Mahe & Cerf Island
Travel 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Oct 2019
Book by 31 Mar 2019
Saving £956 per person
- 5 nts Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort & Spa, Mahe - Breakfast
- 4 nts Cerf Island Resort, Cerf Island - Half board
- Cerf Island Resort: receive FREE half board
- AVANI Seychelles Barbarons: receive a credit of £40 per room per stay PLUS a FREE room upgrade to an AVANI ocean view room
- Flights to Mahe via Dubai with Emirates, accommodation throughout, private road and shared boat transfers and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
Couples and families alike can soak up the island vibes at this low-rise hideaway, which sits right on the white sands of Barbarons Beach. You'll discover everything you need for a perfect tropical holiday including a gorgeous pool, fantastic restaurants to tempt your tastebuds, a wonderful spa and numerous activities for all ages.
Nestled into the wooded hillside overlooking the sea at the entrance to the Sainte Anne National Marine Park, this boutique resort provides a taste of tropical seclusion.
Flights to Mahe via Dubai with Emirates, accommodation throughout, private road and shared boat transfers and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
Mahe may be the largest and most densely populated island in The Seychelles, but at only 17 miles long and 5 miles wide it is delightfully compact and easily explorable. The joy of Mahe is the variety it offers: glorious coastal scenery ranging from wild granite cliffs to tranquil palm-fringed bays, while inland are high hills and remote rainforest and throughout the island are small towns and a unique Creole culture.
There are over 60 wonderful beaches and coves fringing the island, ranging from sweeping bays of white sand to hidden corners to find for your own Robinson Crusoe experience.
On the stunningly beautiful northwest coast is popular Beau Vallon, which may be more developed than other areas but is still low key with a gorgeous beach spread across a huge bay along with calm, gentle waters. Beau Vallon also has a good range of restaurants so you aren't limited to those in your hotel, however good they may be! It's also a good base for exploring Victoria and for access to the harbour for boats to Praslin and La Digue.
On the west coast is Port Launay Marine National Park, which has a horseshoe-shaped beach of white sands and calm, relatively deep waters forming a natural harbour. As a protected marine reserve the snorkelling is fantastic here and with a glorious backdrop of jungle clad mountains and high granite hills covered in forest, you'll feel surrounded by nature.
For beach hopping and seclusion it's hard to beat the south of the island. Here you'll find small settlements interspersed with forest and winding coastal roads leading to spectacular beaches, such as Anse Forbans, a huge bay naturally divided into three smaller beaches by boulders. The waters are shallow and calm with a natural lagoon formed by a reef some way off the shore. Other beaches close by include Anse Royal, Soleil, Intendance and Takamaka.
Mahe's tiny capital, Victoria, is a bustling centre whose streets are lined with endemic palms and a mix of Creole-style houses, Indian shops and British relics. There's a vibrant market, manicured botanical gardens and modern shopping plazas.
Measuring just a mile long and less than a mile wide, Cerf is a lush island situated within the Sainte Anne Marine National Park and the closest island to Mahe. The island has several dazzling white sand beaches and is surrounded by a coral reef making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling. There are no roads on the island, only a few pathways, which allow for leisurely exploration.
Refreshingly uncrowded, Cerf Island's beaches are among the best in the world and offer excellent swimming and snorkelling opportunities. Framed with granite rocks and Takamaka trees the pristine white sands are the perfect place to relax in between dips in the clear blue Indian Ocean.
The marine life within the Park is exceptional with more than 150 species of reef fish, crabs, sea urchins, starfish and octopus, so don't miss the opportunity to head beneath the waves and discover this wonderful sea-life. Don't miss the unique snorkel trail which has been set up in the waters and takes you past a number of marked spots, one of which contains the rare 'black coral'.
Inland, the island is made up of lush vegetation, including palms, shrubs and ferns, while along with the few hotels there are a handful of beach restaurants, a single church and a small art gallery.