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
When one plans holiday to dream destination like Seychelles, one plans early. Knowing Oct is peak period in Seychelles, we made our planning early. We chose to stay with Avani and this turns out to be the biggest mistake!
We made reservation for two rooms (for our guests who will be celebrating their anniversary ) through booking.com using my account in May under non-refundable conditions.
We have not expected Avani to cancel our reservation two weeks ago citing invalid credit card, because they fail to match credit card details with guest names! Despite calling Avani immediately upon notification, Avani has refused to reinstate our booking while they could easily rectify the issue.
Avani politely apologised for inconvenience they have caused. But we are left with no room unless we PAY MORE. Surely inconvenience is an understatement!
Avani could have sought clarification before booking was cancelled should they have any doubt. Unmatching names with credit card should be common when multiple rooms are booked? Why have my booking accepted and confirmed in May? Is it too difficult to rectify the issue when I called almost immediately? Avani just doesn't want to help!
My conclusion is Avani is INCONSIDERATE and MONEY MINDED. They prefer to sell rooms at higher rates than making a customer happy.
Well, lesson learned. We will surely NOT rebook with the hotel, and we will not repeat our mistake by staying with a hotel of Avani group in the future.
We declare ourselves anti-Avani!
Great hospitality experience at Avani. Very friendly, hardworking staff were looking for any opportunity to have our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The value and the price what we expected. Thank you
It was our first trip to Seychelles. The Hotel was fantastic and cosy. The staff was always helpful and assisting, trying to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The nature around the hotel was like in paradise