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Island Group: Inner Islands Group
Distance from Mahe: 4km
Area: 1.27 sq.km
Situated within the Ste Anne Marine National Park, Cerf is Mahe’s closest neighbour and offers excellent swimming and snorkelling as well as memorable sunbathing on several great beaches.
Cerf is a popular picnic venue with Mahe residents on account of its fine beaches and good swimming.
The island once had a thriving coconut industry, the remnants of which are still evident in the form of lush coconut groves. Many exotic shrubs adorn its 116 hectares that is also home to a population of giant land tortoises and flying foxes.
Cerf is the only island in the marine park to have a small local population who commute to Mahé for their daily business, making the 4km trip in a matter of minutes.
A high standard of accommodation is available in three hotel establishments currently on the island as is the opportunity to savour mouth-watering Seychellois Creole cuisine.
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