Circled in a ten minute stroll, this stunning, world class island is where style meets simplicity.

With its dazzling sands and coral lagoon, Baros is possibly the most picture perfect of all of the Maldives islands. An intimate resort providing a complete luxury escape, its contemporary, elegant facilities include the architecturally spectacular The Lighthouse restaurant with its tented white roof, and the exclusive Piano Deck offering yoga, massages or dinner on a deck isolated in the middle of a sparkling lagoon.

There’s a real focus here on the bespoke – as well as restaurant dining, there are private dining options available at any location of your choice; spa packages can be tailored to suit you; the diving is ‘by design’; and experiences range from personalised adventure to pure romance. A main swimming pool has been added new for 2014 - and in true Baros style, it's not your average pool. The overwater deck surrounding the Lime Restaurant has been extended to create a large overwater infinity pool; the perfect way to introduce a shared pool to this small island without compromising its natural, tranquil environment.

75 exquisite villas include extra touches such as wine chillers, yoga mats and dedicated villa hosts. The Deluxe Villas are individual thatched bungalows a few feet from the water’s edge, whilst Baros Villas have a four-poster bed and private sun deck overlooking the ocean. If you enjoy taking a dip in your own secluded pool, then it’s worth opting for one of the private pool villas.

Kuoni Insider

A restaurant with a serious ‘wow’ factor, The Lighthouse is Baros’ crowning glory. A rarity in the Maldives for its elevation and panoramic views, it is architecturally spectacular; its tented white roof sail-like over the turquoise lagoon. For gourmet cuisine – including divine fresh seafood – and fine wine in the midst of an elegant and stylish ocean icon, it is difficult to parallel.

Siobhan O'Halleran, Kuoni Content Editor

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

We can make your wildest dreams come true, be they yearnings for excitement and adventure or for idyllic islands nestled in azure lagoons, we can make this once in a lifetime holiday ooze romance.

Luxury

Luxury

Indulge your every whim with a stay in one of our unashamedly lavish hotels, or world-class tours where fine dining, sublime service and beautifully appointed rooms leave you on cloud nine.

Weddings

Weddings

Feel the world drop away as you experience your perfect wedding with Kuoni, whether it be on sugar soft sands, landscaped gardens or in a high-rise metropolis, we’ll tailor make it to fit you.

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Key information

In the North Malé Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport
Rooms: 75

Accommodation information

75 beach and water villas

Good to know

Over 8s are welcome on the island. Children under 12 are not recommended in Water Villas. Minimum stay: 5 nights 26 Dec-10 Jan. Minimum stay 5 nights 26 Dec-10 Jan.

Insider tips

Go for pre-dinner drinks at the Lighthouse Lounge, taking in the lagoon views as the sun goes down.

Activities

• Glide through the lagoon with its excellent house reef, superb for snorkelling
• Experience 'Diving by Design' at the dive school
• Take a Champagne sunset cruise on board 'Nooma’ – the resort’s traditional sailboat
• Travel to a deserted sandbank for a romantic picnic-for-two

Dining

3 à la carte restaurants, lounge, bar

What's included

Breakfast at the Lime restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast at Lime restaurant • Dinner at Lime restaurant • 45% discount on food when dining at Cayenne or at The Lighthouse restaurant (excludes service charge) • NB - In-villa dining and private dining are not included.

Half Board Dine Around • Breakfast at Lime restaurant • Dinner at Lime restaurant or Cayenne restaurant • 1 dinner per stay at The Lighthouse restaurant • Weekly themed buffets on the Palm Garden or other selected venues • NB - In-villa dining and private dining are not included.