Minor Hotel Group opens Avani Resort in Seychelles

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  Thailand’s Minor Hotel group has expanded its portfolio of Avani Hotels & Resorts with the opening of the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa. Just a 25 minute drive from Seychelles International Airport, the resort is located on Barbarons Beach along Mahé’s west coast and opens following an extensive US$ 14 million refurbishment. Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, said, “We are very happy to add the Seychelles to the growing list of countries our Avani brand is present in, which is now ten with a total of thirteen properties. The resort is a great addition to the brand’s portfolio and we are confident Avani will set the standard for upscale hotels in the Seychelles market.” The 124 guest rooms and suites at Avani Seychelles Barbarons each feature a balcony or terrace with garden, pool or ocean views. Five room types include options with easy access to the spa and sandy beach, with adjacent and connecting rooms making holidays with family and friends fun and convenient. Guests who appreciate space and deluxe amenities can opt for the Avani Ocean View Suite, with double the room size, a lounge, and stunning coastal vistas from the large balcony. The resort features two restaurants, pool and shisha bars, as well as private dining, while The Connect zone in the lobby makes it easy to email, chat online, print boarding passes or charge up a device. Lazy days can be spent on the palm fringed beach, swimming and sunbathing at the outdoor pool or recharging with a yoga class. With one double and three single treatment rooms, a sundeck and plunge pool, Avani Spa offers pampering “me time” and “we time”. Options include beautifying facials, nourishing body treatments and heavenly massages, or exotic pampering such as an Ayurvedic therapy or Turkish hammam ritual. Those with energy to burn can hit the gym for a workout or play tennis. Making family holidays more enjoyable, youngsters can have their own fun in the children’s pool and engage in arts, crafts and games at the Children’s Club, Avani Kids. Experiencing the Seychelles unique culture is lively and creative with traditional dance, Creole language and local craft classes, as well as the resort’s nightly Creole fair down on the beach, offering market craft stalls, traditional island food and drinks, plus island dance and music shows. Budding chefs can learn to cook authentic Creole and Thai dishes in cooking classes, whilst cocktail lovers can pick up an expert bartender’s tips in cocktail making classes. Travellers eager to get out and about will find that Avani’s seamless excursions cover the island’s top highlights, including nature trails, mangrove waterways, romantic waterfalls, spice and botanical gardens, touring heritage sites, island cruises and seeing tropical marine life at the best snorkelling and diving spots. The island is also easy to explore independently. The capital Victoria is just a 25 minute drive away, whilst Mahé’s diverse attractions can be seen with a drive around the island taking only a few hours. Complimentary wifi is offered throughout the resort.