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
We had gone to Avani for our honeymoon. Lets start with the positives - Good clean rooms, excellent staff, good food, great decor. Now negatives - Rooms a bit cramped, the view even though said sea view , we could see only part of a sea and I was disappointed because we had paid extra for the rooms. All in all we enjoyed the trip so no complains.
Perfect from arrival to departure. The restaurant was superb, fantastic food, healthy, fresh with something for everyone. Bedroom was luxurious, with the softest, most comfortable mattress and pillows ever.
On our second Honey Moon here, overall a good experience Ill do a "+" and "-" and an advice section(you will need it).
+ Huge Rooms with flat TV(All Sky Sports access)
+ Private beach, wich is one of best on the Island
+ Private pool, 3 types of restaurants, 1 Outside bar with fresh coconuts
+ Mostly great staff, congratz on training them.
- Bath in room(if you travel with children, they will see you naked.
- Furniture(very old, not only in room, restaurant, etc are outdated).
- They promote the buffet but its mostly junk food.
So now, for the advice section: We rented the car on Mahe(wich costs minimum of 500Eur for 8days - is not really worth it, you can use the public transport for alot less, you have to drive on the left side, with no lanes drawn, tons of potholes, no safety belt on any roads).
At Avani - try to eat at the a la carte restaurant(the food is good and it costs 50% of the buffet wich is junk, they have a theme every night, but is mostly the same food), the seafood restaurant is very good but the food costs around 65eur/pers.
At lunch, go across the road there is a cafe with great food and souvenirs.
Buy footwear for rocky undervwaters, Avani provides free snorkling stuff(junk mostly).
Organised excursions at the reception start from 110 eur/pers and go up to 300(La Digue worth it, the rest...overpriced for nothing much, and you have to be up at 5 in the morning).
This is a great island with great potential and we loved it. Almost all the coral barrier is dead thanks to us humans.
The hotel location is in a very nice and quite area by the ocean with a stunning view towards the mountain. The hotel facilities were very good, with two restaurants, lounge area, pool and sauna. In front of the hotel there is a long and clean beach with water perfect for swimming and snorkeling. the hotel staff was very friendly and always around.
The hotel room was spacious and clean with air conditioning and dehumidifier. The wi-fi in the room was pretty good.
Everywhere in the hotel area it was clean and green space was very well taken care of.
Close to the hotel there was also a public bus stop, good to use for a daily trip to the capital.
Also, if you want to rent a car, there is a dedicated desk inside the hotel.
The food in the half board was very good with variations, with everyday dinner in a different theme. The drinks were quite expensive though and during dinner no drink was included in the menu.
Overall the hotel is a very good choice for a relaxing holiday in a dream landscape. We would come back anytime.
Very nice teritorry, good rooms. Quite big so don't expect boutique cosiness. Be aware of tides, the beach is not swimable at all times. But resort has very good swimming pool. Dining options limited. For lunch and early dinner check a small cafe and boutique next to the resort (directing right on the road). Ask for special experience - cooking class, thas was really worth trying. We didn't try spa services, so can't comment on it.