Baros Island is a resort island under the administrative division of Kaafu Atoll in the archipelago of the Maldives. Although uninhabited, the island has been nicely developed as a resort island by the local Maldivians as a spot for tourism and related trade, which has made the island as one of the top spots of tourism not just in the archipelago, but the also whole Indian Ocean region.
About Baros IslandImage SourceApart from the joys of discovering the hidden treasures of marine life in the Maldivian archipelago, Baros Island also serves up as a quiet getaway from the razzmatazz of the daily life, especially for the ones caught up in hectic work schedules. The spas and meditation centres dotted around the resort island offer a spiritual experience to get close with nature and experience tranquillity at its best.
How To Reach Baros IslandImage SourceTo reach Baros Island, the nearest well-known point of contact is, indeed, Male. A 25-minute speedboat ferry service runs from the Male International Airport of Male to the island on a periodic basis to ferry tourists to and from the island. Direct flights connect Male to both India and Sri Lanka, with periodic flights running from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Colombo.
Places To Stay In Baros IslandImage SourceBeing a resort island, Baros Island boasts of a resort hotel of its own – named after the island itself. The resort is a prime example of hospitality and allied services and has given a big lift to the tourism industry in the country by enticing several tourists towards its stay. The Baros resort also offers comfortable travel and stay packages that include sightseeing and nature trails.
Things To Do In Baros IslandEven while being a resort island, there are a lot of activities which can be engaged in during the leisure period. The most popular of them are listed as follows:
1. Dive Centre: Take A DiveImage SourceThose who wish to enjoy but don’t have the knowhow need not worry, as there is an introductory dive course in the lagoons of the island, and comes with a professional diving instructor. Furthermore, the diving lessons can be steadily upgraded to achieve the Open Water Diver Certification, which serves as a valid certification for diving anywhere in the world.
2. Baros Island: SnorkelImage SourceThe lagoon at the Baros Island gives an enriching view of the fish and other marine life. The decision to engage in a snorkelling session in Maldives will definitely prove to be an enriching life experience as the site is a natural underwater paradise. The added advantage – the site houses a house coral reef and is a mere 15 metres from the beach.
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