Baros Maldives is a small exclusive coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sun-kissed beach and a vibrant house-reef, just 20 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport. It is a multi award-winning elegant boutique Maldives resort with a long history of outstanding service excellence.
As a small leading Maldives luxury resort, Baros offers a choice of exquisite Beach and Water Villas. With Beach Villas of classic natural elegance, many with private pools, set in lush vegetation, and secluded Water Villas of tranquillity, Baros Maldives is one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives, the perfect honeymoon getaway. Inspired by Maldivian traditions of heartfelt hospitality, Baros Maldives excels with the finest contemporary cuisine, tailor-made excursions, amazing underwater experiences and a delightful Spa making it one of the best resorts in the Maldives.
1 Baros Residence (268 sqm) Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, the award-winning Baros Residence is an exquisite retreat of privacy and intimacy, hidden away from the rest of the island, but with access to the beach and a short walk along a shady, sandy path to the fine restaurants and lounges that distinguish Baros as one of the premier luxury hotels in Maldives. The privileged guests of the Baros Residence enjoy a private swimming pool in the garden, a broad veranda for blissful relaxation and a dedicated butler on call 24/7, making it the ultimate in the Maldives of a luxury resort villa. Check availability Extra features include: Private swimming pool (7m x 3m) A dedicated butler is on call 24 hours a day A walled tropical garden A canopied four-poster day bed on the sundeck A king-size bed with scalloped linen canopy A luxury indoor shower and bathtub Beach bean bags “Bose” Surround sound system Deck loungers Direct access to the beach DVD/ CD Library iPod docking station and programmed iPod Library of coffee table books and paperbacks Teak dining table and chairs on the deck
Water Pool Villas
10 Water Pool Villas (126 sqm) These ten brand new Water Pool Villas add an extra dimension to a holiday on Baros Maldives: elegant exclusivity in a villa where a couple can swim and sunbathe in perfect privacy in their own swimming pool poised above the tranquil waters of a translucent lagoon. Each Water Pool Villa has a private swimming pool set into an expansive timber veranda deck, with loungers for relaxing and enjoying the view that stretches to the horizon. It’s not only the pool that makes these villas so special. Each villa is spacious with a décor that reflects the natural beauty of the Maldives. They are located at the end of the boardwalk jetty with amazing sunset views and direct access down from each individual large wooden sunbathing deck to the lagoon. A dedicated Villa Host is on call whenever needed; there is a library of DVD/CDs, coffee table books and paperbacks, an iPod docking station and programmed iPod and a “Bose” surround sound system. Check availability Extra features include: A private plunge pool (6.6m x 3.6m) above the lagoon A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 A spacious wooden deck for sunbathing with different seating possibilities “Bose” surround sound system Direct access to the lagoon DVD/CD library iPod docking station and programmed iPod Library of coffee table books and paperbacks Sun loungers
Premium Pool Villas
2 Baros Premium Pool Villas (160 sqm) Located on a secluded beach shielded by vegetation bordering the lagoon with panoramic sea views, the Premium Pool Villas offer relaxing exclusivity. The beachside plunge pool and the separate Jacuzzi on each side of the Villa’s wooden deck are intimate places for sheer relaxation, making these Premium Pool Villas the epitome of Luxury Villas in the Maldives. A dedicated Villa host on call to take care of everything, making the holiday even more special and stress-free adds to the island’s reputation as one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives for a honeymoon or a holiday. Check availability Extra features include: An outdoor, beach-side Jacuzzi (1.7m x 1.7m) for two An infinity-edged plunge pool (3.4m x 2.4m) with sun deck A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 A spacious shaded wooden veranda deck with canopied four-poster day bed Bean bag comforters “Bose” surround sound system Direct access to the beach DVD/CD library iPod docking station and programmed iPod Library of coffee table books and paperbacks Sun loungers under a thatched parasol on their own beach Teak dining table and chairs Veranda sitting area
Baros Pool Villas
8 Baros Pool Villas (134 sqm) Each of these eight Pool Villas is set in a lush tropical glade by the beach, and creates a haven of privacy in the pure elegance of their plush interiors. The Baros Pool Villas are a testimony of discretion and style, making these Maldives Villas at Baros ideal for a unique Maldives honeymoon, and a romantic and peaceful holiday. Check Availability Extra features include: A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 An infinity-edged private plunge pool (4m x 2.4m) A spacious shaded wooden veranda deck with canopied four-poster day Bean bag comforters “Bose” surround sound system Direct access to the beach DVD/CD library iPod docking station and programmed iPod Library of coffee table books and paperbacks Sun loungers under a thatched parasol on their own beach Teak dining table and chairs Veranda sitting area.
20 Water Villas (92 sqm) The Water Villas, reached by a wooden jetty, are a short stroll from the northwest tip of the island’s beach, with endless views of the ocean and horizon. Each one of them is intimately exclusive providing the perfect, private escape and an enviable place to stay in some of the most desirable Maldives Water Villas. There is an ambience of being cocooned in comfort with a breathtaking view of the broad expanse of the lagoon from the Villa’s secluded sundeck. Check availability | Floor plan (PDF) Extra features include: A spacious wooden deck for sunbathing with canopied four-poster day bed A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 Teak dining table and chairs for two A short flight of wooden steps down to the lagoon.
10 Baros Villas (103 sqm) Each Baros Villa nestles discreetly in a tropical glade and is designed with elegance and style. These Maldives Luxury Villas are ideal for a couple happy to enjoy all the beauty and facilities that Baros Maldives offers. With direct access to the beach and a wooden deck for lounging and relaxing close to the lagoon, the tropical seclusion makes each Baros Villa ideal as a Maldives honeymoon resort, creating the perfect setting to experience wedded bliss. Check availability Extra features include: A wooden deck for lounging close to the lagoon A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 A spacious shaded veranda with day bed and sitting area Direct access to the beach Exotic bathroom and outside shower in a sandstone-walled flower garden.
24 Deluxe Villas (89 sqm) The popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach and exemplify the essence of the Maldives with their tropical grace and simplicity. These unique Maldives island resort villas provide an incredible setting for a perfect holiday for two. Every villa is elegantly furnished while service, care and attention is always discreetly on hand as required. The Deluxe Villas with their exotic open-air bathroom in a sandstone-walled tropical garden make a stay on Baros Maldives even more special. Check availability Extra features include: A spacious shaded veranda A dedicated Villa Host available 24/7 Direct access to the beach Exotic bathroom and outside shower in a sandstone-walled flower garden.
The Executive Chef, Baros Maldives, writes: Baros Maldives may be a small, isolated island in the Indian Ocean, but I can promise guests meals comparable with the best in the world. Our chefs’ range of expertise is extensive, enabling us to prepare whatever guests choose: something new every day, or a favourite dish on demand.
In our three restaurants and two bars we aim to spoil our guests with superb gourmet-class meals. We are especially proud of our fine-dining restaurant, the hallmark of this Luxury Resort Baros Maldives: The Lighthouse. Here guests enjoy what we feel is the finest food to be found in the whole of the Maldives. As well as our restaurants and bars we have some unique dining experiences for guests to try:
- a special gourmet dinner on the Villa Deck
- breakfast, lunch or dinner on the beach or anywhere on our small tropical island
- cocktails or dinner sailing on a luxury dhoni
- breakfast, picnic or dinner on a secluded sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean
The Lighthouse Restaurant
The Lighthouse Restaurant is the hallmark of Baros Maldives, 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 acclaimed 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 above 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.
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 combination platters of grills of the world: Teppanyaki and Tandoori. There is even a dedicated Satay Bar open during the day.
The Cayenne features the best 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 highlight of this elegant island resort in Maldives.
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.
Located right by the lagoon, the contemporarily styled Lime Restaurant offers Asian influenced cuisine served to guests relaxing at tables on a spacious deck above the waves.
Lime is open for a superb buffet breakfast with action stations and sparkling wine, and for salads, snacks, tea, lunch, dinner and family favourites throughout the day.
The Lighthouse Lounge
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 a wide choice 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 talented band of Maldivian musicians.
Sails is situated in the heart of the island, in The Palm Garden, shaded 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
Set in the heart of the resort, hidden within the lush foliage of a tranquil, tropical garden, the Spa at Baros Maldives specialises in personalised treatment to guests’ needs with massages to soothe the mind and nourish the body, as well as therapies from all over Asia and a variety of cosmetic products.
The ambience of bliss is enhanced with the setting of a tropical garden, with lazily flowing water creating a relaxing, serene and calming atmosphere. Friendly, well trained therapists are on hand to provide treatments for the body and the soul, for the mind and the spirit.
This serene and beautiful Maldives spa resort with its exquisite interior, contemporary comforts, exotic therapies and tender loving care creates a unique, fulfilling experience for guests.
Diving in Maldives can be experienced throughout the islands, but Baros Maldives is unique as an underwater destination for several reasons:
- It has two centres 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 snorkelling gear free of charge, join guided snorkelling excursions, obtain information and take part in awareness programmes conducted by the resident Marine Biologist.
For the energetic or simply curious water sports in the Maldives are a wonderful way to shed cares and enjoy nature’s beauty and bounty. 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 snorkellers and swimmers to explore the waters around Baros Maldives without any effort. The Seajet 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 snorkelling.
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 snorkelling, 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.