LOCATION The ultra-handy- and ultra-beautiful- North Male Atoll.
WHO BOOKS? Smart city types and plenty of repeat guests (Baros has one of the highest number of returnees of any resort in the Maldives)
ROOM LUST Slick neutrals is the look here, complete with Robinson Crusoe-style thatched roofs and canopied day beds made for long, lazy afternoons lounging. There's no main pool here so opt for one of the Pool Villas if you're not a fan of swimming in the sea (although we're sure the gorgeous, warm, clear Indian Ocean will convert you).
RELAX… If you really want to get away from it all head out on a trip to Baros' isolated sandback for a leisurely picnic. For an even more chilled out experience they can even arrange a yoga lesson there at sunrise or sunset. Om…
ACTION! This isn't the spot for all-out action, as relaxation is the name of the game. That said there are 30 world-class dive sites within 50 minutes by boat, plus island hopping and dolphin spotting excursions. Hunter-gatherer types should try their hand at the 'Catch your own dinner' experience - the fresher-than-fresh fish tastes even better when you catch it for yourself.
WE LOVE The food at Baros is top-class - especially at signature overwater restaurant, The Lighthouse. The lobster bisque is one of the best dishes we've ever tasted - delicious! Ask for one of the tables along the edge of the deck for a dinner with a view.
GET THERE 25-minute speedboat from Male.
Turquoise Holidays offer seven nights B&B in a deluxe villa from £1,670 per person. To book call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email email@example.com