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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Bandos
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Not wishing to rest on the laurels of our existing achievements, Bandos Maldives 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.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Squash
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Strollers
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Chinese and 1 more
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tabarak s wrote a review Today
London, United Kingdom37 contributions16 helpful votes
Great for families, avoid for couples and honeymooners. Firstly, I’d like to say we primarily chose Bandos due to its vicinity to male international airport. A short 15 minute boat ride which is more than enough for a 4 year old who already spent 11 hours on a plane! The hotel facilities are fine. Nothing incredible, nothing bad. We stayed in the deluxe beach villas. The room is spacious. The beds are comfortable but the toilets are very old and very basic. No luxurious feelings from the room in general. The beaches are incredible, a given on any Maldivian island. Things that Bandos excels at: The staff. Every single one of them was kind friendly and approachable. Special thanks to Ibrahim, Robin, Joemark, Suresh, Sushmi, Harsha, Chefs Ajay, Nadheem, Shahid, Ahmed, Dili. All of them were a genuine pleasure to speak to and to be around The kids club, Emily and Jessa were absolutely wonderful with our son and made our stay a thousand times better than if they were not there. I’m forever grateful for giving our son a memorable holiday. The not so great things As I mentioned the room was not what you’d describe luxurious. The service was a little lacking, I called once asking if someone can bring us a plaster as our 4 year old had hurt himself and would not let us leave the room. We were told no one can come and we’d have to make the long walk to reception to get a plaster. Seemed an easy request to just fulfil… The guests…I’m a citizen of the world. I’ve lived in 5 different countries. I’m fluent in 3 languages. I was looking forward to spending time with fellow guests and getting to know them. Instead I was surrounded by Russians who smoked on the beaches, walked on coral, played loud music on the beach and littered. At no point did anyone working at the hotel tried to stop any of this. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of implementation of the rules. Russian women arriving at the gallery restaurant barely dressed and walking around bare foot. Cutting into queues and refusing to acknowledge anyone around them. At one point one took a chair from our table without so much as looking in our direction. I understand the need for resorts to take guests from wherever with the restraints due to COVID. BUT there is no excuse for not asking guests to stick to the rules and to abide by common courtesy. Especially when it’s affecting guests of other nationalities. You can see from the reviews that I’m not the only one who has mentioned this problem and I will not be the last unless the resort starts to take this seriously. All in all, we enjoyed our stay but small things could be improved to take this resort from a 4 out of 5 to a 5 out of 5.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Srinidhi G wrote a review Dec 2020
Mumbai, India30 contributions20 helpful votes
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Wow! What an amazing time we had at Bandos. They are extraordinarily kids friendly. We travelled with three kids ranging from 1-12. All of them had a blast. Each had different interests and all were taken care of of. Highlight of the trip was snorkelling. Because of their amazing house reef, kids are able to enjoy snorkelling in shallow waters. Even if one just stands in sand and pops their head in, they have plethora to see. The staff is extremely warm and friendly and always eager to help. Few key pointers: 1) life jackets can be hired for free. One can retain it through their stay there. 2) it is advisable to carry your own snorkelling gear, as that works out much cheaper. 3) they have an excellent gift . sharks also can be seen. Kids will enjoy. 6) we went for glass bottom ride. It was nice experience but weather was just tooo hot. If they can plan a timing in morning early hours it will be good. 7) it's just 15 min from male. So very comfortable and affordable travel. An amazing amazing resort filled with kind people. We cannot wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 1, 2021
Dear Srinidhig, Thank you so much for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination and sharing your amazing experience of your stay with us. We are so pleased to know that we were able to meet all of the needs of your family during your time with us. We appreciate you taking the time to highlight the facilities and services that you enjoyed the most. We are also very proud of our associates for taking such great care of your needs during your stay with us. Once again, thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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Tharindu P wrote a review Jan 15
Colombo, Sri Lanka21 contributions1 helpful vote
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It was my honeymoon and Suresh from the all day dining restaurant made the stay extra special for us. Bandos has many picture perfect locations and there were many Sri Lankan staff who came up to us was extremely hospitable.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear 40tharindup, Thank you so much for choosing Bandos Maldives as your honeymoon destination. I am delighted to know that we managed to exceed your expectations for a perfect holiday with us. We thank you for the appreciative and kind comments about our associates and their service, I will surely forward your feedback to our team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We hope you got to carry many wonderful memories with you. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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BethL wrote a review Jan 10
Manchester, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We came back for a number of reasons, its almost impossible to count them all, my children love the place like its their home and the staff is more like a family to us! Only minus's remain the wifi and the bathroom cleanliness, it doesn't affect however the overall experience, at least for us. If you seek any special attention the person to talk to is Taha, he attended to all our needs in a timely manner and on daily basis, he's a very special (and handsome) service champion! Suraj is an incredible barman! he remembered all our preferences, even 5 months later!!!!!!! Families will create timeless memories at Bandos, i recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Longggm27651, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful experience at Bandos Maldives. I am glad to know that we managed to meet your expectations on your holiday with us. I have noted your remarks regarding the wifi speed and housekeeping and will be sure to pay close attention to further improve the mentioned services. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. I will pass on your sincere gratitude to the mentioned associates for their excellent services. We appreciate that you have recommended Bandos Maldives to other potential visitors. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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LIAAGLADZE wrote a review Jan 4
Hatta, United Arab Emirates58 contributions22 helpful votes
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We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Bandos. We loved how green the island is which is not very typical for Maldivian islands. The food was very good however I wish they had more options like salads, main dishes and fruits. Special thanks to Tanuj from the gallery restaurant team who was very thoughtful and kind to us.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear LIAAGLADZE, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful experience at Bandos Maldives. We are glad to know that we managed to meet your expectations on your holiday with us. We are lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful nature, a gorgeous house reef, and sunny tropical weather all year round, so we try our best to maintain our beautiful nature through cleaning projects and daily upkeep. Thank you for your feedback, I will surely forward your feedback on our food services to our respective chef's to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. We thank you for the appreciative and kind comments about our associates and their service, I will surely forward your feedback to our team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$194 - $579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bandos island hotel bandos, bandos maldives, bandos island resort maldives, bandos island maldives
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bandos Island Resort & Spa
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollBandos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bandos Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Bandos Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Manta Point (0.1 miles) and Banana Reef (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bandos Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bandos Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bandos Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bandos Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant, Thila, and Kurumba Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bandos Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Bandos Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Bandos Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bandos Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Bandos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bandos Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bandos Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bandos Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Chinese.