Cerf Island

Cerf Island

Things to do - general

As one of the nearest island to the mainland, Cerf is extremely popular with Seychellois families in the weekends, year-round. Locals gather here to enjoy the day. Perhaps one of the most famous family getaway in the Seychelles.

Located 4km off the northeast of Mahe, it can take as little as six minutes to reach, offering day-trippers a delightful break from the hustle and bustle of life on Mahe.

Ringed with beautiful sandy beaches and clear water. Here, you’ll also find some great spots for snorkelling and diving. Being in the National Marine Park, coral reefs surrounds and provide shelter for a wide variety of marine life, .

There are no paved roads or local infrastructure on the island; travel to-and-from the island is by boat and by helicopter. Access is not a problem as speedboats and catamarans ply the route on a regular basis from Mahe.

Country Seychelles
Languages spokenCreole, English and French
Currency usedSeychelles Ruppee

Sports & nature

Note that the authorities at the park promote Eco Tourism and ensure adequate ecological balance & marine conservation. So you can not collect and take away shells, corals or marine creatures in any form.

  • If you are not into water activities, There are no roads on the island, only a few pathways for leisurely exploration. Take a walk amongst tropical vegetation to the marine reserve viewpoint to explore and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and beyond
  • Other activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Diving centers are plentiful on Mahe and snorkeling equipment is available for hire on the hotels of Cerf Island.
  • Spa treatments
  • Picnics and Barbecues
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Nightlife info

Theres a few accommodation available on Cerf island

  • Cerf Island Marine Park Resort
  • Fairy Tern Chalets
  • L'Habitation Cerf Island
  • South Point Villa
  • Sky Hideaway villa

*Theres a spa, a small shop, and a beach bar.

*A Creole evening is held once a week and includes live local entertainment.

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Culture and history info

Cerf Island was named after the royal French navy frigate Le Cerf which arrived at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756 during the Seven years war. On board was Corneille Nicholas Morphey, leader of the French expedition, which claimed the island by laying a Stone of Possession on Mahe, Seychelles’ oldest monument, now on display in the National Museum of History, Victoria.

Cerf island it is part of the Set Anne Marine National Park and has the smallest local population of about 100 who commute to Mahé for their daily business.

There is small art gallery, Anglican chapel, Catholic chapel, and a cemetery. With a couple of hotel establishment, you can get a taste of local cuisine and international dishes made with freshest seafood and local produce.

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

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Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.