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Baros Maldives named as Most Romantic Resort in the World

The island resort of Baros Maldives has been voted as "he Most Romantic Resort in the World 2016" in the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony. The privately-owned resort has won the title for the fourth year since 2012, beating competition from the Caribbean, India, UAE, USA and more. The hotel has 74 stylish overwater and beachside villas and one Baros Residence, plus a luxury spa, restaurant and overwater swimming pool.

Baros Maldives named as Most Romantic Resort in the World

Baros Maldives has won the title of the “Most Romantic Resort in the World 2016” in the grand final of the annual World Travel Awards. This is the fourth year that the luxury island resort won the prestigious award since 2012.

The upscale island resort beat off stiff competition from resorts in Portugal, the UAE, the USA, the Caribbean, India, Portugal, South America, South Pacific, Thailand, Turkey, and another resort in the Maldives. The award was presented during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort in the Maldives earlier this month.

A spokesman for Baros Maldives, said:

“We thank all our staff members whose dedication to our guests’ total satisfaction earned us this premier recognition.”

Located 25 minutes by speedboat from Male and the Maldives International Airport (MLE), the privately owned resort is located on a coral island, encircled by house reef and white sandy beach. The resort has 75 luxury Beach and Water Villas, most with private plunge pools, and one Baros Residence.

Each of the villas has direct access to the pristine beach and the sparkling lagoon from their private veranda or sun deck. The villas feature teak furnishings, large windows, and modern amenities including espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, in-villa bars stocked with personalised drinks, wine chillers, yoga mats, complimentary wireless internet, bathrooms with separate tubs and rain showers, and air conditioning. Beach villas also have open-air bathrooms and outdoor showers, while the tucked away Baros Residence boast 268-square-metres and has a private swimming pool, a private walled tropical garden and a dedicated butler.

During their stay at the Baros Maldives, guests can take a dip in the overwater swimming pool, before heading to the spa for a pampering treatment. The spa has four Private Spa Suites for couples, and suites with changing rooms, steam baths, outdoor relaxation areas, rainfall showers, and bath tubs in the tropical gardens. There is also an air-conditioned Yoga Pavilion, a relaxation Sala, a Thai Sala, a manicure and pedicure suite, and a boutique with spa gifts.

There are two onsite dive centres where guests can learn about the marine species that live in the surrounding waters, or try out snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and kayaking activities. At the Dive Centre, visitors can learn how to scuba dive, go off on excursions to popular nearby diving sites, or go Eco diving. At the Marine Centre, snorkelling excursions are available or guests can take part in awareness programmes carried out by the Marine Biologist.

Dining options at the island retreat include the Lighthouse Restaurant an overwater pavilion that offers a la carte dining; the beachfront Cayenne Grill with palm-thatched gazebos, wood-fired pizzas and fresh meat and fish; and the poolside Lime Restaurant with Asian cuisine ad light, healthy snacks. For cocktails, coffees and wine, there are two stylish bars: Lighthouse Lounge and Sails Bar.

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