Castaway vibes at this escape-it-all retreat, scattered across a tiny jungly island in the Indian Ocean.
At a glance
Charmingly rustic villas
Crystalline lagoon for snorkelling
Gorgeous coastline dotted with sandy coves and bays
Imagine skimming across the water in a speedboat to a remote island, ringed by a turquoise lagoon. Rustic bungalows cling to forested hillsides, swimming pools glisten invitingly through the jungle. You’re at Cerf Island, a tiny emerald speck cast adrift in the Indian Ocean, two miles east of Mahé.
The drum beats to a slower pace here. Wake to leisurely breakfasts overlooking the lagoon, then snorkel among butterfly fish and starfish in the Sainte Anne Marine Park. After a traditional Creole lunch, explore the web of hiking trails that weaves among coconut groves, past giant tortoises and flying foxes, up to a viewpoint overlooking the ocean and the island-dotted horizon.
Cool off in the infinity pool and perhaps squeeze in a spa treatment before dinner, where you can feast on catch of the day overlooking the shimmering lagoon. Be sure to save enough time to have a beach day and simply sink your toes in the flour-soft swathes of dazzling white sand – with nothing more pressing to think about than which cocktail to have brought direct to your towel.
On Cerf Island, 2 miles east of Mahé
Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Mahé airport to Eden Island, followed by a 10-minute speedboat transfer
Rustic villas dotted along the hillside • air-conditioning • en-suite bathroom four-poster bed • outdoor bathroom with double bath • balcony • TV with DVD player • tea and coffee facilities • minibar • 58m²
Secluded villas with private sun gardens • air-conditioning • choice of direct sea view or larger bedroom • TV with DVD player • tea and coffee facilities • minibar • 58m²
Super-spacious villas with balcony • air-conditioning • master bedroom and en-suite twin room • TV with DVD player • tea and coffee facilities • minibar • 72m²
Number of rooms - 24 villas
*Denotes local charge
Restaurants & bars
Cerf Island Resort knows how to do beachside dining. Feast on fresh seafood and Creole flavours at the open-sided Zepis Restaurant, served with uninterrupted ocean views and a soundtrack of gently lapping waves. You can even book a beach dinner right on the sand – perfect for a romantic meal for two.Cocktails and light lunches are served up at the Pool Bar for lounger-side refreshments, or you can ask a waiter to bring your tipple down to the beach for you.
Take a guided snorkelling trip among brightly coloured reef fish* * Hike past giant land tortoises to the island’s scenic viewpoint
Kayak around the island’s beautiful coastline, hopping off to explore secluded bays*.
*Denotes local charge
Half Board - Breakfast and dinner at main restaurant.
* Additional Charges
If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy.
Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.
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