AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Tropical setting on a private white sand beach
- The spa features a couples treatment room with a sundeck and a steam room
- All rooms have a private balcony or terrace
- The hotel can organize Thai or Creole cooking classes for guests
What To Know
- Located between two popular beaches, Grand Anse and Barbarons
- Free WiFi (high-speed Internet costs $18 per day)
- A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Surrounded by lush gardens dotted with swaying palms, the Avani Seychelles Barbarons is a laid-back beach retreat on Mahé’s quiet west coast. The decor stays true to its tropical setting; the bright and breezy guestrooms feature sand-colored walls and sea-green throws and rugs, and they all come with a private patio or a balcony overlooking the garden, pool or ocean. The private white sand beach is sheltered by a lagoon, and there’s an outdoor pool to relax by. Active types can take advantage of the tennis courts, fitness center or yoga classes. The dining options range from casual to formal: Try Gravity for shisha and cocktails, or Tamarind for authentic pan-Asian flavors. For something a little different, book a private meal right on the beach, or learn the art of Creole cuisine by taking part in a cooking class taught on-site.
In the Area
You’ll find dozens of postcard-perfect beaches nearby, including Grand Anse, which offers turquoise waters, beach sports and horseback riding, plus a traditional market at dusk. This popular area also offers lots of culinary delights; try Chez Plume for freshly caught grilled fish and delicious salads. Over on the island’s east coast, the city of Victoria is home to the National Botanical Garden, which is full of tropical birds and a large rainforest canopy. For a Robinson Crusoe fix, Anse Intendance, on the island’s southwest coast, is a spectacularly deserted white sand beach that is regularly named the best in the Seychelles. Grab a drink at the handy rum bar and watch the sun set on another day in paradise.
How to Get There
I had a great experience. Great hotel with an amazing beach from and view. A lot of positive changes to my last stay. The new General Manager brings a lot od fresh air to the hotel, can't wait to come back.
I’m not one to leave a review but when trying to book a holiday for our wedding anniversary and my husband’s 40th I read so many reviews to help me with my decision.
When I first booked a holiday through BA it was to a different hotel but then I found it too hard to organise transfers and realised the hotel was not on the main island-I phone BA who swapped the hotel to Avani -a room with a sea view. I am so happy with our holiday for lots of reasons. The hotel had mixed reviews but I was extremely happy!
The staff at Avani;
All the staff go out of their way to help you, smile to you, serve you very quickly and efficiently. A special mention for;
Stephen (a concierge) who was welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, 5*
Joanna who cooks the breakfast eggs-friendly, efficient and an amazing omelette maker
Marie Paul, our breakfast waitress for much of the week who was so polite and friendly it was heart warming-so lovely and again efficient
The hotel is clean, maybe needs a bit of touching up here and there but nothing compared to European holidays we’ve had. The staff are constantly making little improvements and adjustments. On our first day, I thought the sun beds round the pool looked worn out-they were all replaced while we’ve been here with new modern beds. The rooms are clean- cleaned daily and new towels and bed sheets can be issued every day.
WiFi is excellent throughout the resort.
The weather was cloudy on a couple of days and rained for one whole day but being from Cornwall we are used to rain-plus we are both leaving with good tans. June is the “rainy season”.
We took the bus into Victoria for one morning for the experience and to buy gifts. You can certainly negotiate bargain gifts at the market and the Botanical Gardens were pleasant and inexpensive-you can enter and feed giant tortoises for less than £10pp
However, the bus is not for the faint hearted-busy, hot and a little bit scary 😱 I thought crossing the road in Rome was scary but the bus drive up and down the main hill was an experience we won’t forget-very very cheap though!
The hotel has a long stretch of beach, only a small bit for snorkelling and swimming but enough for us, the beach is more of a back drop to the hotel to provide a superb view and the relaxing crashing of waves. You can eat inside or out, the flies are noting outside on some days but we ate out 90% and loved watching tiny crabs on the beach at night.
As with most Seychelles hotels the drink is expensive-about £10 for a large beer. We certainly had a lot of beach and poolside drinks but as big drinkers we also bought duty free gin with us and got mixers and beer from the 2 shops within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Shop beer 25 rupees,2 of which equal the 160 rupee hotel beer. The hotel is not expensive for the island and our final bill was fine as we had been a bit savvy during the week-the rooms have quite large fridges which is handy.
The food for the buffet is good-we had some excellent meals. By far our favourite was the Indian Spices night, my husband also loved the seafood night (I’m not a big fan of seafood). The alternative restaurant is Tamarind, which is so good. We were half board and paid the little bit extra to eat off the main menu rather than the set menu included in half board-worth it, the pad Thai was delicious.
We only had lunch a couple of times but food was good and reasonably priced. The chef Marcus came to check on us a few times over the week, he is very friendly and seemed interested on any feedback or where he could offer us anything more.
We did not use the spa as it’s not our thing.
Our only true complaint about the hotel is that we used our complimentary voucher for cocktails and got mojitos, which had no alcohol in them. It put us off ordering any more cocktails-they were free but made us doubt what any cocktails would be like. On one of our last days we did order coconut rum cocktails from the pool bar but the pool bar man promised to make them strong. It was a nice novelty to have a drink in a coconut shell and we could taste the rum.
All the pool bar staff and waiting staff made this the holiday it was, you really can relax and be waited on. The breakfast meal was fantastic every day, omelettes, bacon, beans, hash browns, pastries, fruit, cold meat-literally everything you could want.
Would come back here and bring our kids next time as there were kids here and the pool, food, rooms, beach and most of all the staff make this a great place for couples and/or families.
Writing this on our last day, sad to be leaving in the morning!
(Next time I’m sure the complimentary cocktail will live up to the rest of the trip)
One of the best properties of Seychelles ! Loved the food here and moreover the hospitality the staff.
Mr Deepak was really kind and helpful to us and since they were Indians we felt really homely and they helped us with best Coffee one could ever make.
The Bar Tender made amazing drinks there we had an LIT and they made it so perfect.
Mr Canon helped us with amazing cocktails under his guidelines ð
Guys the staff here is so warm and calm and also during the evening they had an amazing live music concert which played Bollywood songs too :p
So basically made my evening a blesssd one :D
This property canât be missed when in Seychelles.
We spent the last 2 days of a 3 week vacation here and it was worth it. After a week in the jungle and a week on a live aboard this was the time to pamper ourselves. We truly enjoyed the expanse of the beach and how it interacted with its surroundings. We were in Room 269 and had a view of the entire beach and resort. Perfect to enjoy a sunset from our balcony. A little bit of luxury goes a long way.
Is a Beautiful sea facing well equipped resort .
Housekeeping & Front desk are welcoming with a Good attitude.
Beach is good for snorkelling towards the end with snorkel wear being available at reception free of Charge!!
Indian food easily available Ala carte .
Little light on the pocket Grab & Go shop stocking Sandwiches drinks muffins can be found on Hotel premises.
The Bar staff is very active in attending the guests.
Pool area is nice too with ample sun beds & towels.
Overall resort is Clean & pleasant Staff.
Avani Seychelles is Recommended for a Good time with Family .