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
Excellent hotel - great pool, beach, good size clean rooms, good food and excellent waiters and waitresses but all let down by poor management.
The hotel hosted a party for an external company and the loud disco went on till 2.10am. We made two calls to the front desk and the night duty manager could hardly hear us. No prior warning that the usual bar area and restaurant would be closed for this event and with over 10% of the guests (my reckoning based on what we were told as to the number of complaints received >12 and the approx. number of room occupancy) complaining about the noise no formal apology was forthcoming.
Accepting issues arise but how it is dealt with to the satisfaction of the customer matters most and the reaction of the management to the issue but we were sadly disappointed.
Beach full of stones everywhere.
Food horrible that all my friends where complaining about it .
Not only that disrespectful to your privacy ( i have to call and my friend the duty manager in order to take an action with regards to the noise but nothing happen) i was trying to get rest but I Couldn’t as they have a party that they don’t care about the rest of the hotel guest as the minimum can be done is to reduce the volume .
Overall bad and unpleasant experience
We stayed there for two days, two nights.Front office staff were very cooperative and allotted a sea view room which was quite nice.I have one reservation here.I do not know it is the latest fashion to have open bath room now-a-days in hotel's and resorts.I was informed that this hotel has open bath room and our room was not an exception.We managed somehow .However I wonder how Will the guests live in those rooms if they have a grown up child ?
Regarding the bed and other facilities it was alright.Balcony was very good.We enjoyed the incessant rain sitting there the day we arrived at the resort.
Breakfast was very good.First day dinner was excellent .However second day dinner was not good , very few items were there.Since the restaurant was open on two sides flies were a nuisance during day time.
Location of the restaurant was excellent.Guests can enjoy the sea sitting in or outside the restaurant.I liked the ambience of the resort particularly in front of the room complex which was decks with trees and flowering plants . Beautiful surrounding ,Sea beach was good.
The name contains ‘spa’ and know what, it is short manned! No answers on phone for bookings and the hotel staff does nothing to cater to the needs. Tried calling numerous times and even visited the spa centre and no one was there to assist. Eventually last minute the hotel staff called and gave a slot which did not suit my timings. Upon asking who is at fault, diplomatic answers flew in whilst ignoring my concerns about ‘me speaking to the wall’ for booking for 2 entire days.
We went for our honeymoon, stayed for 3 nights. The resort is very nice, the room as well. We had everything we needed. The welcome was very special and the staff was very hospitable and friendly. The beach is beautiful. If you are not a particular fan of seafood, the food options are limited. And for me, being a vegetarian, they were even less. But we rented a car at the resort so could explore places nearby and had more options, which is a good thing about the location of this resort and also of the island itself. We also took the local bus to the city and back one day which you can do if you are adventurous and do not mind the wait.
The in room dining is available till 10.00pm only, actually the whole city shuts after that so there is not much to do later anyway. So the day would start early with breakfast and after all the beach and food you don't mind tucking in early. All in all it was a perfect holiday!