Offering a classic island experience, the Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa appeals to couples and honeymooners as much as families with young children because of the vast array of activities available, as well as the superb location. Lying on a secluded bay on the quieter western coast of the main island of Mahé, Barbarons has a spa (with a double treatment room) as well as a kids’ club and swimming pool, yoga, cooking classes, surfing lessons, tennis courts, a gym and plenty more to do.
This is a multi-experience destination: you can catch up on your reading on the long sandy beach, head out on a boat trip or take a tour of the Jardin du Roi (Garden of the King) where you can sample exotic spices. Waterbabies can slip on some fins and a mask to snorkel the local reef; for more serious PADI-accredited scuba divers, it is only a short boat trip to the famous reefs of nearby Thérèse Island. You can also ride across the beach and through rainforest on horseback, stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch supplied by the Barbarons’ chefs. The hotel is close to the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens and the beautiful beaches of Barbarons and Grand Anse.
In the evenings, toast another day in the Seychelles before sampling island or Asian cuisine at the resort’s restaurants.