The Best Hotel in the World for Luxury

The Best Hotel in the World for Luxury

Baros Maldives has been voted the world’s top luxury hotel 2020 by travellers sharing their opinions on the world’s largest travel website Trip Advisor. Baros is preferred by guests as the Best Hotel in the World for Luxury over some of the world’s most famous hotels and hotel brands.

This year’s Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice collection also ranks Baros in the top 25 of some of the most important categories. This includes being:

No. 1 in Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia
No. 6 in Top 25 Hotels in Asia
No. 9 in Top 25 Hotels for Service in Asia
No. 5 in Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia
No. 13 in Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the World
No. 14 in Top 25 Hotels in the World


This recognises Baros not only for luxury but also as being among the top hotels in the world, as well as being a top hotel for Romance. In Asia, Baros Maldives is one of the top Hotels and also high in the list for Service and for Romance.

The annual Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards are a respected and well-renowned acknowledgement of the exceptional qualities of hotels around the world. The awards are the choice of guests who have actually stayed in the selected hotels. These awards honour consistency in delivering outstanding, excellent service and providing memorable, high-level holidays.

The legend of Baros goes back to the early 1970s as Baros has evolved into a luxury resort, known for its phenomenal hospitality, dedicated service philosophy and unforgettable guest experiences.



1. Luxury Begins

The experience of being a guest at the best hotel in the world for luxury begins at the Maldives international airport, where you are warmly welcomed by the Baros representative, who takes care of your luggage and escorts you to the resort’s waiting speed boat for the 25-minutes cruise to Baros Maldives, with cold towels and drinks served on board.


2. Warm welcome

You’ll be greeted on arrival at the jetty by the management team and a dedicated Villa Host who will be on call 24/7 for whatever you wish. After a welcome drink you will be invited to your marvellous Villa, whether beach-side or over-water. You’ll find the view of the ocean breath-taking, the setting in a beachside glade of tropical foliage or over the translucent blue lagoon, simply mesmerizing.


3. Luxury Beach or Over-Water Villa

Your comfortable Villa at Baros is equipped with every conceivable modern amenity, a well-stocked mini-bar and wine-cooler and lots of unexpected extras. The king-size bed has an abundance of pillows (with a pillow menu in case you have preferences) and the bathroom features an open-air garden shower or enchanting ocean-view. 

4. Gourmet wining and dining

As well as three superb, gourmet-class restaurants and bars, there are options at Baros for the luxury of dining on a sandbank, on the beach or on a deck shaped like a grand piano in the lagoon. Dining at Baros is an experience that may turn a simple dinner into a lifetime moment, surrounded by the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean. Your private dinner on the sandbank, the piano deck or just at the beach in front of your Villa will be served by a dedicated waiter and chef.


5. Luxury facilities

Baros has a fitness centre, a spa in a tropical garden, a water sports and diving station and a marine centre, as well as internet and reading lounge and a gallery of rare antique maps and artefacts of the Maldives. There are many different activities to keep you fascinated during your stay or you can just enjoy the moment, lounging on your Villa deck or in the shade in the Palm Garden with the Sails Bar at its heart. For action, there is the underwater world surrounding Baros where you can discover the flourishing house-reef by snorkelling or diving, or venturing further out in the ocean on one of many excursions.  


Dedicated attention to service

Having hosted generations of guests for nearly 50 years, Baros Maldives is distinguished by exceptional, soothing service that has it made the resort a legend, earning it the deserved reputation as the best hotel in the Maldives for luxury.

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