Guests who stay in an elegant Maldives Villa can treat themselves to the finest things in life without a care; they can feel at home in the luxury Villas of Baros. There are 45 beachside and 30 over-water Villas on Baros Maldives. All are beautifully designed, built by craftsmen using sandstone and timber to blend with the natural environment. All have fine 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.
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A chain of water villas extend over the ocean from a small, lush teardrop-shaped island. The allure of the boutique resort of Baros has been winning over travellers for years. With tropical foliage and a secluded location, it has everything you’d hope for when you picture paradise. The resort also offers contemporary cuisine at a range of dining venues, a beautiful garden spa, reams of diving and water-sports activities and an extensive choice of excursions including private yacht cruises.
In the Indian Ocean, southwest of India and Sri Lanka. The Republic of the Maldives is an archipelago of about 1,190 coral islands southwest of India’s southern tip, some 670 km (416 miles) southwest of Sri Lanka. The islands are strung out in a chain, stretching 822 km (510 miles) from north to south across the Equator, and 130 km (80 miles) at the widest from west to east. Only 200 of them are inhabited with nearly 100 of the uninhabited islands turned into tourist resorts.
The total land area, if all the islands were one landmass, would amount to 298 square kilometres (115 square miles), about half the size of Singapore. In actual fact 99.9% of the Republic is sea. The islands are grouped in 26 natural atolls, ring-like coral formations enclosing a massive central lagoon, which gives the Maldives its unique paradise-like appearance.
Snorkelling 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 that are conducted by our Marine Centre team:
House Reef Tour
This tour will begin in the Marine Centre with a relaxed 20-minute class about marine organism that are expected to be seen. Our Marine Biologist will show you the best spots around the island, take photos of you during snorkelling and will give you the opportunity to ask questions before, during and after the snorkel. Since we have a strict "do not touch"- policy on the island, this is your only chance to touch a few selected marine species under the supervision of a professional.
If you have already explored all the little corners, the nooks and crannies of the stunning house reef at Baros Maldives, it is time to join a Snorkelling Safari by boat and discover two more reefs with our Marine Biologist. Isolated reefs with cliffs and caves for animals to feed and live in are perfect spots for snorkellers to peep into this hidden fascinating world. Our Marine biologist will take photos of you during snorkelling.
Have you ever wondered what happens in the reef when the sun sets? Nocturnal creatures come out of their hiding places and make the reef their own for the night. Witness plankton glowing in the dark, a phenomenon called bioluminescence, which you can only experience during a night snorkelling trip. Armed with a powerful underwater flashlight, let yourself be amazed at how intense the reef becomes at night. Our house reef is the perfect setting for a night snorkel tour; it is sheltered and thus makes it a delightful and safe experience.
Private Snorkelling Lessons for beginners
Within just an hour in the water, beginners will learn the basics of snorkelling and will be taken out on our house reef in the safety of our Marine Centre team.
Coral Gardening Workshop
After a relaxed 15-minutes class about the coral propagation process, snorkel out with our marine biologist to look for broken, but living coral fragments in the reef. You will learn how to attach corals to our underwater tables and every six months you will receive an update on the growth of your nubbins as they develop on the table and attract numerous fish. Read more about our Coral Rehabilitation Programme here.
Private Snorkelling Experiences
Individual, personalised snorkelling experiences on the house reef or by boat during day or night time can be arranged on request at the Marine Centre.Water Sports
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.Marine Centre
A resident Marine Biologist runs the Marine Centre as an information point where guests can learn all about the marine world as well participate in professionally guided snorkelling excursions. Our goal is to raise awareness and help protect the precious marine environment for future generations.
The Marine Centre organises some of the best marine excursions in the Maldives which are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced snorkelers. Coral Gardening workshops are held under a programme enabling guests to learn the propagation process of coral regeneration and to play a part in conserving the reefs surrounding Baros Maldives. Environment awareness programmes and marine life presentations are also conducted by the resident Marine Biologist. Besides being a source of information for our guests, the Marine Centre conducts reef cleaning events, participates in environmental initiatives and is in charge of raising awareness among our island staff as well.
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
Foreign 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.