Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort, one of the brand’s earliest properties to launch back in 2015, will be undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrade. The resort will again welcome guests in early 2023 when it relaunches as Avani+ Seychelles Barbarons Resort. The existing resort will receive a full makeover with new restaurant options and a beach club, plus a brand-new extension, which will see a new lagoon-style swimming pool with lagoon- access rooms and the introduction of Avani Beach Suites.
Whereas the original property mixed European heritage and Creole touches, the upgraded resort will have a minimalist style with lots of natural wood, smart lighting, and partially outdoor guest bathrooms.
In addition to refurbishing the existing 124 guestrooms and suites, an additional 68 keys are being added in a completely new extension to the resort in a variety of new room types. Twenty-six Lagoon Access rooms will give guests direct access—you guessed it—to a new lagoon-style swimming pool set just back from the beach, while 26 Lagoon View rooms will have views of the pool and ocean. The four new Avani Beach Suites, each with four keys forming a small cluster of rooms and with a private plunge pool and direct beach access, will offer extra space and privacy. These room will be ideal for groups of friends and families travelling together.
The resort’s renovation will also include an upgrade to its main swimming pool, which will be converted into an infinity pool with a sunken bar and beach decking. The addition of several restaurants will include a new all-day dining option with an al fresco terrace and live barbecue serving breakfast, along with creole and international cuisine, plus a signature beach restaurant serving local flavours and focusing on locally caught fish and seafood native to Seychelles. A new beach club bar with DJ and cocktails served by mixologists will also be launched.
Located on the west coast of Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, the property sits on Barbarons Beach. Abutting the Indian Ocean property is the swimming-friendly Port Launay Beach, with plenty of diversions for both beach-lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Seychelles International Airport near the capital city of Victoria is just 30 minutes away from the resort.