Everything you need to know about
"The Essence of Maldives"
- Very Romantic & Intimate
- Small Island
- Elegant & Friendly
- The Table
The Island & the Concept
Baros Maldives is a small Luxury island located in North Male Atoll at 25 mns by luxury speedboat from Male Airport.
Both elegant and intimate, the island is a true haven of tranquility and is renowned for its romantic charm, absolutely idyllic for a honeymoon.
The Resort is set in a palm tree lush garden and is surrounded by a vast turquoise lagoon and a magnificent coral reef. A winning combination for lovers of water and underwater activities.
Baros Maldives features 75 pure Maldivian-style villas all nestled in tropical vegetation along the lagoon or over water. Modern and tropical Chic, beautifully designed with sandstone and timber, all villas have fine furnishings, elegant decoration, precious woods and large windows to let in natural light and offer a timeless ambience.
Gourmets will appreciate the quality of the table which stands for years as one of the best cuisine in the Maldives, notably with the famous and excellent Lighthouse restaurant majestically set on the lagoon, today a gastronomic reference in the archipelago.
Ideal gateway for diving, Baros Maldives is at close reach from some of the best spots of North Male Atoll and offers great snorkeling sites a few meters away from the beach.
The Spa is located in the heart of beautiful gardens and is totally dedicated to providing personalized care and beauty rituals with a particularly exquisite care.
Unique and truly delicate, Baros Maldives carefully maintain excellence and traditions for years. The Resort is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and stands in the top 10 Maldives Best Resorts Collection.
Baros Maldives was chosen to be featured in the latest Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.
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The Island in Detail
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The Island in Brief
- 75 Villas
- Island Size : Width - 303m / Length - 348m.
- Distance from airport : 16km (10 miles).
- Transfers : By Speedboat 25 mns.
- Diving : Very Good
- Snorkeling: Very Good. At close reach.
- Lagoon : Very Good.
Baros Maldives ?
NORTH KAAFU Atoll (North Male)
Latitude: 4.285537 Longitude: 73.427099
Our Favourite Moments and Places...
A secluded sandbank just for you
At 15 minutes west by launch from Baros Maldives lies a gorgeous private Sandbank. This magic place can be yours for a diner, a special occasion at at any time, from Sunrise to Sunset and more.
Sail on a luxury Sailing Dhoni - Nooma
Nooma is an elegant 19m long vessel modeled on the traditional Maldivian sailing dhoni made for the ultimate intimate cruise
Enjoy secret reef snorkeling, sunset sailing, romantic dinner for two or even for a leisurely cruise from the airport to Baros.
Wedding Ceremonies & Vows Renewals
Baros is an ideal intimate place for Nuptials. A dedicated and experienced Team will arrange everything to create The Perfect Moment.
A Gourmet Dinner at The Lighthouse
Experience one of the most magical and finest restaurant of the Maldives meanwhile you watch the amazing 360 degrees panorama views. Deliciously Dreamy.
Baros Maldives, The Villas
Baros Maldives blends elegance, luxury and intimacy in the pure Maldivian tradition. Located beach side or over-water, the villas are elegantly designed with sandstone and timber, have fine furnishings, large windows to let in natural light, with a timeless ambience.
75 Villas. 7 categories
- 24 Deluxe Villas
- 10 Baros Villas
- 25 Water Villas
- NEW ! 5 Pool Water Villas
- 8 Baros Pool Villas
- 2 Baros Premium Pool Villas
- 1 Baros Residence
ALL VILLAS HAVE
Private veranda | Sun loungers | Dining table for two | Spacious teak-floored bedroom with king sized bed | Vanity desk | Large sofa or day bed | Flat screen TV | Surround sound system | DvD/CD player | Personal iPod loaded with a huge selection of music | Free WIFI | Luxury bathroom amenities | Bathtub and separate shower | Open-air bathroom and outdoor rain shower (except Water villas) | Weighing scale | Espresso machine with complimentary premium coffee capsules | Coffee and tea | In-villa bar | Yoga mats | Wine chiller | Telephone | In-villa safe | Generous wardrobe space | Deluxe bathrobes | Slippers | Hairdryer | Air conditioning | Ceiling fan.
Children under the age of 8 are not accepted at the Resort. No Kids-Club.
|Baros MaldivesThe Villas - Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity|
Deluxe Villas: 89 m2
Baros Villas: 103 m2
Water Villas: 92 m2
Baros Pool Villas: 134 m2
Baros Premium Pool Villas: 160 m2
NEW ! Baros Pool Water Villas : 126 m2
Baros Residence: 268 m2
Baros Maldives, Restaurants & Bars
Baros Maldives stands as a Culinary reference in Maldives.
The small Luxury Island offers 2 bars and 3 restaurants with everything to charm the finest Gourmet
THE LIGHTHOUSE is a uniquely designed restaurant located over the lagoon where fine Mediterranean and Asiatic Food come together in fusion, for a surprising taste experience created by a Master Chef. The Cuisine combines fresh products from local islands, herbs from the nursery and top quality ingredients from around the world.
Dress Code : Island Chic.
Open for dinners.
From 07.00 pm to 10.30 pm
The Cayenne Grill is located on the lagoon.
Ideal for a light lunch with salads, wraps, paninis or pizzas, the over water restaurant also proposes Tandoori Teppanyaki grills.
A selection of the best steaks in the world and freshly caught fishes are also at the menu.
Don't miss the Maldivian evening !
Dress Code : Island Chic
Open for dinners.
From 07.00 pm to 10.30 pm
LIME RESTAURANT is located in thatched, arched and open-sided pavilions by the water.
Limes completes the gourmet experience with all-day dining offering a delicious à la carte menu of enticing dishes from around the world ( Thai, Sri Lankan, Chinese & Indian ), salads, cakes, snacks and a Breakfast buffet.
Dress Code : Island Chic.
Open all Day.
From 07.30 am to 11.00 pm
The Lighthouse Lounge Bar
Upstairs the Lighthouse
you can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views with a Champagne or a precious Wine from the Cellar.
Music and mini Jazz concerts are waiting for you - once a week.
The Lounge is ideal place to be at the end of the day.
Open from 05.00 pm
Located on the sand under the palm trees with hammocks and sofas, SAILS BAR is the Island center of conviviality. The open-sided bar is open for a drink at any time with mellow music or live local bands at evening times.
Open from 10.00 am
In-Villa Dining - Available 24/24h - 7/7.
Island Dining - Meals can be arranged at any time anywhere on the island - for a special occasion or just a romantic tête-à-tête.
The menus are custom-made and range from barbecues to the most delicate dishes and set wherever you wish - on your deck, on the beach, in the Palm tree garden of the island ....
Note: The concept is available from breakfast to dinner.
A meal at Baros Maldives private sandbank - A Sensory and culinary experience not to be missed. Located at a few minutes by boat from Baros, the beautiful sandbank welcomes you for a special moment prepared and served by a chef and a butler. Meals can range from breakfasts and dinner to picnics.
On board of a Luxurious Dhoni called Nooma during a private cruise.
Baros Maldives, The Spa
Hidden in the heart of the island, in the middle of lush tropical gardens, The Spa offers 4 Spa Private Suites and treatments in your Villa.
You can chose from a delicious range of blissful rituals made for 1 and for 2 and enjoy the lavish attention of the caring therapists.
The Spa at Baros Maldives uses local and natural ingredients from Maldives to ensure a full and pure experience of the senses.
Baros Maldives Leisure & Sports
Baros Maldives offers a complete range of sports and water activities favoured by natural dreamy assets: a big and beautiful blue lagoon for sailing and water sports and amazing reefs at a very close reach.
- Activities with Extras:
- Romantic dhoni sails
- Private Luxury Yacht hire
- Game Fishing
- Traditional Maldivian Night Fishing
- Water ski / Wake board
- Guided Snorkel Tours
- Catamaran sailing
- And more….
- Free Activities
- Snorkeling equipment (Mask, Fins and Snorkel)
- Fully equipped gym
- Maldivian lounge (small museum)
- Pool table and table tennis
Baros Maldives Diving and Snorkeling
The Dive center "Divers Baros Maldives" is “a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Diving Center”, operated by its owner and supported by an international team.
The entire team of Divers Baros Maldives, under the direct supervision of the Dutch owner Ronny van Dorp and including its own Resident Marine Biologist are not only trained as PADI SCUBA Instructors, but also licensed "EcoDive” Reef Check Instructors.
The Dive Centre belongs to one of the first dive centres opened in the Maldives. High safety standards, diving in small groups and quality diving is the Dive Centres credo.
Highly experienced diving instructors with extensive knowledge of the reefs assist divers and snorkelers.
Baros Maldives House Reef : the House reef encircling the island is known as one of the best in the Maldives.
Just a few meters from the beach lays the 300 meter long house reef which can be easily reached for divers as well as for snorkelers within 5‐20 meters. and gently slopes down to 20 meters.
Nurse sharks, black and white tip sharks, rays, turtles, large groupers are every day seen habitants at the House Reef. Buddy pairs can benefit from whole day access to the house reef; even night dives can be done straight from the reef.
PAY ATTENTION : As usual, take a moment to discuss with the Dive Center before going to explore the outside walls! Currents can be dangerous and professional advices are gold.
Snorkeling Program :
Snorkeling safari: Discover the beautiful and mysterious underwater world hidden below the surface.
Snorkeling from a boat, in great comfort allows you to go further away from the island
and be a little more adventurous.
The boat will always drift along with the snorkelers and you can get onboard whenever you like.
There are 2 reefs on this excursion, so you can enjoy different locations and rift effortlessly among the colourful tropical fish teeming around rocky shelf and corals.
Experienced snorkel guide will join you and capture this underwater memory for you with a digital camera.
Night snorkeling: When night falls the sea becomes alive, allowing snorkelers to see many species that
cannot be seen during the day. The coral seems much more alive, colourful and softer at
night, besides by watching them under your light, you restore their natural colours.
Another interesting thing to observe while night snorkeling is the way the micro marine life glows. Stirring the water in front of you can create this luminescence. The Baros House Reef is a perfect setting to do a night snorkel tour. It is sheltered and thus makes it a delightful and safe experience.
Marine Biology educational snorkeling: A special snorkel tour dedicated to learning and observing about Indian Ocean Marine
You will be given a pre-snorkel talk by the Resident Marine Biologist including a slide show presentation, identifying the most common species seen on this tour. Once in the water the Marine Biologist will point out the Marine Life and capture this underwater memory for you with a digital camera. After the tour the Marine Biologist is delighted to show and discuss the pictures to identify the Marine Life.
Located in the Southern part of North Male Atoll, one of the most famous Maldivian Atoll for diving , Baros Maldives is ideally placed to access about 30 dive spots, with some, located around the island. The majority of the Atoll main diving spots are within a 50 mins ride by boat.
From Baros Maldives, you'll be able to discover many essential areas such as wrecks, top Thilas, a Manta point and to observe large species.
Dive spots are reached on board of a private 15 meters luxury Dhoni. The dives take place in groups of 4 maximum and in private with your own instructor.
Multilingual instructors conduct all level of PADI courses, from Discover Scuba Diver up to Dive‐master
and a large variety of specialty courses
- Private lessons
- PADI Diving initiation
- All level of PADI courses,
DIVE BOATS & SAFETY
A modern 15 meters luxury diving boat is equipped with the latest navigation system, oxygen, radio and first aid. After the dive refreshments are served.
On board there are:
- oxygen kits
- first aid kits
- GPS, radio
The Diving Centre is well equipped with the latest in Mares diving equipment and supported by a Bauer K14 compressor + Nitrox and 12 ltr. Aluminium tanks.
Available for rental :
- 3 mm shorty
- Mares Dive computers
- Mares BCD
- Mares regulator, including SPG, octopus
- 12ltr. aluminium tanks
- Under water torches
- Under water digital cameras
- Free of charge snorkel equipment
Divers Baros Maldives has officially been certified as the first eco dive center in the Maldives, offering the international recognized Reef Check for all Baros Maldives guests.
- Marine biology station.
- Guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc.
- Resident marine biologist.
- Reef Preservation
- Environmental initiatives, like reef clean, training staff environment awareness, informing guests for environment awareness.
- Coral planting workshop and more...
THE DIVING SPOTS
Diving twice a day with a selection of over 30 dives-spots. Amongst them are :
- Exclusive dive sites only for Divers Baros Maldives
- Marine protected dive sites
- All North Male classic dive sites
- All year around good chance to see Manta’s
- Night dives
- Nitrox diving
Among many famous spots, you will discover :
Rasfari, Bodo Hiti Thila, Rameez Place, Kuda Koddiparu, Thila Faru, Shallow Point, Tela Libis, Black Coral Reef, Lions Head, Maldives Victory, Blue Caves (Nassimo Thila), Manta Point, Himmafushi Corner...to name just a few.
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center
French, German, English, Dutch, Japanese and Dhivehi.
INFORMATIONS UPDATED on JULY 22nd 2012.
We do our best to provide you with the latest information and all the above information, texts, photos and videos were written, created and appreciated according to our own experience. All Resort information presented here are subject to variations. We shall not be responsible for any modification nor alterations in any features, programs, prices or any services of any kind related to the resort.
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