Paradise Found

Does your idea of a great tropical vacation include tequila slammers and dance contests? Then the Baros resort in the Maldives is not for you. Like the coral reef that encircles the tiny private island in the North Male Atoll, Baros is so serene you'd never guess that it's teeming with life. Despite a 97% occupancy rate during my stay (in low season, no less), I sometimes felt I was on my own island. Frangipani, hibiscus and towering coconut palms camouflage the resort's land villas — where a staff of 230 serves up to 150 guests — and sand forms a...

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