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    LES AUTRES ILES: Le Parc Marin de Ste Anne    

THE ISLANDS OF SEYCHELLES, both granitic and coralline are situated on an underwater plateau called the Seychelles Plateau. There are 43 inner islands and 72 outlying islands.
The inner granitic islands are namely Mahe, Cerf island, Round island, Praslin, La Digue and Fregate. These green, tropical forest covered islands are hilly and mountainous and have fine white sandy beaches often framed with huge granite boulders.

THE STE ANNE MARINE PARK is an important part of the cultural and natural heritage of the Seychelles. It was created in 1973 to protect the marine environment of the inner islands, St Anne, Moyenne Island, Long Island, Round Island, Plate Island, Cerf Island, Cachée Island, all within 5 km from Mahe. The marine park, with its many ecosystems and clear waters is a habitat for many species, manta rays from April to December, dolphins, green turtles and thousands of multi coloured fishes. Consequently it’s a haven for snorkeler.

You can go on day trips to the marine park or stay in some of the small hotels on the islands and discover the park at your leisure, Round Island and Cerf Island being particularly worth a visit.


Cerf Island is a small island about 1.5 km long by 1 km wide and borders the St Anne Marine park which is on the northern side of Mahe. Cerf island is named after a ship of the French navy by the same name which arrived in Seychelles in 1756 . The commander of the expedition, Corneille Nicolas Morphey, placed a Stone of Posession on Mahe together with a 55ft mast onto which was hoisted the royal flag. Today, this stone can be seen in the Natural History Museum in Victoria.

Cerf Island is well known for its lovely beaches and is a great place to spend some relaxing days. The island forms the edge of the St Anne marine park and there is a long reef which is perfect for scuba diving. There are many nature trails through the island where one can see fruit bats, different species of birds, giant tortoises and rare chameleons.
The restaurants on the island offer great creole food in a very relaxed atmosphere. There are small boats that do the trips between Mahe and Cerf on a regular daily basis and it takes 10-15 mins by boat
to reach Cerf island from Mahe.

Tel (248)252 10 60   -  -

- from: 195 € / night for 2 persons BB. 800 € / night for 12 persons, BB
- capacity: 12 persons
Fully equipped villas on the beach with exterior gazebo, ensuite bathrooms & pool.
Daily housekeeping.
On request: extra bed & Dinner.


Ideally situated, Cerf Sanctuary is at the heart of a protected marine park on Cerf Island. It is surrounded by many other beautiful granitic islands: Saint-Anne island, Round island, Moyenne island, Long island and last but not the least Mahe Island which holds the capital Victoria. The island has no road, no car and walking barefoot is advised!
We organize boat transfert from Eden Island (with additional charge). If you are coming from the airport, Eden Island is 6km away and it is very easy to find a taxi.
Cerf Sanctuary
Right in front of the beach, Cerf Sanctuary is an intimate villa style hotel with only two villas, a swimming pool, a kiosk and a kiln from the 19th century. The main villa has three bedrooms and the beach villa has two bedrooms.


Situated in the middle of the St Anne marine park near Mahe (15min by boat), Round Island is the smallest island of the group and is so called because the island is completely round. It is surrounded by lovely underwater seascapes which are ideal for snorkeling. The island also has lovely little beaches tucked in between granite boulders, a characteristic of the Seychelles and the swimming is delightful. The island is thickly wooded and looks very enchanting. There is a single hotel on the island consisting only of a few
villas decorated in a colonial style and reminds guests of days gone by. The hotel offers a desert island feel while having modern facilities, all set in an exceptional natural environment.

Boutique Resort - Managed by JA Resorts & Hotels  -  Tel: (248) 467 27 27 - Central reservation (971) 4814 56 78
Fax (248) 467 27 00 -  -

- from: 600 € /villa, Bed and Breakfast (excluded VAT & service charges)
Capacity: 24 persons . (2 adults & 1 child / villa)
10 private creole style villas
International & creole cuisine.


Enchanted Island Resort is a secluded island hideaway in the Seychelles, featuring just ten private beautifully decorated creole style villas with own plunge pools, beach access, king size beds, french bathtubs and outdoor rain showers. Surrounded by the indian ocean's blue waters and vibrant marine life, guests can enjoy contemporary international and creole cuisine at our Bounty Restaurant, while the Casteway Bar offers cocktails and aperitifs.
The Spa overlooks the sea and features a Yoga Pavillon, couple treatment suite, and two individual treatment pavillons with their own private steam rooms, showers and terraces.
Guests may also snorkel, go kayaking, or relax at the Resort's infinity pool.
Enchanted Island Resort is memebre of the Ja Resort & Hotels.