillside Villas. Fantastic secluded locations with private sun gardens and a choice of either direct sea view or larger bedroom. Ideal for a romantic retreat. Size: 58 sq. meters, 22 sq. meters balcony plus 20 sq. meters of private sun garden.

Tortoise Suites: Are constructed fully in timber featuring a master bedroom, with bathroom and a second twin bedroom with its own bathroom. Both are fully equipped with similar amenities. The bedrooms have their own entrance and are connecting via the balcony. Size: 72 sq. meters plus 28 sq. meters balcony.

*Please note resort policy welcomes children only above 7 years of age.

Seychelles, Things To Do, Activities And Attractions
Choose your perfect blend of relaxation. We offer a wide range of activities.

On And Around The Island:
Stroll amongst tropical vegetation to the marine reserve viewpoint to experience the benign mix of flora and fauna. Walking between the lush coconut groves reveals an abundance of exotic shrubs, giant land tortoise and flying foxes in a perpetual natural habitat.


Refreshingly uncrowded, the beaches on Cerf Island are typical of the Seychelles and are among the best in the world. They offer excellent swimming and snorkeling as well as memorable sunbathing on the Pristine crystal white sand leading to the clear blue sea of the Indian Ocean. Framed with Granite Rocks and Takamaka trees they are the perfect place to relax in privacy or to explore in the many secluded bays

In the Marine park and surrounding islands are one of the best and most popular snorkeling spots in Seychelles. The waters around Cerf Island prove a spectacular sight offering view of marine life, with more than 150 species of reef fish, crabs, sea urchins, starfish, octopus and many more. The resort provides free use of snorkeling equipment for its guests to experience this unique sea life.

Kayaks and Pedal boats:
The resort guests have advantage of free use of water sport equipment such as kayaks and pedal boats, where you can enjoy a ride over the marine park at leisure.

Romantic Sunset Cruise :
Absorb the sunset time atmosphere with colored skies cruising on the marine park in style with your loved one, enjoying sparkling wine and Canapes

Diving to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world of the Seychelles. Treat yourself to a diving trip. The amazing world has a variety of sharks, turtles, fishes to sea urchins, corals and so much more. Please click here for a special diving package offer.

Dinner on the Beach:
Your holiday will not be complete without a romantic dinner under the stars. Enjoy the sound of the splashing waves & the beauty of the lights over Mahe at night. Treat yourself to a romantic dinner on the beach with personalized service and serenity. Dinner on the balcony of your villa can also be organized.

Picnics and Barbecues:
we can arrange these for you on request

Library, DVD & Games:

FREE for resort guests to use

Library: A selection of English, French, German, Russian books available at the reception
DVD: Movies available in the internet room please choose from the selection to enjoy watching in your villa.
Games: Selection of games available at the reception

Our helipad is situated at the highest peak of the hotel. Best spot for sipping cocktail and enjoying the sunset from 1730hrs – 1815hrs. Please call reception for buggy or simply stroll along en enjoy the nature along the way.

Helicopter Tours:
Scenic helicopter rides can be organized from Cerf Island. Treat yourself to a 15 minutes scenic flight above the islands of the Marine Park or 30 minutes above the islands of the marine park and above the magnificence Mahe Island. Transfers can also organize to Mahe or to any other islands.

Visit to Moyenne Island:
Moyenne is the most popular Island of the Marine Park and one cannot miss the chance of visiting while they are on Cerf. It is only 7-10 minutes boat ride away from Cerf and offers national park with walking trail and meeting giant tortoises!

Guided Nature Trails:

Explore the flora & fauna of the main island (Mahe) with an experienced guide. Get to know the forest: from the exotic plants to the world?s smallest creatures. You can choose from the easiest trail to ‘Anse Major’ to the most challenging trail the ‘Trois Freres’

Mahe Tours:

Hop on guided car tour of Mahe with an experience host; choose between a half day & a full day tour and enjoy the beauty of the main island. It all starts with the visit of Victoria (the world smallest capital) the botanical garden home of several exotic plants, to the high peak of sans soucis, the mission lodge, tea plantation. Then cruise along the south coast of Mahe and back. Along the way you can stop for some souvenirs & pictures. Can also be organized with French, Italian, German or Russian Speaking guide

Praslin and La Digue Tours:

The resort also offers assistance with organization of tours to Praslin and La Digue islands

…come and experience for yourself!

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