The resort of Baros was closed during 2005 and was practically rebuilt and reopened as a new resort. The designers did an excellent job of preserving the style and beauty that made the previous resort so popular and the new Baros is definitely an improvement. There is a raised level of service and style which now places this new resort firmly amongst the elite class of resorts in the Maldives. If you are interested to know more, take a look at Vacation Maldives. The grand reception area greets guests as they arrive at the jetty for the first time and provides a pleasant sense of having arrived.As well as the sheer beauty of the island, the food and service here definitely helps place this resort in the elite. One of the focal points of the resort is the lighthouse restaurant, which, with a dramatic peaked white spire, is the only building on the resort that doesn't have a thatched roof. The lighthouse is split between two levels with a lounge bar on the top level and offering amazing panoramic views, and the lower-level haute cuisine restaurant serving an exceptional menu of Mediterranean and Asian dishes. The other main restaurant - the Cayenne Grill - prepares a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian options to your specification and serves you at an individual thatched pavilion right on the waters edge. The lime restaurant is available all day and offers an informal range of options. Everyone visiting the resort is on a bed and breakfast deal, so the service and quality of these restaurants are pivotal to the resorts reputation. The beaches are generally excellent with just a few narrow places here and there.AccommodationThe first impressions of the resort are raised further when guests arrive at their accommodation for the first time. There are 3 room categories here: 20 Baros villas, 24 Deluxe villas, and 30 water villas, plus a single pool villa. The attention to simple detail and quality of the workmanship cannot be overstated, and walking into these rooms for the first time may give you the idea that you have walked into a magazine article for a stylish boutique hotel. There are designer fittings, concealed plasma Tv, quality coffee maker, and a well-stocked wine cooler.Every room in this resort is just a few steps away from the beach or lagoon and each has a large deck area complete with day-bed. Combined with 24 hour room service and the well stocked wine cooler, its not surprising that many guests stay put for days on end.ActivitesSnorkeling is quite good here, with easy access to the reef, which runs around most of the island. The dive school here is run by PADI and offers courses from an introductory beginners dive in the lagoon and to open water certificates and upwards. There are approximately 30 dive sites within reach of this resort which offers good potential for some interesting diving. The resort also has a resident Marine Biologist providing a useful information on the local oceanographic area and marine life and the marine center organises snorkeling trips and excursions on the house reef. For more info, visit Vacation Maldives.