Embodying the essence of the Maldives. A hideaway enfolded in lush vegetation. An island of coconut palms and tropical greenery surrounded by the destination's famed white sand beach and crystal clear water. Turquoise merges with sapphire as the lagoon meets the ocean at the edge of the reef. Unique experiences. Original dining venues. Service dedicated to the desires of each guest. Architecture that celebrates and preserves the beauty of nature. Luxurious, intimate villas created with natural materials such as wood, stone and coconut thatch. A lifestyle that affords you the ultimate in luxury accommodation, the natural beauty that is exclusive to the
Maldives, and the privacy of living in your own personal island hideaway.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Accommodation at the new Baros is gracious and luxurious, rendered in natural elemants like wood, stone and coconut thatch. The villas are set on stilts in the lagoon or on the edge of the ocean.
The interiors are awash in natural light. The mood is romantic, sensous and intimate. Technology enhances the classical and the natural. 1 Baros Residence (268 sqm)
Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, the Baros Residence is an intimate retreat. It has a private swimming pool (7m x 3m) in a walled tropical garden. There is a daybed on the sundeck, a king-sized bed with scalloped linen canopy, a luxury indoor shower and bathtub, plus an outdoor rain shower. A dedicated butler is on call 24 hours a day.
2 Baros Premium Pool Villas (160 sqm)
Located on a secluded beach shielded by vegetation bordering the lagoon, the Premium Pool Villas have an outdoor, beach-side Jacuzzi (1.7m x 1.7m) for two, as well as an infinity-edged plunge pool (3.4m x 2.4m). They are enhanced with panoramic ocean views and have dedicated sunloungers under a thatched parasol on their own beach. Extra refinements are a wooden veranda deck furnished with a daybed for two, teak dining table and chairs, and bean bag comforters. A dedicated Villa Host to take care of all guest requests is on call 24 hours a day.
8 Baros Pool Villas (134 sqm)
Each of these eight Pool Villas has an infinity-edged private plunge pool (4m x 2.4m) with a spacious, wooden sundeck set in a secluded tropical glade by the beach. In a curtained pavilion within the Villa is a king-sized bed with a view over the wide veranda to the pool. Natural light floods the interior, but fabric blinds can be lowered for complete privacy. The bathroom has a designer bathtub and an open-air shower in a walled garden retreat. The flat-screen television is concealed in an ottoman. A dedicated Villa Host can be summoned at any time.
30 Water Villas (92 sqm)
The Water Villas, reached by a wooden jetty, are a short stroll from the northwest tip of the island’s beach. Each Water Villa is intimately exclusive with a wooden deck for sunbathing and wooden steps down to the lagoon. The interiors, with a king-sized bed and dressing alcove, have been designed for complete and luxurious privacy. The bathroom, with contemporary bathtub and shower, has stunning views of the sea.
10 Baros Villas (103 sqm)
Each Baros Villa is discreetly secluded by tropical vegetation, with a wooden deck for lounging just steps from the lagoon. There is a king-sized bed embraced by curtains, louvered blinds on either side of the room to let in sunlight, an exotic bathroom with a contemporary tub, and an outside shower in a secret garden.
24 Deluxe Villas (89 sqm)
These popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach and feature a king-sized bed in an elegant setting with a large bathroom, with stand-alone bathtub and separate glass shower cubicle, that extends into a sandstone-walled flower garden with its own waterfall shower.
All Villas also feature:
• Bathtub and separate shower
• Beach bag & flip flops
• Beach sunloungers
• Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
• Deluxe bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer
• E lectric kettle with complimentary tea selection
• E spresso machine with complimentary premium coffee capsules
• Flat screen television
• Generous wardrobe space
• IDD telephone
• Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
• In-Villa bar stocked to guest’s requirements
• In-Villa safe
• iPod docking system. In Baros Pool Villas, Baros Premium Pool Villas and The Residence, an iPod docking system and an iPod loaded with an extensive selection of music
• Iron & ironing board
• Open-air bathroom and outdoor rain shower (except Water Villas which have bathrooms with sea views)
• Pillow Menu
• Surround sound system with DVD/CD player
• Wine chiller with notable wines and champagnes
• Yoga mats
ISLAND SERVICES & FACILITIES
• 24-hour guest services
• 24-hour laundry service
• 24-hour library with pool table
• 24-hour relaxation lounge with complimentary Internet station
• 24-hour security
• 24-hour in-Villa room service
• CD and DVD library
• Complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas and in all Villas
• Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, and American Express
• Dive & Water Sports Centre
• Fitness centre
• Foreign currency exchange
• Full-time nurse on site and on-call doctor service
• Indoor games
• In-Villa check-in
• In-Villa spa treatments
• Luxury speedboat transfer
• Maldivian Lounge
• Marine Centre with resident Marine Biologist
• Online pre-registration
• Table Tennis
<strong>The Lighthouse Restaurant</strong>
With service to match the superb cuisine and an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, the over-water Lighthouse is the island’s highlight. Offering gourmet cuisine from degustation menus, including several premium wines and classic creations enhanced with a touch of culinary genius by the Executive Chef.
Open every evening for dinner from 19h00 to 22h30
A favourite retreat for a leisurely meal infused with the flavours of the tropics served al fresco in thatched gazebos above the lagoon. Seafood, fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes are presented with sauces of distinction and a tantalising selection of salads,
antipasti, and mezze. Teppanyaki table dining and a wood-fired oven are also available.
Open for lunch from 12h00 to 16h00 and dinner from 19h00 to 22h30
For a casual yet fulfilling daytime dining experience the Cayenne’s Satay Bar serves deliciously spiced Asian creations.
Open for lunch from 12h00 to 16h00
A restaurant of informal sophistication by the sea for the heart and soul of good dining, from buffet breakfast counters with sparkling wine, to all-day dining experiences, and an à la carte menu of enticing dishes from around the world.
Open for breakfast from 07h30 to 10h30 and for lunch and dinner from 11h00 to 22h30
<strong>The Lighthouse Lounge</strong>
The peak of perfection with panoramic views, the upstairs lounge of The Lighthouse with its sundowner gallery is a soothing setting for sipping champagne or martinis as the sun slips below the horizon.
Open from 17h00 onwards
The centre of conviviality: the Sails Bar is set in a contemporary wooden cabana in a garden of venerable palms close to the lagoon, with daybeds and hammocks for relaxing while enjoying a drink. In the evening, recorded mellow music or local bands playing softly accompany the enjoyment of amazing cocktails, fine spirits and liqueurs, served by experienced bartenders.
Open from 10h00 onwards until the last guest leaves at night
Dine anywhere on the island, on request. Whether it’s a barbecue for two on the beach or a candlelit banquet in a private palm grove, the dedicated Baros Maldives island dining team will take care of it.
Perhaps the most romantic experience on Baros Maldives is a sandbank dinner from the Executive Chef ’s selection of menus just for two. Guests are taken to a private, secluded sandbank by boat for a leisurely meal prepared and served to guests’ wishes by a dedicated chef and steward.
<strong>On the sandbank guests can also enjoy:</strong>
• Sunrise Champagne Breakfast
• An Indian Ocean Picnic
• Lunch on the sand
• Sundowner Cocktails
• Dining fantasy on demand
Baros Maldives is the gateway to 30 superlative dive sites, yielding a biodiversity of marine life to thrill even the most experienced diver. Those new to diving can start with Discover Scuba Diving, an introductory dive in the lagoon with a professional diving instructor, before progressing to the PADI Scuba Diving Programme and upgrading to Open Water Diver certification valid for diving anywhere in the world. Baros Maldives is also the first EcoDive Centre in the Maldives and offers the internationally recognised Reef Check programme. This is a course enabling guests to learn how to conduct Reef Check Surveys and take an active role in conserving the world’s reefs, with gathered data submitted to Reef Check’s global database.
<strong>Diving By Design</strong>
Diving by Design means diving in style with the personal attention of experts that make the diving experience exclusive, as well as more fun. Diving instructors design an individual programme and provide assistance with equipment to take the
strain out of diving.
Snorkelling is a rewarding experience as the resort’s lagoon is teeming with fish and the beautiful house reef is a mere 15 metres from the beach, allowing easy snorkelling to gaze at the natural underwater paradise.
From a leisurely paddle in a glass bottom canoe, a catamaran cruise across idyllic waters or the excitement of windsurfing, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Water Sports Centre.
• Canoeing in a transparent canoe to observe marine life
• Catamaran sailing guided by a skipper
• Windsurfing, with lessons or solo
• Waterski & wakeboard
A resident Marine Biologist runs the Marine Centre where guests can learn all about the marine world as well as participate in guided snorkelling excursions on the house reef (for beginners or experienced snorkellers). There is also a programme enabling guests to adopt coral under the Centre’s coral planting project whereby they receive a photograph of the adopted branch of coral every six months.