The Maldives is a short four-hour flight away from the GCC, making it the ideal long weekend getaway destination. Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand coastlines and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a relaxing beach getaway. Maldives is made up of thousands of coral islands and is known for its beautiful beaches and extensive reefs.
As the third resort to open in the Maldives, Baros Maldives remains a true reflection of authentic Maldivian hospitality. Since its opening in December 1973, Baros quickly gained a reputation for its world-class personalized service and beauty. The property remains one of the easiest to reach from Male only a 25-minute speedboat ride away. No connecting seaplane flights and no waiting, within 25 minutes you can be relaxing on its pristine white beaches without a care in the world! In 2005, the resort was transformed into the luxurious escape that it is today whilst preserving the island’s natural beauty and rich underwater life.
From relaxed island living to discovering the rich culture and heritage of one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries, GCC travellers can experience the best of both worlds at Baros Maldives. It is a one stop destination where couples can find some relaxing time to unwind or indulge in some water sport activities. There are many unique experiences that one can explore during their stay at Baros Maldives including Naming your own Manta Ray, Black Coral Reef Exploration, Marina life discovery through Scuba Diving and Deep-Sea Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Malé Island excursion or even an exclusive private cinema screening on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean etc.
Baros Maldives, set in the very heart of the archipelago, offers the perfect place to not only relax on the powdery white sands of its pristine beaches but also to explore the beauty of its locale with an endless number of bespoke and memorable excursions to provide the ultimate holiday for the curious traveller.
Name your own Manta Ray
Baros Maldives is offering guests and enthusiastic divers the opportunity to adopt and name a Manta Ray by participating in a survey being conducted by Divers Baros Maldives, the resort’s PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre. Baros Maldives is known for its beautiful house reef and the stunning dive sites within its proximity. In an effort to sustain the rich underwater life, the center is constantly conducting studies and surveys, including this latest survey to identify the many Manta Rays that can be seen at the various dive sites close to the island. This has resulted in the identifying of new Manta Rays which have been entered into the first scientific database for Manta Rays maintained by the international Manta Matcher Organisation.
Discover the Secret of the “Black Coral” Reef
Enjoy a day-trip on-board a traditional Dhoni surrounded by the unforgettable beauty of the scattered isles. Guests can follow an experienced snorkelling guide into the secret underwater world at the “Black Coral” reef. Known to be a coveted snorkelling site, your personal Baros Maldives’ snorkelling guide will guide you around the reef wall, which is also home to a stunning variety of coloured marine life. End the three-hour experience with a delicious picnic served on the Dhoni itself. Just don’t forget your underwater camera!
Satisfy your curiosity and get a taste of Maldivian culture and history. At approx. 2km long and 1km wide, Male’ is the smallest capital city in the world. Concentrated within this densely populated area are the country’s main political, economic, and educational and health institutions. Guests can enjoy a day touring the city’s lively fish market, the Grand Friday Mosque and the Presidential Palace, ending your adventure at the local crafts market for that all-important souvenir shopping.
Big Game Fishing – Deep Sea Fishing
Experience the thrill and excitement of Big Game Fishing as you search the deep, blue waters for fast, ocean going fish such as Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, and Wahoo. Baros Maldives’ professional crew will help guests test their strength and land the catch of your lifetime.
With an elegantly crafted curved prow, a vast single sail, thatched roof and a sarong-clad crew of four, the 19m long vessel “Nooma” is modelled on the traditional Maldivian sailing Dhoni. Embark on a romantic journey at sea for a spot of secret reef snorkelling, sunset sailing or romantic dinner cruises for two. With gourmet meals served on-board by your very own personal butler, a secluded sun deck for two in the bow and a private saloon lounge, toilet, shower, and an air-conditioned double bedroom, Baros Maldives presents the opportunity for a one-in-a-lifetime intimate adventure at sea.
Divers Baros Maldives
A country of nearly 1,200 tropical islands set in translucent lagoons in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is renowned for some of the world’s most spectacular underwater diving experiences. Divers Baros Maldives was one of the first professional and qualified diving centres in the archipelago. Their successful philosophy of careful exploration and dedicated conservation resulted in Divers Baros Maldives becoming a PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre in 2008 and becoming the first resort with an Eco Dive Centre in the Maldives in 2010.
Private Sandbank Cinema
Perhaps the most beautiful cinema you’ll have ever been to, on a clear evening, enjoy an exclusive private cinema screening on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, while sipping on some bubbly and nibbling on popcorn. The ultimate outdoor private movie experience is Baros Maldives’ latest addition available for guests, aimed at creating magical and intimate memories under the stars.
Explore these unspoiled and mesmerizing sights of the Maldives among much more all while staying in lavish comfort at Baros Maldives.