Only the third resort to open in the Maldives (1973), Baros, Maldives is situated in the central southern part of North Malé Atoll, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the international airport. The resort continues to set the benchmark for a romantic, luxury holiday with genuine, heartfelt Maldivian hospitality. Baros remains a pioneer in conservation in the Maldives.

75 premium private villas, three restaurants, two bars and an outstanding spa feature on this small coral island, alongside the first Dive Centre to open in the archipelago (1979). The resort is surrounded by a beautiful house reef, only 15 to 30 metre from the shore and guests can enjoy ‘Diving by Design’ programmes and the Diver Valet Service, providing insider access to the local manta and eagle rays, sharks, turtles, the nearby Maldives Victory shipwreck, underwater photo shoots, and even ‘Fluo Night Dives’.

Dining is another highlight at Baros, especially at The Lighthouse. Set on an over-water pavilion, it is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the Maldives, serving French-inspired dishes paired with excellent wines from the restaurants glass walled, walk-in cellar.

Baros is all about enhancing the ‘outside, inside life’ feel for guests with their 45 Beachside and 30 Water luxury Villas, many complete with private pools. All were built by local craftsmen using natural materials to blend with the surrounding environment, while the award-winning Baros Residence is encircled by lush flora, hidden away from the rest of the island but with direct access to the beach, a private swimming pool in the garden and a dedicated butler on call 24/7, for ultimate seclusion and romance. Baros is also home to an outstanding spa, specializing in Asian therapies which fuses natural remedies with botanical ingredients are sourced straight from the earth and sea.

It has been more than 44 years since Baros first welcomed visitors to its shores - a time when locals travelled from island to island on wooden dhoni sailboats. Much has changed since then but much has stayed the same, Baros still remains a place of astonishing natural beauty, as magical as ever and has become an icon of luxury in the Maldives.

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All rooms feature a bathtub and separate shower, beach bag and flip flops, sun loungers, WIFI, bathrobes and slippers, a kettle, tea, expresso machine, flat screen tv, hairdryer, in villa bar and safe, iron board and iron, air con, ceiling fan, surround sound system, DVD/CD Player, weighing scales, wine chiller, yoga mats.)

Baros residence (268sqm) is a very private, blissful option with its very own stretch of Baros beachfront and a wide timber deck sheltered by a towering canopy. Inside, the separate room and living room provides a spacious area, equipped with an expansive bathroom and luxury amenities including a deep, free standing tub, an indoor shower and plants all round. Rich timber finishing’s, bespoke artwork, your very own private infinity pool and 24-hour butler really makes this an intimate haven.

Water pool villas (126sqm) provide a lagoon fronted plunge pool on their very own sun-soaked veranda with private access to the waters. A luxurious cocoon over the water with its very own sunbed, rich teak floors, a library of books and indoor games and every modern convenience.

Baros premium pool villas (160sqm) are indulgent, idyllic retreats. Expect to find views over brilliant blue seas, a beachfront garden deck, a jacuzzi and infinity pool hidden by tropical foliage, sun loungers and a canopied daybed. The lagoon is a short walk away over Baros’ powder fine sands and the house reef is just a short swim away.

Baros pool villas (134sqm) are a peaceful repose within steps of the lagoon. These villas have a private beach garden, a shaded pool, a canopied daybed and sun loungers, bespoke Baros amenities and an effortless charm.

Water villas (92sqm) - these warm, timber villas let you escape to tranquillity, the lagoon lies just beyond their canopied daybeds, endless ocean views from a wide timber deck, cosy furnishings and plush amenities.

Baros villas (103sqm) lets you enjoy ocean views from your beachside deck, just a short walk from the blue waters of the Baros lagoon, equipped with cosy furnishings, rich hues and luxury amenities.

Deluxe villas (89sqm) provide a cosy space of rich woods with a king sixed bed and its very own tropical garden and exotic open-air bathroom, sun loungers, a free-standing tub and an outdoor shower, beachfronted deck and library.

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Spa, yoga pavilion, fitness centre, Maldivian lounge, Baros boutique, library with pool table, table tennis, CD and DVD library, indoor games, over water pool, piano deck available for private dining, spa and yoga.

Diving and snorkelling, group and private excursions, game fishing, dolphin cruises, water sports, dhoni trips.   

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