The Farquhar Group of Islands belong to the Outer Islands of Seychelles. They are 700 miles south west of Victoria, the capital city on Mahe Island. The Farquhar Group consists of one separate island and two atolls as well as one submerged reef. The group is made up of Farquhar Atoll that has two larger islands and eight small islets, Providence Atoll with two islets, which are Providence Island and Cerf Island, St. Pierre Island and Wizard Reef, which is submerged.
St. Pierre is surrounded with fossil coral cliffs that have been undercut and have many blowholes. Many caverns have been cut by the sea, so there is no fresh water on the atoll. It is almost impossible to access the island by sea, but there is a derelict jetty at a ruined settlement on the northwest coast that can only be accessed by boat in very calm weather.