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Bandos Island Resort & Spa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007
Everitts Bedford UK
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

I asked a travel agent at our residence in Oman for a price to stay at this resort. She wrote back asking me my nationality and telling me that this resort has different prices for French, Italian, or Middle Eastern guests. I told her that I would not stay at a resort that does that.

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Bedford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

We have just returned from two weeks on Bandos and have the severe holiday blues. We had a fantastic holiday. The resort is wonderful with so many facilities, we where never stuck for something to do. The Dive centre was exceptionally well run and the diving was amazing, you could see as much though snorkelling on the house reef if... More

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south yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

We have recently returned from Bandos - our first visit - and would definitely go again - and recommend to our friends. Truly outstanding was the snorkelling on the housereef - we saw a great variety of fish (which we identified with the book and id cards from the resort shop), sting rays, manta's, turtles and dolphins all on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2006

I stayed at Bandon with my husband and two children aged 4 and 4 months the first week of December. We stayed in a standard room on bed and breakfast basis. I must admit I was not expecting much but the resort and the rooms exceeded my expectations. The standard rooms are of a very good size so easily accomodated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2006

We returned to bandos for the 2nd time in november. last year the weather was perfect, this year very wet but we can't blame the management for that! They happily provide umbrellas! Stayed in a jacuzzi villa which was lovely, drawback being wardrobe is in open air bathroom so smelt very damp/musty so we had to hang our clothes over... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2006

Bandos does many things right with the Jacuzzi beach villas and good snorkelling deserving a special mention , addtionally despite the experiences of some other people we found the food and the service (mostly) good. However the main problems we found with bandos was the lack fo peace and quiet (one of the main reasons we returned to the maldives)... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2006

Hi, my husband and I returned from two weeks on Bandos Island Resort in the middle of November. I agree with previous postings that it is a 5 star location with a 3 star service. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his diving and I had several massages which were excellent. However, the spa cubicles are not private, just curtained off from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2006

We have just returned from what was a fantastic week at the stunningly beautiful resort of Bandos – an experience which began the moment we were greeted at the harbour by the extremely friendly staff and handed cold towels and cocktails, and didn’t end till we stepped back on the boat to Male. The resort itself has a lovely colonial... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

Where to start? We had a great time but it could have been so much better! This is a 5 star location with only 3 star service. The island is beautiful and the room we eventually stayed in (a jacuzzi beach villa) was absolutely lovely. The sea, the beach, and the snorkling/scuba diving were great. The prices are pretty reasonable... More

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United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2006

We have just returned from a week at Bandos Island. The Island is beautiful and has a great housereef for snorkling (A lot of baby sharks). We booked a Beach Villa with Jacuzzi and the room was excellent...!!!! The food in the restaurants is average. The beaches on Bandos are quite small but nice. We had a great time Chillin'... More

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Address: Bandos Island
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandos Island Resort & Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
Bandos Maldives
Bandos Island Resort Maldives
Bandos Island Maldives
Bandos Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Not wishing to rest on the laurels of our existing achievements, Bandos had in the past year undertaken a major refurbishment project with the intention of transforming ourselves into a hotel that is truly reflective of the times. Careful consideration however, was given at all times to ensure that the old-world refinement for which the island has a reputation remained uncompromised. Under the project, major facelifts have been given to the front desk, lobby areas, shops, restaurants and bars and have furthermore commissioned a new swimming pool and additional accommodation facilities all of which perfectly blend with the island’s tropical splendour and give visitors a taste of the Maldivian aesthetic. ... more   less 
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