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
The location of Avani is in a beautiful location with one of the nicest beaches. However, if you’re looking for some nightlife or other restaurants and places to go to you will need a car. Other than the beach there was not much to do around the area that was walking distance.
1. Beautiful luxury hotel
2. Very clean and well maintained
3. Big, beautiful & clean swimming pool. It's beach facing & the water is maintained as warm which is very comforting.
4. Polite and helpful staff
5. Good location, not too far from main city. Bus stand is just outside the hotel which is very convenient
6. Food is great but SHOULD HAVE MORE OPTIONS in VEGETARIAN cuisine in breakfast and ala karte
7. Should have bus or shuttle service to the beach
8. Rooms r very well n uniquely designed..
9. One of the nights they had Karaoke night which was amazing..
Thanks for such an amazing experience for 3 days.. :) :):)
We went in the year-2017 for honeymoon, it was really awesome experience. Avani is one the best resorts in Seychelles. I would definitely recommend this resort. It has private beach, pool is really good, food is awesome, rooms are awesome, we booked beach view rooms. Overall it is best.
We had a blast at Avani. The staff made us feel like we were family. They were all so sweet and always had a big smile and were willing to help with anything. We had dinners there and the staff were so kind to make sure we had food with our dietary requirements. Special shout-out to Princess and Rohan for making our meals fantastic! Also special shout-out to Farai, Estelle and Steve. If you stay at Avani make sure to share the love. It doesn't get much better than Avani. PS. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable we've ever slept on.
As it was one of the cheaper resorts on Mahe, I was expecting luxury but nothing too fantastic however, it was nothing other than perfect. We had booked an Ocean View room and although not directly looking out into the sea, when we stepped onto our balcony we had a lovely view of the mountains and the tranquil sea.
The room was large, with a super king size bed and fluffy pillows. My partner was happy there was Sky Sports on the TV so he could watch the Arsenal game! So that's always a bonus.
The beach that Avani is on is quiet, with no other resorts around which was a major selling point for us. They have a part of the beach allocated from swimming and snorkelling as it is much calmer than other parts of the sea. You can see some fantastic fish there, I was even lucky enough to spot a lemon shark and a few sting rays!
The breakfast was varied and you can sit by the beach in the morning, listening to the crashing waves...absolute paradise.
If you're choosing between here and a posh resort on Beau Vallon, choose here!! 100% The sea is so much clearer, quieter, nicer for swimming. We went to Beau Vallon one night and hated it, we were so happy we picked Avani. I would recommend hiring a car though as it is a 25 min drive from Victoria and the Airport. With the car you can explore other parts of the west coast and drive up to view points and walking trails.
All the staff at Avani were so helpful and brilliant. I couldn't recommend staying at this resort enough!