This Is the Most Luxurious Hotel in 2018

With spellbinding scenery, dreamy palm-thatched overwater villas, and a variety of bespoke experiences on offer, it’s no wonder Baros Maldives was voted 2018’s most luxurious hotel, according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Baros Maldives

Most luxurious hotel in 2018

Resorts don’t come more exceptional – or postcard-perfect – than this all-villa island escape, where pure white sands, glittering turquoise waters, and luxuriant tropical foliage set the scene for languorous sun-kissed days and romantic moonlit dinners on the beach.

The perfect beach

Nestled on a petite coral island in the Indian Ocean, the exotic property boasts lovely beachside villas with private flower gardens, as well as a string of overwater bungalows built on stilts in a crystal clear lagoon.

Water pool villa

Best resort in the Maldives

Crafted from natural, indigenous materials, all come with tastefully contemporary interiors, furnished verandas, and endless blue views. Adding to the escapism of it all are outdoor beachside Jacuzzis and king-size four-poster beds dressed in diaphanous white drapes.

Beach villa with pool

Baros Residence

King-size bed with canopy

Units with idyllic open-air bathrooms and secluded private pools that seem to melt into the ocean are a welcome luxury, while the intimate Serenity Spa offers exotic treatments, aromatic rituals, and complementary Yoga classes in stunning verdant surroundings.

Open-air bathroom

Serenity Spa

The Maldives’ brilliant dining options are a feast for all senses, and Baros is no exception. From gourmet meals and fine wines at the overwater Lighthouse Restaurant to exquisite Teppanyaki table dining, served al fresco in palm-thatched gazebos above the shallow lagoon, guests are spoilt for choice. And as if that wasn’t romantic enough, there’s also a chance to dine in a private palm grove, on a secluded sandbank, or on a heavenly wooden deck reminiscent of a grand piano tucked away in the middle of the ocean.

Sails Bar

Lime Restaurant

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Sandbank in the Maldives

This is how paradise looks like

Dining in the middle of the ocean

The resort has its own coral reef and watersports centers, which means a plethora of sensational marine adventures. Take your pick from world-class diving, spectacular night snorkeling, and exhilarating windsurfing, or relax with a magical sunset cruise on one of Baros’ two beautiful vessels: luxury motor yacht Serenity and Nooma, their traditional handcrafted dhoni.

Luxury motor yacht

Handcrafted boat

Baros might be the best of the best, but when it comes to vacationing in this pristine paradise, you can’t go wrong with either of these sensational Maldives beach houses.

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