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Bandos Maldives

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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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Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Hot tub
Sauna
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Tennis court
Fishing
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Shops
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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We had a fantastic time at Bandos staying a week in a Standard room with a view of the crystal clear azure sea from the room, just a few steps from the powdery white sand beach. Overall, this resort has a very laid-back and relaxed feel. Very homey and comfortable without the pretentiousness you find at some fancy resorts. Our Favorite Experiences 1. The beautiful beach and calm sea with house reef just a couple of meters from shore means that one can see lots of fish without having to go too deep. There were pufferfish, sharks, parrotfish, titan triggerfish and even turtles. Great for kids. It is nice to see that the reef is recovering from the bleaching that has affected the whole of the Maldives with spots of colour returning. Lots of relaxing hammocks and swings all over to lie down in, one even in the sea itself! 2. Food was great. They had a good variety of Western, Asian, Maldivian everyday and the menu changed for each lunch and dinner. Some dishes were outstanding like the Cream of Tomato soup, Chicken fried rice, grilled lamb chops and the dinner dessert live station served up goodies like freshly made churros, coconut ice cream and peach flambé which I looked forward to every day. 3. Clubhouse was fun when you wanted to do something else away from the sea with foosball, table tennis, well equipped gym and games room with billiards and PlayStation. Even tennis, squash and badminton courts. 4. Children’s club was very good with lots of fun activities for my 7 year old including Coconut painting, Kite making, cookie baking, snorkeling etc. My son looked forward to going there every afternoon. 5. Some staff were wonderful, especially the front office manager, Ahmed Afrah and Kid’s club staff Emily, Jessa, Luha and Dhimsha who even made a farewell gift for my son. 6. They don’t nickel and dime you like some other resorts, providing complimentary water at meals and in the room with no hard selling of products or activities. Separate kid’s menu available if needed. 7. Eco-friendly with water provided in glass instead of plastic bottles and paper straws. They have even set up their own coral replanting scheme. 8. Location only 10-15 minutes away from the airport by speedboat means you spend more time on your holiday and less time traveling and waiting at the airport. A big benefit to maximize your fun. A couple suggestions for management to consider to make a great place even better - rental of badminton court was a bit pricey so we didn’t use it. Perhaps offer it on a complimentary basis or lower price? Also, would be nice to have a one for one happy hour like they do in some other resorts. All in all, a great stay with wonderful memories. We look forward to going back someday soon. Highly recommended for families!
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Stayed for 2 nights with family...small baby. Airport transfers are super easy and you just need to ask the hotel in advance for the transfers. All we did was walk to counter number 2 on arrivals and we were on the speedboat within 5 minutes. The ride was comfortable...upon arrival greeted courteously by staff. Since we reached hotel at 11 am, they dropped us off in the waiting lounge in a golf cart till standard checkin time of 2 pm. The resort is very big...quite spacious. The entire island is of Bandos'. Its like a lot of rooms, cottages in a jungle...with beautiful waters and white sand. We stayed in standard room and realized we were better off than the higher category rooms wrt proximity to beach. Our room was beach facing...had all the basic amenities...decent sized. Beach chairs are available in plenty across...The walk from the room to the breakfast / meal zones was beautiful...the meal spreads were very nice...loved them. We took full board package (all meals inclusive) and were satisfied with the value we got. Overall had a very lovely stay at Bandos...do not miss the 30 minute glass bottom boat ride to spot those beautiful creatures of the sea. Would like to thank Ching Ching for really making us feel special and helping us. Will recommend this property to all...couples and couples with kids (preferably over 4 yo+)
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Response from BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Ankit B, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience with our fellow travelers. We are thrilled to hear it has been an exceptional stay. We are located only 15 minutes from the airport providing quick and easy transfers to our beautiful island. With options of various accommodation types suitable for travelers of all sorts. Our associates always ensure to deliver excellent service to our guests. Most of our rooms are located within a few steps to the beach. We are surrounded by an exotic housereef with an abundance of marine life to be discovered only a swim away. Thank you for staying with us, we would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed
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BANDOS Maldives , I went with my husband and 6 month old baby 20-30 min speedboat drive. They have their counters just exit airport . Just meet the staff they transfers you in boat providing life jackets and water bottles. I recommend this resorts specially because they have watersports ,Scuba diving, Spa, club house, Baby sitter , also they provide strollers , many more.. You can buy Gems , photographer also they have I rented photographer with drone . If you need any suggestion regarding Maldives resorts how to book where to book message me , For hotels videos check my you tube channel shwetadiary link in Bio
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Response from BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear shwetadiary, Thank you for taking your valuable time to jot down this review of our island. We are delighted to hear it has been a wonderful holiday. We are a family-friendly island located only a few minutes from the airport providing quick and easy transfers. Thank you for staying with us, we would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed.
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This was a great report for children, a bit more happening on the island than in some of the other islands. The swimming is amazing with fish so close to the shore. It is worth doing all inclusive, and the including kayaking was brilliant. We loved the very warm pool as well and the children through it was so much fun. We have an interconnecting deluxe suite and for 6 of us we had so much room and was great.
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Response from BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ally M, Thank you for taking the time to express your review on Bandos Maldives from your recent stay. Standard Rooms are one of our most popular rooms, most ideal for its comfort and location. Deluxe rooms are located on the Eastern side of the island, spacious with prestigious deco, enlightening the perfect island getaway. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed.
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Amazing place just 10 minutes away from the airport. Staff very kind and attentive. Transport was super fast. We came, one gentleman was waiting for us and straight away brought us to the boat - upside of close resorts - they can turn boat around more often. Last time in Maldive we went to further resort and had to wait for the boat more than hour. Resort is beautiful. We stayed in Beach Villa and i recommend this. Beach is nicer on this side of the island. Very exotic and just stunning. We went for snorkling and seen many fish and rays. Most of corals are unfortunately dead but you can still see colorful fish. I recommend also Glass Boat - it was great. We had half board and food and selection was just great. Restaurant was amazing, spacious, clean with attentive and very kind and helpful staff. During the day you can go for pizza to different restaurant or order it at the pool. Btw pool was just superb surrounded with palms. Our beach villa had great location (we had 2 villas) - right next to main reception. It was clean and staff were cleaning it more than 2x day. Also there was a water refilled permanently. Wifi was not great but not too bad. We were very lucky with the weather and done some activities too (snorkling trip, jetski). I dont remember when i last time gave 5 bubble rating to some property but i cant really fault this one. Will absolutely come back and recommending BANDOS already to my friends :).
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Response from BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ZuzkaLovesTravelling, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with our fellow travelers. We are located only 15 minutes from the airport providing quick and easy transfers to our beautiful island. Also surrounded by an exotic house-reef with an abundance of marine life to be discovered only a swim away. Half Board is a great meal plan for guests who prefer to enjoy the ala carte restaurants during their lunch. Our Beach Villas are among the most popular rooms for our guests providing intimate decor. Our associates always ensure to deliver excellent services to all our guests during their stay. The island's house reef is the biggest tourist attraction of the island, we hope you had a wonderful time exploring our marine life. The entire Maldives has been certainly affected by the El Niño warm currents in the past couple of years and it’s in retrieval now. As we are working on the coral restoration project for over one year now, the recovery seems to be faster than expected. Thankfully we are still rated among the Islands with the most enormous house reefs in Male’ Atoll. Thank you for staying with us and spending a memorable holiday. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed.
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PRICE RANGE
$205 - $626 (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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