The Maldives archipelago consists of 26 atolls with more than 1,190 small islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Some of these islands are still uninhabited, and the flora and fauna present, reign supreme. The islands are often either small sandbars lost in the midst of the crystalline water or islands covered with flowers and tropical trees. Although tourism is highly developed in this region of the world, largely because of the pleasant climate and the beauty of its sites, fishing remains one of the principle activities of the local inhabitants. The city of Malé, capital of the Maldives, is a central point for fishing through its celebrated fish market where all of the city’s residents get together. To learn about local life however, the port is the place to go. It’s here that the majority of fruits and vegetables and bought and sold as well as other products necessary to the island’s inhabitants. At the port, in the middle of the afternoon, visitors can watch the numerous dhonis, the small wooden fishing boats typical of the archipelago, with their white triangular sail, as the crews return from a day of fishing and unload their catch. It’s no wonder that the country’s traditional dish is fish and rice!
The Hotel Baros, on a small island in the North Malé atoll, will charm you by its setting and the warm hospitality of its personnel. There are 75 villas, each with a thatched roof and luxurious modern comfort, including large beds and living areas both inside and outdoors. The Deluxe villas are in the heart of the island’s natural greenery, the Baros villas are on the white sand beach, the Water villas are on stilts with direct access to the temperate lagoon water, and the Baros Pool villas have their own swimming pools for private moments of relaxation. The height of luxury however, can be found in the Baros Premium Pool villas and the Baros Residence, which are a bit further away from the hotel, with a Jacuzzi in the former and a spa in the latter. In addition, guests here enjoy the services of a private butler available round the clock. The activities offered by the hotel are all linked to the island’s magnificent environment, with diving at the head of the list. Thanks to the diving center, you can either discover the joys of deep sea diving or improve your prowess, thanks to the assistance of qualified instructors. You can head for the open sea on the Nooma, the hotel’s 19 meter dhoni, whose crew will help you discover the atoll’s neighboring islands. Meals are served in the villas or in the three highly varied restaurants. For a more intimate moment, the hotel personnel will be happy to organize a private dinner either on the beach, or on the lovely nearby sandbank...a unique and unforgettable experience.
5 stars / Member - Small Luxury Hotels of the World / Boutique hotel / Direct access to the sea / Luxury / Modern / Minimalist / Intimate / 3 restaurants with varied cuisine / Intimate dinners on the hotel’s tropical island / 2 Bars / Private swimming pools / Spa with pool and personalized treatments / Jacuzzi / Fitness center / Library / Personal butler service / Lush vegetation / Nautical and deep sea diving center /Cruuises aboard a luxurious 19 meter long Dhoni with onboard meals.
All year round
45 villas on the beach and 30 water villas
Double room from 470 €
Aéroport de Malé (MLE) – Malé
PO Box 2015
Approximately 12 hours
+ 3 hours in summer / + 4 hours in winter
Equatorial climate with maritime influences
Two annual monsoon periods : in summer (May to November), with very heavy rain and in winter (November to March) with less rain but often accompanied by violent wind
Temperature between 26 and 34°C all year round
Average water temperature is 28°C
Passport valid six months after return date
30 day visa delivered on site free of charge
No vaccinations required
The rufiyaa (MVR)
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).