Seychelles - Mahe
1 September 2020 - 31 October 2020
5 Night discounted holiday at the AVANI Seychelles
Return flights to Mahe on Air Seychelles Return resort transfers 5 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
35% Early Bird Discount - Book and pay 50 days prior to departure
A weekend surcharge applies for travel on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A high season surcharge of approx. R1600.00 per person is applicable for travel 13 Jun - 6 July, 19 - 28 September & 3 - 31 December 2020 and will be included when requesting a quote from The Holiday Factory. Please contact The Holiday Factory for packages from Durban and Cape Town.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
|Base Price:||ZAR 18 035|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 5 370|
|Total Price:||ZAR 23 405|
This is the first AVANI branded resort in the Indian Ocean. The location is fabulous – right on Barbarons Beach on Mahe’s West Coast.
Accommodation, leisure activities and dining options have all been designed with every age and travel style in mind. Five room types include connecting rooms so it’s great for families, there are two restaurants plus a Private Dining concept for that someone or something special. The palm fringed beach is fabulous for topping up a tan, then cool off in the ocean, or the resort’s 25 metre pool. Breathe, stretch, relax and recharge at a yoga asana – and tomorrow go out and explore Seychelles. This is what a holiday at AVANI Seychelles is all about.
Even adults need a time out now and then – pamper ‘me time’ or ‘we time’ is waiting at the AVANI Spa – you will find that quiet time never felt so good.
West Coast of Mahe (25 minutes from the airport)
The 124 rooms and suites feature glass doors that allow in natural light and open onto a terrace or balcony with lush garden or ocean views. Interconnecting rooms are available for families and baby cots are available on request in all room categories. Rooms are around 36 m2 and have showers and bathtubs.
Avani Standard Room (Size: 32 – 36 m2)
Wind down with a room near the Spa and beach, so it’s only a short stroll to sunbathe, swim and get pampered. 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.
These rooms offer garden views and are located on the ground or first floors and feature a private balcony or terrace with a table and chairs.
Avani Garden View Room (Size: 32 – 36 m2)
Take a seat on your balcony or terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens.
Comfy and stylish for a truly relaxing stay, these rooms are a great choice if you love tropical nature. Sink into your choice of beds. Grab a quick shower or lazy bath if you fancy. Dip into mini bar treats. Between beach time and island trips, catch up on sleep or kick back with a movie.
These rooms with private balcony or terrace with table and chairs offer pool and garden or garden views and are located on the ground floor or first floor.
Avani Family Rooms (Size: 32 – 36
These rooms are fitted with bunk beds and a king size bed – ideal for a family of 4. They are located on the ground or first floor with a view of the gardens
Avani Ocean View Room (Size: 32 – 36 m2)
Treat yourself to a stylish room by the sea. Watch the waves roll in with a refreshing drink in hand. Laze in the stylish surroundings whilst watching TV. Surf the net, snooze in comfort. Take a long, hot soak before heading out for dinner.
These rooms offer ocean and garden or ocean and pool views and are located on the ground or first floors and feature a private balcony or terrace with a table and chairs.
Avani Beach Front Room (Size: 32 – 36 m2)
Enjoy easy access to the palm fringed shore. Feel refreshed by the breeze while you chill with a book or sip drinks on your balcony or terrace. Take it easy in our rooms perfectly designed for a comfy stay. Work, play and chase your stress away.
These rooms with private balcony or terrace with table and chairs offer beach and ocean views and are located on the ground floor or first floor.
Avani Ocean View Suite (Size: 65 m2)
Enjoy more space to spread out in an Ocean View suite. Relish upgraded amenities to make your stay unforgettable. 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. Indulge in a night in with a relaxing bath and 24 Hour room service to dine anytime.
These Suites are located on the first floor and offer ocean views and feature a separate lounge area and a private balcony with table and chairs.
Variety is the spice of life. If you’re looking for the finest Seychelles restaurant then search no more. Tease your taste buds in six dining options to suit your mood at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort. Munch on easy bites poolside and quench your thirst with sunset cocktails. Drift into evening with Seychelles flavours and seafood delights. Sip nightcaps and chill with shisha taking in the spectacular ocean views.
Options are available to upgrade to a Half Board
or Full Board package.
In addition a drinks package supplement can also be pre-purchased for a beer, a glass of house wine and 1l of water during lunch and dinner. Guests who have selected Half Board or Full Board options are entitled to eat in Elements, buffet style, or from a set menu at Tamarind.
Elements: International favourites and island creole
Home style comforts with an exciting twist. Dine in the herb garden or on the beachside deck. Brighten your mornings up with creole specialities.
Lunch on line-caught fish, char-grilled steak or shrimp tortellini. Creole nights mix culture and cuisine with market stalls, musicians, dancers and artists.
Tamarind: Pan asian flavours beachside
Sit on the sand or deck and dine with a view of the ocean. Tamarind offers a Creole menu for lunch and Thai cuisine for dinner.
By the Pool: Light bites and cool treats poolside
Refuel with snacks and drinks or make any time of day cocktail time. Cool down with a chilled treat – one of our infused sorbets or sorbet ice teas. Fulfil your cravings with a classic club sandwich or a smoked salmon and sour cream flat bread. Play away the day and finish with a casual bite.
A la carte restaurant specialising in seafood and live barbecue menus. This restaurant is open for dinner and the deck offers stunning views of the ocean and sunset.
In Room Dining: At your service
Enjoy a great choice without ever leaving your room, 24 hours a day.
Sip, snack, wine or dine at AVANI whenever you like. Call us for a G&T or glass of wine. Find all your favourites in classic comforts like eggs Benedict and the classic club, plus a selection of specialities from Tamarind and Elements.
Let little ones loose in the Kids Club! Among many Seychelles family resorts, AVANI Seychelles Barbarons, let kiddies choose from different activities and staff will ensure they are well taken care of and having lots of fun. AVANIKIDS welcomes children from 4 - 12 years old, free of charge. For younger children, parents are invited to accompany them, although babysitting is also not a problem, at an extra charge.
Child favourites include face painting, beach based activities and "design and fly”, our Kite Making experience for the little ones… just to name a few. At AVANI Seychelles, there’s lots for little ones to do.
Let the stress seep out of your muscles at our Spa resort in Seychelles. Leave life’s complications behind. Step into a secluded forest haven for simple therapies to soothe your soul. Choose "We” or "Me” time with single and couple treatment rooms, with refreshing drinks and a private sundeck at the AVANISPA.
Take a dip in the plunge pool. Chill out in the relaxation area or workout in the gym next door.
Wi-Fi available through the resort (high speed is chargeable per day).
FACILITIES & SERVICES
All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2019 and is subject to change without prior notice.
WELCOME TO THE SEYCHELLES
One hundred and fifteen coral and granite islands rising up out of the Indian Ocean – this is the Seychelles! A dream come true - calm azure waters, deserted beaches, tropical paradise and turquoise lagoons. This string of islands offers sparkling white sandy beaches and coral reefs bustling with sea life. The flora and fauna are unique, the mountains are covered in lush vegetation, and the landscape offers a stunning and multi-faceted panorama.
The first European to pass through the Seychelles was Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama in 1502, followed by the English in 1609. A transit point for trade between Africa and Asia, the islands were used by pirates until 1756, when the French took control, laying down their "Stone of Possession" (visible today at the museum in Mahé) and naming the islands after Jean Moreau de Séchelles. Britain and France fought over the islands from the late 18th to early 19th century, with Britain finally gaining control in 1814. Achieving independence from Britain in 1976, the Seychelles today is a true success story of people who claim origins from all over the world and live together with an unusual and inspiring degree of harmony in diversity.
Seychelles’ 115 islands fall under two distinct groups; the outstandingly beautiful granitic islands, the world’s only oceanic islands of granitic rock and coral islands fringed by white sandy beaches and encircled by coral reefs teaming with fish.
The three most popular islands in the Seychelles archipelago are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Home to 98% of the Seychelles' population, these three are clustered in the archipelago’s northeast area known as the Inner Island group. Mahé and Praslin are Seychelles' largest islands (nearby Silhouette Island is larger than La Digue, but less populated), and all three are granitic (versus coral). The Inner Islands also include other popular islands to visit, such as Denis, Bird, Silhouette, and North.
Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm and without extremes. In this tropical haven, the temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C making Seychelles a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. During the north-west trade winds that occur between the October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, in January and February the islands receive their life-giving rains, rejuvenating the rivers and streams. From May to September the weather is cooler and drier with livelier seas - particularly on the south-eastern coasts.
The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.
The currency in use is the Seychelles rupee (Rs). Although tourist prices are often quoted in Euros, you can also pay in Rupees and often also in US Dollars. ATMs (which accept foreign cards) are available at the airports, in Victoria, and scattered around the larger towns on all three main islands. Almost all hotels, restaurants, shops, and even small curio stalls take major credit cards, with a preference for Visa and MasterCard
WHAT TO DO IN THE SEYCHELLES
For visitors who can tear themselves away from their resort, the Seychelles offers a wide variety of things to see and do; from the prehistoric rainforest of Praslin’s National Park to the 70 beaches of Mahé and endless water sports. You could take an excursion to Mahe’s capital, Victoria, to admire its colonial mansions and meet the giant tortoises at the botanical gardens. You can also visit tiny islands such as beautiful La Digue, perhaps joining local fishermen in their boat for a day’s angling in the abundant waters.
You will find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists' studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breath-taking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. There are guided nature tours to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
The first port of call for most visitors to the Seychelles is Mahe. This is the largest island of the Seychelles and the largest granitic island – 27 km long and 8 km wide. Forming the backbone of the island is a spectacular mountain range that includes Morne Seychellois, the island’s highest peak. Around the peak is one of the island’s beautiful national parks, offering good hiking and stunning scenery. More than 60 idyllic beaches fringed with swaying palm trees can be found along the shoreline, offering a host of activities including diving and fishing. There are several interesting sights to see, particularly in friendly Victoria.
Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, 44 km north east of Mahe and can be reached by plane or ferry. This island is a popular tourist destination with several hotels and resorts, as well as the famous beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. The beautiful Vallee de Mai is known for the unique Coco de Mer.
La Digue is a small island accessible by ferry from Praslin. Here cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts. A timeless oasis, hidden away in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, La Digue is the Seychelles of yesteryear. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxed atmosphere.
Seychellois - the common name used for the population of Seychelles - speak both English and Creole.
Throughout Seychelles the voltage is 220-240 volts AC 50 Hz. Seychelles uses the British standard square three-pin, 13 amp sharp electric plug. International visitors are advised to bring their own adaptors.
Seychelles offers diverse and impressive diving opportunities. The Inner Islands rest on a shallow plateau with prolific marine life and excellent PADI diving facilities are available with access to a multitude of dive sites. The Outer Islands to the south of the archipelago are all coralline or sand cays and mainly uninhabited, presenting the experienced diver with excellent opportunities to explore where few have gone before. If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature.
WHAT TO WEAR
As the Seychelles are warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain shower. Don’t forget your beach wear plus sun screen and sun glasses.
WHAT TO PACK