Fact Sheet - Baros Maldives

With an elegantly crafted curved prow, vast single sail and auxiliary
engine, a cabin of reassuring luxury and a sarong-clad crew of four,
the 19m-long vessel, Nooma, is modelled on the traditional Maldivian
sailing dhoni. She is available for reef snorkelling, sunset sailing, a
romantic dinner for two or even a leisurely cruise around the atoll.
With gourmet meals served on board by the dhoni butler, a sundeck
for two in the bow, and a private saloon lounge, toilet, shower, and
air-conditioned double bedroom, this is a dhoni for the private cruise
of a lifetime.
The Piano Deck
The essence of the Maldives is defined at Baros Maldives. A small
coral island ringed by golden sand and a thriving house reef set in
a shimmering blue lagoon. Lush with mature palm trees and brilliant
tropical vegetation, this island is perfect for a peaceful vacation in
a private Beach or Water Villa of elegance and style.
For those who dream of being alone with their partner in a uniquely
romantic setting. The choice is dinner or a massage as the sun sets,
the stars twinkle and the moon glows, on a deck isolated in the middle
of a sparkling lagoon
Set in the heart of the resort, hidden within the lush foliage
of a tranquil, tropical garden, the Spa has four large luxurious
treatment suites, each with a changing room, toilet, relaxation
area and an open-to-the sky rain shower.
The Spa offers massages to soothe the mind and nourish the
body, as well as therapies from all over Asia and a variety of
cosmetic products. Treatments can be adapted to meet each
guest’s individual needs, with personalised combination
packages, including:
For a stylish seaborne experience, the exclusive 16m-long Princess
Motor Yacht, Serenity, can be chartered for cruising in ultimate luxury.
With a private saloon, cabin for two, and discreet crew, a cruise on
Serenity is an exquisite way to discover the attractions of the atoll.
Baros Maldives has memorable settings for the renewal of wedding
vows, whether on the island’s glorious beach, in the luxury of the
sea-view Lighthouse Lounge, or on a secluded sandbank in the middle
of the Indian Ocean.
• Massages, scrubs and wraps
• Facials, manicures and pedicures
• Hair wraps and eye treatments
• Couple’s treatments
• Ayurveda
Exploring the Maldives
The Spa is open daily from 09h00 to 20h00
Baros is the essence of the Maldives and the ideal island from which
to see more of the archipelago, offering:
Renewal of Vows
• Day and night reef snorkelling
• Dolphin cruise with champagne
• Fishing: big game, fishing by twilight and ‘catch your own dinner’
• Glass-bottomed boat cruise
• Local island explorations
• Maldivian hand line trolling
• Malé sightseeing and shopping
• Nooma romantic sunset cruise with champagne
• Seaplane photo flight
• Private excursions and escapes arranged to guests’ requirements
A resident Yogi leads sessions for groups and conducts private
classes in the air-conditioned Spa Pavilion. Guests are welcome
to engage in Yoga everywhere on the island: on the Villa deck,
the Lighthouse deck, on the beach and in special sunrise and
sunset sessions on a secluded sandbank.
(North Malé Atoll)
To preserve the intimate ambience and maintain the equitable
balance of Baros Maldives, it is policy that any child staying on
the island must be at least eight years old.
All 75 Villas, beachside or overwater, are elegantly designed with sandstone
and timber, have fine furnishings, large windows to let in natural light, and
are timeless in ambience. As well as having a private veranda deck with
sunloungers and a teak dining table for two, each Villa has a spacious,
teak-floored bedroom featuring a king-sized bed with soft cotton sheets
and plump pillows, as well as a vanity counter and a large sofa or daybed.
Discreet elegance
Located only 20 minutes by speedboat, northwest of the Malé International
Airport, Baros Maldives is close enough for convenient transfers 24/7
but worlds away from day-to-day life. The Baros Maldives experience
begins with a warm welcome outside the airport arrivals hall, by a resort
host who accompanies guests to one of the Baros Maldives speedboats
for a scenic cruise to the resort.
PO Box 2015, Malé 20-02, Republic of Maldives
T +960 664 26 72 F +960 664 34 97
[email protected] www.baros.com
A Universal Resort
The first sight of Baros Maldives is of the white pinnacle roof of the resort’s
iconic Lighthouse. Palm-thatched roofs of the Guest Villas peek from
verdant foliage. The wooden landing jetty leads to a grand gazebo housing
the Welcome Pavilion.
Malé International Airport
C urated perfectionism
All Villas also feature:
• Bathtub and separate shower
• Beach bag and flip flops
• Beach sunloungers
• Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
• Deluxe bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer
• Electric kettle with complimentary tea selection
• Espresso 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 guests’ requirements
• In-Villa safe
• In Baros Pool Villas, Water Pool Villas, Baros Premium Pool
Villas and the Baros Residence, an iPod docking system
and an iPod loaded with an extensive selection of music
• Iron and 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
One Baros Residence (268 sqm)
Surrounded by green foliage and bird-of-paradise blossoms, the Baros
Residence offers a uniquely intimate retreat. Guests can enjoy access to
a private swimming pool (7m x 3m) within the walled tropical garden,
while the large veranda with daybed is perfectly set up for blissful
relaxation. Inside, there’s a king-sized bed with a beautifully scalloped
linen canopy, a luxury indoor shower and bathtub, plus an outdoor rain
shower. A dedicated butler is on call 24 hours a day.
Fifteen Water Pool Villas (126 sqm)
Located at the end of the boardwalk, the ten brand new Water Pool Villas
offer elegant exclusivity amid a stunning setting. Guests can swim in
their own private swimming pool (6.6m x 3.6m) set into an expansive
timber deck, while looking out over the tranquil waters of the translucent
lagoon, or laze indoors in the beautifully crafted interiors – designed to
reflect the natural beauty of the Maldives. A dedicated Villa Host is on
call whenever needed.
Two Baros Premium Pool Villas (160 sqm)
Located on a secluded beach shielded by vegetation bordering the
lagoon, the Premium Pool Villas have an outdoor, beachside Jacuzzi
(1.7m x 1.7m) for two, as well as an infinity-edged plunge pool
(3.4m x 2.4m). Guests can enjoy the use of dedicated sunloungers
under a thatched parasol on their own section of the beach, while
the wooden veranda deck is furnished with a daybed for two, teak
dining table and chairs, and beanbag comforters. A dedicated Villa Host
is on hand 24 hours a day to take care of guests’ needs.
Eight Baros Pool Villas (134 sqm)
Each of the eight Baros Pool Villas is set in a lush tropical glade by the
beach, and features an infinity-edged private plunge pool (4m x 2.4m)
with a spacious, wooden sundeck. Natural light floods the interior, with
a king-sized bed offering expansive views over the wide veranda to
the pool. The bathroom features a designer bathtub and an open-air
shower in a walled garden retreat. A dedicated Villa Host is available at
any time.
Fifteen Water Villas (92 sqm)
Reached by a wooden jetty, the Water Villas are a short stroll from the
northwest tip of the island’s beach. Each is perfectly set up for total
escapism, with a wooden deck for sunbathing and steps leading 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, offers stunning views of the
Ten Baros Villas (103 sqm)
Each Baros Villa is discreetly secluded by tropical vegetation, with a
wooden deck for lounging just steps from the lagoon. Taking centre
stage, the king-sized four-poster bed is framed by beautiful white
drapes, while louvered blinds on either side of the room allow sunlight
to pour into the villa. The exotic bathroom includes a contemporarystyle bathtub, and an outside shower in a private walled garden.
Twenty-four Deluxe Villas (89 sqm)
The ever-popular Deluxe Villas are set in flower glades by the beach
and feature a king-sized bed in an elegant setting. The large open-air
bathroom features a standalone bathtub and a separate waterfall
shower in the sandstone-walled flower garden.
Baros Maldives caters to every taste, from simple salads to gourmet
extravaganzas, with three fine restaurants, a palm garden bar and
a cocktail lounge. In addition, on demand ‘In-Villa Dining’ is available
24/7 for breakfast, snacks, meals and drinks, served with discretion in
the privacy of each Guest Villa.
The Lighthouse Restaurant
With service to match the superb cuisine and an atmosphere of
relaxed refinement, the overwater Lighthouse is the island’s highlight.
Offering gourmet cuisine from degustation menus, the Lighthouse
Restaurant includes 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 key features.
Dive Centre
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.
Open for lunch from 12h00 to 16h00 and dinner from
19h00 to 22h30
For a casual yet fulfilling daytime dining experience, Cayenne’s Satay Bar
serves deliciously spiced Asian creations.
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.
A restaurant of informal sophistication by the sea, offering the heart
and soul of good dining, from buffet breakfasts with sparkling wine,
to all-day dining experiences, and an à la carte menu of enticing dishes
from around the world.
Diving By Design
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.
Open for breakfast from 07h30 to 10h30 and for lunch and
dinner from 11h00 to 22h30
The Lighthouse Lounge
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 in while enjoying a drink.
In the evening, recorded mellow music or local bands 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
Island Dining
• 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
• Boutique
• CD and DVD library
• Complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas
and in all Villas
• Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and American Express
• Dive and 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
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.
Sandbank Dining
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
a personal butler.
On the sandbank guests can also enjoy:
• Sunrise champagne breakfast
• Indian Ocean picnic
• Lunch on the sand
• Sundowner cocktails
• Dining fantasy on demand
The Maldivian Lounge
The Maldivian Lounge at Baros Maldives gives visitors a sense
of Maldivian culture and identity. With displays of locally made
artefacts and one of the world’s best collections of authentic,
antique maps of the islands, The Maldivian Lounge at Baros
reflects the very soul of the Maldives, adding a cultural dimension
to the perfect tropical island vacation.
T ime-tested hospitality
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 for easy snorkelling. Gaze at the natural
underwater paradise.
Water Sports
From a leisurely paddle in a glass-bottom canoe, to 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
• Windsurfing, with lessons or solo
• Waterskiing and wakeboarding
Marine Centre
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.