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November 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Baros Maldives in North Male Atoll, Maldives

Baros Maldives is one of the country’s original resorts – four decades ago, international communication happened via Morse Code and guests settled in for a three-hour dhoni ride to arrive on the atoll’s untouched shores. Today, the natural beauty of Kodhdhipparu-Baros Island perseveres, thanks to conservation efforts. Take part in the internationally recognized Reef Check program or go for a guided snorkel with the resident marine biologist to learn about the resort’s underwater residents, or just listen to the wind rustle through your villa’s palapa roof and appreciate the splendor of tropical solitude.

Walk across the teak floors of your villa to the magic that greets you outside – maybe you slip off the deck of your water villa into the crystalline Indian Ocean, or if you’re sleeping on land, linger under the rain shower of your outdoor bath. Relish the silence on the island’s deserted beaches. Order a gin and tonic in the shade. Dine on seared sea scallops with papaya, champagne and coriander mousseline as a three-piece jazz band keeps time with the setting sun.

Location of Baros Maldives

Baros Maldives
PO Box 2015, Male'
20-02
North Male Atoll, Maldives

Nearest Airport: MLE

Amenities for Baros Maldives

  • General Information
  • 75 Villas
  • Only 8+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Waterfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Boutique
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Music & Movie Library
  • Beach Amenities
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • PADI Dive Center
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Pillow Menu
  • Espresso Machine
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Canoeing
  • Yoga
  • Billiards
  • Yachting
  • Table Tennis
  • Wakeboarding
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Baros Maldives

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Baros is one of the places where we hate to leave and can not wait to come back again. We stayed for one week, our experience staying Baros was absolutely unforgettable. The villa, the beach, the snorkeling, the food, and the services were the first class, especially our host, Nouwa. He was very professional, friendly, smooth and caring. In the end of our vacation, we felt like saying goodbye to a dear friend. We will come back again for sure.

H D


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Just back from an amazing 12 days on this exquisite lush tropical island which is Baros. The service was seamless throughout our stay from when we met some of the Baros team at Male airport right through to the end of our holiday when we were accompanied through security, baggage check-in and left us only when we had to go through the second security screening onto the airside. Gosh I will miss those ice cold towels! The Baros team is so warm, professional and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Great attention to detail. Baros understands the importance of customer experience and they’ve pitched it just right. They understand the wow factor and always willing to go above and beyond, exceeding expectations. However, having said all this, it is a reassuringly expensive holiday, but worth every penny. If you are looking for an all-inclusive cheaper holiday, step away now and read no further. We stayed in a Baros Beach Villa which was perfect for us. Direct access to a picture postcard white sandy tropical beach only a few steps away from our room. Bathroom impressive – standalone big bath and separate shower as well as an amazing open air shower. Washing my hair under the stars…wonderful. The infinity pool by the Lime restaurant is fantastic to swim in. I felt like I was swimming in the sea. While you might need your own pool in the hotter months when there is less wind, we didn’t regret not having our own pool. For us, beach access and sunbathing on the pontoon were perfect. Excellent food always although it would have been great to have some more informal dining options, but I’m being picky. I couldn’t fault any of the food. The breakfasts were amazing and the choice astounding. A different wake up shot every morning and the fruit options exceptional. The Lighthouse is a special occasion restaurant with prices to match. We did enjoy the exquisite meal but our preference is the Cayenne where we sat and watched the reef sharks swimming under the water. All fish dishes are absolutely delicious. We also had teppenyaki one evening. The Lime where breakfast is served and also evening meals is also faultless. While we found the Lighthouse a little too formal, drinks in the upstairs lounge were amazing and views of the sunset fabulous. A particular mention for the delicious accompanying canapés, taking bar snacks to a new level. We had toyed with the half board option, but was glad we didn’t as we enjoyed the flexibility with the dining options each night. I was reticent about going in October which is the third rainiest month. However, we had plenty of sunshine every day in spite of a few short lived rainfalls which in fact made the weather more refreshing and the temperature is always around 29 C to 31 C. We were told that February and April are the most popular months with the least rainfall but I would happily return in October. Notable mentions are Asim, our villa host who was available 24/7 for anything we needed and who arranged a fantastic champagne anniversary breakfast on our decking as well as surprise decorations in our room. He also gave us a tour of the water villas on our request. Hassan and his team did an excellent job of cleaning our room not once but twice a day. We always had plenty of drinking water, fresh fruit and different little morsels of delightful petit fours each day. Lara the in-house marine biologist gave one to one snorkelling lessons. In no time at all, my husband was swimming in the reef with beautiful fish, turtles and reef sharks! Lara is also a credit to the Baros team and we really enjoyed her informative marine biology talk and the nature walk around the island. The spa is a beautiful haven of tranquillity. We took advantage of the free 15 minute spa session and I went on to book an hour’s full body massage which was heaven. My only suggestion for improvement would be that the spa needs to clearly communicate costs if you decide to have a bespoke treatment instead of those stated on the pricing list. Already looking forward to my 3rd honeymoon 😉 If you’re looking for total relaxation with 5 star plus luxury and service in exquisite surroundings, then Baros is definitely the place for you.

Janby1963 - London, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Where to start ...... Firstly this review is written from the perspective of a well travelled couple returning to Baros to celebrate a significant birthday staying from 25th September to 5th October 2017. We last visited Baros in 2009 for our 40th Wedding Anniversary and chose to return to celebrate my birthday and hopefully experience the wonderful time we had back then. We booked our trip through Richard in the Nottingham office of Kuoni flying Business Class with Emirates from Manchester on the Airbus A380 for the first leg to Dubai. This gets the holiday off to a good start as Emirates provide a Chauffeur-driven service that takes all the hassle out of getting to the airport. On arrival at Male airport we were met by the Kuoni rep who gave us her contact details and then introduced us to the team from Baros who took charge of our luggage and escorted us to the boat for our transfer to the island. On board we were handed cold towels and we took our seats for the 30min trip. I tend to carry out a lot of research when booking a holiday, including the weather forecast for the period of our stay. There are two distinct seasons in the Maldives, the dry season (northeast monsoon) begins in November and runs through April, the wet or rainy season begins in May and lasts through October, unfortunately my birthday (October) coincides with the wet or rainy season and all the forecasts I looked at a few days before we left said mainly cloudy, rain & thunderstorms. Having been to the Maldives on three previous occasions we have had some rough boat transfers and I was not looking forward to this one! The forecasts could not have been more wrong, the weather was hot and sunny and the transfer was one of the smoothest we’ve ever had. On approaching the island you get a ‘picture postcard’ view of the iconic Lighthouse Restaurant with the vivid blues & greens of the lagoon. Waiting to greet us on the jetty were some of the management team who welcomed us back to Baros. We were then introduced to Shazu (see Photo) who would be our Villa Host during our stay she took us to the reception where we were given a welcome drink (Champagne) and cold refreshing towels whilst she checked us in. We had the option of either paying for any services we had individually, or they could take a credit card deposit ($3000) and charge everything to the villa with a final bill taken from your deposit. One small suggestion I would make that we found helpful at other resorts would be a dedicated resort channel on the TV that gave you information on the day’s activities and access to your villa account. Even though it was early morning our villa was ready and Shazu took us to it and showed us around (we had a Baros Villa No 204 which was the one that we had requested via Kuoni). If we needed any assistance from Shazu there was a button on the bedside phone that connected us to her mobile. There was a bottle of Moet Champagne in an ice bucket, compliments of the resort, in our villa as well as fruit and a welcoming letter. Items provided in the villa include Mini bar fridge & wine cooler stocked with an assortment of soft drinks, spirits, wines & assorted nibbles these are charged to your villa account and replenished every day. Complimentary items replenished every day include bottled water, ice, milk, tea, coffee pods for the Nespresso coffee machine. Other items supplied for your use are as listed on their website (snorkels, masks and fins are freely available from the Dive Centre for use during your stay). The villas electric sockets are 3 pin 240 volt, same as UK, so no need for adaptors. We found the wifi fast and reliable, and there is access for guests to use computers in the 24-hour Relaxation Lounge. There are mosquito evaporators in the villa and the island is fogged with a pesticide once or twice a week to keep them in check, but I am sure some of the little blighters hide on these days as my wife and I received a few bites during our stay, so if you react badly to bites I would take a mosquito repellent with you or you can get them from the boutique shop. A room attendant is allocated to your villa who cleans, tops up items you have used and provides a turndown service in the evening. Ours was Abdulla (and Hassan who stood in on Abdulla’s day off) both were very friendly and helpful. On our first day we noticed that there were only 2 bottles of water, 4 small milk sachets, and about 8 sachets of sugar topped up each day and as we tend to drink a lot of tea & coffee we asked Abdulla if he could leave us a few more, that evening we came in and found 4 bottles of water a drawer full of milk sachets and loads of sugar, this was provided every day for the rest of our stay. The following day Shazu came round to check everything was OK and told us that we could choose from a selection of excursions, compliments of the management, we chose the Sunset Dolphin Cruise with Champagne and canapés. Shazu arranged it for later in the week. You are told that it can’t be guaranteed you will see dolphins but on the day we went we saw large pods of Spinner dolphins who put on an amazing show for us, you didn’t know where to look next. Ali, who also worked in the restaurant, was on board serving us Champagne and canapés and helping us to spot where they would pop up next. Unbeknownst to me, my wife had asked Richard at Kuoni if he could find out if there was anything that the management at Baros could do in the way of a surprise for my birthday. Well it turned out that they had arranged a complimentary breakfast delivered to our villa on the morning of my birthday, the amount of food that came kept us going for the rest of the day - as well as another bottle of Moet Champagne and a chocolate birthday cake. I don’t think we have drunk so much Champagne before on a holiday. They really looked after us and made the day very special, everywhere I went that day I was greeted by a happy birthday from the staff and even some of the guests that had found out. That evening Abdulla and another member of staff spelled out Happy Birthday out of strips of palm leaves and Bougainvillea flowers on the bed (see Photo) which I thought was a nice touch and it seemed a shame to disturb it when we went to bed. Talking of beds the king sized ones in the villa where very comfortable with 4 large soft pillows you can lay back on if you’re watching the TV or reading. One of the highlights of our holiday was my wife snorkelling for the first time. On our previous visit to Baros she was not a confident swimmer and I am sure she must have got fed up with me going on about the marine life you can see whilst snorkelling along the edge of the reef (see Photos), including white tip reef sharks nurse sharks and turtles. Well since then we have started swimming at our local Leisure Centre twice a week and she is now much more confident. Before we came on holiday we bought two “Easybreath Surface Snorkelling Masks” (see photo) and I must admit I found this method of snorkelling far superior to using a standard snorkel and mask, as long as you don’t intend to dive below the surface. Well I persuaded my wife to try it out as she is still a bit wary of putting her head under water, at first she kept to the shallows but eventually ventured further out until she followed me out past the sea wall, now I can’t keep her out of the water she is enjoying it so much. The marine life on the edge of the reef drop off is amazing with both large and small colourful fish, although some of the coral seems to have been affected by bleaching. In the evenings you can see sharks and rays swimming around below the restaurants. You may have read about the sea wall (on the east side) in other reviews (it runs from the Water Villas to the Cayenne Grill) and I can understand why some visitors don’t like it, but without it I am sure it would have a detrimental effect on the erosion of the island. On the plus side the water between the beach and the wall is much calmer, there are areas of coral and an abundance of marine life for guests, who don’t want to venture past the wall to see, together with other areas where the sandy bottom is ideal for swimming. While we were there the water was very choppy on the west side of the Island facing the lagoon. I would also suggest taking some light weight swimming shoes as there are some pieces of broken coral scattered in the sandy bottom that can be painful if you tread on it. Unfortunately the Lime Restaurant was closed for the first few days of our stay as it was being refurbished, this meant that breakfast was served in the Cayenne Grill which was not a problem although it did restrict your choice of eating places. The variety of dishes available at breakfast were numerous although make sure that if you want toast ensure the toaster is turned up to its highest setting or you may have to wait a while. On Mondays the Cayenne Grill had a Maldivian Evening themed buffet where guests (male & female) were invited to wear a complimentary sarong and celebrate the customs, food and traditions of the Maldives and every Thursday the Palm Garden is transformed into an alfresco BBQ Buffet. I must say that the food at these events was superb and included dishes to suit all tastes and the desserts were to die for. As well as the Lime Restaurant being closed there was also some work being done on the jetties but for us none of this caused any problem and upgrading the facilities benefits the guests in the long run and keeps the resort abreast of the competition. The Lime Restaurant reopened for the last 3 days of our stay with breakfast now served there. I must say the refurbishment gives the impression of high class but casual with beautiful views over the lagoon. The staff in all the restaurants were first rate being attentive but not overbearing all the time. The chefs at Baros are also top class and have won numerous awards (see the “News” section on their website) and we found the food to be excellent in both variety and quality. Whilst we where having dinner in the Cayenne Grill one night we caught site of a sculpture crafted out of chocolate that had won an award for Chef Perera who also showed us an orchid flower arrangement he had crafted from sugar icing (see photos). He and his team made some wonderful pastries and desserts served at meal times. If you don’t feel like going out for meals at any time there is a comprehensive “in villa” dining menu, orders are placed over the phone and delivered within 20 to 30 mins, trays are collected promptly when asked for or can be left outside your door. The weather during our stay was mainly sunny and hot/warm with clear blue skies and a couple of showers at night although one day, towards the end of our stay, was a bit overcast with rain showers in between sunny periods but during the wet season you do have to take pot luck and we were lucky! Even when it rains the ocean is still warm and there are numerous other activities available. We did find that the east side of the island was warmer and less windy than the west side which always seemed to have a cooling breeze. One luxury we enjoyed following a day’s snorkelling was to have an outdoor shower (see Photo) set in the small private garden at the back of the villa surrounded by tropical vegetation. Speaking to Abdulla one evening he told us that the resort was at 92% occupancy and by my reckoning that would be about 140 guests plus all the staff. With all these people on such a small island you would think you would be tripping over each other but the opposite is more the reality, apart from breakfast (that most guests attend) we rarely saw more than a dozen people at any one time and there were times when we had the beach to ourselves (see Photos). There is not an awful lot of wildlife on the island but there are lizards/geckos, fruit bats, white storks and some “quite tame” water hens (See Photo) that would come round looking for titbits, the water hens have a very distinctive comical call that ends in a quacking sound and you can sometimes hear guests mimicking their call. On rounding up we would like to thank all the staff on Baros for making us feel special and our holiday and my birthday a truly unforgettable one and we would like to give a special thanks to Ali, Rana, Nikki who really made meals enjoyable with their banter, Chef Perera for his wonderful Culinary delights, Vijay in Sails Bar, Ali the Front Office Manager, Abdulla and Hassan our room attendants and Shazu our Villa Host who tracked down a supply of Aloe Vera from the gardens for my wife’s snorkelling burnt bits! All in all a truly memorable Holiday / Birthday.

Mr-Misty47 - Sherwood Forest


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go to relax and chill. A tipical couples Hotel, for honeymoon and something like that. Good place to snoorkling and take pictures of the tropical fishes and sharks. Very goods villas , some with small pools.

mmmatos - Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Baros was so beautiful, beautiful memories. It was amazing, we had relaxing, romantic stay. Beautiful island with clear lagoon and amazing white sand beaches. Friendly staff and well organized, I would like to Thank Our Host Nouwa for everything, he is Very Professional, very friendly. Food is so delicious We love the food, we tried all the restaurants, Specially Lighthouse, staffs and food the best. we love the house reef, many fishes turtles reef sharks. Natural Beauty, I would definitely go back.

Lilliu86


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