Maldives

Baros Maldives

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Why We Love It

  • A 4.5-star luxury resort & spa on a paradisiacal Maldives atoll with its own coral reef
  • It has its own on-site diving & watersports centre; there's also free daily yoga classes
  • Accommodation ranges from iconic over-water thatched-roof buildings to private pool villas with a plunge pools or Jacuzzi
  • It has 3 restaurants serving world-class cuisine, 2 bars, a huge shared over-water pool & a spa
  • It's won numerous awards, including World's Most Romantic Resort in the 2015 World Travel Awards

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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

Amenities

General

  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property 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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 234 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 117 (one-way), (from 8 to 11 years old)
  • 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 property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 369.60
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 184.80 (from 8 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 394.20
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 197.12 (from 8 to 12 years old)
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 234 (roundtrip)
  • 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.

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