Time to Get Away

baros, maldives

For those who can’t get enough of the beach, a trip to the Maldives won’t disappoint. The place is home to over a thousand islands, but only 200 are populated. So if you want some privacy and relaxation under the sun, look no further. In this gorgeous tropical setting, visitors will find quiet shores, rich green landscapes and locals who make hospitality integral to their culture.

A tiny island called Baros is one of our favorites in the Maldives. There, a resort of the same name has been in operation since 1973. The establishment humbly began with 56 beds in a few round cabanas that had palm roofs and coral interiors. But today, guests can choose from 40 beachside villas, as well as 30 villas that rest on stilts above the water.

As the resort was built from materials like sandstone and timber, its overall look effortlessly matches its surroundings. Besides the cloudy skies and pleasantly warm weather, there are also a variety of spa packages that one can enjoy here. For those who want to de-stress or simply keep fit, Baros also has yoga and meditation classes for all levels. Each accommodation has a private veranda, where guests might like to sunbathe, read a novel or chill out to some music. There’s also a pool in most of the villas, but if you’d rather swim in the ocean, it’s only a few steps away! Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nattu/1385100375/in/photolist-