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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 from 08:00 (free of charge). Subject to availability
Late check-out until 17:00 (€70). Subject to availability
Subject to availability, day rooms can be provided for an additional cost of €50 per room.
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 return transfer from Eden Island to Cerf Island will be conducted by the taxi boat of "L'Habitation". Timetable (subject to change):
Eden Island - Cerf Island: 10:30, 14:30, 16:00
Cerf Island - Eden Island: 07:30, 09:15, 12:30
- Transfer for arrival and departure (scheduled): €10/adult & €5/child (3-11 years)
- Additional return boat trip (scheduled): SCR 100/adult & SCR 50 /child (3-11 years), payable on-site
- Private return boat trip (not scheduled, 06:30-18:30): €50/adult & €25/child (3-11 years), payable on-site
- Private boat trip one way (not scheduled, before 06:30 and after 18:30): on request, €30/adult & €15/child, payable on-site
- Children 0-2 years old: free of charge
- Duration of the boat transfer: approx. 5 minutes in good weather (approx. 10-15 minutes depending on the weather, stormy, windy, rough sea)
In the event of very bad weather conditions, the transfer may be cancelled for the safety of guests, in which case SeyVillas & L'Habitation (providers of the boat transfer) are excluded from liability.
The Seychelles Maritime Safety Authority will inform the accommodation on Cerf Island in the event of bad weather and issue appropriate warnings by email, social media, TV and radio.
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
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
Breakfast and evening meals are served in the nearby restaurant of the Hotel L'Habitation.
On 24.12. and 31.12., the Gala Dinner is obligatory for bookings with half board. The supplement is surcharge is €55/ adult and €28/ child (4-11 years old).
- 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.
- Since 01.08.2023, the sustainability levy for tourism has come into force. Holidaymakers have to pay between 25-100 Seychelles Rupees per person/night on arrival, depending on the size of the accommodation booked. This contribution is used for various conservation projects in the Seychelles. You can find more information about this in our FAQs
Stay-Pay Offer 4:3 - Stay 4+ nights - Pay 3 nightsNot applied to board Valid in travel period: 01.11.2022 - 31.10.2024 Minimum stay: 4 nights in valid travel period
Villa Takamaka simply has a dream location on Cerf. Close to the water with your own mini beach. We felt very comfortable. For breakfast, about 10 minutes through adjacent properties and the beach to Habitation. Shopping by boat in 10 minutes to Eden Island. The SPAR supermarket is relatively expensive (all sailors shop here) - but well stocked. Two neighboring beaches on Cerf are only accessible at low tide. Unfortunately our villa could no longer be booked on the last day. We stayed in the hotel garden until 6 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. we waited at the jetty for the transfer. After 15 minutes another friendly driver took us to the airport. Probably a little misunderstanding. But everything is fine. Small note: The villa should get a small update in the next year or two... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
In itself a very nice facility, but a bit old (e.g. the gas stove), somewhat rudimentary for self-catering. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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