L'Habitation Cerf Island Hotel is near Sainte Anne beach on tiny Cerf Island, and it's surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The hotel has 14 rooms; its colonial-style main building houses the standard rooms and there are two individual bungalows in the garden. All rooms are modern and spacious, and all standard rooms have balconies overlooking the pool or the garden. The hotel has an open-air restaurant on the ground floor of the main house that serves excellent Creole and International cuisine.
Gorgeous, unspoiled Cerf Island is approximately a mile long and half a mile wide, and the island sits in Sainte Anne National Marine Parkâ€”home to over 150 species of sea life. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear, and the area has world-class snorkeling and diving. Cerf is a little over 2 miles off the coast of the main island of Mahe, and it takes about 15 minutes to get there by boat. L'Habitation Cerf provides a free shuttle to and from Mahe. You need to arrange your initial pickup from Mahe 48 hours in advance; after that, shuttle transportation is much more flexible.
The hotel has kayaks you can borrow, and exploring Cerf's coast by kayak is a fantastic way to spend a day. Cerf has no private beaches, and you're free to kayak, swim, and lounge anywhere on the island. When you get back to L'Habitation, you can look forward to a dip in the pool, a meal at the restaurant, or a relaxing evening taking in the tropical breezes from your balcony.