Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

A colourful hideaway offering a great atmosphere and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. The 25-metre long swimming pool is one of the main attractions in the heart of this low rise resort. The Gravity bar has a shisha lounge upstairs, with cocktails, music and beach views. The stylish décor blends cool whites, warm woods, and turquoise details echoing the ocean waters. And there are beachside barbecues and waterfront dining venues. The AVANI also gives a taste of the rest of the Seychelles, with tamarind from the north infusing everything from ice creams to champagne rum cocktails. This is the complete island experience.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the west coast of Mahé, near to popular island attractions and right by the white sands of Barbarons Beach. The capital, Victoria, is a 20-minute drive away. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

124 rooms and suites on 2 floors. All with balcony or terrace with table and chairs, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, DVD player, WiFi*, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities and safe. Standard Rooms have 1 double or 2 twin beds, and an extra bed or cot on request, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board Option: Includes breakfast and dinner at Elements. 

Garden View Rooms located on the ground or first floor have 1 double or 2 twin beds, and an extra bed or cot on request, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean View Rooms have 1 double or 2 twin beds, and an extra bed or cot on request, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Beachfront Rooms, on the ground or first floor, are just steps from the beach with views of the Ocean. They have 1 double or 2 twin beds, and an extra bed or cot on request, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Elements (all-day dining, international and island menu, themed buffets). Tamarind (Pan-Asian menu, deck and beach dining options, open for lunch and dinner). Gravity (bar with cocktails, snacks and shisha lounge). By The Pool (bar with light bites menu and sorbets). Beachside private dining*. Outdoor beachfront pool (25 metres). AVANI Spa*. Fitness centre. Tennis court. Yoga. Snorkelling. Nature Trail. AVANI Kids’ Club (4–12 years). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Room service*

*Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Short but sweet

Mar 27, 2020 corlia_swanepoel Cape Town, South Africa

We had a one night stay in a beach room. It was a lovely resort, very beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and we had lovely drinks on the beach the evening. The rooms are spacious, however the bathroom was a bit odd. Breakfast was lovely and we cannot fault them on service. The swimming beach is very small however and I think it is… Read more
We had a one night stay in a beach room. It was a lovely resort, very beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and we had lovely drinks on the beach the evening. The rooms are spacious, however the bathroom was a bit odd. Breakfast was lovely and we cannot fault them on service. The swimming beach is very small however and I think it is worth a mention. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very friendly hotel with great views over the bay

Mar 25, 2020 Allison H United Kingdom

We spent 11 nights recently at the Avani and had a wonderful time. We had an ocean view room which was very comfortable and the best bed I've slept in for a long time. The staff was so helpful and personable, always doing their best, nothing was too much trouble. We are missing Joanne's wonderful eggs in the morning- she always remembered who had… Read more
We spent 11 nights recently at the Avani and had a wonderful time. We had an ocean view room which was very comfortable and the best bed I've slept in for a long time. The staff was so helpful and personable, always doing their best, nothing was too much trouble. We are missing Joanne's wonderful eggs in the morning- she always remembered who had ordered what, and always with a smile. The bar service was great with Thushan inventing different cocktails for me! We would happily return, a very relaxing stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A few faults but all quickly corrected. Overall a memorable stay

Mar 19, 2020 28martinf Wallsend, United Kingdom

The Avani is situated right on the edge of a lovely sweeping beach unfortunately only a small portion of the bay, to the right of the hotel is good for swimming and snorkelling. The facility while comfortable and well maintained, looks tired in places. The staff really make the Avani, always friendly and eager to ensure you are enjoying your stay.… Read more
The Avani is situated right on the edge of a lovely sweeping beach unfortunately only a small portion of the bay, to the right of the hotel is good for swimming and snorkelling. The facility while comfortable and well maintained, looks tired in places. The staff really make the Avani, always friendly and eager to ensure you are enjoying your stay. Janette always had a smile and a cheery welcome at breakfast, Waseem and Hari waited on your every need at meal times and Dams will ensure you always have the right drink at the table. Hats off to Joanne for effortlessly coping with all the egg orders, always smiling and never getting mixed up with who she was cooking for. Food has a distinctive Indian and Creole edge which may not be to everyones liking but the main restaurant is buffet meaning that everyone should be able to find something to their liking. Of the two alternative restaurants (surcharges apply) the pan asian Tamarind Thai has the better choice but service can be very erratic (from very attentive to extremely slow) The newly opened Terrace offers Fish or Meat 5 course banquets and the quality of food/cooking on both are excellent. The location on the roof of the main building, gives lovely views over the bay but take a torch if you have the fish banquet so that you can see the bones, in the romantic mood setting. Overall a very enjoyable stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Affordable Luxury: Good Hotel, Great Service!

Mar 17, 2020 mastkarandar Mumbai, India

We recently visited Seychelles as a family of 9 (8 adults and 1 infant) members and chose to stay at Avani Barbarons Seychelles for 4 nights, 5 days. The property is about 35 mins from the Airport and would definately reccomend pre-booking a vehicle to get to the hotel and back especially if you have a large family and a child travelling (Tip: €70… Read more
We recently visited Seychelles as a family of 9 (8 adults and 1 infant) members and chose to stay at Avani Barbarons Seychelles for 4 nights, 5 days. The property is about 35 mins from the Airport and would definately reccomend pre-booking a vehicle to get to the hotel and back especially if you have a large family and a child travelling (Tip: €70 for pick up and drop but you get private carriers for about €50 for a large mini-van as well). The Hotel is lovely and expansive and the working staff is the heart of it. Pictures seen on the website and the travel portals actually dont do justice to the property and it's much prettier when you arrive. Would definately reccomend better quality photos to be taken of the lobby with the backdrop of the ocean, the pool with background of the mountains and the rock formation and sea where one can come and swim/snorkle. We stayed at the Beach view rooms however all the category rooms are the same with different views as cited in the names. In summary, it is a very good hotel available at a very afforable price for every traveler and I would strongly reccomend it to everyone who visits especially if you wish to explore this beautiful island via Car (we rented 2 Hyundai i20's for the 3 days there) which we did as there is lots of eateries, beaches, parts of the island like Eden Island that one must visit before they leave). Food overall was very good - breakfast every morning and the chefs made something interesting on request if there was something that we craved. Would like to thank the staff from the GM of the hotel, Ashish - to make us comfortable at the property. Special mention to Ranish who went above and beyond with travel help, recommendations on the island and ensuring we all had a good time during our stay. All the very best! Till we meet again in the future :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Honeymoon Experience

Mar 15, 2020 sonakshiverma1994 New Delhi, India

The stay was great! Loved every bit of it. Would love to visit again and recommend to all friends and family. The service was great and the staff was extremely hospitable and helpful. Overall a great stay!