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Takamaka Beach on Cerf Island is home to the comfortable Takamaka Beach Villas, built in 2012, and ideal for a holiday by the sea.
1 × Coco Villa (up to 2 people)
Activities and specials:
- There is a great snorkelling spot right on your doorstep that can be accessed from the beach.
- For breakfast and dinner, we recommend the l'Habitation Restaurant, which can be reached by walking 150m along the beach.
- The transfer between Cerf Island and Mahé is simple thanks to the Habitation hotel's lagoon taxi, which makes the trip several times a day, and takes just 5 minutes.
- It is possible to use the facilities of the hotel L'Habitation (kayaks, swimming pool) upon availability.
The Takamaka Beach Villas are located on Cerf Island, next to the ocean, and are perfect for holidaymakers looking for peace and privacy during their getaway. The stunning local beach offers an evergreen canopy of coconut palm trees and takamaka trees, providing plenty of natural shade all day-long. The beach, as is the case with the rest of the island, is part of the protected Sainte Anne Marine Park, a collection of a dozen or so small islands surrounding a beautiful lagoon.
Cerf Island offers little in the way of what you'd call roads or paths. In fact, the closest thing to a road or walkway is the beach that circles the island, although it does tend to narrow at high tide, hence the trodden mud paths further inland, which lead to wider beaches or to one of the two beach restaurants on teh island. Don't worry about trespassing, however, as the friendly atmosphere on Cerf is almost like a little beach village. The pathways lead past shipwrecks, old chests, and other 'island treasures' that show the rich history and development of the island.
Thankfully, the beach differs from others in the Seychelles, in that it is rarely cleared of natural things such as flotsam, seaweed, or jetsam. This makes it a real natural beach. The seaweed in particular is vital for the turtles and tortoises around the Seychelles, and is also a sign that the underwater scenery of the Seychelles is thriving.
The Takamaka Beach Vilas are found in an authentic little corner of the Seychelles, in that there are no streets, cars, discos, or shops. However, you're never more than about 2 km (1.25 miles) away from Mahé, something you're reminded of every time you look out over the sea and spot the imposing silhouette of Mahé with its rainforest 'skyline' and hefty granite formations. You can also see the artificial Eden Island, as well as Victoria, the smallest capital city in the world. If you take a look to the north, you can see some modern wind-turbines, also built on an artificial island. Just a bit further along, you have an open view of the Indian Ocean.
The taxi-boat, run by Cerf Island's Habitation hotel, runs up to four times each day. The boat is perfect for those staying on Cerf who want to discover Mahé or Eden Island for themselves. This also means that you can self-cater while on Cerf, as there are shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, and take-aways in Victoria, on Mahé, as well as near the jetty on Eden Island. Because the Seychelles sunset is at around 18:00 each day throughout the year, the last boat of the day runs at 17:30 from Eden Island to Cerf. Therefore, it certainly helps to be a fan of absolute tranquillity and solitude to stay on Cerf Island. Guests then have the option of preparing their own dinner, or visiting one of Cerf Island's two beach restaurants.
The Takamaka Beach Villas offer a veranda with view, and outdoor furniture (two loungers, a table, and four chairs), helping you make the most of the space. Once you enter the villa through one of the two large glass doors, you'll find the lounge and the bedroom, which is equipped with a kingsize double bed. The bedroom also offers a large en suite bathroom, including a shower, double wash basin, and a WC. The lounge consists of a comfortable seating area that joins onto an American-style kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster, and more. Thanks to the good kitchen facilities, guests have the option to self-cater for their holiday instead of eating breakfast and dinner in one of the island's restaurants.
The taxi boat of the hotel Habitation runs several times a day between Mahé (Eden Island Jetty) and Cerf Island:
- From Cerf Island:
- From Mahé to Cerf
The entire boat schedule is subjected to changes.
Facilities: Beach-front villa with large ocean-view veranda and lounge furniture, kingsize double bed, en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC, flatscreen TV, telephone, fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, room safe, hair dryer and much more.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults/children (0 - 99) + 1 child (0-12 years old)
Facilities: Seaview villa with large veranda and lounge furniture, kingsize double bed, en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC, flatscreen TV, telephone, fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, room safe, hair dryer and much more.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults/children (0 - 99 years old) + 1 child (0-12 years old).
Additional Price Information
Half board: at
On 24.12. and 31.12., the Gala Dinner is obligatory for bookings with half board. The supplement is surcharge is €52/ adult and €26/ child (4-11 years old).
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Subject to availability, day rooms can be provided for an additional cost of €50 per room.
- This travel offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (please contact the SeyVillas team for more information or if you have any questions on this topic).
- Travel services will be carried out in English. In certain cases, German, French or Italian may be spoken.
- Information about passport, visa and healthcare requirements can be found here.
- The images of the accommodation serve as a reference and may differ slightly.
Stay-Pay Offer 4:3 - Stay 4+ nights - Pay 3 nightsValid in travel period: 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2022
- The following specific cancellation policy applies to this accommodation:
8-14 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 75% of the total cost
0-7 days before arrival (or in case of no-show) = cancellation fee of 95% of the total cost
- Terms and Conditions of SeyVillas (SeyVillas GmbH)
Very friendly hosts, quiet location, wonderful for relaxing, hosts tried very hard, great breakfast, wonderful! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
You immediately feel comfortable and somehow rewarded on arrival. The very friendly and attentive reception contributed to this. Our villa had everything we needed in terms of equipment. We knew that we had to get groceries from the mainland beforehand and was not a problem at all, as we were informed of this at the jetty and the supermarket was only about two minutes' walk away. On the island we use the offer to go around the island by kayak, which worked without any problems and was a pleasure. You could have dinner in the restaurant. It tasted great and was reasonably priced. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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