A rare privilege... Baros Maldives is a resort that offers understated elegance with a sense of authenticity, value and local culture.
A lush, tropical island set in the shimmering waters of a shallow lagoon in the North Male’ Atoll, ringed by a reef alive with marine life. The island is accessed by speed boat within 25 minutes.
Stay in elegance in individual Villas created from timber and sandstone, poised and peaceful over a translucent lagoon, or nestled discreetly among exotic blooms by the beach. Revel in romantic privacy; blissful seclusion where noise and others, exasperation and hassles, are a world away. The essence of the Maldives is defined at Baros.
The island is designed by nature for a divine vacation – vivid blue lagoons; glittering sun-soaked, golden beaches; exotic flowers blooming beside natural sandy trails shaded by forty-year old palm trees – and created by skilled craftsmen and artists, inspired and devoted – gracious sandstone and fine wood villas; delectable dining, dedicated and warm service.
New to the Maldives? Don’t worry, the spirit of Baros begins with a warm welcome from a guest services representative the moment you step out of the airport arrivals hall. You’ll be escorted to our own speedboat for a gentle cruise of some 25 minutes for your first sight of Baros: a memory to treasure.
Set back in a glade of flowers by the beach, the Deluxe Villas have been created with flawless style that exudes sheer sophistication. Each spacious, teak-floored bedroom features a large sofa and a King-size bed, as well as a veranda. The bathroom, with a stand-alone tub, extends into a sandstone-walled flower garden that includes an indulgent waterfall shower.
Situated on a blissfully sun-blessed beach, each Baros Villa is discreetly secluded by tropical vegetation, with a wooden deck perfect for lounging just a pace or two from the lagoon. The ingeniously designed interior has a King-size bed embraced by curtains and louvered blinds on either side to let in sunlight, as well as an exotic bathroom with a contemporary bathtub and a romantic rain shower in a secret garden.
Placed along a crescent-shaped boardwalk curving over the lagoon – just a minute from the beach – each Baros Water Villas is intimately exclusive, with a private deck for sunbathing and wooden steps for taking a dip into the lagoon. These Villas inspire romance: an exquisitely furnished interior includes a King-size bed draped in silk and cotton, a sumptuous bathroom poised over the lagoon, and an enviable ambience of the sublime.
Baros Pool Villa
Each Villa stands alone in a secluded tropical glade with a private swimming pool of pure translucence, just a few steps away from the turquoise lagoon lazily lapping against the shore. The four-poster bed sitting deep within the Villa looks out over the veranda and sundeck to the pool. There is also a daybed in the shade on the veranda and a table on the wooden deck for in-Villa dining under the stars. Natural light floods the Villa’s beautiful interior, and the gorgeously contemporary bathroom has a discreet outdoor garden rain shower. The television is concealed in an ottoman, wine is in the chiller, and a dedicated resort host can be summoned at any time.
The Baros Residence
Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, here hides an intimate place to stay, to share secrets, to relax. Retreat to your private pool, and swim amidst the ferns and blooms of a tropical garden. Discover a daybed on the sundeck, private spa massages in the comfort of your bedroom, an extravagant bathroom and a linen-canopied bed – all in rooms of granite, tropical timbers and bas-relief. To complete the experience, a butler is on call to assure warm and willing service whenever required in this romantic hideaway.
- Custom-made furniture
- Shaded veranda with daybed and sitting area
- Direct beach/lagoon access
- Sun loungers
- Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Full-length mirror
- DVD/CD Player
- Flat-screen TV
- iPod docking station
- Sound system
- King-size bed (4-posters in Water Villas)
- Open bathroom with indoor shower & bathtub
- Outdoor shower in private garden
- Dual vanity basins
- Luxury bath amenities
- Make-up/shaving mirror
- Complimentary high-speed internet access
- IDD telephone
- 24-hour In-Villa dining
- Espresso machine
- Tea/coffee facilities
- Wine chiller
- In-Villa safe
- Generous wardrobe space
- Iron & ironing board
- Beach bag & flip flops
- Life vest
Restaurants & Bars
Thatched, arched and open-sided pavilions by the water for the heart and soul of good dining. Breakfast selections to enhance your wellbeing are tastefully displayed. All-day dining from an à la carte menu of enticing dishes from around the world. For dinner chefs can prepare special selections in front of guests.
Alfresco dining in thatched gazebos above the lagoon. Especially prepared seafood, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes served with sauces of distinction and accompanied by a healthy selection of salads and irresistible desserts. A favourite retreat for a leisurely meal infused with the flavours of the tropics.
Savour the cuisine gourmets relish, whether from the degustation menus including several wines, or the classic creations enhanced with a touch of culinary genius by the Master Chef. With service to match the superb cuisine and an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, the overwater Lighthouse is the island's highlight.
On demand 24-hours a day - breakfast, snacks, meals and drinks are served with discretion in the confidential privacy of guests' Villas. No need to dress for dinner!
Dine anywhere on the island, on request. Whether it's a barbecue for two on the beach, a Thai feast on the boardwalk, a picnic on a sandbank or a candle-lit banquet in a palm grove, the dedicated Baros team of chef and stewards takes care of it all.
The Lighthouse Lounge
The peak of perfection with panoramic views, the upstairs lounge of The Lighthouse with its sundowner gallery is a soothing setting for sipping champagne or martinis as the sun slips below the cloudless horizon.
The centre of conviviality - the open-sided Sails Bar is the natural place under the palms for a refreshing juice, beer or wine at any time. In the evening, mellow music accompanies the joy of camaraderie and the enjoyment of amazing cocktails, fine spirits and liqueurs.
Snorkelling is a leisurely experience at Baros where the lagoon teems with fish and the house reef is a mere 30m from the shore. Float gently over a natural underwater paradise gazing at a kaleidoscopic carnival of marine life.
Begin with Discover Scuba Diving, an introductory dive in the lagoon with one of our professional diving instructors. Progress to the PADI Scuba Diving Programme and upgrade to Open Water Diver certification, enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. Baros Maldives is the gateway to 30 superlative dive sites, yielding a biodiversity of marine life to thrill even the most experienced diver.
The resident Marine Biologist provides useful information on the oceanographic world, guides for snorkelling trips and excursions on the house reef (for beginners or for experienced snorkelers). The Marine Centre is a place to share your adventure!
Sailing aboard 'Nooma'
With elegantly crafted curved prow, vast single sail (but with auxiliary engine), thatched roof (over a cabin of reassuring luxury) and sarong-clad crew of four, our new 19m long vessel - "Nooma" - is modelled on the traditional Maldivian sailing Dhoni. It's a Dhoni of desire for secret reef snorkelling, sunset sailing, a romantic dinner for two, overnight at a deserted island, or even for a leisurely cruise from the airport to Baros. With gourmet meals served on board by your personal butler, secluded sun deck for two in the bow, and a private saloon lounge, toilet, shower, and air-conditioned double bedroom, this is the Dhoni for the ultimate intimate cruise. And it can be yours when you stay at Baros.
Reward yourself with the lavish attention of the caring therapists at Aquum Baros Maldives. Our Spa Suites are an intimate space of your own to enjoy spa treatment, pre-treatment relaxation and post-treatment unwinding. A cornucopia of blissful rituals devised for your desires with intuition, imagination and expert touch.