Baros Maldives Resort & Spa

  • Water Villa Interior
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  • Deluxe Villa Baros Maldives
  • Baros Villa Front View
  • Baros Pool Villa
  • Baros Residence Pool
  • The Lime Restaurant


From the beginning Baros Maldives was destined to be special. When the resort opened on 3 December 1973 it was only the third holiday resort island in the Maldives. Now there are over 100. At that time the country’s population was about 123,000 (its now over 350,000) and fishing was the mainstay of the economy; there were no banks, international communication was by wireless Morse code and there were no paved streets. It took more than three hours by dhoni (a local sailing boat with no canopy) to reach Baros, then uninhabited and known historically as Kodhdhipparu-Baros.
Baros was chosen to be a special resort because it was small, unspoilt and idyllically located in the centre of the atoll, with its own reef encircling a pristine lagoon and untouched sandy shores. To conserve the island’s intrinsic beauty, the Maldivian family who leased it from the government and still operate it today, resolved to keep Baros pure.

Accommodation at first consisted of 56 beds in round cabanas with conical-shaped palm thatched roofs and rough coral walls. There was no air-conditioning. By 1983 the resort had expanded to 100 beds but even then only some of the rooms were air-conditioned. Ten years later 12 wooden, thatched octagonal cottages built on columns over the lagoon were added.
From the beginning, according to a 1983 guidebook, the resort was renowned for its luxuriant tropical foliage and enchanting reefs. The natural beauty of the island was preserved during the transformation in 2005 to the top class resort Baros Maldives is today.


Where is the Maldives?
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 distinctive paradise-isles appearance.

Where is Baros Maldives?
The Best Luxury Resort Maldives is so easy to reach and yet so far removed from the world. It lies in the central southern part of North Male’ Atoll, 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport and the archipelago’s capital, Male’.

How to get to Baros Maldives?
Only minutes after touch down, guests go straight to the resort: a hassle-free start to the holiday. Transfer is by the resort’s super speedboats on call 24/7, with a resort host at the airport to welcome guests and escort them to the island. Luggage is delivered to each guest Villa soon after arrival on the island.


Villa Details

Guests at Baros have a choice of the finest things in life in the lavish comfort. There are 45 Beachside and 30 Water Villas on Baros Maldives. All are beautifully designed, built by craftsmen using sandstone and timber to blend with the natural environment. All have contemporary 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. Many have private pools.

All Villas on Baros Maldives feature:

Deluxe Villa

Deluxe Villa

The popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach and exemplify the essence of the Maldives with their tropical grace and simplicity. These unique Maldives island resort villas provide a ... read more

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  • Garden
  • 1 Room Villa
  • Without Private Pool
  • Direct Beach
Baros Villa

Baros Villa

Each of the 10 Baros Villas is surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and designed with contemporary style. These Maldives Luxury Villas are ideal for a couple happy to enjoy all the beauty and faciliti ... read more

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  • Beach
  • 1 Room Villa
  • Without Private Pool
  • Direct Beach
Water Villas

Water Villas

The 15 Maldives Water Villas, reached by a wooden jetty, are a short stroll from the northwest tip of the island’s beach, with endless views of the ocean and horizon. Each one is intimately exclusiv ... read more

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  • Over Water
  • 1 Room Villa
  • Without Private Pool
  • Direct Water
Baros Pool Villa

Baros Pool Villa

These eight Baros Pool Villas are screened by lush tropical foliage, creating an ambience of intimacy for guests to enjoy the individual beachside pool just a step away from the stylish comfort of eac ... read more

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  • Beach
  • 1 Room Villa
  • With Private Pool
  • Direct Beach
Premium Pool Villa

Premium Pool Villa

Located in a delightful beach cove shielded by vegetation bordering the lagoon with panoramic sea views, the two Premium Pool Villas offer relaxing exclusivity. The beach side plunge pool and the sepa ... read more

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  • Beach
  • 1 Room Villa
  • With Private Pool
  • Direct Beach
Pool Water Villa

Pool Water Villa

These 15 Water Pool Villas add an extra dimension to a holiday on Baros Maldives: in tropical seclusion guests can swim and sunbathe in their own swimming pool poised above the tranquil waters of a tr ... read more

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  • Over Water
  • 1 Room Villa
  • With Private Pool
  • Direct Water
Baros Residence

Baros Residence

Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, the award-winning Baros Residence is a charming haven, hidden away from the rest of the island, but with access to the beach. The privileged ... read more

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  • Beach
  • 1 Room Villa
  • With Private Pool
  • Direct Beach



The romantic ambiance of Baros Maldives makes it the ideal Maldives Wedding Resort. With its natural beauty and elegant accommodation inspiring intimate moments, it is an idyllic island for a memorable ceremony celebrating the renewal of marriage vows.

“Sandbank Renewal of Vows”

Upon Arrival
Traditional Sarong for the bride
Baros Polo shirt for the groom
Turn down canapés and bottle of Champagne served by a butler in the privacy of the villa

During Ceremony and Reception
Wedding cake
Crafted wedding certificate
Memorial palm tree planting
Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru procession
A bottle of Champagne during ceremony or on the wedding night
Bridal bouquet, matching buttonhole for the Groom and centerpiece bouquet
Location and setup for ceremony on the sandbank

After Ceremony
Champagne dinner on Piano Deck for the couple.
1 x 90 minutes Baros Signature Spa Treatment (including 30 min steam) for the couple
1 x Honeymoon Champagne (half bottle) breakfast in the villa on the day following the ceremony
Farewell gift offered by the resort before departure

Price per couple for the above inclusions USD 2,500.00 plus taxes & service charge.

“Island Renewal of Vows”

Upon Arrival
Traditional Sarong for the bride
Baros Polo shirt for the groom

During Ceremony and Reception
Wedding cake
Crafted wedding certificate
Memorial palm tree planting
Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru procession
A bottle of Champagne during ceremony or on the wedding night
Bridal bouquet, matching buttonhole for the groom
Location and setup for ceremony on the beach or at The Lighthouse Lounge

After Ceremony
Ocean Degustation Menu with wine pairing at The Lighthouse Restaurant
Villa turn-down and flower decoration on wedding night
Farewell gift offered by the resort before departure

Price per couple for the above inclusions USD 1,650 plus taxes & service charge.

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A resident Marine Biologist runs the Marine Center as an information point where guests can learn all about the marine world, as well participate in professionally guided snorkeling excursions. Our goal is to raise awareness and help protect the precious marine environment for future generations.

The Marine Center organizes 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 program enabling guests to learn the propagation process of coral regeneration and to play a part in conserving the reefs surrounding Baros Maldives. Environment awareness programs and marine life presentations are also conducted by the resident Marine Biologist. Besides being a source of information for our guests, the Marine Center conducts reef cleaning events, participates in environmental initiatives and is in charge of raising awareness among our island staff as well.

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Guests have several opportunities to experience the essence of the Maldives beyond the resort’s shores. Pre-planned excursions for groups, the Guest Experiences Team can design individual excursions by privately-chartered boat. Whatever guests want to do, the Guest Experiences Team will create the perfect memorable experience to make guests’ dreams come true.
This is the Baros Maldives traditional handcrafted Maldivian 19m-long sailing dhoni providing an unusual combination of luxury and adventure.Nooma can be chartered for Sunset Sailing, snorkelling and diving around the “Black Coral Reef,” and for a romantic dinner cruise.
For a stylish seaborne experience, the exclusive 16m-long Princess Motor Yacht, Serenity, can be chartered for cruising in ultimate luxury. With a private saloon, cabin for two and discreet crew, a cruise on Serenity is a gracious way to discover the attractions of the atoll.
Baros Experiences
Baros Maldives experiences include Big Game Fishing and “Fishing by Twilight” with a  “Catch your own dinner” plan. Guests can also learn the traditional Maldivian fishing method using a hand line and especially hand-tied lures on a “Hand Line Trolling at Dawn” experience.

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When choosing a Maldives Diving Resort, guests deserve the best, as can be found at Baros Maldives. Divers Baros Maldives has been operating in the Maldives since 1979 and the Dive Centre at Baros Maldives was one of the first to be opened in the archipelago. It is a PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre with an experienced international team focusing on services and diving in small groups with personal attention.

Baros Maldives stands for environmental awareness and the Dive Centre is dedicated to preserving reefs. Divers Baros Maldives has officially been certified as the first resort EcoDive Centre in the Maldives by the International Reef Check, an internationally recognised marine data collection programme that works together with communities, governments and businesses. Reef Check scientifically monitors, restores and maintains the health of coral reefs around the world.

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Pedaling Kayak
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.
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.
Transparent Kayak
You simply look through your transparent canoe and straight away receive a clear view of the ocean’s floor and all its surroundings. Paddle away towards the sunset or take a break by “landing” on a little sandbar on the edge of our lagoon.
Vu BoardThe VU boards are designed for those who are uncomfortable snorkeling or putting their head under water, but would like to see the beauty of the underwater world.
The VU boards are sturdy boards that are used as a buoyancy/floating device with a crystal clear viewing chamber in the front.
Available for beginners or people with more experience, this sport is fast and exciting!
Available for the more experienced riders.
This RONIX Viva board is an easy ride on the wake and is very reliable in choppier conditions. A board you gain confidence with as you get on the gas.
Designed with all ages and experience levels in mind, Wakesledz offers unique features that allow all riders to easily and safely participate every time they ride.
Awaken the adventurous spirit within and try windsurfing. The warm water and our crystal clear blue lagoon are inviting and provide a perfect environment for windsurfing, suiting both the novice and experts alike.

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Wine Dine


In the splendour of three restaurants and two bars, in-villa, or anywhere on the island or even on a sandbank, the Piano Deck over the lagoon, or during a dhoni cruise, the dedicated Food & Beverage team of the kitchens, restaurants and bars of Baros Maldives are on hand to spoil guests with splendid service and fine food and wines.

a special gourmet dinner on the Villa Deck
breakfast, lunch or dinner on the beach or anywhere on our small tropical island
cocktails or dinner sailing on a luxury dhoni
breakfast, picnic or dinner on a secluded sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean

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Light House Restaurant

The Lighthouse Restaurant is the hallmark of Baros Maldives, an over-water 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 wonderful experience to sit on The Lighthouse Deck above the Indian Ocean while rays and fishes swim below, enjoying the memorable moments of a gourmet dinner. At The Lighthouse, every meal is one to remember.

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With palm thatched gazebos for dining above the lagoon, the Cayenne Grill 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.

The Cayenne Grill features prime quality meat as well as fish freshly caught by local fishermen, all cooked to perfection by master chefs in the open kitchen.



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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 favorites throughout the day.

Light and healthy snacks and beverages are served beside the infinity swimming pool set in a wooden deck over the lagoon at Lime, with an impressive view over the blue lagoon of spectacular Maldivian sun sets.


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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 sun 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.

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The Sails Bar 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 lagoon view and partaking of high tea or sipping signature cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices or premium beverages as time drifts by.

In the evening, the romantically-lit open-sided cocktail bar has a wide choice of aperitifs, spirits, wine, liqueurs and digestives. Twice a week local bands play music for easy listening.


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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.
SandBank Dining
Experience a delightful evening on the isolated island Baros Sandbank.Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the isolation of this small sandbank with your own chef and waiter to cater for your culinary wishes. A truly unique dining experience.
Piano Deck Dining
A wooden deck shaped like a Grand Piano just off the coast of Baros Maldives – far enough for total privacy but close enough for a view of our lush tropical island during the day, or for witnessing the spectacular Maldivian sunset.
Island Dining
Choose the best place for your dining experience wherever you desire on Baros Maldives. On the beach by the lagoon’s edge, on your Villa deck, garden or even in bed.
Dhoni Dinner
“Nooma” – our traditional, wooden sailing dhoni – is the setting for an exclusive dinner cruise on the calm waters of the Indian Ocean.  Sail towards the sunset as you relish cocktails and a romantic dinner on board.

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Set in the heart of the resort, hidden within lush foliage, the Spa at Baros Maldives specialises in personalized treatment for 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.

Enhanced by its setting of a tropical garden, with flowing water creating a relaxing, serene atmosphere the Spa inspires contentment. Understanding, experienced therapists are on hand to provide treatments for the body and the soul; for the mind and the spirit.

Personal Space
The facilities at the Spa allow for complete privacy with a variety of exotic treatments performed by skilled therapists. There is a menu of treatments placed in every villa, and special offers from time to time to make sure guests can enjoy the enviable care and attention provided by the Spa’s experienced staff.

The Spa has been designed as an intimate and personal space, creating the perfect place to relax, to let go, to find inner peace and calm.

Features include:
Four Private Spa suites for couple treatments
All suites with two changing rooms, toilet and steam bath
All suites with outdoor relaxation area: rainfall shower, bath tub in a tropical garden
Manicure and pedicure suite
Spa Boutique
Reception and lounge
Relaxation sala
Air-conditioned Yoga pavilion
Thai Sala

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At The Spa all treatments can be adapted to meet the personal needs of every guest. Guests are invited to drop in at the Spa any time during the day to discuss requirements with the Spa’s skilled therapists who will recommend the best treatments. To help guests plan a fulfilling Spa experience, the various possibilities are outlined here.

The full selection of treatments include:
Massages, scrubs & wraps
Facials, manicure & pedicure
Hair wraps & eye treatments
Couple treatments
Spa Signature Experiences
Individual treatments personalised to meet each guest’s special needs

Ayurveda — “The science of life” philosophy based on deep understanding of eternal truths about the human body, mind and spirit, supported by herbal oil therapies
Yoga sessions conducted by a Resident Yogi


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For the ultimate in stress-free benefits from Yoga in Maldives, guests at Baros Maldives can relax knowing they are being guided by an expert resident yogi. Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Its purpose is to help practitioners achieve their highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness.

The resident Yogi leads sessions for groups and conducts private classes for couples in the air-conditioned Spa Pavilion. Guided meditation sessions are also available.

Guests are welcome to engage in Yoga

on the Villa deck
on the Lighthouse deck
on the beach
on a secluded sandbank at sunrise and sunset

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US$562 - US$1,498

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