Baros really is the one for special occasions. Despite being one of the Maldives' first island resorts, it remains one of the best for an authentic, romantic escape. Guaranteed to exceed even the highest fantasy-island expectations, Baros serves up a blissful spa, unrivalled locations for secluded picnic retreats, yoga and meditation experiences and endless water adventures. From the minute you touch down at Velana International Airport, you will be treated like royalty; enjoy the cooling sips of your signature drink before embarking on a short 25 minute speedboat transfer direct to your villa, where the real escape will begin.
On this exclusive private island, Mr Shijah is recognised as someone who will surpass your every wish, going above and beyond to create the most personalised, romantic, Maldivian experiences. Mr Shijah has set the scene for an intimate proposal by tying the ring to a shell and having it placed on the shoreline of an isolated sandbank, coordinating a renewal of vows ceremony at sea aboard Nooma, the traditional dhoni for a romantic dinner specially prepared by a personal chef and arranging for couples to commemorate a honeymoon by planting a memorial coconut palm on the island.
Visit the sandbank (Maldivian ‘thila’) to take part in yoga at sunrise, enjoy a private dinner at dusk or, as the sun goes down, settle into beanbags on the sand to watch a movie. You’ll be left with Champagne, Baros-made popcorn and a mobile phone to call the sandbank butler when you’re ready to leave.
The height of sightseeing while at Baros comes in the form of a Seaplane Photoflight. Prepare to view the splendour of the Maldives and its atolls from the sky.
Sail beyond the blue horizon aboard Baros’ luxury yacht, Serenity. The 16m Princess Motor Yacht can be chartered for majestic cruises on the atoll and, with a private saloon, cabin for two and a friendly and helpful crew, she’s the perfect vessel for daylong adventures or romantic sunset cruises.
At Divers Baros Maldives – a PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre and the first resort EcoDive Centre in the Maldives – you can explore the 300m-long house reef, or jump on a boat diving excursion with a choice of over 30 impressive dive spots nearby. See the reef in new light on a fluo night dive; lights that are specifically designed to generate the maximum amount of bio-fluorescence will reveal the ocean’s residents in a spellbinding way.
At Baros, the resident Marine Biologist can be found in the Marine Centre offering informative and educational talks all about the ocean’s marine life and the conservation efforts in place at Baros to ensure the reef’s survival for future generations. From here, you can embark on a full-day dolphin or whale watching excursion, enjoy a spectacular ‘Fishing by Twilight’ adventure, or try a guided snorkels session suitable for any level of experience.
A certified favourite among seasoned visitors is The Lighthouse restaurant - a unique dining pavilion with over the water perches that provide a perfect vantage point for wildlife spotting. Watch the world beneath you unfold as rays, sharks and colourful schools of exotic fish swim by, all accompanied by the mellow soundtrack of a live band and a spellbinding sunset.
Enrol on the tailor-made Baros Wellness Programme at the Serenity Spa to truly relax, restore and revive. You'll leave having completed your programme with Ayurvedic treatments designed to soothe muscle tension in your body, and improved clarity of mind and sleep. To nourish the soul, as well as body and mind, the Wellness Programme incorporates Baros Intimacy - a romantic, sunset-led evening for two that includes yoga and massages on the sandbank.