Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
Baros Maledives is a small coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sun-kissed beach and a vibrant house reef, within easy reach by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport, day and night. Baros Maldives has a rich heritage, reflecting the essence of the Maldives. The third resort to open in the Maldives (in December 1973), it is still setting the benchmark for a romantic, luxury holiday with genuine, heartfelt Maldivian hospitality. It has a reliable reputation; consistently winning prestigious awards from guests and travel professionals for quality accommodation and outstanding service excellence. Baros Maldives warmly welcomes guests and everyone is treated as someone special, known to staff by name, not villa number. The ambience at Baros Maldives provides the perfect escape from routine with its sense of tranquillity, peace and elegance in a tropical setting. This ensures that guests slow down, relax and leave the world behind. The island resort is enhanced with lush vegetation of venerable coconut palms and exotic plants and flowers, and an easy-to-explore house reef nurtured by carefully managed eco-conservation. It is small enough to walk around in 10 minutes, being only 300m x 350m in size.
Facilities and Activities
Attention to detail is important and whatever guests require, Baros Maldives will make it possible, whether it’s a special meal, a bespoke excursion, a diving by design experience, a private spa or yoga session, or a romantic sailing cruise by dhoni, a traditional Maldivian vessel. The beautiful house reef surrounding the island and only a short swim from the shore, the vibrant house reef is bright with colours, fish, turtles, rays and living coral. There are 30 dive sites and one ancient shipwreck within 50 minutes of Baros, some of them ranked among the top ten in the Maldives. Also available is the revolutionary fluo night diving. Since 2010: first EcoDive Centre in the Maldives. Other leisure activities include water sports, fully equipped fitness centre, pool table, table tennis and board games.
Rooms & Suites
Nestled within the tropical and elegant setting of Baros Maldives, a sanctuary of the highest luxury awaits. The Baros Residence, the most exclusive and luxurious Villa at this bijou boutique resort, is the perfect setting for guests to relax and rejuvenate in ultimate privacy and luxury. A Villa Host dedicated to ensuring the personal satisfaction of every guest is on hand whenever required.
Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, here hides an intimate place to share quiet moments. Guests can soak up the tropical sun in this exclusive retreat and swim in the 7 x 3 metre personal pool set amidst the beauty of this tropical garden. From the serene poolside deck, a walkway lined by exotic greenery guides the way to the soft-sand beach. With its 268 square metres of refined style, private swimming pool and personal butler on call 24 hours a day, the Baros Residence provides the quintessential harmonious and secluded romantic hideaway.
The Deluxe Villas, Baros Villas, Water Villas, Baros Pool Villas and Baros Premium Pool Villas offer luxury with tranquil refinement. The spirit of Baros here slowly seduces the senses. Each Villa has a king-size bed, a daybed to chill out, an espresso machine and an individual wine chiller with sommelier-selected bottles, as well as a well-stocked mini bar, an entertainment centre and complimentary WiFi. Some Villas have partially open-air bathrooms, while others feature contemporary bathrooms with rainfall showers. Water Villas have exquisite bathrooms with a view of the lagoon and steps from the deck direct into the lagoon. All Villas benefit from the personal attention of a dedicated Villa Host on call 24 hours a day.
All the Villas at Baros Maldives are designed with a sophisticated timeless elegance, complementing the lush beauty of the island
Three restaurants offer exquisite cuisine to suit every palate. Lighthouse Restaurant, theme evenings, exclusive dining on a remote sandbank or on the unusual Piano Deck in the lagoon or on the beach. Classic cuisine, often with an innovative, tropical twist, is the speciality of The Lighthouse, while grilled seafood, fine meats and Asian tapas are available at The Cayenne Grill. The open air Lime Restaurant offers internationally influenced cuisine served at tables on spacious decks above the lagoon. Lime is open for a superb buffet breakfast with action stations and sparkling wine with courses served to the table. Salads, snacks, tea, lunch, dinner, and family favourites throughout the day, feature on an à la carte menu of enticing dishes from around the world. Light and healthy snacks are served beside the spectacular over-water infinity pool on the Lime deck with a fabulous view over the blue lagoon, perfect for gazing at the famous Maldivian sun set.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: PO Box 2015, North Male Atoll, 08120 Male City, Maldives
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