Avani Seychelles Barbarons – Mahe, Seychelles
When you stay at AVANI you can rest easy knowing we’ve got all the essentials covered. 124 rooms and suites each have a balcony or terrace, and 5 types mean you can enjoy what matters most to you. A great view of lush gardens or the serene and quiet coast. Beach lovers can stay within easy access to the soft sands and clear water, and if you’re getting away for relaxation we’ve got rooms close to the spa. Couples looking to indulge can stay in a suite with extra space and deluxe amenities, and interconnecting options make life even easier for families and friends.
Beach Access Room
If you’re in Seychelles to wind down, these rooms are ideally positioned near to the spa and beach, so it’s only a short stroll to sunbathe, swim in the ocean and get pampered. Sleep well in a choice of beds. Rise and shine to a garden view. Take it easy first thing with a tea or coffee on the balcony. Freshen up with a quick blast in the shower or take your time with a soak in the tub. Help yourself to the mini bar and relax as you email home, or just snuggle up and watch a movie.
Garden View Room
Comfy and stylish for a relaxing stay, these rooms are a great choice if you love tropical nature. Take a seat on your balcony or terrace, overlooking our beautiful gardens. Choose the type of beds you prefer and whether you fancy a quick shower or lazy bath. With mini-bar treats and tea and coffee making facilities, you can enjoy refreshments without leaving your room. Between beach time and island trips, catch up on your sleep or see what movies are on.
Ocean View Room
If you love a room with a view, there’s nothing like an oceanfront stay. Watch the waves roll in with a refreshing drink in hand, taking life easy on your balcony or terrace chairs. Inside, essential comforts and amenities mean you can surf the net or watch TV, treat yourself to an afternoon snooze and freshen up before a great day or night out.
Beach Front Room
Perfect for beach lovers, these rooms offer easy access to our sandy palm-fringed shore. Feel refreshed by the breeze while you read a book or sip drinks outside on your balcony or terrace. Designed with everything you need for a comfy stay inside, you can work and play online, watch international television shows or movies, and enjoy in-room refreshments.
Ocean View Suite
Boasting almost double the size of our rooms, a suite stay gives you all the extra space and upgraded amenities to really unwind. Hang out in the lounge and plan a great day over a hot cuppa. Ease into evenings on the ocean facing balcony, sipping drinks as the sun sets before heading out to dinner. If you’re indulging in a night in, a Jacuzzi bath makes relaxing totally blissful and 24-hour room service means you dine anytime.
Six dining options offer plenty of variety, whatever you’re in the mood for. Thirst quenching beverages with quick and easy bites by the pool. Sunset cocktails that pack a fruity punch, leading into evening seafood dishes, international favourites and Seychelles specialities. Then wind down later on with nightcaps and hang out over shisha. Sip, snack or dine without any fuss – just you, great food and drinks, and views you can’t take your eyes off.
Enjoy homestyle comforts with exciting twists in the herb garden or beachside deck. Breakfast dishes up creole specialities, eggs cooked to order, bakery treats, fresh juices, gourmet teas and Lavazza coffee. Refresh later with a homemade lemonade or crisp New World Chardonnay. Lunch on thin crust pizzas, line caught fish, char-grilled steak or shrimp tortellini in Creole and coconut sauce. Evenings sizzle with Italian, South American and Asian beachside BBQ buffets, given a kick with island Takamaka rums! Creole nights mix culture and cuisine with market stalls, musicians, dancers and artists.
International favourites, fresh seafood and Seychelles specialties, as well as themed evening BBQ buffets and market Creole nights
Our speciality beachside restaurant serves authentic, creative Pan Asian flavours on the deck or on the sand. Lunch with azure ocean views and have dinner by candlelight. Blending imported ingredients, fresh Indian Ocean seafood and tamarind grown in the north of the island and picked at its peak, our signature recipes tantalise. Try seared shrimps with tamarind, papaya and roasted red onion salad or slow roasted duck breast with tamarind and red curry sauce, followed by Takamaka flamed bananas in a tamarind glaze and almond tamarind ice cream, sipped with our tamarind and golden rum champagne cocktail.
Pan Asian recipes, made from traditional ingredients and recreated with modern, creative twists
After breakfast, grab a good book, pull up a chair and enjoy a great coffee or freshly squeezed juice at the lobby bar. When you’re feeling peckish, order a toasted sandwich, juicy burger or a bowl of warm creole spiced cashews. If you love the sunset, this is the perfect spot. Soak up the romance with the sea at your feet or head upstairs to the shisha lounge and chill out with a passion fruit mojito, frozen strawberry daiquiri or banana rum shake. Carry on the evening after dinner with ambient beats in the background and an infused smoking cocktail in hand.
Teas, coffees, refreshing beverages and cocktails, plus a comfort food bar menu of western and island style snacks and meals
By the Pool
Lazy pool days have plenty of temptations to keep you cool and satisfied. Quench your thirst with drinks that refresh and re-energise, or make any time of day cocktail time. Enjoy a chilled treat with one of our infused sorbets or sorbet ice teas. A range of light bites is perfect for midday hunger cravings, from a classic club sandwich or tandoori wrap to a smoked salmon and sour cream flatbread.
Beachside Private Dining
If you’d like to plan something special and romantic, this is the way to do it. Design your ideal menu with our chef. Pick the perfect time and place, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Enjoy a great choice without ever leaving your room, 24 hours a day. At AVANI our room service never stops, so you can sip, snack, wine or dine whenever you like. Call us for a G&T or glass of Seychelles. Find all your favourites like eggs benedict, a juicy steak, club sandwich and more, plus a selection of specialities from Tamarind and Elements.
On an AVANI holiday, you can take it easy, share fun activities in the sun, try something new or go on an adventure.
Top up your tan, refresh in the pool and go with the flow in a yoga class. Enjoy traditional island cooking, dance, craft and language classes, or action-packed days of culture and nature trips.
Go with the flow at our 25-metre outdoor pool, where you can refresh with a quick dip or just relax in the sun.
Feel the burn with an invigorating workout in the fitness centre, then reward tired muscles in the steam room.
Tennis, love? Challenge your friends and family on our fully equipped tennis court or brush up on your game with a private lesson, all equipment included. Call before booking the court and our guest relations agent will take care of everything.
Breathe deeply, stretch and recharge. Our yoga instructor guides you through a series of asanas to relax and revive your body and mind. Classes available select days, or get undivided attention by pre-booking a private lesson
Diving & Snorkelling
Take the plunge and discover the underwater world of Seychelles. No PADI certificate? No problem. Our certified instructors can help. Want to stay closer to the surface? Snag some snorkelling gear and peer into life under the sea. Contact the concierge for prices and reservations.
Catch a wave and learn something new. Our instructors can teach you to surf Seychelles’ waters.
Mangrove & Vacoa Nature Trail Discovery
Get up close with marshland animals and mangrove trees on the Mangrove & Vacoa Trail. Hike towards the beach, then double back inland towards the Dauban River and see the pandanus or screw pines—vacoa in the local language—which the trail is named after.
Fallen in love with Seychelles’ cuisine? Bring a taste of island life home by learning to whip up Creole or Thai dishes in one of our cooking classes. Start with a visit to the market: Pick the freshest fare and meet local farmers. Then head back to the hotel for a refreshing snack, and let the cooking fun begin!
Creole Fair keeps the vacation vibe going. Stroll to Barbarons Beach to watch the sun sink below the horizon, a glass of the local golden rum in hand. Browse market stalls and watch artisans practice their craft. Then chill out under the stars and tuck into classic Creole dishes and local brews as we entertain you with dance and music.