Avani Seychelles Hotel Review

By Nicole Brewer

The Seychelles islands, located off the East Coast of Africa, is home to pristine beaches, delicious food and the luxurious AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, which is conveniently located on Mahe island. The Seychelles are made up of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean and offers a unique mix of cultural influences from art, dining and architecture from African, European and Asian colonists to the region. AVANI Seychelles is located right in the heart of it all on the big island.

Lobby of Avani Seychelles
Lobby of AVANI Seychelles



Upon entry into the resort, I was graciously greeted by the delightful hotel staff and loved the views of the open lobby with pools of water and trees. AVANI Seychelles not only offers a long stretch of white sandy beaches to relax on, but also an array of amenities for guest to enjoy including a huge outdoor swimming pool, the AVANI Spa in which I thoroughly enjoyed, a gym and also a small library area complete with computers for those that need to check in from paradise.




Rooms at AVANI Seychelles range from beach access rooms to garden and ocean view rooms. My suite was a beach view room located on the first floor of the hotel. It was near the spa area and beach which was great for relaxing. Room amenities included a private balcony with chairs overlooking the water, a bathroom with a deep-seated tub, which was excellent for soaking in nice long bubble baths, and a flat screen TV.



If you are looking for a fine dining experience, AVANI Seychelles also offers several restaurants to choose from during your time away in paradise. The Tamarind restaurant offers beach views while dining on Pan Asian cuisine. The modern designs of Tamarind add to the flair of the already gorgeous setting overlooking the ocean. My wok fried chicken was so juicy and scrumptious. It also offers tantalizing dishes from slow roasted duck to seared shrimps with tamarind. Guests can also enjoy nightly themed meals at the house restaurant Elements or even a romantic private beachside dining experience. For a fun night out, have a quick bite to eat with a cocktail at Gravity Bar and shisha lounge.

Tamarind Restaurant
Tamarind Restaurant
Gravity Lounge
Gravity Lounge

One of the great things about AVANI Seychelles is that they also offer loads of activities to do in and around the Seychelles islands. Register for a cooking class so you can learn how to make traditional creole fair or contact the concierge to set up surfing lessons. It was difficult to choose which excursion would suit me most during my short visit, but I decided upon a full day excursion to the West Coast of Mahe, Praslin & La Digue. It certainly did not disappoint. The tour company that works in collaboration with Avani Seychelles did an excellent job of setting up the boat cruises, fine dining lunch and a tour through Valley de Mai or the “Garden of Eden.” I can highly recommend this tour as I’m sure the others including a big game fishing trip and hiking on Mahe would certainly not disappoint either.

Me enjoying the beautiful La Digue beach!
Me enjoying the beautiful La Digue beach!
Pristine Praslin islands.
Pristine Praslin islands.

The AVANI Seychelles is an excellent choice for any globetrotter that is considering a trot to the majestic Seychelles islands soon. From the delightful staff to the gorgeous oceanfront views, the luxury and modern conveniences of the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa will leave you grateful for visiting the idyllic Seychelles islands.

Avani Seychelles
AVANI Seychelles

***Disclaimer: Please note that I was offered an opportunity to review AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa. All views and opinions here are my own.***




  1. Tomiko says

    Great review.. I will have to check them out.. I have a travel blog also..

  2. Kemkem says

    This is lovely! My oldest sister was just telling about her visit to the Seychelles. This makes want to go…another one to add to the list. Great pictures 🙂

  3. Ijeoma says

    It’s just as beautiful as I imagined! Bookmarking for honeymoon plans

  4. Nay says

    Omg! I want to go. This was a great post, it made me feel like I was there.

  5. Holly says

    Really nice hotel. Great review. It looks so pretty. Hope to one day get to Seychelles.

  6. Jamila says

    Great review, such a beautiful getaway.

  7. Siobhan (BeFree Project) says

    Simply beautiful! I love seeing pictures of others travels it makes me feel a part of the experience.


  8. Stacie says

    How gorgeous! What a beautiful place to relax. I so want to get on a plane now!

  9. Carin Kilby Clark says

    This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love all the pictures, just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Nay says

    keep the travel blogs coming!

  11. Ariel says

    Your beautiful photos literally sent chills down my spine! I need to experience this kind of euphoria for myself. I appreciate this introduction to such a beautiful place.

  12. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says

    Lord I need a vacation, and this spot would be perfect. I was hooked at the lobby, I love a good entrance. I don’t usually use the gym but I dig the dope art decor on the wall in there. I’e also not experienced water this beautiful.

  13. Valerie robinson says

    Beautiful venue! Great photos!

  14. Christine @MomsNCharge says

    Wowsers, this look ah-mazing! I’ve never heard of this, but you better believe I’ll be looking into it and adding it to my list of must-visit places.

  15. KEisha says

    This is making me so excited for my vacation next month! I’m not heading to Seychelles BUT it is definitely looking like a destination for this year.

  16. T. Espinoza says

    In the words of Liz Lemon “I want to go to there!” This looks beautiful and absolutely like my kind of place.

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  19. James Morgan says

    This hotel looks amazing! I will definitely consider staying here when I find time to visit Seychelles. I just have so many places I’d like to visit 🙂

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