ESCAPES & EXPERIENCES Nooma 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 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. THE SPA 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. Serenity 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: YOGA 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. ISLAND FEATURES KAAFU Atoll (North Malé Atoll) CHILD POLICY 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 Location 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 www.universalresorts.com 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 Malé 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 DINING’S A PLEASURE VILLAS 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 ocean. 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. Restaurants 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 WATER ESCAPES Cayenne 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. Lime 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 Bars 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 Sails 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 DINING EXPERIENCES ISLAND SERVICES & FACILITIES 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 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.
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