Trip Advisor have unveiled the results of their Travelers’ Choice Awards, which reward “the very best in travel” and have unveiled Baros in Maldives as the most spectacular and luxurious hotel in the world.
A user’s review on the website describes the hotel as “a real escape”. “We spent the whole week just marveling at the natural beauty. It was possible to believe that nowhere else existed or even mattered,” the reviewer said.
Voted Trip Advisor’s most luxurious hotel
The island’s contemporary accommodation features floor-to-ceiling glass windows to allow in natural light, and villas are crafted using timber and sandstone which make the huts in-keeping with the environment. Each villa has its own private veranda or sun deck.
Baros is a small coral island a twenty minute speedboat ride away from Maldives airport. In utter isolation, guests are met by a sandy beach which circles the entire island, and azure blue oceans.
‘Water villas’ immersed within the ocean
Guests can stay in ‘water villas’ immersed within the ocean, with each their own access to the sea, and some with their own private pools. Or, more traditional villas on the sand with private sun loungers and decks are available.
A spa, gym and luxury restaurant are available on the island. The latter of which serves food caught nearby and day trips to more populated parts of the Maldives are also encouraged, although most guests go for utter removal from life.
Out of the thousands of luxury hotels in the world, the top 5 luxury hotels in the world according to Trip Advisor also featured hotels in Marrakech, Hong Kong, India and Peru.
They are the Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Sawai Madhopur, India and Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru.