Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Guide to Eco Hotels in Maldives ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Maldives are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Male and then beyond in Maldives.

There’s little wonder why the Maldives and its inhabitants have ramped up sustainability and ecofriendly initiatives: Environmental issues such as rising sea levels, climate change and coral reef damage are threatening the nation’s nearly 1,200 islands.

To help reduce the environmental damage from more than a decade of intense tourism, many of the 100 or so hotel resorts are taking major steps to become more sustainable, reduce plastic waste and support marine ecosystems.

 

1. The Barefoot Eco Hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

The Barefoot Eco Hotel
The Barefoot Eco Hotel

Situated along the shores of Hanimaadhoo, The Barefoot Eco Hotel offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. Boasting a private beach area, guests may enjoy activities such as diving, snorkelling and canoeing on site.

Featuring a private balcony/terrace, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, in-room safe, minibar, a desk and sofa seating area. Offering shower facility, the en suite bathroom also includes hairdryer, towels and free toiletries.

Set on a private beach on Hanimaadhoo Island, this serene, secluded ecolodge is a 10-minute walk from Hanimaadhoo Social Center and 3 km from Hanimaadhoo International Airport.

Warm, airy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making equipment, safes and minibars, plus verandas with beach access, or balconies offering ocean views.

There’s a juice bar, a waterside bar, and a Mediterranean buffet restaurant. Other amenities include a library, a gym and a boutique, as well as a conference room, a spa, and conservation center with resident marine biologists.

Set on a private beach on Hamimaadhoo Island, this serene, secluded ecolodge is a 10-minute walk from Hanimaadhoo Social Center and 3 km from Hanimaadhoo International Airport.

Warm, airy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making equipment, safes and minibars, plus verandas with beach access, or balconies offering ocean views.

There’s a juice bar, a waterside bar, and a Mediterranean buffet restaurant. Other amenities include a library, a gym and a boutique, as well as a conference room, a spa, and conservation center with resident marine biologists.

The Barefoot Eco Hotel is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a more authentic experience and looking to support efforts for a more sustainable experience supportive of the local community. Genuine and personal hospitality by the manager and the entire friendly team and an on-site marine biologist gives a boutique feel. We floated above mantas, sea turtles and colorful reef fish on snorkeling excursions and even spotted some dolphins. The ocean and sand were perfect for relaxing and – while limited- you can find some pretty fish even snorkeling from the beach.

We stayed in a beachfront room, which is well worth the upgrade for its direct beach access and shady deck for reading. The meals were delicious- especially the Maldivian specialties evenings and fresh fish selections.

This was our first time in the Maldives and I must admit that the barefoot eco hotel totally lived up to our expectations. First of all, we were looking for a place that’s authentic, a place where there are Maldivians and not just tourists.

Secondly, we wanted a place where we could chill out if we wanted or choose to go on some excursions…if WE wanted.

There are just 100 beds here and during the day it often felt as though there was nobody except us!

The food was pretty good considering the location just make sure you got either half or full board as the other ‘restaurants’ on the island aren’t recommendable.
The rooms are acceptable but if you can, go for the sea or ocean view option…it’s worth it!
Lovely staff, not in any way intrusive and the ambient is very international.

The rooms were good, we had Ocean View rooms, which were on the upper floor and overlooked the wide beach and turquoise waters. The beach was a wide sweep of glorious tropical, palm tree fronded white sand, with plenty of sun beds and waiter service for a very wide range of (non alcoholic) cocktails. The only adverse comment about the beach is that it was too far to swim out to the reef (unless you were an extraordinarily strong swimmer) so we didn’t get our expected dose of fish watching.

The food, buffet style, was good quality, perhaps slightly less choice than in some we’ve had, but that is probably due to the smallish size of this intimate resort.

I would recommend Barefoot for someone who likes to swim (private beach) and snorkeling, does not care for party and huge crowds. Views are spectacular and the island itself has local population in the village. We borrowed Barefoot bikes (those would need some TLC) to bike to village just see places and for lunch.

We loved the idea of the eco friendliness of the hotel, keeping waste to a minimum. The water is in reusable glass bottles, even the straws are made of paper which is soon hopefully used at every other place in the rest of the world.

The Barefoot Eco Hotel is perfect for a really good relaxed vacation on a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. You really have to do some snorkeling trips, they were simply amazing! You can see so many different beautiful fishes, turtles, sharks, dolphins and other things. A big thumbs up goes to the whole diving crew as well as the boat staff! They made our stay even more perfect!

Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives
Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

How much does a room costs at The Barefoot Eco Hotel?

Prices start 199$/night for Double Room with Side Sea View. The Double Room with Ocean View is 217$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Offering ocean views from the balcony, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, in-room safe, minibar, a desk and sofa seating area. The en suite bathroom includes hairdryer, towels and free toiletries.

Where to book online – The Barefoot Eco Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maldives during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi 4* – Eco Friendly Resorts Maldives

Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi
Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi

Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi – Premium All Inclusive offers a holiday experience filled with sun and sea on Maldive’s Lhohifushi Island. Among its facilities are an outdoor pool and a tennis court.

Fully air-conditioned, the private beach and over-water villas come with a cable/satellite TV and minibar. En suite bathrooms have an outdoor rain shower and hairdryer.

Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi – Premium All Inclusive is about 19 km from Male International Airport. From there, it is 30 minutes by speedboat to the island.

Chavana Spa features a relaxing menu of massage therapies, spa baths and facials. Guests may also make use of the on-site water sports facilities to kite surf, dive and wakeboarding. A gym is also available.

Amid a tropical, 83-acre property edged by a white-sand beach, this casual resort is 20 km by seaplane from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Over-water villas feature modern decor and Wi-Fi access, while relaxed beachfront villas and garden-side rooms have a tropical vibe. All include tea and coffeemakers, satellite TV and minibars, as well as thatched roofs, and furnished terraces offering Indian Ocean or garden views.

A breakfast buffet is free. Other amenities consist of a gym, a spa and an outdoor pool, plus 2 open-air bars and a pair of informal restaurants. Activities include scuba diving, tennis and seasonal surfing.

 

After arriving at the resort at Huduran Fushi islands, we were given cold face towels and a glass of chilled lemonade which was refreshing. Later we were handed over our room keys and a personal butler was assigned for us for our entire stay period. I cannot recollect his name but he was an excellent person who was very prompt in his service and out of his own interest arranged a local tour of the islands where in he took us around different places in the eco friendly car and briefed us about the speciality of those places. We also saw a beautiful sunset on that day. Kudos to our butler!!!

Rooms:
Ours was an ocean villa and it was very spacious, trendy and comfortable. We had lots of privacy and 8 steps down we were into shallow, clear, blue waters with tiny fish around us. We had a double bed which could fit even a very large person, bathrooms and toilets were very clean and the view from our bathroom was the entire ocean. We were given complimentary champagne and what more could make our honeymoon more unique 🙂 🙂
Everyday we were served complimentary fruit bowl with different seasonal fruits.

We also could go to the library and browse through the books. Internet usage at the reception was complimentary. It was roughly a kilometre long walk to go to the restaurant which was located on the shore. There was a beautiful wooden bridge to connect the ocean villas with the restaurant. Restaurant is good in terms of wide variety of options for breakfast and dinner.

The stay at Adaaran Ocean Villas, Handuranfushi Maldives completely exceeded our expectations!

What an idyllic paradise destination!

Every staff member is so friendly and the island is absolutely spectacular.

It definitely felt surreal to wake up to such a beautiful and welcoming resort. We were sad to wake up from the dream and return home after our stay.

. I chose the Sunset water villa and I’d heavily recommend it to anyone going there. It was a sublime experience. Pure, clear water below your feet and beautiful tropical fishes swimming around all the time.

The place was very well maintained and clean, and the service was superb. I have to make a special mention of Reema our Butler, Mishal one of the servers, and Mohan who drove me around the island.

But everyone at the island took care of us with a smile and gave us the service we expected. You will feel pampered here.

The island is full of trees, with a lot of old Banyan trees as well. Coming from Dubai we appreciated all the greenery.

We also went on some excursions. Snorkeling is amazing (it’s the maldives after all), and though we weren’t lucky enough to catch any fish or see any dolphins, every trip was great.

I didn’t really enjoy the Spa much. It’s quite a simple place compared to some other places that I’ve been to, but good enough.

The food quality and variety is fair, and you will find some Sri-Lankan/Maldivian cuisine in every meal. Some of it was too spicy even for me but I found alternatives.

There are multiple bars on the island. I had a good time lounging at the grill bar and watching the surfers at Lohis.

The drinks are okay. I was on all inclusive, but some of the drinks (like Pina colada) were not included and were extra.

Overall, it was a good trip and I’d recommend Hudhuranfushi to anyone who wants an easy experience.

Eco Resorts Maldives
Eco Resorts Maldives

How much does a room costs at Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi?

Prices start 298$/night for Double Beach Front. The Sunrise Ocean Villa with Premium All Inclusive is 670$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This villa features a balcony, cable TV and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Adaaran Select Huduran Fushi – Premium All Inclusive – Eco Resorts Maldives you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maldives during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Luxurious stays await in tropical-style villas located by the crystal-clear waters of a 4 star private island paradise. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu features 4 dining options, fitness centre, spa facilities and a turtle sanctuary unique to the area.

Opening out to stunning views of the ocean or surrounding greenery, air-conditioned villas are fitted with fine wood and cane furnishings. They feature private terraces with outdoor seating. Private bathroom comes with free toiletries including slippers and dental kit.

For leisure, head into the sparkling waters for a range of water sports including canoeing and diving. Alternatively, indulge with soothing massages at Coco Spa.

Set in on its own island in Baa Atoll, this upscale resort is 5 km from Hithaadhoo island.

Featuring thatch roofs and island-inspired decor, the serene cabins also come with open-air bathrooms, minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemakers. Room service is available. Upgraded cabins have pools, and water villas offer Wi-Fi (fee), lagoon access and terraces. Some add sitting rooms. Stays on a private island are offered.

A breakfast buffet is free. An all-inclusive rate covers dining in 2 bars and 3 restaurants, as well as snorkeling, gym access, some water sports and a fishing trip. Other amenities include a tennis court, a spa and diving lesson.

The beauty of the islands that make up the Maldives live up to all that has been written about them. The blue lagoons and dazzling white beaches fringed by swaying coconut palms challenge the scope of any camera, and Dhuni Kolhu is said to be the most stunning of them all. Located in Baa Atoll, 124km from Male’ international airport, and easily reached by a 30 minute seaplane flight or a domestic flight followed by a short speedboat ride, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu captures tropical magic in abundance, beautifully balancing the island’s bountiful vegetation with the resort’s architectural charisma. Inspired by the flourishing sea life and local customs, the resort has been built in harmony with the natural environment. Guests have their own luxury villa, either dotted among palm trees offering peaceful tranquility or on stilts over the lagoon, with spectacular views of the ocean and nearby desert islands. Wood, rattan and cotton furnishings complete the picture of laid-back tropical elegance.
The 32 Beach Villas, 25 Sunset Beach Villas, and 27 Deluxe Villas have a Maldivian charm and paradise appeal, whilst the 12 Lagoon Villas offer a refined experience of exclusivity and indulgence. The 2 Sunset Lagoon Villas feature the height of luxury with a separate bed- and living room, Jacuzzi, and wide sundeck with private pool. There are two relaxed bars and a choice of tantalizing dining options, both indoor and outdoor under a canopy of Banyan trees.
For the more adventurous, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has a variety of Uniquely Coco experiences on offer, including private overnight stays at a near-by deserted island, snorkeling excursions with the resident Marine Biologist to swim with Manta Rays and Sea Turtles, sandbank picnics, scuba diving, island hopping, and sunset fishing. Relaxation can be found at Coco Spa where guests can experience Asian-inspired treatments or participate in Yoga lessons at the beach. Creatively conceived and superbly designed to blend into the natural environment, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is the ultimate authentic Maldivian hideaway.
Pros –
Amazing staff; friendly, helpful, hardworking and (in my opinion) underappreciated by guests. The service is excellent from arrival in Male onwards.
Peaceful and remote enough to be very relaxing, yet close enough to Male in case of emergencies
The widest variety of wildlife both in and out of water I have ever experienced in one hotel. Corals within 1 metre of shore
Clever and subtle use of climate change measures
As Eco friendly as they can be
No TV’s in the Villas, we find this a massive plus, but some might not.
The resort is clean and tidy. It is an eco-friendly resort. The food was amazing! I am a fussy eater and there was always something that i could have. The beach is out of this world. The staff were friendly and helpful. There’s not one negative thing to say about this resort & we would love to return in the future.
The room
We were in the low 50s: a very sweet spot, with the sea close, but not too close, to our beach. The beach villas are tall rondavels, spacious and airy, with a queen-sized wooden 4-poster bed at the centre. A day bed, couple of chairs, wardrobe, drawers, a table and an inside washbasin area complete the set. There’s a minibar fridge (soft drinks – Coke, Diet Coke and Lemon iced tea free on AI; all alcohol chargeable). Behind the sink area is the walled-in outside bathroom, which has a shower and in a separate alcove, a toilet.
The hotel supplied shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and insect repellant. There was also a hairdryer. You get two litres of purified water in room a day – any more is chargeable. Room cleaning and turndown service were discreet and efficient.
Everything worked: the aircon was ferociously efficient if required, the hot water was properly hot, the fridge cooled drinks. The decor, while not the most inspired (white walls, conical thatched roof, a lot of dark wood, terracotta floor tiles) gave a very traditional feel and the whole was clean and didn’t smell of damp. A mosquito net was provided and was required – there were mozzies around. That said, we were hardly bitten.
Each villa has a couple of wooden sun loungers outside, plus a couple of cane chairs on the patio. Some of the villas on this side are set back a little farther from the sea, shaded by the trees. Ours was directly on the beach. Our side got the sunrise; the lagoon side, facing west, had the sunsets.
During our stay there was some noise from maintenance on bungalows and especially the water bungalows, sandbag replacement and water pumping.
Eco Friendly Resorts Maldives
Eco Friendly Resorts Maldives
The island
As said before, it’s a little larger than some. You can walk around it (at low tide) in maybe 40min. Off the beach, it’s densely wooded and therefore cool and sometimes a bit airless. Access to the villas is via a network of sandy, compacted paths that circle the island. The centre of the island, out of bounds to guests and shielded by trees and palm screens, contains a surprisingly large campus-style area for the hotel workers – of whom there are several hundred.
It looks green, wild and primeval, but that’s a highly manicured effect. Trees are trimmed, pruned, replanted; the pathways are swept daily, the shrubs watered when required.
It’s worth mentioning that the hotel promotes eco-friendly practices; single-use plastics are not used (the water bottles are glass, the straws are paper), and there are recycling collection points around the island. The gardeners will remove any (man-made) rubbish washed up on the beaches.
The island is fantastic, the theme is eco – tourism so everything is geared towards nature / conservation. You have to visit the Olive Ridley centre for turtles if you go there.
The vegetation inside is lush and tropical – it takes about 25-30 minutes to walk round on the beaches, more if you stop at the 2 bars on the island en route!

This place is very special and its a privilege to have stayed here.Advice would be to go for a deluxe villa (unless staying in a premium water villa) as this gives you much more privacy and a very welcome pool.

I’ve seen people mention the large sand bags which are only visible on one side of the island, luckily not the side where our room was. To be honest this is an effort to save an eco island and every day they work to counter the islands erosion so it did not concern or bother us in the slightest as its crucial work.

I cant say for certain but I think all the deluxe villas are on the other side of the island to the sandbags.

 It’s beautiful, tranquil, secluded, exotic, exciting and eco conscious, which is the cherry on top.
The staff are absolutely incredible and let you integrate as much as you want, so we played in their volleyball tournament against a neighbouring island! Was great fun.
Another bonus was the turtle sanctuary, it was wonderful seeing the little guys up close and learning about their struggles and battles.
The snorkelling is incredible here, you can swim very far about before you hit the drop off point, and the amount of fish is dreamy, it was my absolute highlight and I cannot wait to do it again.
Food was tasty, not the most varied night-to-night and a little lacking for hot vegetarian options, but we never went hungry or without!
The accommodation is beautiful and the nice little touch was the shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers which smelt incredible.
Heartbroken when we had to leave!
Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives
Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

How much does a room costs at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu?

Prices start 204$/night for Beach Villa. The Lagoon Villa is 407$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Features a large sundeck with private pool and a spa bath in the bathroom overlooking the lagoon.

Where to book online – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maldives during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation. Aside from free Wi-Fi, it also has an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa.

Located on the private island of Lankanfushi in Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

Featuring private sun decks and a water garden, each eco-friendly residence is equipped with a cable/satellite TV, DVD player and BOSE surround-sound system. An espresso machine and minibar are also included.

Nestled in tropical gardens, this luxurious resort is on a tranquil, private island in the Laccadive Sea.

Featuring natural materials and wood floors, the elegant, overwater villas are reached by boardwalks from the island. The have open-air living rooms and rooftop terraces, and offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded villas add dining areas, private motor boats and/or mini wine cellars; some include personal butlers, spa areas and cinemas.

Upscale, beachfront dining options include Japanese cuisine and local seafood. There’s a chic pool, a cinema and a spa, as well as an overwater bar and a wine/chocolate cellar.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a short 20 minute boat ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives. It is a tiny coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas. The forty four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer rooftop and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment center. For ultimate privacy, we have seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat. Come ashore for some great dining and equally great wines or perhaps a romantic moonlit dinner delivered right to the villa. The possibilities are endless.

The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury. At Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

Gili Lakanfushi is widely considered to be one of – if not the – top resorts in The Maldives. One of the things which drew me towards this property is its status as one of the most eco-friendly Maldivian resorts, and its focus on luxury wellness.

Resorts in the Maldives seem to go one of two ways: eco-luxe or modern and lavish. Gili Lakanfushi sits firmly in the former camp, which was a big pro for me. When I’m in The Maldives, I like to feel as though I’m as far removed from civilization as possible! The rustic glamor of Gili Lankanfushi was exactly what I was craving when I jetted off – it was the perfect antidote to my hectic hometown of Miami.

One of the things I loved the most about Gili Lankanfushi was that the higher-end overwater villas were only accessible by boat!

The Villas were large, luxuriously appointed and had a lot of character. Tremendous attention to detail to ensure nothing that you need is missing. We loved that everything was built keeping the environment in mind – all eco-friendly and sustainable!

The pool area is lovely and next to the restaurants. The main swimming pool and villa pools are cold water. Some solar panel heating for the main pool would be a great addition to keep with the eco values of the resort.

What you may not know is the entire resort is eco friendly, plastic free, and they have their own sustainable mini ecosystem.

Gili grows their own vegetables (all waste is thrown back to a processor to turn into fertilizer), produce their own still and sparkling water, makes their own olive oils, vinegars, salts, and so much more.

They even have their own tailor and carpentry workroom as almost every element of the resort from stairs to curtains is made in house.

Gili is simply a fabulous getaway. The villa suites are gorgeous and well equipped.
The lagoon and environment is well cared for. The eco minded resort has its own marine biologist who works at conserving and promoting sea life and corals.

The results are stunning- I spotted octopuses, turtles, lionfish (rare), sting rays, sharks and much more from the comfort of the villa!

The manta snorkeling, dolphins and the snorkel trip for sharks and the separate trip to the Fish Tank were simply astounding.

The food was superb- especially the Mediterranean Buffet.

From the moment we were welcomed by the first Miss Friday, the lovely Shazu, we stepped barefoot into the warm embrace of the island to be amazed. Their no news no shoes policy is part of the cocoon that gives you the perfect Robinson Crusoe experience if you allow yourself, completed by the care shown by the staff both for the guests as well as nature itself. Being true to their concept of eco resort, it is great to see the pride and joy people take on the more-than-meets-the-eye diversity.

For those who wish there is an ample selection of activities to entertain yourself, including jungle cinema, cooking and tasting workshops and many water and underwater activities to enjoy in some of the most pristine and most life diverse waters of the world.

Gili Lankanfushi really sets the highest Standard when it comes to Eco-friendly luxury resorts in the Maldives. We decided to visit Gili Lankanfushi again this year to celebrate our baby moon because we remembered how beautiful and peaceful it was during our last stay at the Robinson Crusoe water villas.

We also remembered the organic garden in the middle of the resort and how fresh the food tasted which was a priority for a babymoon vacation. Each villa also has a personal butler , or Friday, who really goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Gili Lankanfushi is like a dream. It has an idyllic, untouched, back to (luxurious) basics vibe. They index a lot on sustainability so there’s a note in your bathroom to please not throw any plastics or batteries away on the island and to take them away with you. They grow their own plants for food, they nurture coral to return them to the reef. They have a barefoot no-shoes policy so you just walk around carefree. The villas are air conditioned to the right temperature so you sleep with just a sheet. You can see the eco-as-much-as-poss thought running throughout here.

The staff on the resort are really attentive. You’re assigned a butler – or a Friday a la Robinson Crusoe – to assist from the moment you arrive. They get you around the island via buggy (if you don’t want to take a bicycle which are also available) and generally make sure you’re well taken care of… with a smile always too which makes such a difference. The place is so welcoming that there is a resident heron that hangs around the breakfast area every day.

Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives
Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

How much does a room costs at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives?

Prices start 1250$/night for Villa Suite.The Residence with Pool is 2560$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite features a balcony, air conditioning and CD player.

Where to book online – Gili Lankanfushi Maldives – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maldives during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Baros Maldives 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives

Baros Maldives is a small island close to Male’ city set in a turquoise lagoon with villas secluded in palm-shaded glades by a white sandy beach or perched over-water with private sun deck. Many of the elegant, sandstone and timber, palm-thatched villas have their own plunge pool and some have a spa bath too.

Every villa is private, has an espresso machine and a wine and mini-bar; in-villa entertainment includes a flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Guests can pamper themselves at the Spa or take a dip in the overwater infinity pool. Water sports and yoga are available; the resort also has a library lounge and free in-room WiFi.

A Villa Host is on call around the clock providing a discreet, personalised service making every stay hassle-free. The resort has both an EcoDive and a Marine Centre.

This tranquil, high-end hotel is a 25-minute boat journey from the capital Malé, as well as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Luxe, overwater villas feature teak ceilings and floors. All have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and DVDs, along with private decks, open-air bathrooms and outdoor rainfall showers. Upgraded villas add private pools. Some villas are on the beach and have private tropical gardens.

There’s a stylish overwater restaurant, along with a waterside grill, a chic Asian restaurant and 2 bars. Other amenities include an infinity pool, a beach and a spa, as well as free yoga classes, a gym and diving lessons.

A lush, tropical island set in the shimmering waters of a shallow lagoon, ringed by a reef vibrant with marine life. Stay in elegance in Villas created from timber and sandstone, poised and peaceful over a translucent lagoon, or nestled discreetly among exotic blooms by the beach. Revel in romantic privacy on the perfect vacation. The essence of the Maldives, defined at Baros.

The proximity to Male Airport is a plus. You are escorted by the smiling staff to the private Baros speed boat. On board you get cold towels and drinks, the perfect refreshment after your flight and 20 minutes later you arrive in PARADISE!

Facilities: we booked a Baros villa with private beach access. There are also overwater villas, which we may want to try next time, and other beach villas available with pools, though I can’t imagine why anyone would want a pool when the gorgeous ocean is steps away. The room was spacious, comfortable, and beautifully designed. There was fast WiFi, complimentary bottles of water, complimentary snorkel gear and life vests. One of my pet peeves is when luxury hotels charge additional fees for things like WiFi and water, so I’m very glad Baros didn’t do that.

Also: amazingly, there was no mosquitos on this tropical island! The overall vibe of the island is very romantic, quiet, and relaxed. There are no children under 8 allowed (I didn’t see anyone under 18), and it’s certainly a better fit for honeymooners than for party-seekers.

Marine life: we chose Baros for its snorkeling and diving, and we were not disappointed! Over the course of 3 days we saw two turtles, many sharks, a giant pufferfish, eels, rays, countless parrotfish and other fish. Sadly the coral was quite bleached, and a lot of it was dead. But I believe this is true throughout the Maldives and is no fault of Baros, we can only blame climate change. We also took a sunset dolphin excursion, which was magical. If anything, I felt our boat captain took us too close to the dolphins!

Dining: the food was really good. There’s 3 restaurants: Lighthouse (upscale Western cuisine), Cayenne (grill) and Lime (more casual, a mix of Asian cuisines and simple things like pizza and salads). My favorite items were the Maldivian curries, fresh grilled seafood, and local desserts made of coconut, screwpine, and other local ingredients. Their take on Western dishes were good, but my personal preference is always to try local dishes you can’t get back home.

Service: extremely warm and caring. Staff members constantly inquired as to how we were enjoying ourselves, planned a special surprise for our anniversary, arranged off-menu dishes when requested, and seemed to be very genuine with us as opposed to overly stiff and formal.

Baros is an outstanding resort. I have reviewed this island a few times before and I can confirm that it is still as lovely as ever before. They really make extra fuss when you are a repeater guest too. The new pool is a great addition. The attention to detail is amazing. I love the new little bag that encourages the guest to bring their plastic bottles home instead of throwing them away in the Maldives.

Very Eco-friendly initiative. Love that!! The food is delicious, the service impeccable and the accommodation a tropical dream. Perfect location. Even if you are only 20 minutes away from the airport by speed boat you would never, ever believe it when you are on the Island. nothing disturbs the peace.

Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives
Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives

How much does a room costs at Baros Maldives?

Prices start 450$/night for Deluxe Villa. The Water Villa with Private Pool is 1250$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

The turquoise of your plunge pool blends with the blues of our lagoon. Behind the daybed on your sun-soaked veranda, a stairway descends to crystal-clear waters, the house reef ready and waiting for exploration.

Booking this room includes: Daily breakfast in Lime, our all day dining restaurant. Champagne & Fruit basket in the room, upon arrival. Welcome drink upon arrival. 24 hours wireless internet in the room. Marine Biology presentation on Monday or Friday. Baros Nature Walk on Sunday or Thursday. Access to the fitness center. Villa host services

Where to book online – Baros Maldives – Eco Friendly Hotels Maldives you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Maldives during Maldives International Marathon which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maldives on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.