About Us

South Point Villas were built 19 years ago on 5 acres of the Petit Family property located on a remote part of Cerf Island in the St Anne Marine National Park.

The first Petit arrived from Coutras in France in the early 1800s and his great-grandson Jules was elected to the first independent legislature when Seychelles achieved independence from Mauritius and became a Crown Colony in 1903. Jules is (dubiously) credited for having introduced legislation lowering the age from which children could purchase alcohol to below 14!

The private family cemetery is now declared a national monument and is located behind the main hospital on the old family property on Mahe.

South Point Villas is one of two properties on the secluded southern corner of Cerf Island, the other next door property being originally developed by the famous author, Wilbur Smith, who spent many years holidaying here with his late wife Danielle. The next neighbours are more than a mile away which guarantees privacy and seclusion.

The Villas were all built to house the extended family, but several years ago it was decided to share the beauty of the St Anne Marine National Park with all those who love unspoilt nature at its very best.

For the more athletic, on the summit of the property may be found remnants of treasure hunters’ diggings. Sunrise Villa was built on a platform created by early settlers now long gone.

South Point Villas is managed by Michel Estico and his team who will make your holiday unforgettable. We invite you to please look at the rave reviews from past guests on our website, or on Booking.com