Baros is a great island for anyone who ever dreamed of staying in one of those water bungalows you see in the brochures.

This really is the height of luxury at a stunningly good value price. The owners of Baros Island Resort (half an hour seaplane from Male airport) have worked hard to make the place perfect.

It now features as one of the “small luxury hotels of the world having undergone a seriously good refit. Baros is tropical luxury, catering to the well heeled jet set who expect nothing but the best.

The spa is a beautiful building from the outside, which is a real delight as maldivan resorts have tended to shy away from creative architecture in the past. The food gets top rating with some excellent chefs working their magic for the guests’ benefit.

Our reviewer commented that if you can afford to come to Baros, you should” which is the highest of complements.

Number of Rooms: 75