Unique sandbank Pop Up Restaurant at Baros Maldives

The novel concept of dining in a pop up restaurant takes on a new dimension at Baros Maldives with the introduction of a pop up restaurant on a sandbank outside the resort’s lagoon. Pop up restaurants have appeared on city streets, wilderness parks and now, for the first time, on a secluded sandbank in the Indian Ocean. Dining on a sandbank under the stars as the sea gently laps the sand, a soft breeze cools the evening, lanterns flicker and chefs create gastronomic treats in the open air, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Guests are taken to the sandbank by resort launch to be greeted with a glass of champagne in time to watch a magnificent sunset. Seven chefs are on hand to prepare guests’ choices from the a la carte menu of a Maldivian, Mediterranean or Tandoori Seafood Platter for two, or a Mixed Grill Platter of Foie Gras, Beef, Lamb and Chicken. There is also a Salad Bar and a Sushi and Sashimi Station. Attentive waiters provide classic table service while a selection of premium wines from the cellar of the resort’s renowned Lighthouse Restaurant is available from the sandbank sommelier.

Butler, Sommelier, Baros Maldives
Sandbank, Baros Maldives

Although this is a temporary “Pop Up” event on a sandbank, it is presented and run as a gourmet dining experience typical of a fine restaurant, with exemplary attention to detail and guests’ requirements. It has proved enormously popular with the resort’s repeater guests as well as with those staying for several nights.

The first pop up restaurant on the sandbank in March 2017 was such a success, it is now a regular event, depending on guest demand and weather conditions. Guests have commented that they like the combination of being served gourmet cuisine under the stars in the simple setting of the sandbank, because this creates an unforgettable, pure Maldivian island experience.

The evening begins at 17.00hrs with a short cruise to the sandbank in time for sunset. Dinner is served as the stars start to twinkle in the night sky with the elegant event continuing in a leisurely fashion until the boat ride back to the resort at 21.00hrs.

Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives

This unique pop up restaurant is open to all guests of Baros Maldives but reservations have to be made in advance as numbers are limited. The entire evening, including boat ride there and back, a glass of champagne, a delicious selection of salads and Japanese fare, a choice of Platters and an enticing selection of desserts is from US$200 to US$250 per person according to the Platter chosen. Beverages, service charge and taxes are extra.

Baros Maldives appoints new Marketing Manager

Daniel Draxl has been appointed marketing manager at Baros Maldives, a lush, award-winning private island resort consisting of 75 secluded overwater and beachside villas. In his new position, he oversees all marketing activities and strategy on behalf of the renowned resort. The appointment is effective immediately.

Draxl brings a wealth of experience in planning and implementation of international marketing campaigns, sales activities, business development, new market research, media relations and more.

Prior to joining Baros, Draxl served as the marketing manager at Kitzbuhel Tourism Board, one of the world’s leading alpine destinations. His role consisted of B2B and B2C marketing for European business markets including Germany, Switzerland, CEE, China, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

Draxl holds a Master’s degree from Leon Kassel Annecy Trento, completing in studies at universities in Italy, France, Germany and Spain and an Austrian-French double Bachelor’s degree in International Business Studies from Montpellier Kufstein. He is fluent in five languages including German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

About Baros Maldives 

This luxury class island hotel, situated on North Malé Atoll, is located 25 minutes from Velana (Malé) International Airport by speedboat. A reef vibrant with marine life surrounds the hotel and palm fronds shade the stunning sandy beaches. Baros Maldives features luxurious villas in harmony with their surroundings with some set on stilts, providing the ultimate in Indian Ocean romance. Others are situated among the coconut palms a few paces from the water’s edge and boast chic interiors and lavish bathrooms. Guestrooms are appointed with modern conveniences and a fashionable decorative theme that promotes a serene atmosphere. The Baros Maldives is perfect for travellers that want a magnificent holiday location.

Maldives to host the Grand Finale of World Travel Awards 2016

Maldives received the honour of hosting the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016. As this year marks the 23rd anniversary of the World Travel Awards, the prestigious event is set to take place at Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa on the 2nd December 2016.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s” the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry.  The World Travel Award was established back in 1993. Every year the World Travel Awards holds Gala ceremonies for Regional winners and a Grand Finale event is held to award the Global winners. Over the years, the platform has been reputed as the highest level of achievement in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Since then Maldives has won in numerous categories at the World Travel Awards

The Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards will be attended by industry’s key stakeholder, decision makers and gains the attention of the most influential Travel Trade media.

During the World Travel Award 2015 Grand Finale Maldives won the award for the World Leading Beach Destination. For the Grand Finale of 2016 Maldives different resorts and companies have been nominated for the following categories:

As the event day draws closer final preparation are underway at the Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa.

Festive Season in Elegant Style

Recognising that guests of refinement relish a hassle-free holiday where personalised attention to their needs is paramount, Baros Maldives presents the perfect choice, with this season’s holiday theme being “Enjoying Island Elegance.”

Gold and white are the colours chosen for this year’s festivities, to reflect the grandeur of the occasion and the purity of the season of new beginnings.

The Festive Season begins at Baros on Thursday 22 December 2016 and celebrations continue until Monday 2 January 2017. A Festive Season Diary will be available in every Villa for guests to plan their activities.

There will be memorable experiences including discovering Baros at sea with guided snorkelling tours, coral gardening, and dolphin-watching cruises, and enjoying Baros on land with nature walks, sandbank cocktails, champagne and wine tastings, gourmet and gala dinners and jazz under the stars. In addition, there will be escorted island exploration tours and a shopping visit to Malé. A special treat is the bliss of being pampered in the Spa with a seductive Elegant Island Harmony ritual.

There will also be a unique Maldivian experience for dinner in the Palm Garden on 25 December and a Countdown Party with a band and fireworks on the deck of the Lime infinity swimming pool on 31 December. For early risers on 1 January 2017, there is a grand New Year Day’s breakfast. Jazz and cool music under the stars are featured on some evenings while the Sheesha and Cigar Lounge is open every night.

Baros Maldives

Welcome to Baros Maldives. A natural paradise located in the North Male Atoll. This beautiful island is surrounded by clear turquoise waters, white beaches and swaying palms.

Accompanied by elegant villa options offering a private and cosy stay. All villas feature a bathtub with separate shower along with beach bags and flip-flops. From Beach Villas to Water Villas, you can relax in solitude.

Indulge yourself in tantalizing fine-dining options. Tickle your taste buds as you dine on the exquisite cuisines at the Lighthouse restaurant. Sit back and relax with your favorite drink at the intimate Sails Bar. Or simply choose to dine anywhere with Destination Dining. With various possibilities, you are sure to have an unforgettable culinary experience.

With the house reef just offshore, take on snorkeling or diving with expert advice from the Marine Biologist. There are also a range of aquatic activities you can select. Such as water-skiing and transparent canoeing. Explore the rich Maldivian waters with every activity.

As your stay comes to an end, it’s a must to try out the Baros Serenity Spa. The Spa offers a selection of deep healing and beautifying treatments. Balance the body and soothe the soul.

The island is famous for discreet, tailored service and verdant natural surroundings. Understated elegance with a sense of authenticity. Surpassing the most elevated dream island desires.