Beach "Takamaka Beach"

Takamaka Beach, Cerf
Coral reef
Scuba diving


The unique snorkelling trail, which guides you to some of the island’s best underwater spots, as well as the night-time aquarium, are two of the Seychelles’ most unique features, and can both be found here.


  • 1200m x 8m - mostly empty
  • Very shallow water with a protecting coral reef - seaweed June to September
  • Beach disappears at high tide - small waves
  • Longest beach on Cerf Island
  • Good for swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving


At a Glance:

  • Beautiful long beach that stretches along one coast of Cerf Island, a small island next to Mahe.
  • Good for families thanks to the extremely shallow water.
  • Easy to reach for anyone staying on Cerf Island.
  • Two restaurants are located on the beach, at the Habitation Hotel and the Cerf Island Resort.
  • Great beach for activities, including swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, and canoeing.


Takamaka Beach on Cerf Island is the longest stretch of sand on this tiny island, which is located in the Sainte Anne Marine Park near to the Seychelles’ largest island, Mahé. The water here is extremely shallow, and protected from the open ocean by a coral reef that can be seen about 25 metres offshore from the beach. The complete lack of sharp drop-off makes it an ideal beach for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. Getting to the beach is simple thanks to the size of Cerf Island. Guests of one of the island’s hotels and guesthouses can simply walk to anywhere else on the island in minutes. In fact, Takamaka Beach is home to a few of these accommodations, so guests of these establishments can simply leave their rooms and find themselves right on the beach immediately. The beach is great for numerous activities, including swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, and canoeing. This is largely thanks to the shallow water and exciting underwater scenery that can be seen from the beach. In fact, the underwater world is so vibrant here that a guided snorkelling trail was constructed offshore from the beach. Here, signposts guide you to some of the area’s best underwater sights, a unique feature that makes Takamaka Beach stand out. Meanwhile, at night, the jetty here is lit up from the bottom, illuminating the water, enabling you to see the incredible underwater nature of the Seychelles up-close! All in all, Takamaka Beach is probably the best all-rounded on Cerf Island thanks to its activities and unique features. Equally good for couples, families, and solo explorers, if you are staying on Cerf Island, it is almost inconceivable that you won’t come here at least once during your stay, such is the small stature of the island.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Villa de Cerf

Villa · Cerf Island
4.5 of 5 105 Reviews
Distance: 0.07 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 25 m
Double Room
For 2 people / night
€ 213 - € 329
Service: HB


Small Hotel · Cerf Island
3.9 of 5 319 Reviews
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Distance: 0.24 km
Rooms: 11
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 25 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 171 - € 228
Service: B&B

Cerf Island Resort

Resort · Cerf Island
4.0 of 5 525 Reviews
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Distance: 0.47 km
Rooms: 24
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 10 m
Hillside Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 325 - € 583
Service: HB

Fairy Tern

Small Hotel · Cerf Island
4.8 of 5 85 Reviews
Distance: 0.14 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2
Beach: 10 m
Apartment Downstairs
For 2 people / night
€ 158
Service: B

South Point Villas

Villa · Cerf Island
4.8 of 5 11 Reviews
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Distance: 1.67 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 1 - 6
Beach: 10 m
Villa Cove
For 2 people / night
€ 300
Service: B
Distance: 0.10 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 10 m
Takamaka Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 123 - € 163
Service: B
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Distance: 0.08 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4 - 10
Beach: 40 m
For 4 people / night
€ 417 - € 500
Service: B
Carefree Cancellation Policy

For this accommodation, for all bookings made from 12.12.2020 on, our special “carefree booking” cancellation policy based on the travel conditions in section 6.3.c) applies. The remaining regulations remain unaffected.

up to 15 days before departure:
no fees
3-14 days before departure:
cancellation fee of 75%
0-2 days before departure (or in case of no-show):
cancellation fee of 90%

In addition, SeyVillas alternatively grants you the right to change your booking free of charge up to 4 days prior to departure to another date of the same value (= same season, surcharges for higher seasonal rates may apply).

The aforementioned cancellation fees will not be charged by SeyVillas in any case even if the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning or an absolute travel ban for German citizens.


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