Small, yet perfectly formed, sums up the beautiful Baros – a tiny picture-perfect island floating within the North Malé Atoll. Getting there is easy – it’s just an exhilarating 20 minute speedboat transfer from the airport. This exceptional island is a Maldivian original and she recently celebrated her 40th birthday. Having undergone a total rebuild a few years ago, Baros is looking sensational. One of the things we love most about this intimate resort (and there are a few reasons) is the devotion of the staff – many have been with Baros for many years and we have to say you would be hard pushed to find a resort that offers a more genuine service than the one that awaits you here.
The accommodation is everything you dream a fantasy desert island to be; elegant and contemporary yet idyllic and romantic. Thatched roofs sit inperfect harmony with their surroundings, whilst the interiors offer lavish bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities. For many, the quintessential Maldivian experience comes in the form of overwater bungalows, your own private escape set over the shimmering waters of the lagoon, and the Water Villas at Baros do not disappoint – think wooden decks complete with four-poster day beds and steps leading down in the azure waters. For added exclusivity, we love the Water Pool Villas with their private swimming pools set into the deck. A dedicated villa host is on hand to attend to your every desire. The beach based accommodation is no less dreamy. Deluxe Villas sit peacefully beneath the swaying palm fronds in gardens of flowers just footsteps from the glorious sands and the equally romantic Baros Villas have expansive outdoor space and stylishly chic interiors.
When it comes to dining the Executive Chef makes no apology for his claim that whilst the resort may be small and in the midst of the Indian Ocean, the food is comparable to the best in the world. With three restaurants and two bars you are spoilt for choice, particularly when The Lighthouse Restaurant is acclaimed as one of the best in the Maldives. A freshwater infinity-edge swimming pool that curves over lagoon invites you to relax and enjoy light snacks from Lime Restaurant’s a la carte menu. We all agree that this overwater pool is one of the loveliest in the Maldives.