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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had four amazing days in this resort. It is very close to Male and therefore easy to travel to if you don't have many days. The staff is fantastic, very personalized service. The beach is also amazing and the snorkelling incredible. We stayed in a beach villa and we didn't miss not being in a water villa at all!
Thank you to everyone, we hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: Villas by the beach are amazing
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ambarfranco
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Management response:Responded 2 July 2018

Dear Ambarfranco,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. I am delighted to know that you have found your recent stay with us was relaxing. I am glad that you loved the location of our resort which is only 25 minutes from the airport. It is our legendary team who make a difference and it is our top priority to provide a very personalized service to all our guest at all the times. We are very blessed to have one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, hence the marine life around the resort is mesmerizing.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to welcoming you back for another magical escape at Baros.


With kind regards,
Jay


Ahmed Jihad-Jay
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Baros Maldives

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We returned Sat evening from Baros resort, I cannot say enough about this amazing place. The staff are exceptionally warm, caring and genuinely interested in making your stay spectacular. They were there when we needed them but it never felt intrusive. Azim our villa attendant was fantastic as was Rana our villa host. She organised a birthday cake, champagne and an in villa birthday breakfast for my 50th. We stayed in villa 104 which was near to the restaurants, and had direct access to the beach. Snorkelling in the house reef was fantastic with amazing fish variety, we also spotted black and white tipped sharks, turtles and sting ray, the snorkelling was literally on your villas doorstep. We had the bed and breakfast option, the breakfast was substantial and very good quality. We felt the prices in the restaurants were a bit on the steep side. We also didn’t realise that if you book directly with the resort, they provide the speedboat transfer. We booked through a third party site and had to,pay US 468 for the boat transfer. Besides these two small grievances, I highly recommend Baros Resort and we definitely plan to return for a future holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Muffin411
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Management response:Responded 30 June 2018

Dear Muffin411,

Thank you so much for staying at Baros Maldives and especially for taking the time to write about your amazing experience. The team and I are delighted to know that you enjoyed our personalized service. We are glad to know that you appreciated the intimate atmosphere of the hotel. I have shared your kind words with our legendary team, especially Azim and Rana, who gave their best to make your stay and birthday celebration as memorable as possible.

Baros is a small luxury island and a pioneer eco-friendly resort. Each villa has a direct access to the beach and is designed to give the complete privacy to our guests. Sitting on a sunbed and enjoying the tropical vibe and the blue ocean will sure bring your holiday to a different experience.

We certainly agree that our beach is breathtaking and it is always an amazing experience to be able to enjoy them and explore the house reef with no one else around. Our house reef is one of the fantastic features of the island and it is fascinating to have such rich world-class marine life around the resort and most importantly few steps away from the guest villas.

Once again, thank you very much for your kind recommendation and compliments. It was certainly a pleasure having you stay with us and please do get in touch should you have the opportunity and inclination to return, the team and I would love to be able to welcome you back for another amazing stay at Baros.


From us all, warmest regards
Jay



Ahmed Jihad- Jay
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Baros Maldives

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Baros a couple of years ago for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and have just visited again for a birthday celebration... if anything, our second visit was even better than our first!

From the moment we were met in the airport, the Baros team was fabulous... they are helpful and attentive without being intrusive and everyone is intent on helping you have a calm, relaxing and peaceful stay on their island.

We stayed in a very comfortable beach villa and spent lazy days on one of the decks or snorkelling on the house reef... I’d recommend having a guided tour as an introduction... Daniela explained what we would see and then showed us around the reef which set us up for subsequent visits.

Rana is an amazing villa host and, along with Shazeel and everyone in the front office, catered for our every need... they are friendly and arranged a few surprises that made our stay extra special.

The Limes pool was being built last time we visited, so it was nice to see what a great addition it has made... even the island’s heron approves and visited on a couple of mornings! All the waiting and kitchen staff are really friendly and made every meal special.

The boutique has a good range of cloths and gifts plus a few essentials in case you forget to pack something... they also have a small DVD library in case you want to watch a film.

A talented local band played in the Sails bar on a couple of evenings and, even though there was a small audience, they made for an enjoyable evening.

Leaving was sad, but the team has a very well rehearsed routine, so even though we were on an early flight, we did not feel rushed or pushed for time... we were escorted through security right up to the bag drop to make sure everything went smoothly.

Baros is a fabulous place and deserves their many awards... we are looking forward to our next visit to the little island with a big heart.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
6  Thank Matthew H
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Management response:Responded 23 June 2018

Dear Matthew H,

Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic experience with us. I am elated that Baros is your favorite place to unwind in the Maldives. It's terrific to know that you are highlighting the way in which the team made your arrival such a breeze until your departure. It's always wonderful to know how amazing your stay was with us and most importantly it’s very satisfying to know that you were well looked after by our team of professionals. They truly are the heart and the soul of Baros and I have shared your compliments and kind words with our phenomenal team, especially Daniela, Rana and Shazeel.

Baros is one of the most relaxing beach resorts you could ever dream to stay at. It sets the benchmark for an elegant and luxury holiday with heartfelt local hospitality. I am delighted to know that your birthday celebration and stay with us was so memorable. Indeed, we always want to do innovation and to enhance the product in Baros and pool at the lime is one of them.

Furthermore, we are fortunate to be in the middle of the ocean surrounded by our breathtaking house reef. It is fascinating to have such a rich world-class marine life around the resort, just a few steps away from guest villas. Here, our guest can enjoy the most beautiful snorkeling experience by discovering the wonders of the underwater world.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to welcoming you back and impress you again for another moment and luxury escape on the peaceful and fabulous island, Baros.


Warmest regards,
Jay



Ahmed Jihad-Jay
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Baros Maldives


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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We stayed in Baros Maldives in June 2018 for 7 days. The location of the island is very nicely situated. Just far enough from the busy capital Male and yet close enough to provide options for everyone. It is only a 25 min boat ride away and so arrival at the airport will transfer you very quickly to a world of luxury and relaxation within 1 hr or so.

We booked the overwater villa with pool. Great views, wonderful outside deck to relax and sunbath. Pool was very clean and you could just walk down via your own stairs to dip, swim or go snorkelling in the sea. The room itself was very clean and well set up. Bed is outstanding. Bathroom a bit dated yet very comfortable with a door in the shower opening to the outside.
The resort was refurbishing 7 overwater bungalows which did at times create a bit of noise. Especially when they started hammering early mornings or late evenings.

The resort itself has three restaurants. Quality, service and food selection is perfect. From fine dining to normal and even tepanyaki - very nice! Sea food is the Maldives main theme and there is a large range of choices. The service is outstanding. From breakfast - very good and broad selection - to lunch and dinner. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

The resort was situated on a small island. Great views all around and the reef was exceptional. The selection of activities is well balanced and the Spa was a real treat. Piece of advise, join the night snorkelling, really nice experience! The Marine Centre has outstanding people who really enjoy showing you all the wonders of the reefs and life in the waters around Baros. Special thanks to Daniela who was a wonderful guide showing us all these wonders of the world!!

We took a boat ride to special reefs, a local island, seeing dolphins play and watch the sunset views and it was outstanding!!

Overall, we really enjoyed it. Thanks to Baros and especially our host Ekatarina who certainly made our time very enjoyable.

Maybe just one piece of advice - do tell your team to be careful with the time you start the refurbishment activities (and tell the guests upfront during booking it is actually happening) and when to stop as well. Last days it was starting at 07:30 and finishing after 21:00 hrs. That can be intruding on the guests their relax or resting time.

Room Tip: Sunset side rooms are free from any Male city views (both overwater bungalows as well as beach villas).
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank 345paulv
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Management response:Responded 23 June 2018

Dear Paul V,

Thank you for your recent review of Baros Maldives. I am glad that you have very much enjoyed your holiday and acknowledged our fantastic natural beauty in Baros, Maldives. You’re absolutely right – we are located near to the airport and you can reach the hotel in 20 Minutes by a speedboat. For a real sense of arrival, we only provide the highest level of service to experience the true luxury blend with local touch starting from welcoming you to our blissful island, well-appointed room until your departure.

Furthermore, it is our legendary team that makes your stay different from other place and for me, there is nothing better than receiving a wonderful review highlighting our Baros journey, and services of our professional legendary team, especially Ekatarina and Daniela whom you recognized during your magical stay with us.

Water villas are your own personal retreat perched above Baros seas which lets you escape to tranquility. Our lagoon lies just beyond your canopied daybed, waiting for you to jump in and explore, while a wide timber deck lets you drink in endless ocean views. The clear crystalline water, graceful palm trees, and the tropical vegetation is just a perfect setting to spend your perfect holiday. It is absolutely an undeniable heaven with the quintessential combination of nature, luxury, and tranquility for couples or travelers alike who seek peaceful, romantic and relaxing atmosphere.

As a one-stop destination to relax, we are blessed by having one of the best house reefs in the Maldives which will make you get a world-class snorkeling experience with our professional team in day or night. Last but not least, at Baros, we also have a variety of culinary options and I am also glad that you took notice of the warm hospitality of our culinary team. I am glad you have very much enjoyed all the culinary experiences and in particular our Breakfast.

Once again thank you very much for your visit and feedback. Hope to see you soon in the nearest future!


Warmest regards,
Jay


Ahmed Jihad
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Baros Maldives

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Sister resort to Miladhoo.
We spent half our week in Miladhoo and the rest in Baros.
Being the larger of the two and busier, Baros has less of an intimate feel but still a special place to stay.
The swimming and snorkelling is great, but beware the intense sun.
Amazing food and the villa's are top notch, ours being directly inline with the sunset.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Steven R
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Management response:Responded 21 June 2018

Dear Steven R,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Guest happiness and satisfaction are our highest priority. We always take pride ourselves in delivering only the best service and experiences to the guest.

Baros is a perfect and peaceful getaway for travelers alike who love to indulge in the magical moments. From fabulous dining options, an open bar, a relaxing break at our exceptional Serenity Spa or indulge in the range of activities and excursions on offer, your days will be filled with ultimate relaxation and peace.

Baros is also blessed with one of the most spectacular house reefs in the Maldives and it is truly exotic to try snorkeling to witness our world-class natural beauty and stunning marine life. It is a huge encouragement for our team members to learn your feedback as we are striving to continue the enhancement of our product and our service.

Once again, thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us and we would be delighted to welcome you back to our calming shores.


Kind regards,
Jay


Ahmed Jihad-Jay
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Baros Maldives

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