|Aerial view of Baros Maldives|
Baros Maldives is one of the premier luxury island resorts in the Maldives. This small coral island with its sun drenched white beaches and clear warm waters is at once untouched, opulent and exceedingly romantic. It really is the kind of place that you have to experience firsthand to understand what all the excitement is about.
The island is just a 20 minute speedboat ride away from the airport and is managed by the same family that leased the island in the 1970's that has set the gold standard when it comes to authentic Maldivian hospitality. Baros understands intimacy and as such has become the ultimate fantasy island for honeymooners and those seeking blissful seclusion.
The resort has 40 beach villas and 35 over water villas made of sandstone and timber with beautiful teak floored bedrooms and palm thatched roofs that are a fusion of elegant traditional Maldivian architecture and contemporary design. The magic of Baros does not stop there but can be taken up a notch if you book one of the premium pool villas that come with a private plunge pool and a dedicated villa host that tends to all your needs.
On the gastronomical front, there are three world class restaurants and two bars on the island. Baros boasts one of the best restaurants in the Maldives, The Lighthouse. The food is really among the finest you can find on the high end restaurant studded archipelago that is the Maldives. The other two, the Cayenne Grill and Lime Restaurant also serve excellent gourmet class meals. If you want a more private dining experience, Baros offers a special gourmet dinner on the villa deck, cocktails and dinner on a luxury sailing dhoni and meals anywhere on the island along with picnics or a romantic dinner on a private sandbank.
There is a lot to explore in the house reef with stunning marine life which has a tradition of leaving snorkelers lost for words. The 5 star PADI Gold Palm Dive Centre on the island offers trips on demand to world class dive spots within less than 50 minutes by boat. The international dive team pays personalized attention and leaves even a novice diver feeling safe and ready for an underwater adventure. You can also go for an Eco Dive from the Eco Dive Centre which is the first of its kind in the Maldives.
If you are already tired from all the diving, snorkeling, or lazing around on the beach and want to spoil yourself, the spa awaits. The ambience of the spa is extremely relaxing and offers a range of treatments from Ayurvedic massages to herbal wraps and Shiatsu to Shirodhara. The therapists at the spa are highly trained and know exactly how to spoil your senses and leave you completely fulfilled.
Baros also offers several excursions and experiences to those who want to fulfill every bit of their tropical island fantasy. You can renew your wedding vows with a traditional Maldivian ceremony, cruise onboard Nooma, a traditional handcrafted sail dhoni or on Serenity, a modern luxury yacht, while being served champagne and canapés. You can also go fishing by twilight and catch your own dinner or cruise on a glass bottom boat to your hearts content.
The best part about Baros Maldives is not only all of the above but that this is a hotel with an environmental conscience which considers it's environment sacred. To put this into perspective, employees at Baros go through a mandatory awareness briefing by the resident marine biologist. The air conditioners are CFC free and all chemicals used for maintenance are biodegradable. These are just a few of the green initiatives Baros has undertaken. The Marine Centre is an especially enlightening place to go to if you want to know more about how the beautiful reefs and marine life are preserved. So if you want to have the ultimate environmentally ethical sun soaked tropical island holiday and experience the very best of the Maldives, Baros is most definitely the perfect destination. Bon voyage!
• 24-hour guest services
• 24-hour laundry service
• 24-hour library lounge with complimentary internet station
• 24-hour security
• Fitness centre
• CD and DVD library
• Gift Shop
• Indoor games
• Non-motorised water sports
• Full-time nurse on site and on-call doctor service
• Foreign currency exchange
• In Villa check-in
• Personal complimentary iPod loaded with a selection of tunes
• Multilingual staff
• Pressing service
• Turn-down service
• Wake up calls
• WI-FI in rooms and public areas
• Luggage storeroom
• Wine Cellar
Standard Renewal of Vows Package
* Traditional sarong for the bride
* Baros polo shirt for the groom
* Two flutes of Champagne upon arrival
* Wedding cake
* Crafted renewal of vows certificate
* Memorial palm tree planting
* Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru procession
* Degustation menu with wine pairing at The Lighthouse
* A bottle of Champagne
* Bouquet for the bride and buttonhole for the groom
* Villa turndown on wedding night
* A two-hour Baros 120 minute signature couple’s spa treatment and steam bath
* Champagne breakfast the morning after the ceremony and a gift on departure. Venue
options include Lighthouse Lounge, beach or Sandbank.
Nooma’ Traditional Dhoni Renewal of Vows Package
Same services as standard package, but with the ceremony on board the ’Nooma’ traditional sailing boat with four guests.