We have just returned from 2 weeks of pure endulgence/ luxury.
Having searched through endless holiday brouchures and reviews on trip advisor we finally decided on Baros. Oh boy we could have not made a better choice.
What an experience flying over the Indian Ocean looking down wondering which island is our chosen one, the sight of the islands is just wonderful.
Once we landed we were quickly through customs and we were greeted by a member of the Baros team who made us feel so welcome to the Maldives. Within minutes we were on the speed boat on our way, cold water and towels were supplied, these were very much appreciated as it was 30 + degrees.
Upon arrival we were greeted on the jetty by staff who welcomed us to Baros, they escorted us to reception where we had cold drinks. The staff were so friendly, asking about our journey, if we had been to the Maldives before. This sounds strange but the whole atmosphere made us feel so relaxed even though we had only been there about 20 minutes. Just being surrounded by happy friendly people. What a wonderful start to our holiday.
Soon we were escorted to our water villa, the man who took us pointed out the dive centre, the spa and gym during our short walk. We asked him questions about the Maldives and Baros, he could not have been more helpful. This first hour on the island set the scene for the holiday, we soon understood the Baros way, I will explain later.
Upon arrival at our water villa we were not disappointed, our luggage was already in the villa, we opened the doors on to the deck and the view was out of this world. We were so happy we had made Baros our choice.
Our first evening we had a couple of drinks at the sails bar and then we ate in the Lime restaurant, we had a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. We sat on the edge of the deck, a warm breeze, lovely food just perfect..
The next day my husband and I booked a spa treatment, we both had a full body massage, we recommend this to start your holiday, start as you mean to go on.
We enjoyed it so much we had one the day before we travelled home.
During our 2 weeks we just chilled out, swimming, snorkling, diving, reading, and having quality time together which we never seem to have at home. We were determined to have a holiday to remember forever.
Some afternoons we would wander down to the Sails Bar and lay on the huge day beds they have there under the palm trees, I would go off swimming in the reef while my husband sat and had a cold beer and read his book. I did my first dive at Baros, again the dive school staff were so reassuring, I was so nervous, but once in the water with my instructor by my side I could have dived for hours it was amazing.
Well I could go on and on praising this wonderful Island so here are a few thing we highly recommend
Maldevian Night at the Cayenne Grill
5/ 5.30pm go upstairs in the lighthouse, watch the sunset with a bottle of wine the views from there are amazing (remember to take your camera)
Eat at the Lighthouse Restaurant (THE BEST)
Have a spa treatment its well worth the money
If you've never dived before have a go, I was so pleased I did. The dive team are great.
The final must do is go on the sunset cruise, then go for a meal like we did at the Lighthouse, that evening was a definate highlight of our holiday, if we are so lucky to go back to Baros again we would do it again
One for the ladies........check out the island boutique, beautiful clothes and jewellery.
Earlier I mentioned the Baros way, we found out early on and throughout our holiday, that the staff go out of there way to make your holiday perfect, nothing is too much trouble, they smile and its genuine. They are there for you 24/7 but they also give you privacy.
We hope your stay in Baros will be as perfect as ours. The service they gave us was outsanding. This was our first holiday ever when we could not find fault, the location, service, staff just perfect.
Thank you Baros Team hope to return one day soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lush, tropical island set in the shimmering waters of a shallow lagoon, ringed by a reef vibrant with marine life. Stay in elegance in Villas 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 on the perfect vacation. The essence of the Maldives, defined at Baros. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baros Maldives Hotel North Male Atoll
- Baros Maldives Male
- Baros Maldives Hotel Male