We Look At The Stunning BAROS MALDIVES
Formally a coconut plantation, Baros Maldives was one of the first resorts to open to the public in 1973 and remains one of the very best and most beautiful and romantic, having taken home the award for the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” at the World Travel Awards 2019 for the seventh time.
Surrounded by tropical greenery and an exquisite house reef, just 15 meters from the shore, Baros is the ultimate choice for a secluded island escape. There are 45 Beachside and 30 Water Private Villas to choose from, many with private pools and each complete with a Villa Host to cater to guests every possible requirement.
For ultimate seclusion, the award-winning Baros Residence is encircled by lush flora, hidden away from the rest of the island but with direct access to the beach, a private swimming pool in the garden and a dedicated butler on call 24/7. It is hard for guests to tare themselves away from the spectacular surroundings and privacy of their private villa, however even at mealtimes, they are able to choose not see another person.
Thanks to Destination Dining at Baros, guests can enjoy a fine dining experience anywhere on the island. Nowhere is off limits, from the comfort of their villa terrace, on the beach, to a romantic cruise at sunset on the resorts traditional wooden dhoni, ‘Nooma’ or secluded sandbank for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Private dining is also available on the ‘Piano Deck’, a unique wooden deck shaped like a grand piano, floating off the coast of Baros. Baros has direct access to 30 of the world’s best diving spots, and there is nowhere more secluded and calming than the spectacular underwater world of the Maldives. Transporting guests into their own underwater world, Baros offer Diving by Design programmers and a Diver Valet Service so they can marvel at the likes of manta and eagle rays, turtles and sharks and adventure-seeking pairs can even embark on fascinating ‘Fluro Night Dives’.
Baros Maldives is situated in the central southern part of North Male’ Atoll, just 25 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport. Rates at Baros Maldives start from $675 (US) per night in a Deluxe Villa on a B&B basis, excluding taxes. For more information please visit www.baros.com