Cerf Island Resort

“Small luxury boutique resort with private villas in a marine park with fantastic snorkelling”
Budget level: Mid-Range
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Other Inner Islands
Kids Min Age

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.

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Cerf Island Resort is designed to deliver a true Creole experience facilitated by incorporating the Seychellois architecture and design while preserving the natural surroundings. The marine park waters around the Island are a dreamland of abundant sea-life for divers.

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

Cerf Island measures just 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 understated elegance of the Villas conveys 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: 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.

Dining at the 1756 is certainly an unforgettable affair. The restaurant has 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. With the breaking of the waves in the background and a candlelight ambience, 1756 offers views over Mahe, St Anne Island and the entrance of the Marine Park. The restaurants serve breakfast and dinner.

The pressures of everyday life in our hectic modern world mean that many travellers are increasingly seeking more than just a sunlit beach to fulfill their holiday needs. That is surely why one of today’s most in-demand hotel amenities has become the availability of professional Spa treatments. Le Spa Latanier is set halfway up the hill, surrounded by “Kallis du Pap” trees and nestled into the lush vegetation of latanier palms. The Spa boasts a variety of massages, indoor / outdoor treatment room. The products selected for the treatments are based on essential oils – a truly bio-product, drawing on the natural environment as inspiration for its range of treatments. The Spa offers an individual or couples’ treatments. There are also various beauty and nail-care treatments on offer. If you prefer, you can even arrange for a massage in the privacy and comfort of your own villa, or on the balcony.

Cerf Island Resort offers you the following amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable: infinity edge swimming pool/snorkelling equipment/kayaks/beach service /spa/restaurants/pool bar/DVD library/internet room & book library/table tennis/snooker table/business services/helipad/room service/guest Excursions & activities desk.

Snorkelling in the Marine park and surrounding islands boast some of the best and most popular snorkelling 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 snorkelling equipment for its guests to experience this unique sea life. SCUBA diving can also be arranged.

Beaches on Cerf Island are refreshingly uncrowded and typical of the Seychelles and are among the best in the world. They offer excellent swimming and snorkelling 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.

The resort’s helipad is situated at the highest peak of the hotel, best spot for sipping cocktail and enjoying the sunset. Treat yourself to a 15-minute 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 Praslin, La Digue to any other inner islands.

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