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Reviewed February 4, 2020

Baros is a truly special place - this was our first visit, but hopefully will not be our last. It came highly recommended by friends, and more than lived up to their praise. The natural beauty of the island itself is immaculately maintained, and the villas very comfortable with some nice touches and treats (we booked a water villa, but the beach villas looked lovely as well). Baros has a wonderful house reef, with lots of interesting fish, rays, baby sharks and even turtles - really accessible (even for a snorkelling beginner), and there's a great marine specialist team on hand to help, guide and advise all levels.
A good range of three restaurants for a small resort, from informal/quality local dishes, through fish and mediterranean specialities and up to a fine dining restaurant in the Lighthouse (we normally avoid 'fine dining' on holiday, but this was absolutely delicious, and well worth sitting on the sea terrace and watching the sea life). Sails Bar also a great and elegant oasis, where barbecues and Maldivian buffet events are sometimes held (expensive but well worth it)...and even 'cool' live music a few times a week (we worried it might be intrusive, but it was great and added to the memorable atmosphere).
Nicely equipped gym and fabulous spa (great massages). Everything very walkable through the lush palms and plants (again, it's a small island, and you can walk around in ten minutes max!). We didn't necessarily want our time to be too 'managed', but dolphin watching, reef tour, nature walk all worthwhile.
So, all terrific, but without doubt the very best feature of Baros is the staff. They are without exception friendly, incredibly helpful, polite and professional and we could not recommend them more highly.
As you can tell, we loved Baros. It might not be the most fashionable, or the most luxurious or the newest or coolest (and although there are some honeymooners, the average age of the clientele is quite 'mature'!), but you can understand why they get a lot of repeat guests.
In fact, the only possibly negative things were out of their control. a) We had a few days of bad/mixed and windy weather (we went in late January, which is obviously supposed to be dry season!) and b) you can see the outline/lights of Male/a few other islands from some parts of Baros in the distance. One of the reasons for us choosing Baros is that you don't have to do a seaplane transfer - it's only about 25 mins by luxury speedboat, which you get on just a few steps from the airport. So really convenient after a long international flight. The downside of the proximity is obviously that you don't always get that 'remote desert island' feel, but for us the overall experience more than compensated.

Date of stay: January 2020
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IbrahimShijah, Resort Manager at Baros Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Dear Fountain61,

Wow - what a phenomenal review for Baros Maldives. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful words.

I'm absolutely delighted that you loved everything from your snorkelling experiences and Serenity Spa massages to Baros' exceptional fine-dining at The Lighthouse restaurant and our incredible team who are continually friendly, professional and efficient.

I'm delighted you want to come back as a repeater guest for a second stay and we already look forward to your next stay with us soon,

Warmest regards,

Ibrahim Shijah,
Resort Manager,
Baros Maldives

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Reviewed February 3, 2020

This was one of my favorite hotels of all time. The setting is so peaceful and luxurious. The food was incredible. And the people who worked there are some of the nicest I've ever met. They will go above and beyond for you.

Date of stay: January 2020
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IbrahimShijah, Resort Manager at Baros Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Dear schd10987,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an wonderful review of your stay with us here at Baros Maldives.

It's fantastic to hear that you loved your Water Villa and felt our culinary offerings and professional, friendly and efficient service were of tremendous quality.

We hope to welcome you to Baros again soon,

Warmest regards,

Ibrahim Shijah,
Resort Manager,
Baros Maldives

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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Baros is a lovely island, and all the staff are lovely. The weather was perfect, along with the sand and sea. Unfortunately our romantic meal was cancelled due to weather. An alternative wasn't offered. That is my only criticism.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ibrahim Shijah, Other at Baros Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2021

Dear Chiefbottlewasher,

Greetings from Baros Maldives,

Thankyou for choosing Baros for your holiday, and for taking time to let us have your comments.

We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Baros. It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Baros and create another wonderful experience for you.

Warm regards,

Shijah
Resort Manager

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Reviewed February 1, 2020

Stayed five days in water villa at Baros,from 20.1 to 25.1.wonderfull location and room,and amazing service. The food was luxurious and very tasteful.
The people at Baros was always friendly and helpful.
Lars and Josefine Tanum,Norway

Room tip: Recommend the water villas
Date of stay: January 2020
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IbrahimShijah, Resort Manager at Baros Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Dear Josefine T,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an wonderful review of your stay with us here at Baros Maldives.

It's fantastic to hear that you loved your Water Villa and felt our culinary offerings and professional, friendly and efficient service were of tremendous quality.

We hope to welcome you to Baros again soon,

Warmest regards,

Ibrahim Shijah,
Resort Manager,
Baros Maldives

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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

We went third week of January and were unlucky to get mixed weather for 4 of our 6 days. The fact that we still had a great holiday is down to the quality of the resort and its people. The food in all the restaurants is excellent, the over water villa was also excellent and, the live music we had for four of the nights was very enjoyable. Most of all it is the people. Could not do enough for us. From housekeeping to restaurants, everyone was very friendly and delightful. My wife is gluten free and having advised them of this before arrival, did not have to mention it again. Zoro our villa butler was very attentive and again, did not have to be asked twice for any request. Dined on e piano deck one night and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend the resort and we will be returning.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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IbrahimShijah, Resort Manager at Baros Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2020

Dear Nilesh12,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an wonderful review of your stay with us here at Baros Maldives.

I can only apologise regarding the mixed weather that occurred during your stay. However, it's superb to hear that our team's professional, personal and first-class service helped you relax and enjoy your stay with us just as much as you would if it were bright blue skies.

I'm so pleased you loved everything from your Water Villa, your Piano Deck dining experience and our live music in the Sails Bar.

I'm thrilled you will be returning to Baros and we look forward to your second stay.

Warmest regards,

Ibrahim Shijah,
Resort Manager,
Baros Maldives

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