Baros Maldives is a lush tropical island in North Male Atoll, set in the waters of a shallow lagoon surrounded by a reef rich in marine life. Guests are greeted at the airport and escorted to the resort's luxury launch for a 25 minute cruise to the island which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Here the elegant timber and sandstone villas stand on stilts over the water or nestled among the exotic blooms that fringe the beach, creating the perfect Maldivian escape. Baros was named 'Indian Ocean's Most Romantic Resort' at the 2017 World Travel Awards.
The 75 villas are elegantly designed and beautifully furnished with large windows to let in plenty of natural light. All have private verandas with sun loungers, a spacious teak floored bedroom with a king size bed, vanity desk and a large sofa or day bed, while many also boast a private pool. In addition you will find all the usual amenities associated with a 5* resort – a luxury bathroom, espresso coffee machine, flat screen TV, wine chiller, DVD/CD player with surround sound systems, an iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi, an in-villa safe and air conditioning.
Baros has three restaurants and two bars. The thatched Lime Restaurant is set by the water and is open for breakfast and all day dining with worldwide cuisine from an a la carte menu, while the Lighthouse Restaurant is an over-water pavilion with a stunning sail roof where gourmet dinners are served accompanied by premium wines. The Cayenne Grill is perfect for al fresco dining in thatched gazebos overlooking the lagoon, where guests can enjoy a light lunch from the wood-fired pizza oven, dine on fresh seafood and grilled meat or sample the special Teppanyaki menu. Sails Bar is found at the heart of the island shaded by palm trees offering light lunches and snacks as well as a selection of signature cocktails and premium beverages, while the Lighthouse Lounge is located on the gallery about the Lighthouse Restaurant with a live band every Friday.
Alternatively guests can enjoy a range of destination dining experiences, such as a barbecue for two on the beach, a Thai feast on the boardwalk, a picnic on a sandbank or breakfast in the privacy of your villa - Baros has a dedicated dining team to take care of it all.
The Maldives is all about relaxation and Baros is no exception - the resort's spa has four spa treatment rooms, a garden relaxation sala, a yoga pavilion and therapists on hand to personally advise on the best treatments.
The island is a great base for diving and snorkeling, with a lagoon that is teeming with fish and a house reef, some 15 metres from the shore, with amazing marine life. Try your hand at scuba diving under the watchful eye of one of the resort's professional diving instructors and progress to the PADI Scuba Dive programme or upgrade to the Ocean Water Diver certification enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. Baros is the gateway to 30 dive sites with a biodiversity of marine life to excite even the most experienced diver. Ask for details of the 'Diving by Design' programme. The resort has a resident marine biologist who can guide snorkeling excursions on the house reef - you can even adopt your own coral under the 'coral planting project' and receive pictures of your coral's growth every six months! The island has been declared the first eco-dive centre in The Maldives and offers the 'Reef Check programme' to all Baros guests.
A unique feature of Baros the Maldivian Lounge, a visitor centre with locally made artifacts, hand-crafted traditional furniture and photographs of the Maldives from the 1970's. It's also home to the world's best collection of authentic, ancient maps of the islands, adding a cultural dimension to your stay!
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Children: Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome.
Transfers: 25 minutes from Male by speedboat.
Facilities: Watersports, CD and DVD library, boutique, indoor games, full time nurse on site and on-call doctor service, foreign currency exchange, in-villa check-in, luxury lounge, personal complimentary iPod loaded with a selection of songs, complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, 24-hour laundry service, guest services, library with a pool table, relaxation lounge with complimentary Internet station and security, fitness centre.
Newly expanded gym with154 sq. m. glass panels to give panoramic views over the lush tropical gardens. New equipment includes 2 Precor TRM885 P80 console treadmill, 2 Precor RBK885 P80 console elliptical console and 1 Precor Recumbent Bike - all with 15" touch screen, TV/ iPod/ Internet. Free weights and benches, Smith Machine, abdominal trainer, fitness balls, stretching mats, sand balls and foam rollers.
Spa: Four spa suites, manicure/pedicure suite, boutique, reception lounge, garden relaxation sala, bespoke spa packages, yoga pavilion.
Diving: PADI Scuba Dive Programme, Open Water Diver Certification, introductory diving in the lagoon with professional divers from Diving Baros Maldives. Snorkeling in the lagoon.
Excursions: Big game fishing, dolphin cruise with Champagne, day and night reef snorkeling, romantic sunset cruise, glass-bottom boat cruise, sunset fishing and catch your own dinner experience, seaplane photo flight, local island explorations and private excursions and escapes.
Romantic Escapes: Aboard 'Nooma', a 19 metre Dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) or aboard 'Serenity', an exclusive 50’ Princess motor yacht.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB cards are all accepted.
Meal Arrangements: Bed and breakfast or half board options
75 villas, 45 beachside and 30 overwater, with all having a private veranda or sun deck, a dining table for 2, sun loungers and a king-size bed, dressing table and a large sofa or day bed. All the villas are also provided with individually controlled air conditioning, a ceiling fan, an espresso coffee machine, electric kettle with complimentary exotic tea sachets, in-villa bar stocked to guest requirements, wine chiller with notable wines and Champagne, a flat screen television, surround sound system with DVD/CD player, personal iPod loaded with large selection of music, library of coffee table books, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, IDD telephone, in-villa safe, generous wardrobe space, elegantly designed open-air bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, luxury amenities, deluxe bathrobe, slippers, a hairdryer and an outdoor rain shower (except Water Villas). All villas even have beach sun loungers, a beach bag, yoga mats and flip-flops provided too.
Deluxe Villa: Set in flower glades by the beach, these villas are comfortably furnished and feature an open-air bathroom with a stand alone bathtub facing the tropical garden, a separate glass shower cubicle and an outdoor waterfall shower. (89 sq. m.)
Baros Villa: These secluded villas are similar to the Deluxe Villas but more spacious, set amid tropical vegetation with a wooden deck for lounging close to the lagoon. (103 sq. m.)
Water Villa: Approached via a horseshoe-shaped boardwalk over the lagoon on the northwest tip of the island, these intimate and exclusive villas have a king sized bedroom and private wooden deck for sunbathing and wooden steps down to the lagoon. A dedicated villa host is on call 24 hours per day. (92 sq. m.)
Baros Pool Villa: These spacious villas are set on the beach surrounded by lush tropical foliage, with an infinity-edged plunge pool and furnished wooden sundeck at the edge of the sand. Features include a king-sized bed in a curtained pavilion overlooking the sundeck, plenty of comfortable seating and a bathroom with bathtub and open-air shower in a walled garden retreat. A dedicated villa host is on call 24 hours per day. (134 sq. m.)
Water Pool Villa: These exclusive villas are located over the water at the end of the boardwalk with direct access into the lagoon, a private swimming pool and a spacious wooden sundeck with loungers for sunbathing. A dedicated villa host is on call 24 hours per day. (126 sq. m.)
Baros Premium Pool Villa: Located on the beach surrounded by lush tropical plants, these luxurious villas boast a waterfront Jacuzzi (1.7mx1.7m) plus an infinity-edge plunge pool (3.4mx2.4m) with panoramic ocean views. The spacious sundeck also has a daybed, teak dining table and chairs and bean bags plus sun loungers under a thatched parasol on own beach. A dedicated villa host is on call 24 hours per day. (160 sq. m.)
Baros Residence: Surrounded by tropical foliage and flowers, this award-winning residence is an intimate escape which is hidden away from the rest of the island but with access to the beach. The villa has a king-sized bed with linen canopy, a spacious living room, a luxury bathroom with bathtub and separate indoor shower plus an outdoor rain shower, and a private walled garden with a 7x3 m swimming pool and a sun deck with a four poster day bed. A dedicated villa host is on call 24 hours per day. (268sq. m.)