A place among the palms
Lavish lagoon-side dining.
Baros island resort Maldives is a natural paradise with a lush island canopy, just 25 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport. Welcoming guests since 1973, Baros has spent decades honing their services and cultivating an environment and accommodation to gain excellence in Maldives experiences in a resort. With an air of timelessness, it is truly the ultimate setting for romance. Baros is exclusively adults only, and an absolute haven for honeymooners and romantic getaways.
Baros is one of the top resorts in Maldives, tucked away in a natural jungle, leaves rustling overhead, sounds of the sea and splashing waves. Whether you stay over the water or on our jungle-covered shoreline, you’re surrounded by our greens and blues, with all of Baros within close reach. Rise early to greet the day and experience our early-morning hours in their perfect stillness.
Step aboard a dhoni for a dinner cruise for two. Or head to the Piano Deck with your own private chef, for an exclusive gourmet meal. Or settle in at The Lighthouse to watch the sunset with cocktails and canapés. At these gourmet Restaurants in Baros, every meal is yours to savour, every bite designed to inspire. Baros has been creating culinary magic for more than years, taking time to perfect classic dishes, with innovative new techniques and ingredients from the world. From lavish buffet breakfasts by the pool to fine dining at the legendary Lighthouse, every meal is another opportunity for you to relish a favourite or try something more daring.
Serenity Spa: A haven of relaxation, a sanctuary hidden in the trees – Serenity Spa invites you into a world of indulgent spa and beauty rituals. You can come here to escape for a few hours, or craft a personalised journey of wellness with a series of daily treatments. Everything here is designed to help you restore your balance and find your calm, from daily yoga sessions to therapeutic massage.
Diving: Divers Baros Maldives is one of the archipelago’s original dive centres, having opened in 1979. A PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre, we immerse you in a rewarding dive experience every time by keeping group sizes small and paying careful attention to each diver. Baros Maldives also the first EcoDive Centre in the Maldives to be certified by International Reef Check, which scientifically monitors, restores and maintains the health of coral reefs around the world.
Destination Dining: Indulge in the finest among Maldives romantic resorts. The purpose-built Piano Deck is the resort’s most exclusive spot among honeymoon couples. Perched over the lagoon, with a private chef and waiter, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime setting for romance. Or, if you’d rather, set up a gourmet picnic on our sandbank, surrounded by turquoise waters. Or ask us for a barbecue on the beach outside your villa. Or wine and cheese tasting on your deck.
Set Sail on Nooma: Nooma, the Maldivian dhoni, gets you out on the water in the traditional way. Reef snorkelling adventures, sunset sailing or romantic dinner cruises for two, the little Nooma is the perfect vessel for an authentic local experience. She features a sundeck, a private saloon lounge and an air-conditioned double bedroom – everything at your fingertips for a jaunt across the waves.
Experience Baros Serenity: Experience freedom on the high seas aboard our luxury yacht, Serenity. Charter this 16m Princess Motor Yacht for majestic cruises in the Atoll. Serenity has a private saloon, a cabin for two and a friendly and helpful crew – just right for daylong adventures, and as plush as you please for those romantic sunset trips.
You’ll discover life is warm under the Baros sun. Rise early for a morning yoga session, embark on a sandbank picnic, dive into our underwater world, or just laze your time away by our balmy seas.
Check-In: 1500 hrs
How to get here:
Baros is in the same atoll as the international airport so there’s no need to wait for a seaplane to ferry you there. While visitors bound for distant atolls have to queue for a transfer flight, you’ll be enjoying an enchanting 25-minute speedboat ride from the airport island direct to your villa.
Children older than 8 years are welcome.
Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property. Extra bed upon request 8+ years and above is USD 185 per person, per night
Visa & Passport:
• All visitors to the Maldives must possess a valid passport and return air ticket. A complimentary, 30-day tourist visa will be issued upon arrival.
• If guests are arriving from Yellow Fever-infected areas, they must produce a vaccination certificate.
• Guests may not bring alcohol, pork products, pornography or weapons into the Maldives. These items will be confiscated at the airport and disposed by the airport authorities.
• From specific staff requirements to unique requests, all special arrangements can be accommodated.
• Payments are accepted via all major credit cards and bank transfers.
This was an unforgettable vacation!!!!
We had all assistance we needed!!
The Baros Maldives provide all we needed through Simon, the perfect assistant during all our stayed. What else we needed Simon helped us!! Even the Covid test to return in a safe journey.
The food was spectacular!!!
The SPA is unforgettable!!!
We will certainly return and We hope that Simon stay to help us again
We’re avid snorkelers and probably place the importance of the house reef above all else ! Here we saw a ton of things… HUGGGE sharks, 3 of their “house” turtles, so many octopus that I lost count. Rays, scorpion fish, lion fish… the list goes on and on and on…. The beauty of Baros is that you can pretty much snorkel out at every point on the little island. We had an over the water villa with full on sun, but having seen their beach villas, I’d choose that next time. More privacy, prettier rooms, cool bathroom outside…. lots more shade and closer to the restaurants. I love the idea of our own “butler” (forget the term!?) Ours was Azzam who went above and beyond, to make us happy. I drove him crazy by changing the restaurant bookings all the time. He was so sweet. And so professional. Thanks!! The food was very good. They could do with an extra restaurant for lunch because the Lime menu, after a few days, was a tad tedious. The Lighthouse menu and food and staff were top. From here you gaze out at 2m sharks that seem to feed at
Night. The bar upstairs needs a facelift… its old 80’s …. with no atmosphere. The dive staff were fab, good excursions and activities on offer although we didn’t do any. The island layout is stunning,… the walkways in the “jungle” are super TOP. The reception and sails bar is soooo pretty. It’s old school chic. Not a lot of beach….
The only thing that needs attention (in my humble opinion) is their drab and old fashioned pool and sunloungers etc. HERE THEY COULD DO SOMETHING SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL… the pool is raised and no colour nor atmosphere around. Pool service is also bland. As a Small Luxuries Hotel, i feel they could do a slight refurbishment here and there… some things are starting to look old fashioned. Solid, yet old. Its a 20mins speedboat ride from Male and although the city lights are in the distance, it didn’t bother us, as it’s not in the flight path. You can also see factories burning stuff which was a bit of a downer. The visibility on the reef was good in the morning but slightly dirtier by afternoon. Again, we didn’t mind as we loved the 4km reef! On the whole, a top notch resort… which lives up to its name. I’d definitely return.
We booked a stay at Baros as a relatively last minute add-on before a stay at another hotel that had been planned for nearly a year after other portions of our trip had to be cancelled due to COVID. I had never heard of Baros, but found it on TripAdvisor and was impressed by the reviews here and elsewhere, as well as the convenience of the speedboat transfer since the other hotel was already going to require the seaplane.
Baros surpassed our expectations tremendously on a number of dimensions, particularly the service.
Villa — we opted for a beach villa here since we were staying in an overwater villa elsewhere. The beach villa (the most basic room type) was stunning, with a lovely deck, beach chairs and a pier overlooking the ocean steps from the room, and a gorgeous outdoor bathroom. We didn’t get the chance to see the overwater villas up close, but they looked much less private and we would definitely choose the beach villa again if we returned. The only change I would make to these rooms would be to make the beach access truly private, as it feels mostly private but occasionally a family walking around the whole island would appear right in front of the room.
Food — the half board package was included in our rate. Breakfast at Lime was great. Dinner was only OK but nice in that it was lower-key than the other meals we had in the Maldives which I imagine you would appreciate if you were staying for many days. Both Cayenne and Lighthouse were fabulous (food, service), including the Lighthouse Lounge. Both these restaurants struck a great balance between the high-quality food and service of a formal dining experience with the relaxed feel you’re looking for on vacation.
Service — My husband and I both felt that our butler Asim provided truly exceptional service during our stay. He was extremely responsive and also proactively anticipated our needs (e.g. communicating with our next hotel that we’d like a later transfer since he and my husband had planned a surprise for our anniversary). This level of bespoke service really exceeded our expectations and contributed meaningfully to our positive impression of Baros
I hadn’t met many US travelers who had heard of Baros since it’s not part of a big, international hotel chain, but I would strongly recommend it — especially to those looking for more of a relaxed, desert-island feel in the Maldives.