Baros, the luxurious resort in the Maldives, is nothing but a dream destination in itself! The 5-star property boasting of 75 cozy, private villas has been dubbed the ‘World’s Most Romantic Resort’ for the seventh consecutive year by World Travel Awards, and it’s not tough to see why. Guests planning a stay at the resort can opt from any of the villas, each of which come with beach sun loungers, a private deck, an in-villa bar, yoga mats, deluxe bathrobes, a pillow menu, Wi-Fi, an outdoor rain shower, and a TV with a strong sound system. Many of the villas even have their own private pool.
Travellers who’ve so far ever visited Baros have just one thing to say, the place appears like a ‘heaven on earth’ – so much so that we begin to believe that it indeed is a piece of paradise. Sited in North Male Atoll, the private island is not more than 25 minutes away from the Male Airport by luxury speedboat. What makes the stay at this resort completely worth it is its surrounding – the lush green garden, magnificent coral reef, and a vast turquoise lagoon. A persuasive combination for lovers of underwater and water activities. The villas are tropical chic and modern, carefully designed with timber and sandstone, offering an ambiance and look that’s not only timeless but also classy. The property, let it be any of the villas, provides ultimate privacy and luxurious intimacy with service that’s unmatched and promises an unforgettable Maldivian experience. Of all the villas, the 24 Deluxe ones offer a massive 89 sqm of living space, also featuring open-air bathrooms. The villas of this category cost about $370 per night for a couple in the low season and as high as $870 in the high season. For those craving even more luxury, there are the 1442 square foot pool villas, each of which come with their individual spacious tubs and outdoor rain showers. When there’s a mention of all-things luxury, the two newly-set up Baros suites are the most exclusive ones at the resort, with costs ranging from $1270 to $2100 per night. Each one comes with a king-size bed, a book nook, a day couch, and most importantly, a suite-assigned butler on call. These suites also come with private infinity swimming pools as well as both a cold and hot Jacuzzi. Couples who opt for the Baros suite are given a private transfer to and from the property by yacht and a bottle of Champagne on arrival.
There are countless fine dining options to indulge in, the Lighthouse restaurant being a coveted one amongst the fraternity of critics. This restaurant is majestically placed on the lagoon and has garnered an immense reputation in the Maldives over the years since its inception. Guests can even choose to dine in absolute privacy on the bespoke Piano Deck, on the Baros sandbank, or, at sea aboard a dhoni boat, Nooma. Not only that, travellers can dive into adventurous sea and boat excursions, experience the traditional Maldivian vow renewal ceremonies, or get some time off by taking a relaxing luxurious spa. Baros is known to be an ideal destination for other activities including water-skiing, windsurf, Canoe kayaks, glass-bottom boats, and a catamaran that suit the wishes of guests with different preferences. In addition, visitors can escape to the Serenity spa for customized therapies to suit their needs and witness the ultimate Baros bliss as a couple or alone. What’s even better is the fact that the spa is situated in the midst of beautiful gardens and is completely dedicated to offering beauty rituals with exquisite care.
Other than this, it’s needless to say, the best part of being at Baros is having your own ‘private’ stretch of beach. Guests are given their set of sun loungers, which nobody else can use. Those wanting to experience some adventure can explore Baros’ extraordinary house reef, where marine life can be seen in abundance by day. By the sundowner, notice the reef transform into a naturally fluorescent ecosystem. When at Baros, Maldives, there are countless famous spots that you can discover, a few of which include Rameez Place, Rasfari, Bodo Hiti Thila, Tela Libis, Thila Faru, Black Coral reef, Maldives Victory, Lions Head, Manta Point, Blue Caves, and Himmafushi Corner among others. Romance, luxury, top-notch gastronomy, and first-class service are what define Baros Maldives!