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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)
Check-out until 10:00
Early check-in not possible
Late check-out until 17:00 (€50). Subject to availability
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:
For the travel period 01.11.2022 - 31.10.2023
From Eden Island to Cerf Island :
08h00 10h30, 14h30, 16h00
From Cerf Island to Eden Island :
07h30, 09h15, 12h30, 17h15 (only for late departure)
For the travel period 01.11.2023 - 31.10.2024
From Eden Island to Cerf Island :
08h00 10h30, 13h30, 16h00
From Cerf Island to Eden Island :
07h30, 09h00, 12h30
The entire boat schedule is subjected to changes.
The cost of arrival and departure, as well as all transfers to Mahé during the stay 10€ per person.
Surroundings & Activities
Takamaka Villa 64 m² Price/night
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)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Coco Villa 64 m² Price/night
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).
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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).
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: 01.11.2021 - 31.10.2024 Minimum stay: 4 nights in valid travel period
The bungalow itself was very nice. The location also very good. Eating out was a little adventurous, especially when it was raining. Unfortunately, you could hear the background noise of the air conditioning from the nearby 5 star hotel, especially in the evening. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The Beachvilla is part of the Hotel L'Habitation. Eden Island had its own hotel boat shuttle, which commuted several times a day free of charge. After arrival, our luggage was taken to the beach villa (it was the back one of the two) and everything was explained to us. It is a kind of "holiday apartment". You come across the equipped terrace into the living room (in the back is the kitchen) - in the next room is the bedroom (with air conditioning) and attached bathroom. The beach villa is functionally furnished, air conditioning and WiFi worked perfectly. The kitchen is well equipped (incl. fridge). We booked half board and were able to have breakfast (buffet) and dinner (menu) at Hotel L'Habitation. The food was delicious and the kitchen has Creole influences - in the evening you could choose between fish and meat. There was a starter, main course and dessert. We recommend half-board, as there are no shops on the island - there is a Spar supermarket on Eden Island (however, the name is not a program here and everything is very expensive). There were free kayaks, hiking trails were shown and explained by the hotel. It wasn't a problem for us that we stayed in the back villa - you still had a good view of the sea from the terrace (about 15-20m away). The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The return trip to the main island was on time. In the three nights that we were guests there we were very run down and were able to relax well. Tip: The way to the hotel in the dark is a bit "adventurous". It is therefore advisable to take a flashlight and/or headlamp with you. There are no paved paths, only trails Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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