The Cerf Island (Engl. Cerf Iceland, dt. "Deer Island") is a 1.27-square-kilometer island in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The Cerf Island is privately owned is 4 kilometers off the northeast coast of the main island of Mahe with the capital Victoria and 2 kilometers south of the island of Sainte Anne and has except tropical rainforest several beaches. The highest peak is located 108 m above the sea. To the west of the island there are three hotel complexes, Cerf Iceland Marine Park Resort, Fairy Tern Chalets and L'Habitation, and The Kapok Tree restaurant. In addition, around 20 locals living on the island. A good 60 meters southeast of Ìle aux Cerf, the small island Ile Cachée is (2.1 hectares). At low tide it is within walking distance. The Cerf Island is Sainte Anne, the second largest island of belonging to the Sainte Anne Marine National Park archipelago and is part of the district Mont Fleuri. Lived on the island at any time deer, but the island is named after the frigate Cerf, was stabbed with the captain Corneille Morphy on 16 July 1756 when Mauritius from Mahé to sea. The island is not to be confused with the same name uninhabited island Cerf Iceland / Cerf Island in the far south of Providence Atoll at 9 ° 31 '19 "S, 50 ° 59' 2" O, and which also uninhabited and belonging to Mauritius Ile aux Cerfs.
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