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 found this hotel the best till now ! If you looking for a relaxing time this the hotel you should choose! You will definitely find yourself loving yourself.
There is a beach , there is pool there is a open restaurant which has live band in the evening and its just amazing. The cottages gives u a holiday feel which is even more amazing ???? i m in love ????
I liked this hotel. It has an open layout in which it is easy to find the facilities and it is nicely decorated with a lot of seating in different styles. The standard of service is excellent. I commend my travel agent for choosing it for me.
I would describe my room as being a studio flat without a kitchen. It was spacious and comfortably furnished. It had a large bathroom area with a sink, bath, shower and separate toilet.
I had breakfast overlooking a beautiful beach. There is a large swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers. Towels are provided to lie on. There are also a few sun loungers down one end of the beach, but they are well hidden from view.
Everything is immaculate and there are staff everywhere looking after the guests.
The Seychelles are like Iceland in that food is imported, which makes it expensive. Prices are roughly on a level with Central London. An evening meal will be £30 - 40, slightly less if you are vegetarian. A light lunch can be obtained at the bar or in their snack shop (which has an excellent selection of pastries) for the price of a sandwich lunch in London.
I stayed here for two nights prior to taking a cruise island hopping and for one night following the cruise. The staff remembered who I was and the wifi reactivated on the second stay without me having to sign in to it again. I was very pleased. It was effortless.
Just one little gripe. I left early to go to the airport and they provided me with a vegetarian packed breakfast. It included a yoghurt that contained beef gelatine. (Fortunately, I know that thick and creamy yoghurt contains gelatine, so I checked the ingredients and did not eat it.)
More seriously, I note the point that wcthoo makes in his review "We became anti-AVANI". There is no excuse for the way he was treated. Whilst my own stay was virtually perfect, I am inclined to agree with wcthoo's assessment that they are very money minded. I picked up on it when I was welcomed very efficiently on my first stay by a charming young lady with a towel and a drink and a form to sign. I think there may well be another side to Avani and I rather suspect that it would not take very much to turn the outward paradise into a hell for the visitor. However, I did not witness it and I hope that I am wrong. I would not have even mentioned this had it not been for what happened to wcthoo.
This was my second visit at Avani Barbarons and my holiday was again amazing. The service was great in 2016 but was excellent this time. The food and cocktails were awesome. The rooms clean and the bathroom very spacious. The staff very friendly and professional. I cant wait to return!