Baros Island, North Malé Atoll
An idyllic retreat for newlyweds, Baros is a private coral island fringed with palm trees, hibiscus and bougainvillaea and a powder-white beach that shelves gently into the blue lagoon.
Unwind on the beach, go swimming in the sparkling turquoise waters, be pampered in the spa or take a relaxing cruise on a traditional sailing dhoni.
The waters around Baros are perfect for scuba diving, with a choice of more than 30 world-class dive spots nearby, including Manta Point, where you can dive down to a 18m-deep ledge and get within touching distance of up to a dozen giant manta rays, some up to 3m across. The best season to see the rays is June to November.
Or snorkel the island's easy-to-reach offshore reefs – the resort offers day and night snorkelling safaris guided by the resident marine biologist.
Baros Island is located in the central southern part of North Malé Atoll, about 20 to 25 minutes by speedboat from the capital, Malé, and the Maldives International Airport.
North Malé Atoll is 58km long and is home to around 50 islands (including the capital Malé).
The island's only resort, the exclusing Baros Maldives, is a multi award-winning boutique luxury resort with a long history of outstanding service excellence.
Choose from three restaurants and relax in spacious, airy accommodation: Baros offers a choice of luxury beach and water villas many with private pools, all set in lush vegetation. Baros also boasts a PADI five-star Gold Palm Dive Centre.
Location: Baros Island, North Malé Atoll
Prices: from AUD481 per person
Description: Sandy trails lead through lush tropical gardens to the resort’s 75 thatched villas. Furnished with exquisite luxury and elegant designed each villa has internet access on complimentary service. Ten villas have their own plunge pool. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, phones and makeup/shaving mirrors. Facilities incl.: 3 restaurants, 2 bars, health club and spa, room service, laundry service and various watersports.
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Latest update Maldives honeymoon destination: 1 March, 2017