Baros Maldives, Baros
|Baros, Malé Atoll, MALDIVES.|
Description: Baros MaldivesA rare privilege: Baros Maldives is a resort that offers understated elegance with a sense of authenticity, value and local culture. A lush, tropical island set in the shimmering waters of a shallow lagoon in the North Male Atoll, ringed by a reef alive with marine life. The island of Baros Maldives is accessed by speed boat within 25 minutes. The essence of the Maldives is defined at Baros Maldives.
Stay in elegance in an individual Villa created from timber and sandstone, poised and peaceful over a translucent lagoon, or nestled discreetly among exotic blooms by the beach. Revel in romantic privacy; blissful seclusion where noise and others, exasperation and hassles, are a world away.
A 100% Maldivian company, the Maldivian architect, Mohamed Shafeeq (AKA Sappé), created a perfect combination of outside and inside life. The Maldives is all about outdoor living - The Welcome pavilion, the restaurants and bars are all open areas. The Villas have large windows for natural daylight and have access to the natural surroundings. The Lighthouse is a landmark, a new dimension to view from and a structure that can be seen from far in the atoll. The Villas inspire romance, intimacy and cosiness.
Type of rooms: Baros MaldivesAll villas feature direct beach or lagoon access, sun loungers, individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans, full-length mirror, DVD/CD player, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking station, surround sound system, complimentary high-speed internet access, idd telephone, 24-hour in-villa dining, tea/coffee facilities, wine chiller, mini-bar, in-villa safe, generous wardrobe space, iron & ironing board, beach bag & flip flops, life vest, and yoga mats. All bathrooms have dual vanity basins, luxury bath amenities, make-up/shaving mirror, hairdryer, and weighing scale.
1 Baros Residence: 268 m2 Private pool (7m by 3m) has a shaded veranda with a canopied four-poster daybed, deck loungers and sitting area, sundeck by the pool with sitting area, dedicated Butler, DVD/CD Library, iPod, 'Bose' Surround sound system, library of coffee table books, and Nespresso machine with six flavors of Nespresso capsules. In-Villa massage treatments available. Bed Features: canopied king-size bed and pillow menu. Bathroom: outdoor shower in private garden, indoor shower & bath tub.
5 Baros Pool Villas: 134 m2 with private pool (4m by 2.4m), shaded veranda with a canopied four poster daybed and sitting area, sundeck by the pool with deck, sun loungers and bean bags, dedicated Villa Host, DVD/CD Library, iPod, 'Bose' Surround sound system, library of coffee table books and espresso machine. In-Villa massage treatments available. Bed Features: four poster king-size bed and pillow menu. Bathroom: outdoor shower in private garden and indoor shower & bathtub.
30 Water Villas: 92 m2, sundeck with canopied four poster daybed and sitting area, Direct lagoon access, surround sound system and home theatre, and espresso machine. Bed Features: four poster king-size bed. Bathroom: indoor shower & bath tub.
15 Baros Villas: 103 m2, shaded veranda with daybed and sitting area, sundeck, deck loungers & deck arm chairs, direct beach access, surround sound system and home theatre and espresso machine. Bed Features: four poster king-size bed. Bathroom: outdoor shower in private garden and indoor shower & bathtub.
24 Deluxe Villas: 89 m2, shaded veranda with daybed and sitting area, reclining arm chairs, direct beach access, and surround sound system and home theatre. Bed Features: king-size bed. Bathroom: open bathroom with indoor shower & bathtub and outdoor shower in private garden.
Additional information: Baros Maldives
Dining: The Lighthouse, the resort's signature restaurant is both iconic and innovative in its architectural and culinary design. Al fresco dining takes on a new image of comfort and distinction at the Cayenne Grill while the Lime Restaurant provides a fresh approach to all-day dining.
Spa: Treatments are designed for pure relaxation while powerful botanical ingredients deliver the promised wellbeing. Guests can choose from a variety of massages, facials, body exfoliations and wraps. Knowledgeable therapists recommend treatment programs for specific concerns. Yoga classes are held on decks above the crystal clear lagoon or on a sandbank in the middle of nowhere.
Water Activities: Snorkelling is a leisurely experience at Baros where the lagoon teems with fish and the house reef is a mere 30m from the shore. Float gently over a natural underwater paradise gazing at a kaleidoscopic carnival of marine life. There are 30 dive sites within 50 minutes of Baros. Try windsurfing, canoe (Molokini clear canoe), catamaran, Sea-Doo Scooter powered by underwater scooters, waterski/wake-board.
Children: children under 8 years old are not accepted at the resort.
Games Room: A pool table is available in the pavilion and a variety of games, cards, and chess are available in the Sails Bar. Next to the GYM is a Table Tennis Table for ping-pong.
Library: Daily news and a selection of books and magazines are available at the Library Lounge located upstairs from the Sails Bar.
Baros is set on a tropical island. In spite of comprehensive pest control programs, you may encounter insects, mosquitoes or other tropical animals. Please understand that this is a real living environment which is difficult to control. There are no dangerous animals or insects on the island.
Dress Code:The dress code on the island is casual throughout the day, and island chic in the evenings. Swimwear should be covered when visiting the Restaurants and Bars. Out of respect for local customs, guests are requested to refrain from topless sunbathing and when visiting local islands or Male are asked to cover their shoulders and thighs.
Environmental Concern: There are strict regulations governing the disposal of rubbish, waste water, water desalination and recycling policies. Take any discarded batteries home with you, as Maldives currently lacks the facilities to dispose of these in an environmentally friendly manner. Buying any souvenirs made of turtle shell is illegal in Maldives, and it will certainly be confiscated at the airport. Help protect all marine creatures, and refrain from buying souvenirs of any kind made from any part of an animal. Do not press any aquatic animals or plants, and never remove anything from the sea.
Internet: Complimentary wired and wireless internet connectivity for your personal computer is available in all Villas. Wireless connectivity is available in the Library and in the Sails Bar. Computers are available on a complimentary basis for internet usage next to the boutique.
Number of rooms: 75
Official category: 5 star
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1973/2005.
Languages spoken: Dhivehi, English.Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards are accepted for payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB. Please note that debit cards are not accepted.
GPS Coordinates: 4° 17' 5.89'' N 73° 25' 37.56'' E
Nearest airport: Malé International Airport. - 25 minutes speedboat ride