As a small leading Maldives luxury resort, Baros offers a selection of superb Beach and Water Villas. With Beach Villas of traditional innate sophistication, several with private pools, set in flourishing plants, and private Water Villas of stillness, Baros Maldives is one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives, the ideal honeymoon getaway. Enthused by Maldivian tradition of genuine hospitality, Baros Maldives excels with the best contemporary cuisine, tailor-made excursions, incredible underwater experiences and an enchanting Spa making it one of the unsurpassed resorts in the Maldives.
The resort is so easy to reach and yet so far removed from the world. It lies in the central southern part of North Male’ Atoll. It is about 20 to 25 minutes ride through a speedboat from the archipelago’s capital, Male’ and from the Maldives International Airport.
Transfers by the resort’s luxury speedboats between the airport and the resort function 24/7, with a resort host at the airport to welcome guests and escort them to the island. Luggage goes too and is delivered to guests’ Villa shortly after arrival. Only minutes after touchdown, guests go immediately to the resort: an ideal, uncomplicated and hassle-free start to the holiday.
Guests at Baros have a choice of the finest things in life in the lavish comfort. There are 45 Beachside and 30 Water Villas on Baros Maldives. All are beautifully designed, built by craftsmen using sandstone and timber to blend with the natural environment. All have contemporary furnishings, large windows to let in natural light, and are timeless in ambience. As well as having a private veranda or sun deck, sun loungers and a teak dining table for two, each Villa has a spacious, teak-floored bedroom featuring a king-size bed with soft cotton sheets and pillows, as well as a vanity desk and a large sofa or day bed. All have direct access to the beautiful lagoon by the beach from the veranda or by wooden steps from the sun deck. Many have private pools.
Villa Type of Baros Maldives Resort & Spa
Without Private Pool
24 Deluxe Villas (89 sqm) the popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach and illustrate the essence of the Maldives with their tropical grace and simplicity. These unique Maldives is... read more
10 Baros Villas (103 sqm) Each Baros Villa nestles tastefully in a tropical glade and is designed with elegance and style. These Maldives Luxury Villas are perfect for a couple happy to get pleasure ... read more
20 Water Villas (92 sqm) The Water Villas, reached by a wooden jetty, are a short leisurely walk from the northwest tip of the island’s beach, with endless views of the ocean and horizon. Each one ... read more
These eight Baros Pool Villas are screened by lush tropical foliage, creating an ambience of intimacy for guests to enjoy the individual beachside pool just a step away from the stylish comfort of eac... read more
2 Baros Premium Pool Villas (160 sqm) is located on a secluded beach safeguarded by vegetation flanking the lagoon with panoramic sea views, the Premium Pool Villas present relaxing exclusivity. The ... read more
10 Pool Water Villas (126 sqm) These five brand new Pool Water Villas put in an extra element to a holiday on Baros Maldives: elegant exclusivity in a villa where a couple can swim and sunbathe in per... read more
1 Baros Residence (268 sqm) is encircled by green plants and bird-of-paradise blossoms. The award-winning Baros Residence is an exquisite retreat of privacy and intimacy. It is concealed away from t... read more
The Lighthouse Restaurant is the hallmark of Baros Maldives. It is an overwater pavilion with a white sail pinnacle roof that serves as an iconic beacon visible long before the island comes into view. It has been commended as one of the best restaurants in the whole of the Maldives.
For guests it is a truly unique experience to sit on The Lighthouse Deck over the Indian Ocean while rays and fishes swim below, enjoying the sublime, classical tropical ambience while sampling some of the best dishes ever. At The Lighthouse, every meal is one to remember.
Good food is complemented by fine wine selected from the sommelier’s inspired choice of wines from the restaurant’s glass walled, walk-in, temperature controlled wine cellar.
With palm thatched gazebos for dining above the lagoon, The Cayenne is the place for a light lunch from a wood-fired pizza oven as well as salads, wraps, paninis, and for mixture platters of grills of the world: Teppanyaki and Tandoori. There is even a dedicated Satay Bar open during the day.
The Cayenne features the finest steaks from all over the world as well as fish freshly caught by local fishermen, all cooked to perfection by master chefs in the open kitchen. A meal at the Cayenne is a best part of this elegant island resort in Maldives.
The Lounge on the gallery above the Lighthouse Restaurant is best place on Baros Maldives for a sun downer in an atmosphere of elegance. The view from the gallery over the lagoon, where rays and baby sharks glide past as the sunset sets and stars appear, is complemented by seamless service of drinks and snacks.
There is an ample selection of champagnes and cocktails, served with canapés, and the finest wines. Every Friday the Lighthouse Lounge features a dazzling evening of smooth Jazz and Blues by a gifted band of Maldivian musicians.
It is situated in the heart of the island, in The Palm Garden, sheltered by venerable palm trees creating a unique tropical atmosphere. There are daybeds and hammocks for relaxing while enjoying the best view of the lagoon and taking high tea or sipping signature cocktails, juice or premium beers as time drifts by.
In the evening, the romantically-lit open-sided cocktail bar has a wide choice of aperitifs, spirits, wine, liqueurs and digestifs. Twice a week local bands play music for easy listening.
Although Baros Maldives is isolated in the Indian Ocean, it is well-known as one of the ultimate Maldives islands for Luxury Dining. At Baros Maldives, guests are not limited to standard menus and meal times. There are several culinary experiences to enjoy both on and off shore for a romantic dining interlude.
In-Villa Dining – dine in total privacy, 24/7
Island Dining – anywhere on the island guests choose
Sandbank Dinner – a romantic dinner for two on a sandbank in the Indian Ocean
Sandbank Picnic – casual and informal and close to nature
Sandbank Breakfast – a highlight of tropical delight
Dhoni Dinner – sunset cruise and dinner on board a luxury sailing dhoni
At Baros Maldives, every guest is treated to an array of facilities and services unusual to find on a small tropical island, thousands of miles away from the modern world.
24-hour guest services
24-hour laundry service
24-hour library with pool table
24-hour relaxation lounge with complimentary Internet station
24-hour-in-Villa room service
CD and DVD library
Complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas and in all Villas
Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB
Dive & Water Sports Centre
Freign currency exchange
In-Villa spa treatments
Marine Centre with Resident Marine Biologist
Luxury speedboat transfers
Full-time nurse on site and on-call doctor service
The Maldivian Lounge
The Maldivian Lounge at Baros Maldives gives guests a sense of Maldivian culture and identity. With displays of locally made artifacts and probably the world's best collection of authentic, antique maps of the islands, The Maldivian Lounge at Baros reflects the very soul of the Maldives, adding a cultural dimension to the perfect tropical island vacation.
For the vigorous or plainly curious water sports in the Maldives are a fantastic way to shed cares and get pleasure from nature’s exquisiteness and gift. At Baros Maldives the facilities are designed for guest convenience. From a leisurely paddle in a glass bottom canoe or the excitement of windsurfing, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Water Sports Centre.
BLADEFISH 7000 SEAJET
We have introduced a new way for snorkelers and swimmers to explore the waters around Baros Maldives without any effort. The Sea jet water scooter glides under its own power over the House Reef with a max. Speed of 6.5 kmh. The sea scooter will pull you along calm lagoon’s, surface or take you under the water through graceful turns, loops and giving a new twist and adding fun to traditional snorkeling.
This double seated kayak is different from most other kayaks; it has two methods of propulsion. One is the traditional paddling. The second method is using a unique, fully adjustable, pedaling system. The pedals are alternately pushed back and forth with the feet and legs. With this movement the Penguin shaped flippers underneath the kayak makes a sweeping motion that drives the kayak forwards. The movement is swift and silent. Hands and arms can be at rest allowing you to go further and with less effort to get the most out of your experience.
CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAK
The Caribe is half sit-on-top kayak; half canoe the crystal clear hull of the Caribe provides a window to the underwater world. Based on hull shape it has a remarkable tracking ability and it is very stable.
The Molokini canoe is a thrilling way to discover marine life without actually snorkeling, as guests can view the ocean's floor, reefs and fish through its transparent bottom and sides.
The warm water and crystal clear blue lagoon provide a perfect environment for windsurfing, suiting the novice and expert alike.
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD
These exciting activities are permitted only beyond the lagoon.
Snorkeling in Maldives is wonderful throughout the islands but nowhere matches the convenience and beauty to be enjoyed at Baros Maldives. This romantic, luxury Maldives resort is renowned for its spectacular house reef so close to the shore that can be explored by beginners as well as experts. For guests who want to be more adventurous, there are several opportunities as listed here:
Conducted by a Marine Biologist, this safari visits at least two more reefs with cliffs and caves where animals feed and live, providing a peep into the fascinating, hidden underwater world. Underwater cameras can be rented at the Marine Centre to capture this extraordinary experience.
The house reef is the perfect setting for a conducted night snorkel tour for advanced snorkelers, with snorkel equipment and underwater flashlights provided.
Educational Marine Biologist Snorkeling
After a relaxed 30-minute class about the marine organisms likely to be seen, the Marine Biologist guides snorkelers to the best spots around the island.
Private Snorkeling Experiences
Individual, personalized snorkeling experiences can be arranged on request at the Marine Centre.
Diving in Maldives can be experienced throughout the islands, but Baros Maldives is unique as an underwater destination for several reasons:
It has two centers devoted to diving and exploring the sea: The Dive Centre and the separate Marine Centre.
It has a stunning house reef full of spectacular marine life just a few strokes or walking paces from the beach (no need to go by boat).
There are 30 world class dive spots within less than 50 minutes by boat.
At the Dive Centre guests can learn not only scuba diving, but also participate in Eco Diving as the EcoDive Centre is the first in the Maldives.
At the separate Marine Centre, guests can borrow snorkeling gear free of charge, join guided snorkeling excursions, obtain information and take part in awareness program conducted by the resident Marine Biologist.
Divers Baros Maldives
When choosing a Maldives Diving Resort, guests be worthy of the best, as can be found at Baros Maldives. Divers Baros Maldives has been in service in the Maldives since 1979 and the Dive Centre at Baros Maldives was one of the first to be opened in the archipelago. It is a PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre with an experienced international team focusing on services and diving in small groups with personal attention.
Workshops and Excursions
A resident Marine Biologist runs the Marine Centre as an information point where guests can learn all about the marine world as well partake in guided snorkeling excursions on the house reef (for beginners or experienced snorkelers). The Marine Biologist also organizes some of the greatest snorkeling excursions in the Maldives. Coral transplantation workshops are held under a program enabling guests to learn the propagation process of coral regeneration and to play a part in conserving the reefs surrounding Baros Maldives. Environment awareness programs and marine life presentations are also conducted by the Marine Centre crew. The presentations entail lectures about the fascinating eco-system of the Maldives. “Beauty & Diversity of the Maldives Islands” takes guests on a visual journey illustrating life below the sea’s surface, revealing the perceptible and concealed world of marine creatures, starting from the most ancient invertebrates and ending with the predators of the oceans. “Structure & Ecology of the Maldives Islands” begins with a journey through the geological history of the Maldivian atolls and islands.
At The Spa all treatments can be modified to meet the personal needs of every guest. Guests are invited to drop in at the Spa any time during the day to discuss requirements with the Spa’s skilled therapists who will recommend the best treatments. To help guests plan a fulfilling Spa experience, the various possibilities are outlined here.
The full selection of treatments includes:
Massages, scrubs & wraps
Facials manicure & pedicure
Hair wraps & eye treatments
Spa Signature Experiences
Individual treatments personalized to meet each guest’s special needs
Ayurveda -- “The science of life” philosophy based on deep understanding of eternal truths about the human body, mind and spirit, supported by herbal oil therapies
The facilities at the Spa allow for absolute privacy with a variety of exotic treatments performed by skilled therapists. There is a set of choices of treatments placed in every villa, and unique offers from time to time to make sure guests can enjoy the enviable care and attention provided by the Spa’s experienced staff.
The Spa has been designed as an intimate and personal space, creating the perfect place to relax, to let go, to find inner peace and calm.
Four Private Spa suites for couple treatments
All suites with two changing rooms, toilet and steam bath
All suites with outdoor relaxation area: rainfall shower, bath tub in a tropical garden
For the ultimate in stress-free benefits from Yoga in Maldives, guests at Baros Maldives can relax knowing they are being guided by an expert resident yogi. Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Its purpose is to help out practitioners attain their highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness.
The resident Yogi leads sessions for groups and conducts private classes for couples in the air-conditioned Spa Pavilion. Guided meditation sessions are also available.
Guests are welcome to engage in Yoga
On the Villa deck
On the Lighthouse deck
On the beach
On a secluded sandbank at sunrise and sunset
24 Deluxe Villas (89 sqm) the popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach and illustrate the essence of the Maldives with their tropical grace and simplicity. These unique Maldives is
Baros Maldives is a tiny private coral atoll in the Indian Ocean ringed by sun-kissed seashore and a vivacious house-reef; you can reach it in just 20 minutes through a speedboat from Maldives International Airport. It is a multi award-winning chic boutique Maldives resort with an extensive record of exceptional service quality.