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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 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
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.
Stay-Pay Offer 4:3 - Stay 4+ nights - Pay 3 nightsValid in travel period: 27.06.2019 - 31.10.2021
- The following specific cancellation policy applies to this accommodation:
46 days or more before arrival = cancellation fee of 20% of the total cost
36 - 45 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost
15 - 35 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 80% of the total cost
0 - 14 days before arrival (or in case of no-show) = cancellation fee of 95% of the total cost
- Terms and Conditions of Seyvillas (SeyVillas GmbH)
Simply fantastic. It could not have been that bad with Robinson and Freitag! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We stayed at the Takamaka Beach Villas for three nights. The Takamaka Beach Villas are quietly located about 20 meters from the beach. The beach section in front of the villas is very narrow and at high tide completely covered with water, so it is not suitable for lying. But you can relax on the loungers on the private veranda. You can snorkel directly from the beach and after a few meters you reach the reef with many colorful fish. We had the front of the two villas and thus also a wonderful sea view and in the background the mountains of Mahé. The Beach Villa has a living / dining area with kitchenette and a bedroom with en suite bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stove and enough pots and dishes. We had on arrival a small welcome pack consisting of milk, eggs, bread, juice and butter in the fridge. We had booked the accommodation as a self-catering, you just have to note that there are no shops on Cerf Island. For shopping for food etc. you have to go to Eden Island, where there is a Spar Supermarket. You can get there by taxi boat from L'Habitation Hotel. There is also the breakfast and dinner taken, if you have booked. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Beach Villas. The accommodation was clean and was cleaned daily. For any questions you could contact the reception of L'Habitation and it was a quick and friendly help. There we also spontaneously booked a trip to Moyenne. And you can also rent kayaks for free there. On our next trip, we would book the accommodation again. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The villa is lonely right on the beach, from which you can snorkel directly. The house is fully equipped and offers a lot of peace to relax. The fact that the house belongs to a hotel we could use the service, the pool and the kayaks. If the restaurant offers buffet evening, a visit is highly recommended. On arrival, a basic food (eggs, toast, butter, milk, juice and coffee) was available. You can easily use the hotel's boat for shopping in Eden Island and back. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The booked accommodation would have been too small for 3 people. We had thus been allowed to move to another villa. That was of course the dream and everything went well. The transfer with the hotel's own ship, which brought us to Eden Island for shopping, made the perfect self-catering possible on Cerf. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very nice house with everything you need to take care of yourself. Beautifully situated with an impressive view of the main island Mahé. It was great that you can borrow canoes from one of the other hotels ebendalls free of charge. A short tour around Cerf and the neighboring islands are warmly recommended on this way! Also worth mentioning the coral reef right outside the front door, which makes the heart of snorkelers beat faster! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Accommodation perfect. Staff friendly, except for boatswain. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We booked the Takamaka Beach Villa and were very pleased. The accommodation is beautiful, as shown in the pictures, in addition we got a "welcome package", the bread, butter, eggs, milk and juice contained, there were also teabags and (instant) coffee in the house, salt and pepper. The location is very good, almost right on the beach (although on Cerf probably as good as any accommodations are close to the beach). In addition to the beach chairs in front of the house there were 2 additional beach chairs on the beach. The condition of the bath could be optimized (here, in our opinion, mildew on the upper tiles and the mirror a bit peeled off), otherwise we have nothing to complain about. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Loved the villa with all the required items, Rooms , kitchen are pretty clean and also with kitchen utensils which are required but one rice cooker was missing. But anyway we managed with other utensils. Awesome place to stay and hear the beautiful songs of birds and the view of the cloud covered Mahe island was superb , loved the island with very less people and privacy.
Unfortunately I can not say that much about this place. we had the second and it does not work. No cosiness, very dirty, ants in bed and in the rain the water ran down the walls in the house. Gas bottle to cook was none available. The way to the villa was already adventure. At high tide, you have to go through the water because the paths are not extended. Locking the doors was also a problem. The hair dryer did not work either. The first villa had a lot more that did not work. The island is amazing ... I would recommend the La Habitation. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The accommodation was not available. I was moved to the hotel on site. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Since I got from the owner equal to an upgrade in the beautiful 5 bedroom villa with private pool and on the beach with beach .. Awesome space, very nice and tastefully, trendy furnishings. Many thanks to Delta and her husband for this top location. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
just misses a microwave. the boat house is right in front of the restaurant Maharadja (very good) and no bar where nobody was aware of the boat Translation (FR): GoogleTranslate
Friendly welcome with a fruit cocktail. In the refrigerator there was already a basic equipment. The villa itself was friendly and clean. Everything was essential for cooking. Even if the furniture is perhaps not the newest, everything was neat and functional. Overall, a very pleasant living atmosphere. The sea next door. The Madagascar weavers came to the breakfast table. I would probably choose Villa Coco again. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
very nice house, we were very satisfied. Great location, staff very friendly. We even found a few small things in the fridge for the first day. You can snorkel very well on your own small beach and find a great underwater world and beautiful coral. The dinner in the hotel was also very good and we ate the menu every night there. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
An absolute insider tip. The decor is neat and very comfortable with the climate in the bedroom. The self-sufficiency has something of the Robinson feeling, as everything has to be dragged across the beach. So we liked it because we were looking for that very independence. The discrete care by the hotel management was always available and in case of emergency, a helping hand would always be there. The only criticism I have is that our holiday was too short! ???? Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very nice hostess, we could eat food in the nearby hotel, very nice snorkeling area directly 20 meters from the house ... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
A separate villa for me alone. Unique, modern and well maintained. Clean and friendly by the team of the Hotel L'habitation. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We were kindly provided with basic breakfast items (eggs, milk, bread, etc.) that helped us to take care of ourselves. That would have taken a lot of time with the jetty in Eden Island (Sparmarkt). In the evening we ate excellent in the hotel. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate