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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'
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 22 hours ago

This is one of my favorites hotels in the Maldives, loved the hotel it was lush! Beautiful resort, stunning beaches and exquisite food! This is a must for a relaxing holiday with a little more luxury and the water villa are lush! Must try the ice cream too which is made in house from the screw pine that is grown on the island it is delicious!

steenieb2016 - Gloucester, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

So Baros. Wow. Just wow. We have just had 8 days of perfection. Thank you. Check-in / Arrival Met at the hectic but charming male airport by an assured calm team who quite literally sweep you off your feet and set the tone for what's next. The boat transfer is quick - 20mins for us on a powerful plush motor boat called Tara. Baros has a number of boats ranging from smaller speed boats to small "super yachts". Arriving to the island is quite difficult to describe so I won't - I shall leave it as a surprise. The management team are on the jetty to meet you - all welcoming you by name. Ice Cool hand towels and a welcome drink await. It's sets the tone for what's to come nicely. Water villa We stayed in a sunset facing water villa. We spent a great time considering whether to "upgrade" to a water villa with pool. I am glad we didn't. The pool, I think, is unnecessary as we used the Indian Ocean to cool down, swim, loll and in the case of my wife - read her kindle.....Our aspect too, for us, was perfect as we had sun all day. (The beach villas for do not get sun all day so check your aspect carefully) The water villa set up is simply perfect. Decoratively it's in excellent condition - this must be near impossible given the salt, heat, water etc. The villa has every mod con required. Think of the best equipped room you've ever stayed in and then raise the bar again - that's a Baros room. Mini bar is superbly stocked with, in my view, reasonably priced alcohol - we stuck to sunset bottles Of Heineken every day. Nespresso machine is well stocked for the pre gym caffeine bang. The villa is stocked With so much still water that Baros must have shares in Schweppes! To be fair we got thorough a huge amount and it was welcome. The bathroom is just beautiful with a stunning bay window overlooking the Indian Ocean. The shower is epic. I don't say that lightly. The in villa AC was powerful and ran like clockwork during the 8 days of 30c that we were lucky enough to experience. Every day we had sea life visitors - sharks and rays were daily and we were fortunate to have a sea turtle come introduce himself too! Food Breakfast - where do I even begin. Breakfast at Lime sets the bar for my trip advisor reviews. It is quite simply magnificent. There is a buffet selection that is out of this world. Everything is prepared with meticulous attention. This is then followed up by an a la carte offering that carries ALL of your favourites - irrespective of where you've come from. If it's your thing there is an endless supply of champagne too - it was certainly our thing! Here's a sample morning for us ( we genuinely had this ) Fruit - just stunning selection from OSA at the fruit bar. Sushi - sashimi, nigiri and maki. Tuna and reef fish. Western "cooked" bacon etc Omelettes - Italian was my personal favourite but my better half loved her "healthy white egg soufflé" French toast with caramelised pineapple Pastry basket Champagne and sparkling water I will truly miss my Baros breakfasts - they were one of life's pleasures. Lunch - I couldn't tell you. I was too full from breakfast. We didn't eat lunch once. Dinner. We ate every single day, bar one, in Lime which was part of our half board offer. We were so happy with the quality & selection on offer in Lime. Service is excellent - it's a blend of island & 5 star attention that has been made a little more personal than say a london or paris 5 star property. We fell in love with the Sri Lankan and Maldivan curries. We found our feet with the spice levels, which are cooked to order, and we ended our trip with "local spicey" - I lost the feeling in my face. My Maldivan curry with snapper was the best curry I've ever had. In general also the Tuna at Baros is simply incredible. I ate more tuna in the last 8 days than I thought ever possible. We had dessert on our first night only - no reflection on its quality / offering we were just too full from our dinner! The Thursday night BBQ @ Cayenne comes with great fanfare. The menu looks superb and I was looking forward to the event all week. Perhaps I had built it up too much but Personally I was very underwhelmed and found it a rushed, impersonal and dare I say "un Baros like". The extra cost was the only payment in our whole trip that rankled. As a result we didn't even consider the other "extra" special nights. Bars We enjoyed pre dinner drinks at Sails, on the beach at Sails and upstairs at the lighthouse. Because we kept to our half board offering we tended to splurge on occasion and enjoyed champagne overlooking the ocean enjoying the breeze. Canapés and bites are served to accompany all drinks - it's just perfect. Price wise I think that Baros has it almost perfect for alcohol. There is something for all budgets - house champagne is an international benchmark in terms of price. It's ++ ( 10% service and 12.5% GST ) price is $130. Not cheap of course but I don't think over priced either. This list goes up very quickly too if that's your thing. Wine is expensive though - be warned. We are big wine drinkers and didn't have one bottle during our stay. Beers are priced @ $11 ++ for Heineken bottles. Again not cheap but not extortion either. The best bar however......was our villa balcony at sunset! Island amenities The Gym - We trained very early every morning. Pre breakfast. Earn the cals and champagne was our thinking....The gym is small but perfectly adequate with 3 threadmils, 2 X trainers and a stat bike or two. It has some decent dumbbells up to 20kg and a smith bar set up with circa 100kg of plates. It also has a weighted Cable multi station too. Everything was new or in excellent condition. The gym was well used by guests but never too busy. We loved our time training here which was always finished with an early am Indian Ocean dip to cool down. Snorkeling We snorkeled every afternoon. My wife is a PADI diver and I am a decent swimmer with some snorkeling experience. We were both blown away with the sea life Baros has on its door step. The house reef is bonkers. Sharks are in abundance - including nurse sharks - and Rays of all shapes and sizes. We were mesmerized. I would echo the advice of Nathan in the Dive Centre and know your limits / ability and definitely make sure you reccy your proposed route. Once outside the island sea walls the water gets super deep quickly and the famous Maldives currents whip up. I was slightly concerned with the behaviour of some fellow guests who clearly weren't strong enough swimmers to be undertaking certain snorkel routes - my view is if you need to wear life vests to snorkel stay within the walls! Baros has gone to huge efforts to develop snorkel channels which lead to gaps in the sea walls so get to know these routes and plan your trips around your stay. We undertook 5 different routes in our 8 days with the house reef being our favourite. Extras - we didn't undertake any of the vast array of exclusions / trips on offer. Not our thing really but I think we are in the minority on that front as all the trips seemed busy. So Baros. Thank you. Our time with you was special and we feel lucky to have experienced all that you offer. Now back to London, and the snow, to earn some dough to pay for our return trip.

mgbentour - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time and was treated like royalty at this paradise resort: Baros! Our flight was delayed but the Baros agent was very patient, waited for us at the airport and welcomed us with a big warm smile! We were transferred to the island in a luxurious yacht, where we had refreshing cold towels and ice cold water to hydrate. When we arrived at the resort, the Baros team were there to receive us with charming smiles and cold towels again! The check-in process was so smooth, we didn’t have one! Our villa host had a handheld scanner to copy our passports at the villa!! How convenient is that? We checked-in to a water villa with infinity pool, it had been decorated warmly with lots of wood and earthy colors; very romantic!! It was very private, luxurious, clean overlooking the ocean and two small Islands. From every corner of the villa, the view was amazing! We had all amenities in the villa including Baros flip flops, beach bags, umbrellas, raincoats, life jackets - Incase you need it for buoyancy when snorkeling straight from the villa. And my wife’s favorite beauty product brand: l’occitane - was the choice at Baros for all their amenities too!! As coffee lovers, we were very happy to have the Nespresso machine in the room with different flavors. Every afternoon, when we returned from the beach, we enjoyed fresh, yummy cookies in the room with a cup of coffee. They have simply thought about everything you might need, to relax, enjoy and feel comfortable at Baros. We were so impatient to chill on the beach, we chose a spot but forgot our beach towels - guess what? a few meters away, in a wooden chest, was a supply of fresh towels!! Simple but thoughtful and convenient and i did not have to go back to our villa. We had an excellent couples massage at the Serenity Spa. The spa receptionist was very detailed in her explanation of all the treatments and made excellent recommendations. The therapists at the spa were experts and they used high quality organic products like Elemis, TeraNaka, Coola…for the different treatments. We’ve been to many different spa’s around the world, and the Serenity Spa is of top quality! They have very nice yoga sessions and classes in the morning to stretch your body and welcome a new beautiful day in Maldives. All the water activities you need are here, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, water cruises ... all to make your holiday enjoyable and memorable! My wife is a bit claustrophobic with a regular mask and not used to a snorkel, I went to the dive center to borrow some fins and the staff there was extremely helpful and understanding, offering to borrow his personal full-face mask so my wife can snorkel and enjoy the beauty of this magnificent reef and rich marine life! Everyday we looked forward to and enjoyed the breakfast. We even had our favorite table! The breakfast buffet, fresh bakeries, fresh juices and exotic fruits were fantastic. Their Italian omelette is a very tasty choice for egg lovers, with a smokey touch! In terms of dining, there were plenty of choices for seafood lovers, meat lovers, vegetarians, and even gluten-free and for those who are lactose intolerant. We enjoyed a variety of cuisines over the course of our stay including the Asian buffet, Maldivian buffet, teppanyaki, mongolian bbq station etc. And finally, our romantic holiday was complete with an unforgettable private, candlelit, three course dinner on the beach. Beautifully laid out with pyramid candles right next to the edge of the water. My wife was in awe, i felt pretty good!! This was organized smoothly by our host and it was a complete surprise to my wife! Alas it was time to leave, the checkout process was equally smooth. But we didn’t feel like leaving! But as our flight drew nearer, we had to aboard our yacht to Male airport. We had a team of hotel staff assisting us to board and as the boat turned towards Male airport, we felt like we were leaving home, friends and family! Yousra & Afrose

Ahmed A

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Again returning to Baros we felt like coming home and thats the way we were treated. Its very nice to "be back". Compared to the last years there were some changes: the food in Lime Restaurant has improved markedly! Cayenne was little slow, and Lighthouse was good, but compared to the price overrated. Perfect villa and great service again. Since we are avid divers we took full advantage of the great diving center. Great tours, great dive-courses. We will return home soon...

NurPorsche - Kulmbach

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been wanting to visit the Maldives for so long... and when we finally had the chance, we decided to make our way to Baros, to finally tick 1 item off the bucket list. And my oh my... we were in for a wonderful surprise! The speedboat transfer from airport was smooth. The meet and greet was pleasant, held in the cozy Sails Bar. Our villa host, Azim, has been very helpful, providing us with excellent service. Throughout our stay, the staff are so friendly and helpful, be it those from the bar, the restaurant, the Marine Centre, the porters, and so on! The whole island is so well maintained, service ongoing around the clock. Everyday there are always resort activities to take part in, and there are 3 restaurants available for your gastronomical pleasure. We stayed at Baros pool villa and water pool villa. The facilities, interior, views and supplies for both are indeed tip top and luxurious. The highlight for our stay is the house reef snorkelling! The reef is easily accessible from the beach on the East side, and it is bustling with marine lives. You get to see surgeonfish, parrotfish and many other reef fishes. We got lucky as we managed to spot Pana the resident turtle, octopus camouflaging itself and of course the blacktip sharks! On some random occasions, we saw fishes flying above water, ray fish roaming the lagoon and heron bird catching fishes. We also managed to catch beautiful sunset and sunrise, and there was also the special supermoon night! There was a great local music band playing on one of the night in the Sails Bar, which completed the whole range of wonderful experiences we had in Baros. If you wish to visit Maldives for the very first time, do give Baros a serious consideration. It is not an overstatement to say that the resort is a paradise!

ChrisMEB - Singapore, Singapore

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