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This guest chalet consists of just two apartments situated on the beach on Cerf Island, an island that combines peace and quiet, untouched nature, and easy-access to Mahé, making it particularly good value for money for the Seychelles.
1 × Apartment Upstairs (up to 2 people)
Activities and specials:
- Fairy-Tern has two-man canoes which the guests may use free of charge.
- Snorkelling fans can start their snorkelling journey right on the beach.
- There are two restaurants located along this extensive beach.
- The main island of Mahé can be reached in about 15 minutes.
- Cerf Island is one of the best ways to get to know Mahé, as it is so close.
- Transfer between Mahé (Eden Island) and Cerf Island: €10/person for roundtrip. Free transfer on arrival and departure.
The Fairy Tern is one of the Seychelles' classic guest house. Built in a calm, serene environment, right on the beach on Cerf Island, you won't be disturbed by anything but the sounds of the sea and the splashing of waves on the beach. From the property you can enjoy a beautiful view of the offshore lagoon and its coral reef, which shelters a huge variety of fish, making it an excellent place for snorkelling fans.
The small estate consists of two spacious apartments, each of which offers a high degree of privacy thanks to the construction of the hotel. Both apartments offer identical facilities besides a different floor plan and a few small decorative details, and both come with a private veranda that stretches the whole width of the house, offering a beautiful view of the ocean. As well as that, relaxing lounge furniture contributes to the comfortable atmosphere of the hotel.
The facilities of the villa are all very modern and of a high standard, and each apartment offers a double bedroom, large living area, annexed open-plan kitchen, bathroom with WC, bidet, and shower. The kitchen is equipped with all you need for a self-catering holiday, and there is air-conditioning in each room, as well as ceiling fans and cabel TV.
As is typical for a guesthouse, guests can choose between self-catering, breakfast, or half board, depending on their preference. Those who choose half board will be treated to a breakfast buffet and an à la carte dinner at the nearby restaurant of the Habitation hotel, run by the same family as the owner of the Fairy Tern; simply walk along the beach to reach the restaurant.
The value for money offered by this location is extraordinary, and the friendly, unobtrusive service provided by the owners is wonderful. In addition, depending on the availability of fruit in the garden, he also likes to supply guests with fresh fruit and coconuts, for yet another delicious treat!
Balcony: Sheltered balcony across the entire length of the apartment with top-quality furniture.
Facilities: TV, kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, separate bedroom, bathrooms with shower, bidet and WC, baby cots are available upon request, hair dryer, beach towels, safe.
View: Wonderful view of the beach and the offshore lagoon.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults/children (0 - 99)
Balcony: Sheltered balcony across the entire length of the apartment with top-quality furniture
Facilities: TV, kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, bathrooms with shower, bidet and WC, hair dryer, beach towels, safe.
View: Wonderful view of the beach and the offshore lagoon.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults/children (0 - 99)
Additional Price Information
Half board: at
Minimum stay of 3 nights.
Guests will be offered a food starter pack, including basic food items such as bread, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, and sugar (contents subject to availability).
From Eden Island to Cerf Island :
08h00 (only for arrival), 10h30 (5 Euro per person), 14h30 (free), 16h30 (free), 18h00 (only for late arrival)
From Cerf Island to Eden Island :
05h30 and 07h30 (only for early departure), 09h15 (free), 13h00 (free), 15h30 (5 Euro per person), 17h30 (only for late departure)
- 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 chalet is located on a private property, directly on the beach. The owners, ..... and Kevin, are very friendly and helpful. The chalet itself with several rooms. Very clean, well maintained and tastefully decorated. Every day, unobtrusive cleaning. The "starter pack" in the fridge .... great! The atmosphere is very informal, friendly and informal. The inhabitants above are "permanent guests" who have been vacationing there twice or three times a year for 7 years. The second chalet, behind the first one, is currently being renovated. Looks also very noble and great! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Finally in paradise. Anyone who can say something against this accommodation is beyond help. This apartment is left nothing to be desired, is perfectly located, clean, Riiiesengroß (for 2 people almost too large) and a perfect location, here you come to rest, here you feel comfortable, here you can stay. Kevin and Wendy are wonderful hosts to meet for a nice chat. They picked us up right on the jetty and accompanied the 2 minute walk to the property. Wendy had already prepared a small "starter pack" of eggs, butter, milk, drinks, etc. in the fridge of our accommodation. You could eat in the small hotel next door. The hotel also offers free snorkeling trips with a guide, which we of course used well. But you can also explore the sea well. Baby sharks, rays, turtles, lion fish, parrot fish and what I do not know everything there is more than enough to see. With a little climbing skills and swimming shoes you can also circumnavigate the island at low tide, only please not alone, but at least for two. Cerf is a beautiful little island, on the one is not boring, despite the fact that there are no shopping opportunities here. There is so much to see, to hear, to discover, and above all to find peace here. I sincerely hope that Cerf not even in the clutches of the Touristmus device, although currently a road across the island is built, which suggests no good. For us, however, in September 2019, Cerf was the perfect end to a wonderful holiday! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Friendly welcome of the two owners and immediately got a papaya as a gift. The apartment with kitchen is perfectly furnished with a "starter kit" in the fridge. Highly Recommended...... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
A wonderfully beautiful accommodation. Very clean and well maintained and fantastic views of the garden and the sea. The landlords are very cordial and have taken us directly on the jetty in receipt. You can go snorkelling from the beach and free kayaks are also available. By boat you can quickly get to Mahè to do some shopping or go on excursions. Cerf is a beautiful little island that is great to explore, as well as the St. Anne Marine Park or just to relax. We are always happy to come back. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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Super accommodation (only two units). Breakfast resp. Meals in the hotel next door. The island itself offers few possibilities. The sea is almost completely overgrown with seaweed. At the Ile Cachée a bit better conditions for snorkeling Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The apartment upstairs is super furnished, fully equipped kitchen, sitting corner, TV corner, large balcony with sea view. Garden laid out and very well maintained daily, there are sun loungers and seating. Sea kayaks are available for free use. The owners Wendy and Kevin are very friendly, picked us up right on the boat dock and were always approachable. Thanks to the good description of Wendy, we have found the way to the other side of the island, which is very overgrown. The other way out of the online travel guide is gone. The circumnavigation of the island on foot is not possible even at low tide. Breakfast in LHabitation was from the buffet, always nicely addressed and plentiful. Also the dinner, during the day ordered, in 3 courses was very good. By late return flight a day room was organized, so we could stay on the island until the last boat at 17.30. Also in the hotel very attentive and friendly owners and staff. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We came to the island and were picked up by the landlords on the jetty. After 2 minutes walk through the sand we are there. We had the apartment downstairs, modern and functional. Absolute peace, no roads and no shops. If you like, but was the right choice for us as the conclusion of the trip. The landlords are always ready, if something is missing it will be done directly. Absolutely top. On the departure day we were then brought back to the jetty by both and adopted. At 5 o'clock in the morning. That's what I call service. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Our second stay on "Little Bird Island". This time equal to 7 days, although 3 of them were totally rainy. Kevin and Wendy greeted us warmly and were always helpful. Very clean and very well equipped accommodation. Here can be referred in all respects to the detailed description of Seyvillas. However, at least the northwestern part of Cerf is not quite as romantic, quiet and secluded. There is always a certain noise level across from Mahe. The proximity of the airport bothers little at 6-8 machines a day. Unfortunately, there are now at least three of these small transport buggies on the island, the engine noise is sometimes quite annoying. Apparently, these are no longer used only for the transport of luggage or building materials, but only as a driving pleasure. We would also recommend any visitor to wear bathing shoes. On the beach there are plenty of broken glass and the risk of injury is especially high for children relatively high. The transfers to Eden Island have always worked perfectly in consultation with La Habitation. Snorkeling was limited this week as there was strong north current and the water was quite murky. We recommend the Fairy Tern but would rather look for another place to stay for the next time we visit Cerf. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very clean. A tastefully decorated and very well equipped house. Unfortunately, the mattress is very hard. The owners are extremely friendly and open-minded. The location in a garden is very attractive. The beach and sea are only a few meters. Unfortunately, the island is not quite as secluded and natural, as expected. The proximity to the coast of Mahé with a view of wind turbines, the drone of the tuna trawlers and other non-natural sounds are not really "paradisiacal". The boat transfer and the punctuality are dependent on the whims of the unfriendly skipper. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The house has a nice location, the owners have made a great effort. Only why the neighbors have to drive so often with their small tractors is puzzling, was partially disturbing on an island where actually no motor vehicles should be. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
dream place and very kind owners. only neo the nearby restaurant not really cheap and discreet as quality- it would be advisable to do the shopping before arriving on the island. Translation (IT): GoogleTranslate
Something like the owners of Fairy Tern exists only once in this world. So cordial people who pick you up personally at the pier is simply too much. We felt very well from the first second, a really successful conclusion to this wonderful holiday. We will come back, hopefully! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very idyllic on the small island of Cerf, directly on the beach, where there are good snorkeling opportunities. Ideal to calm down! The owners are very friendly and helpful. The two rooms are very spacious and well equipped. Self-catering is possible, as the kitchen is fully equipped and there is a well-stocked supermarket on Mahé directly opposite the island. To welcome you will find a filled fridge from a stay of three days. On Sundays and public holidays, the room is not cleaned. But the fun is not just bllig ... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Already at the boat landing the owner couple waited for us. They made us immediately with the "home use" on the island known> equipment of the apartment, the way to the neighboring hotel at low tide and high tide, hikes across the island, boat connection to the mainland, ... .... The lovingly furnished apartment invites you to a longer stay. The fridge is filled with the necessary initial equipment. The wonderful terrace we enjoy especially in the evening with a glass of wine. For breakfast we walk to the neighboring hotel. There also nice, friendly service and enough choice. There is even porridge !! Kevin, the owner always informs us about special events on the island. Eg sea turtle laying eggs or baby sharks near the beach. To book the stay on Cerf at the end of our vacation was a good decision. So we had some days to relax on this beautiful island. On the day of departure, Wendy accompanied us at 05.15 with the flashlight to the boat dock. Kevin was already there monitoring the loading of our luggage onto the boat. Too bad we would have liked to stay here for a few more days! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Fairy Tern is located on the small island of Cerf Island. The owner couple is very friendly and they were always available. The cleanliness of the accommodation was very good. Unfortunately, only the round-trip transfer by ferry is offered free of charge. All other trips to Mahé had to be paid. Unfortunately, we did not learn this until the last day on departure. Unfortunately we did not know that and we had to pay 50 Euro for it. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very friendly landlord, the house was cleaned daily, is very generous and well equipped. Especially for individual vacationers very suitable if you like to be self-sufficient and want to avoid the tourist bustle out of the way. So in the evening we prepared our own food, grilled and with a wine the noise of the sea. The birds ate out of our hands, great underwater world. Unfortunately, the snorkeling trail is no longer marked. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Huge apartment .... great garden ..... right on the beach .... very nice owners ... GREAT Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
When we arrived we were picked up by our very friendly landlord directly on the boat dock and brought to our apartment, which was on the upper floor of the house. The apartment was very large with living and dining area and well equipped kitchen. The cleanliness was exceptionally good. From the large terrace you had a great view of the garden and the mountains of Mahe. Upon arrival, the fridge was already filled with some drinks, bread, butter, eggs and milk. To purchase groceries, the shuttle boat to Eden Island, which operates several times a day, must be used. There is the nearest supermarket, but has relatively high prices in relation to other supermarkets. The owners live in a house behind them and were therefore always approachable and exceptionally nice and helpful. Loungers are available in the large garden so that you can relax in peace on the sea and let your soul wander, especially since only a few guests live on the private island. A beautiful destination to relax at the end of a round trip. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We were greeted directly by the boat dock of Kevin and accompanied to the accommodation, which is beautifully located on the beach. Kevin and Wendy were very nice and we always enjoyed talking to them. The apartment is a good size and comfortably furnished, the kitchen had everything we needed. It was great that we even got a little surprise for our wedding day, which made us very happy! We had some great days on Cerf Island and we'll be back! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Perfect locations for total relaxation. In the details provided with everything. Excellent reception by the owners with a welcome refreshment. Excellent location, from the veranda you go out on a beautiful garden overlooking the sea Translation (IT): GoogleTranslate
Great, big apartment. The beach was not usable for us due to the season (Windy Season) under associated sea grass and strong surf. Since there is a wonderful beach a few meters away on the windward side with the Anse Takamaka, it did not matter. The breakfast we had booked, this is served in the restaurant of L'Habitation and was very good. Incidentally, the local staff is hard to beat in terms of friendliness, service and helpfulness. The hosts of Fairy Tern, Wendy and Kevin are very nice and helpful. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Yes, what can I say, the location, the villa, all the trappings and the landlord were just perfect. House House with a small snorkeling paradise in front of the house. Canoes are available at the house. Reef sharks, rays and many species of fish on your doorstep. An island to come down. Nevertheless, this island was not one of our favorites, as it was a bit too one-sided for us and it was also by far not as quiet as previously touted. You hear the airport and the noise of Mahé but quite strong, as there are sections on other islands are much quieter. But the flair of the island has its own character. And I can only rate the house with the full score. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very nice owner and family. Great for snorkeling! Guided snorkeling tour was free. Especially the Creole food that was offered, we really liked it. Nice spacious villa. We rode kayaks almost every day, which we were allowed to use for free. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
On Cerf we were warmly welcomed by Wendy and Kevin. Two beautiful apartments were available for 4 days. Have spent the time with a lot of snorkeling. A highly recommended accommodation away from the hustle and bustle and ideal for those seeking peace. We would not book with breakfast. Is the 19 € per person per day far from worth it. Partly mildewed sausage, instead of fresh fruit juices only fruit nectar from the tetra pack, dirty dishes and smeared tables. In addition, apparently completely unmotivated staff in the hotel Habitation. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Well-kept accommodation for a quiet, relaxed stay. We can highly recommend it. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Top location right on the beach with. The apartment on the 2nd floor was first class and super clean. Very nice landlord! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The apartment was amazing. The owners were very nice.
Very nice accommodation on a beautiful beach section. Kevin and Wendy are just heartfelt and open minded and made our stay enjoyable. , Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Absolute top, airy and spacious, large loggia (good in the rain and sun) Very nice hosts. Clean and completely furnished. Right on the beach, you really do not need shoes Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Still the lovely owners Kevin and Wendy. Could still remember us well. Refrigerator, as well as the last time, with eggs, drinks, bread filled for the first. Cleaning daily. Great apartment, big, with AC. We have breakfast at the hotel L'Habitation next door. This was very sparse. The buffet was replenished bit by bit, eggs only on demand, some things went out during the week. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very friendly helpful elderly couple. The accommodation was good, but already a bit old. The service staff was a bit annoyed. From 9 o'clock one was asked again and again, whether they can do about .... Cerf Islan in your opinion in our opinion very overrated. The beaches are not as nice as described. Very sulky, since all the waste of Mahe is washed up here on the beach. There are days when the water stinks. For snorkeling you have to swim out for almost a kilometer to see anything at all. The yield, however, is very low. This has nothing to do with a snorkeling paradise. The water is always cloudy. Strong current and always wind. The island itself is partly dirty. There are many corners that are overlaid with rubbish. What a pity. When the wind is unfavorable, it is very loud, because all sounds are carried by Mahe on the island. On the other side of the river there is an industrial area. Conclusion: unfortunately no dream island us no snorkeling paradise. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Wendy and Kevin took care of our well being and made it easy for us to enjoy the time. Cerf! The smallest island, but without roads! The beaches are all public and only about this one has the possibility to circle the island almost. Very exciting, and you have to pay attention to the tides. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Best place to stay on our trip. Really clean and the landlord super nice. As it turns out, you can do without good planning on a booked breakfast. Prefer to have breakfast in the apartment yourself. The fridge was filled with some things on arrival, so you could easily bridge a day. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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