Baros Maldives is in the North Male Atoll - a lush tropical island 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 cruise to the island. 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.
The 75 villas are elegantly designed and beautifully furnished with large windows to let in plenty of natural light. All have private verandas, sun loungers and a dining table for two, a spacious teak floored bedroom with a king size bed, vanity desk and a large sofa or day bed. In addition you will find all the usual amenities associated with a 5* resort – a luxury bathroom, espresso coffee machine, in-villa bar, flat screen TV, surround sound systems with DVD/CD player, a personal iPod loaded with huge selection of music, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, an in-villa safe and air conditioning.
Baros has three restaurants and two bars. The Lighthouse has a stunning rooftop and is positioned over the water for dinner, while the Cayenne Grill is perfect for al fresco dining in thatched gazebos above the lagoon. Here you can dine on specially prepared seafood, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes and an excellent selection of salads, antipasti, mezze, sushi and sashimi. The thatched Lime Restaurant is a series of open-sided pavilions by the water and is open for breakfast and all day dining with worldwide cuisine from an a la Carte menu. Alternatively you can dine anywhere on the island - whether it's 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 Maldivian Lounge at Baros gives visitors a sense of Maldivian culture with displays of locally made artifacts and hand-crafted traditional furniture and photographs of Maldives from the '70's so before the islands of the Maldives became a popular tourism destination. It's also home to the world's best collection of authentic, ancient maps of the islands adding a cultural dimension to your stay!
The Maldives is all about relaxation and Baros is no exception - the spa has four spa treatment rooms, garden relaxation sala, a yoga pavilion and therapists on hand to personally advise on the best treatments, so you're sure to become a regular visitor during your stay.
The island is a great base for diving. Snorkeling is a leisurely experience and the lagoon is teeming with fish and the house reef, some 15 metres from the shore, has 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.
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Children: Over 8 year olds are accepted.
Transfers: 16kms so 25 minutes from Male
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
Accommodation: 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 Villas: Set in flower glades by the beach. Unique feature: a bathroom with a stand alone bathtub and separate glass shower cubicle extending to walled flower garden with a waterfall shower. (89 sq. m.)
Baros Villas: Secluded in tropical planting with wooden deck for lounging close to the lagoon. Features a king size bed with curtains, louvered blinds, exotic bathroom with contemporary bathtub and outdoor shower in a secret garden. 103 sq. m.)
Water Villas: Approached via horseshoe-shaped boardwalk over the lagoon on the northwest tip of the island. These intimate and exclusive villas have a private wooden deck for sunbathing and wooden steps down to the lagoon. Also a king size bed and dressing alcove, designed for complete privacy in luxury. (92 sq. m.)
Baros Pool Villas: Infinity-edged plunge pool (4x2.4m) with spacious wooden sundeck in secluded tropical garden on the edge of the sand. Features include comfortable armchairs, a king size bed in curtained pavilion overlooking the veranda towards the pool, with fabric blinds, a bathroom with bathtub and open-air shower in walled garden retreat. Dedicated villa host on 24-hour call. (134 sq. m.)
Pool Water Villas: Newly converted villas at the end of the boardwalk, above the water with direct access into the lagoon, a jetty with a private swimming pool and a spacious timber veranda deck with loungers for sunbathing. Located over the lagoon off the western beach, perfect for watching the sun go down. Private plunge pool (26sq.m.), Bose surround sound system, DVD/CD library, iPod docking system and programmed iPod, library of coffee table books and paperbacks. Dedicated villa host on 24-hour call. (126 sq. m.)
Baros Premium Pool Villas: Located on the beach with lush tropical plants, an outdoor lagoon side Jacuzzi (1.7mx1.7m) plus an infinity-edge plunge pool (3.4mx2.4m) all with panoramic ocean views and sun loungers under a thatched parasol on own beach. There’s also a deck with day bed for two, teak dining table and chairs and ben bags. Dedicated villa host on call 24-hour call. (160 sq. m.)
Baros Residence: Surrounded by green foliage and bird of paradise flowers, this residence is an intimate escape with a private 7x3 m swimming pool in a walled garden, a sun deck with a four poster day bed, private spa massages, king size bed with linen canopy, a luxury indoor shower/bathtub, plus an outdoor rain shower. Dedicated butler is on call for 24 hours a day. (268sq. m.)