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Needs a lot more true finesse to make this 5 stars.
Snorkeling great. Overwater villa great. Service hit and miss. One minute the staff are all over you and next when you need something there’s no one in sight. Resort needs some upgrades - pool old and looks tired. Price of food ridiculous for the quality. There are so many more real 5 Star resorts one could visit. I would look elsewhere.
I usually don't like writing reviews but Baros deserves a 100/10. Me and my husband went for our Babymoon. In case something happens we wanted to make sure we pick an island that is not too far from the island so that we could get to the hospital as soon as possible and a place that has good service. Also, because snorkelling is something that we both really enjoy we wanted to pick a place where we can see lots of different things under water. This resort did not disappoint and was way above our expectations. When we landed, we met the person that was picking us up from the airport. Before I left I was slightly worried that the bumpy speedboat ride might be dangerous during pregnancy but I realised that was nothing to worry about. The couch in the boat was very cushiony and was very comfortable and felt very safe. When we landed at 10.30pm we were greeting by a few staff that welcomed us. They welcomed us with a warm smile and a drink. Here are some of the highlights of the resort: SERVICE During our stay we had a personal concierge called Rifaau. This I believe is unique to this resort. He created a whatsapp group so that we can contact him for anything we need. He made us feel really looked after and made sure we really enjoyed our stay. He was very responsive when ever we had questions. During the stay I experienced mild sunburn and when I told him he provided us with fresh aloevera to help with the sunburn and made sure I felt ok. Everyone in the resort was very friendly which made our experience enjoyable. Although nothing concerning happened during our stay related to my pregnancy, I am sure he would have gone out of the way to make sure I could get the best possible care. After our checkout, we were taken back to the airport via speedboat. Even after we got to the airport, the staff that took us made sure everything went smoothly at the airport. Not only he carried our luggage, he assisted us with airport check-in and we didnt have to talk to anyone. We were the only people at the airport that had someone from the resort that helped us even at the airport- most of them just drop them off and leave. SNORKEL: We stayed at the water villa which meant that we could start snorkelling straight from the balcony which was amazing. We saw everything we wanted to see including turtles, lots of sharks, a sting ray and loads of colourful fish. RESORT/FOOD: The resort is very clean. we had room service twice a day (most hotels do it daily). Everywhere in the island was really well maintained. the breakfast was remarkable- They provided with buffet and an option to order from the a la carte menu. The menu was huge and they were soo delicious, I was amazed by the options available and how good the quality was. I would definitely recommend Baros to everyone and would definitely go back.
Upon arriving to the island via a beautiful speedboat trip, my wife Amanda and I were greeted by Shijah, the island manager. We had an in-depth conversation about the resort and its amenities. Shijah then handed us his personal card. He was insistent that, should we need anything, we reach out to him; that he and his team would take care of it as quickly as possible. Next, was our designated assistant and main point of contact Riffau. He was ON POINT. One of our bags had not made it through our layover flight. When we told him, he said he would take care of it with the airline himself. The second it landed in the Male airport Riffau had notified us. Before we returned to our room he had brought it there for us. After morning strolls on the beach and sun filled days, we found ourselves lingering in the restaurants. The main reason was the hospitality and great conversation with the staff. Most impressionable: Shaarif. What started out very cordial and proper turned into funny jokes and trading stories about our families. We have already begun telling friends and family about how great our trip was and how amazing the staff at Baros had treated us. Some of the details which set Baros apart were the awesome massages, delicious variety of foods, the beautiful and clear water, the stunning sea life (visible within the island reef or out further on the excursions), and my personal favorite: the cold towels always at the ready for me. We will definitely be back for some rest, relaxation, and memories with amazing people. Thank you Baros for being such gracious hosts to us on our honeymoon. -Chris Mitchell
Best Resort in The Maldives!
Spent my honeymoon at Baros Maldives and I am so glad I did! It was amazing, literally a paradise. The staff was so nice and very professional, honestly I cannot think of a resort with a more courteous staff as Baros, they were super attentive to all our requests. My wife is gluten-free and they took extra care in making sure her special diet was accommodated, even if the dish was not specifically shown to have a gluten-free option, they went the extra mile in creating the dish gluten-free for her. Our villa was great super peaceful and quiet. Easy to book activities and dinner reservations. One of our favorite memories is the breakfast, amazing selection of different breakfast foods. Of course, the water was great to snorkel and swim in. Baros has the biggest reef in all of Maldives and it was beautiful to see whole reef while snorkeling. All in all, an amazing honeymoon trip, I do not regret choosing this place over the other options I was considering. We were sad to leave.
BAROS EXPERIENCE Male airport arrival and departure We got such a personalized experience; from the arrival time till we reach the resort around 5 people are welcoming us using our names. Mr. Aniss welcomed us and gave us an overview of Male and Baros. He is such a nice welcoming person who supported us during arrival and departure and stayed with us till the last minutes to make sure we don’t face any difficulties. Big thanks to him. Baros arrival Again you feel special by coming to this Island. The staff welcomed us with cold refreshing towels and drinks. Then explained to us what they have on the island. After that, they introduced us to our gust experience representative, Ms. Asrita Sukma who was with us during our stay. She took us on an amazing welcoming tour while explaining the daily schedule and activities accruing during that day. For easy requisition and booking, Ms. Sukma created a WhatsApp group for any communication needed. We place our food orders, room cleaning, and restaurant and tour booking through this group. And always get an instant response. Ms. Sukma is very welcoming, supporting, anticipating our needs, and looking after a special personalized service. A huge thank you to Ms. Sukma. Activities experience Room We got water with a private pool and ocean view. The room was comfortable, clean, elegant, and has everything needed. You will never need to go out! We got an amazing decoration for our anniversary with cake and drink. Thank you Ms. Sukma and Baros Team. Rate: 5/5 Activities Gym: Fully equipped gym that you will never feel the time when you exercise Rate: 5/5 Table tennis room: The amazing fun room we were there every single day during our stay for at least 30 minutes Rate: 5/5 Spa and massage The best Thai massage I've ever experienced. Starting from the welcoming drink to the room ambiance, and the experienced therapist, ending with a refreshing after-massage drink. Love the experience! 5/5 Baros garden What a lovely walk with Ms. Shuga a knowledgeable lady who explained to us the Maldivian culture and took us on a tour of the Baros library and museum. Then we walked through the whole island garden while she illustrated each plant and its origin and usage. We got the full customer experience journey to see, think, feel, do, and say. 5/5 Jaz night at sails restaurant Music band: 5/5 Food quality: 5/5 Ambiance: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Lighthouse restaurant ocean view seating Ambiance: 5/5 Food quality: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Lime restaurant Food quality 5/5 Ambiance: 5/5 Service: 5/5 The sunset fishing experience was relaxing experience. We got one fish and the chef at lime restaurant grilled it for us. Fresh and tasty dinner. 5/5
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