The tranquil, award-winning boutique resort of Baros -- a North Malé Atoll island approximately 25 minutes by boat from the airport in Malé -- is "the jewel in the Maldives crown" and "the most relaxing beach resort you could ever hope to visit", according to GQ Magazine.
One of the first of the Maldives to open up to tourism in the early 1970s, Baros's features chilled-out thatched-roof dwellings perched casually atop endless crystal-blue waters. The relaxed vibe is genuine -- unlike other islands in the Maldives, Baros has its own coral reef, and diving and watersports centres, which means there's no need to charter a boat to find these.The 75 accommodation types at Baros vary between beach villas -- many with their own private tropical gardens -- or pool villas with private infinity pools or Jacuzzis, including one larger residence with a four-poster day bed and its own pool and garden, and the 30 deluxe thatched-roof over-water villas strung out along the island's sandbank. All of the villas feature natural teak ceilings and floors, flat-screen TVs/DVD players, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, safes, private sun decks, open-air bathrooms and outdoor rainfall showers. A buffet breakfast is included in the room price. 24-hour room service is available.The resort's world-class dining options include a romantic over-water restaurant at the end of the sandbank, a waterside grill and a chic Asian restaurant, as well as two bars offering live music and entertainment. Other amenities include a palm garden; a shared over-water infinity pool -- purportedly the largest in the Maldives; a gift shop; a beach; and diving and watersports centres for snorkelling, diving (with lessons), wake-boarding, glass-bottomed kayaking, sailing/yachting, including use of the resort's traditional Maldivian wooden sailing dhoni. There’s also a library with board games, CDs and DVDs; a pool/table tennis room; a business centre; a spa; free yoga classes; and a fitness centre. Weddings, honeymoons, vow renewals and other special occasions are also catered for.
"Bewilderingly quiet and beautifully orchestrated, the Baros experience is unsurpassed" -- GQ Magazine
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
If you require a visa to enter the country, your hotel may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the hotel via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The hotel may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the hotel and yourself.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted from January to December.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Rollaway bed fee: USD 150.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 352.00
Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 176.00 (from 8 to 12 years old)
New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 373.00
New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 186.50 (from 8 to 12 years old)
Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
Transfer service fee per adult: USD 234
Transfer service fee per child: USD 117 (roundtrip), (from 8 to 12 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Access to the island resort is via a 25-minute speedboat transfer from Malé's Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Guests are met at the airport with chilled drinks and escorted to the jetty for their speedboat transfer to the island. The cost for a combined (eg multiple guests arriving within short intervals) round-trip speedboat transfer is US$180, plus US$42 in taxes and service charges.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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