Baros Resort – Maldives
Extremely popular among the 5-star resorts of the Maldives, the Baros Island Resort features 30 overwater villas in addition to 45 additional beach and pool villas and suites. The setting on a small private island surrounded by a gorgeous and active reef makes it perfect for diving or snorkeling, but a long list of other water sports and activities are also available.
The overwater villas are configured in a semi-circle, making each one feel unusually private, so they are perfect for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway, and with 24-hour room service available, some might not want to leave their villa at all. The resort also has several restaurants and lounges among the grounds, so there should be enough variety for even longer stays.
The Baros Island Resort is located on a private island about 20 kilometers northwest of the main city of Malé in the Maldive Islands.
25 Over-Water Villas
5 Pool Water Villas
- Beds: One four-poster kingsize bed
- Area: 990 sq ft (92 m²)
- Wi-Fi: Available
- Entertainment system: Flat screen television, DVD/CD player
- Room service: 24 hours
Special room features
- Indoor bathroom and shower, and bath tub with a panoramic sea view
- Luxurious bathroom amenities
- Private In Villa bar and wine chiller
- Espresso machine with complimentary premium coffee capsules
- Electric kettle with complimentary exotic tea sachets
- IDD telephone
- In Villa Safe
- Generous wardrobe space
- Bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer
- Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Low season online specials from US$1,485 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,596 per night
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$222 per adult
Restaurants and bars
- The Lighthouse
- Lime Restaurant
- The Cayenne Grill
- The Teppanyaki Table
- The Satay Bar
- The Sails Bar
- The Diving Centre
- Marine Biology Centre
- Coral planting workshop
- Catamaran sailing
- Sea Scooter
- Yoga classes
- 24-hour library with pool table
- 24- hour laundry service
- 24-hour guest services
- Luxury speedboat transfers
Guests can choose from a variety of massages, facials, body exfoliations and wraps at the on-site luxury spa.
- Afternoon island hopping
- Male’ sightseeing & shopping
- Glass bottom boat cruise
- Sunrise fishing
- Sunset fishing
- Big Game fishing
- Dolphin cruise
- Sunset cruise
- Nooma cruising
- Serenity cruising
What the reviews say
Reviews for the Baros Island Resort are almost universally glowing, which is slightly unusuall even in this super-luxury category. The service and staff get very high marks, with many commenting that it was attentive but not smothering. The water villas in particular get rave reviews for their beautiful setting and the abundant sea life visible just below.
The food gets good reviews from most past guests, but others call it just ordinary for a resort, which still sounds quite good. It's pointed out that there is no public pool anywhere on the island (some villas have private pools), so if that's important the Baros Resort might not be your best option, but snorkeling through the reef with the complimentary gear seems to impress most guests enough. The reef itself is comprised of coral, tropical fish and other marine life, making for quite the experience.
To reach the Baros Island Resort you'll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you'll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a private speedboat for the 25-minute ride to the small island where the resort lies.