After extensive research we've narrowed our selection down to these two but really can't make the all important final decision. We only have three days but want to be kept busy as I'm not the "relaxing" type. I'd be really helpful for anyone who has been to both to give an overview of the major differences. I can say right away that the view of the "rubbish island" in the distance of Velassaru doesn't bother me a great deal. The fact that the Baros island is so small does concern me a little bit. What I really want to know are the subtle differences between the two e.g. night time films on the beach under the stars or sting ray feeding or which has the best excursions, catering, house reefs, villas etc. Most of this I can read from the reviews, but for someone who has been to both to compare would be invaluable insight.