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
- 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
We arrived early in the hotel & our room is not yet ready but they were able to provide us an alternative solution by letting us taking a nap in the spa room while waiting for our room to be ready. It just sad that i have lost my ring there and i still cant get over it. We reported to the hotel but it was not found unfortunately. We cant blame them anyway.
The half board package is worth to take it. Only thing is, it doesnt include water or soft beverage. So you have to pay extra. There are so many food varieties to choose from during breakfast & dinner. They do even have theme nights. But lunch is the issue. We ordered from a la carte but there is no consistency in particular with the tomato soup. It taste so good during our first day then on the following days, taste differently.
Room is spacious with complete amenities. But they dont have a duvet. They only have a thin sheet that’s not enough to keep you warm at night even with AC adjusted. FYI: duvet is available only upon request & we made the request only during our last 2 nights.
Most of the staff are friendly & accommodating. They are very quick in responding to our request. Special mention to Thel from Spa, he accommodates us during our first day and when i informed him that i lost my ring, i can feel his utmost concern. He offered us a couple massage which made us relaxed. Although it will not compensate to the ring that i lost, it was a warmth touched to realease our stress.
Overall, this hotel is highly recommended. Its only a 4 star hotel but their service & facilities seems like a 5 star hotel.
A Hidden GEM...Avani
We stayed in this hotel for four nights and really enjoyed second time after ten years. Located on lovely private beach with quietness.we found this place perfect for us , surrounded by lush tropical forest. The hotel has just recently been refurbished, so we found it just wonderful there .We were given a spacious, modern room , immaculately cleaned by staff.
The television and internet were hit and miss but that did not bother us, we preferred the sound of the rolling sea and the wonderful view from our room . there is a big pool , too .
Ten years ago hotel was not so good and was old and lifeless and we were sold this by agent for room availability no where else but now hotel is managed by new company now and so many good changes and management is so fair in rates so you pay four star and they try for services and food for five star.
It is not too far to get to the capital Victoria by car .
Staff is very helpful and attentive.Try to make all your wishes come true . We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a fruit platter in our room. On Saturday live band playing real good stuff.
We had dinner in the amazing Thai Restaurant, which you find in the hotel and it was delight.
When having free time we spoke to hotel director Mr.Javid Khan who is young chap with full of life and can be seen around the hotel all the time with the brightest smile in lobby and breakfast. He helped us in planning our days especially dinners and drinks. He is a pearl among the managers we have ever encountered. He answered all my questions quickly and patiently.
We strongly recommend this hotel and will hopefully come back to this gem within next decade after saving some more retirement money.
It doesn’t worth the price. I don’t understand how do they manage to be busy, our check-in took us 1/2 an hour, nobody to help us to take the luggage out of the car.
I’ve got bug beds that didn’t let me go sleep all night and gave me a rash that last one week.
For sure needs to be refurbished, renew towels and linens.
The Ac was noisy and they use a hideous noisy dehumidifier too.
The beach is nice and the view is good, but it’s too expensive for what you get for.
We spent our last 5 days at Avani Seychelles and it was the best choice of all. Hotel is not too big and not too small. The food was other-worldly. Normally we do not book half board (especially not at the seychelles) but in this hotel we did and it was worth it. The beach is nice but there are nicer beaches at Mahe. Nevertheless you can go swimming and especially snorkeling. We saw a lot of fish and also our daugther (3) snorkeled there. The staff is very very friendly and we really loved our room. I highly recommend this hotel, also for those who normally prefer bed&breakfast.
Paradise on Mahé island!
The stay was remarkable , from the arrival till departure . Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They provide amazing customer service and go extra mile to insure that the guests are satisfied.To mention a few names, Special thanks to Harvey (Hrvoje), from the hotel management, for his extended service and Canon the bar supervisor for his dedication to the guests. Overall hotel looks great nice rooms, beautiful private beach, all the facilities and amenities are great. Excellent choice of great restaurants and very delicious food (Seafood, Thai, open buffet) . Even the prices of everything in the resort are very competitive, I would say the best on the island.
Also big thanks to Lisie , Almira and all the hotel team members, couldn’t remember all the names :)