Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort is set to undergo a multi-million-dollar upgrade.

This is one of the brand’s earliest properties to launch back in 2015 and is located on the west coast of Mahé. Seychelles International Airport near the capital city of Victoria is just 30 minutes away from the resort.

The resort will once again welcome guests in early 2023 and will relaunch as Avani+ Seychelles Barbarons Resort. The upgraded resort will adorn a minimalistic style with natural wood, smart lighting, and partially outdoor guest bathrooms.

The makeover will include new restaurant options and a beach club, a brand-new extension that will see a new lagoon-style swimming pool with lagoon access rooms and the introduction of Avani Beach Suites.

In addition to refurbishing the existing 124 guest rooms and suites, an additional 68 keys are being added. The 26 Lagoon Access rooms will give guests direct access to a new lagoon-style swimming pool set just back from the beach alongside landscaped gardens, while 26 Lagoon View rooms will open to sweeping vistas of the pool and ocean.

The four new Avani Beach Suites will feature a private plunge pool and direct beach access. The suites are ideal for groups of friends and families travelling together.

The extensive renovation will also include revitalisation of the main swimming pool into an infinity pool with a sunken bar and beach decking.

The new F&B additions include a new all-day dining option with an alfresco terrace and live barbecue serving breakfasts and creole and international cuisine, a signature beach restaurant showcasing 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.

Amir Golbarg, vice president, Operations, Minor Hotels, Middle East, North Africa, Seychelles, and Mauritius said:

“We are really excited to announce this significant investment into Avani Barbarons, which will reposition the resort as a lifestyle destination in Seychelles, with upgraded facilities including bringing a beach club and unique new room types to the island.

“We are confident this renewed product will be a great asset to the Avani+ portfolio when it relaunches and will be a great success in the market.”