Villa de Cerf
Villa de Cerf is a small, locally run guesthouse upon Cerf Island, within the St Anna marine park. Nestling against this unique backdrop, with sublime views of the coastline of east Mahé, Villa de Cerf provides luxury and privacy in a relaxing island retreat. With just four spacious rooms on two floors of a colonial-style villa, it is a perfect quiet location for couples and families alike.
The live-in hostess and cook provide authentic, friendly Seychellois hospitality, as well as serving delicious local Creole dishes. A range of activities are available to occupy your time, as well as three being lovely outside spaces for relaxation by the beach or pool.
Rooms have air-conditioning, mini-bar, internet, hair-dryer, personal safe, spacious closets and luggage rack. In addition, each en suite bathroom contains a glass-walled shower, bathtub, twin wash basin and make up mirror.
The St Anne Marine Park is home to diverse marine life including many corals, green and hawksbill turtles, colourful reef fish and black-tipped reef sharks plus resident pods of bottle-nosed dolphins. Bird life in the area includes a mixture of Madagascan and Asian species and Mahe is home to seven of the 12 endemic land birds in the archipelago. It is one of the only places where one can see the elusive, rare Seychelles scops owl and Seychelles kestrel and white-eye. The coast between Cerf Island and Mahe is very good for passage waders in spring and autumn, including curlew, sandpiper and crab and greater sand plovers.
Kayaking and snorkelling equipment is provided for free, to allow guests to explore the wonderful coastline surrounding the island. Guests can also arrange massages, boat trips and fishing excursions.