FORMER ‘LE MERIDIEN BARBARONS’ REOPENS AS THE ALL NEW ‘AVANI SEYCHELLES BARBARONS’
(Posted 26th March 2015)
Many loyal customers have been waiting for the day when the former Le Meridien Barbarons was going to reopen, after the owners closed the resort down last year to allow for extensive remodeling and refurbishments worth over 8 million US Dollars, before re-launching as the newly branded Avani Seychelles Barbarons.
One of the island’s oldest resorts had it generated a strong following and the easy to access conference facilities were an added bonus for local businesses to come to this part of the island for retreats, conferences and meetings.
The relaunch was presided over by none other than the Seychelles’ Vice President Danny Foure and also present was of course the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St. Ange with key members of his team, including the Seychelles Tourism Board CEO Sherin Naiken.
New facilities await guests including two restaurants named Elements and Tamarind, besides a new Spa and other guest services the owners thought worth adding.
A new beachside deck was constructed providing an ideal platform to have ocean side tea or a snack, aptly named the Gravity Lounge.
This correspondent previously stayed at the resort when it was still managed by Le Meridien and repeatedly attended press briefings and events while on the island and is looking forward for an opportunity to inspect the all new Avani Seychelles Barbarons in four weeks’ time when attending the 5th edition of the biggest showcase event the Seychelles have created, the Carnval des Carnavals, the Carnival International de Victoria.
For more details about Destination Seychelles, and the range of resorts, hotels, B&B’s, holiday apartments and self catering chalets available for visitors, click on www.seychelles.travel.
Visits to the Seychelles’ require no Visa but only a confirmed hotel booking, a return ticket, sufficient funds and when coming from Eastern Africa a Yellow Fever inoculation certificate. Kenya Airways flies four times a week from Nairobi to Mahe and connections from across their East Africa network are seamless, as are connections from across most of their Africa and international network.