THE TINY ISLAND OF BAROS IN THE NORTH MALE ATOLL WAS ONE OF THE first resorts in the Maldives, and with age comes reputation. Take, for example, the island’s Lighthouse restaurant: it’s world-renowned thanks to its legendary menu and instantly recognisable canopied roof. With tables set up for al fresco dining extraordinaire on a circular deck, course after sumptuous course is enjoyed above a sparkling turquoise lagoon – accompanied by the sommelier’s best wines of course. Further excesses can be enjoyed with a glam excursion on Nooma, the resort’s Maldivian sailing dhoni, or on Serenity, a super-sleek motor yacht. We’ll leave the rest a surprise
INSIDER TIP: No need to pack a beach bag or flip-flops. You’ll find both in your villa for the duration of your stay.