Baros Maldives defends Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort award for seventh year
Baros Maldives has once again won Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort title at World Travel Awards.
The award was presented at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which took place at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort in Mauritius on June 1.
Baros has won the same title each year since 2013. It was also named World’s Most Romantic Resort in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
“This recognition as the ‘Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort’ for the seventh consecutive year is a high honour and we are very thankful for the trust that our colleagues in the industry and guests have in us. It motivates us to keep exceeding guests’ expectations and advancing the Baros legacy of providing personalised experiences in intimate luxury and with fastidious care,” Ahmed ‘Jay’ Jihad, the General Manager at Baros, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
Only the third resort to open in the Maldives (1973) and the first Dive Centre to open in the archipelago (1979), Baros is situated in the central southern part of North Male Atoll, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the international airport. It is surrounded by a beautiful house reef, only 15 to 30 metres from the shore, alive with colours, fish, turtles, rays and coral.
With beach villas of classic elegance set in lush vegetation and secluded water villas, many of which come with private pools, Baros is one of the most romantic resorts in the Maldives, the perfect honeymoon getaway. Inspired by Maldivian traditions of heartfelt hospitality, Baros is a tropical island dream come true with fine cuisine and drinks served at three gourmet class restaurants, two bars, and a cigar and shisha lounge.
The spa at Baros is located in a beautiful, lush tropical garden where serenity saturates the atmosphere, and is accessed by over-water stepping stones. It is a tranquil haven where complete well-being in body, mind and soul is made possible.
The well-forged identity of Baros has been consistently enhanced and refined during its 45 years of hospitality. This bijou island is designed with a cosy and intimate concept that ensures a blissful time in elegance and harmony for couples, honeymooners, or guests celebrating meaningful bonds with loved ones. A renewal of vows ceremony on the beach, a sunset cruise by the island’s exclusive traditional dhoni Nooma, private dining on a sandbank or on the Piano Deck set in the island’s lagoon, are some of the romantic experiences at Baros for couples to enjoy.
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
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