Baros Maldives, NORTH MALÉ ATOLL, Maldives
Totally secluded from the outside world, this gorgeous island paradise redefines ‘relaxation’, ringed by dazzling, palm-shaded white sand and a vibrant reef.
Set in a tranquil, shallow lagoon, Baros’ teak and sandstone thatched-roof villas – some along the crushed-coral sand, others on stilts teetering above the shimmering waters – are all elegant in design with simple Maldivian touches that magnificently collide with contemporary opulence.
Undisturbed by noise, outsiders or traffic, there is a delightful atmosphere of tranquility, peace and elegance throughout, complemented by extraordinary 24-hour personalised service.
This ethos ensures that all who stay here slow down, relax and leave the world behind.
Relaxation is complete at The Spa, and the fabulous, overwater restaurants (The Lighthouse Restaurant, perched over the tepid ocean waters, is a delightful concoction of culinary genius), but it can be leavened by snorkeling or scuba diving among the turtles in the warm, crystal-clear waters or taking a ‘Nooma’ traditional sailing dhoni cruise – with Champagne and canapés in hand, naturally.