The private Maldivian-owned boutique island resort of Baros has won the title of ‘The World’s Most Romantic Resort’ for the seventh consecutive time at the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final. The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sections of the global travel and tourism industries. Baros was chosen by voters consisting of industry professionals and travellers across the globe,

Baros is a retreat offering complete privacy, designed especially for couples whether on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or simply enjoying a romantic retreat. Ceremonies celebrating the renewal of wedding vows are arranged on the beach under the palm trees, on a sandbank, on the resort’s Piano Deck over the lagoon, or on a traditional sailing dhoni. No traffic, motorised water-sports or unnecessary noise shatter the resort’s tranquillity, preserving the true essence of a romantic holiday.

The general manager of Baros, Ibrahim Shijah, expressed his thanks on behalf of all those associated with Baros, saying “This award maintains Baros’ status as a Maldivian legend and furthers the significant impact of Baros within the international luxury market both within the Maldives and around the world.”

To highlight Baros’ romantic offerings, a ‘Romantic Moments’ package is now available for guests to experience the most luxurious and intimate Maldivian getaway. The package includes a private candlelit beach dinner, a 60-minute couple’s massage and a spectacular sunset cruise with champagne and canapés, the Romantic moments package is the ultimate retreat for romance.

Baros is a bijou tropical island of 75 individual Villas either overwater or by the beach, many with private pools, one Baros Residence and two newly introduced large Baros Suites each with a private lounge and pool with Jacuzzi, shaded with lush vegetation and complete with round-the-clock service. There are three gourmet restaurants to choose from, two bars, a spa, an infinity pool, nature trails and diving expeditions. The resort is conveniently located only 25 minutes by speed boat from the Maldives International Airport.

HOW: Rates at Baros Maldives start from $675 (approx. £464) per night in a Deluxe Villa on a B&B basis, excluding taxes. For more information please visit