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  • 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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#1 of 2 hotels in Bandos
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
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
Kids stay free
Babysitting
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
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Strollers
Airport transportation
Taxi service
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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Johannes Lener wrote a review Sep 2022
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I have been at Bandos with my girlfriend for 10 perfect nights. It was a very beautiful holiday on a very beautiful island with VERY nice staff. These people are so kind there i have never ever seen this on holiday. The island is new renovated and the rooms are very nice. We have stayed in the new double deck Premium Villa directly with sea view. Also the sea is beautyful for snorkeling. They keep everything clean there. The Kitchen is also very good. Best regards Leonie & Johannes
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Leonie & Johannes, 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 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. Our Premium Beach Villas are among the most popular rooms for our guests as it comes in two floors with lavish interior and is very spacious. Our Premium Beach Villas are located on the outside perimeter of the island offering close or direct access to the beach. Maintaining cleanliness all around the island is very important to us. 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. The house reef of Bandos Maldives is cosidered one of the best in North Male' Atoll, and should definitely be on your bucket list of places to see! 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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Srinidhi G wrote a review Dec 2020
Mumbai, India30 contributions23 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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BeccaT wrote a review Sep 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Huge overall satisfaction with the personnel, the food, the rooms, the hygiene and the facilities, we are professional divers so we recommend the island for it's impeccable (deteriorating, but still beautiful) house reef, the breakfast is outstanding, the night entertainment is different every night, i have been in better hotels but for a 4 stars this one certainly is above the rest in its category, special thanks to Taha for his fun and helpful attitude, he made us feel home from the check-in and throughout our stay, make sure to find him in Riya office.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a spectacular review of your experience at Bandos Maldives. The island's house reef is the biggest tourist attraction of the island; we hope you had a wonderful time exploring our marine life. 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 try to offer as many activities, excursions, and entertainment options so that our guests have a wonderful time during their stay with us. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude Taha for the excellent services. 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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Vikram S wrote a review Sep 2022
New Delhi, India17 contributions46 helpful votes
Bandos Maldives is a beautiful beach destination with luxury. Rooms were great and cleaned everyday. Food was also good and wide spread buffet at Gallery restaurant, Mr. Tanuj and Mr. Suresh at Gallery made it even more special for us right from breakfast to dinner with their welcoming nature and hospitality. Our farewell dinner table was a pleasant surprise by Suresh.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Choose a standard room, they are right in front of the private beach.
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Dear Guest, 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. 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. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Tanui and Suresh for their excellent services. We hope your time in Bandos Maldives has been wonderful. Thank you for staying with us and writing this review! We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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sumeet s wrote a review Sep 2022
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Bandos Maldives is such an amazing experience package…beautiful nature, Sea beaches, Villas, eye cooling sea-green water, thanks to Hotel staff “Tanuj & Jainam” they always attentive for every guest while serv… very hardworking boys… Good job by each & Every staff of Bandos Island Maldives…
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, 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. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Jainam and Tanuj for their excellent services. We hope your time in Bandos Maldives has been wonderful. Thank you for staying with us and writing this review! We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, General Manager Ismail Rasheed.
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Nika S. wrote a review Sep 2022
Bandos1 contribution
The hospitality is great. There's a lot of things to do on the island. Check-in was smooth. Rooms were cleaned everyday. Food provided at the main restaurant was amazing. Special mention to Jainam from main restaurant who was very helpful and kind. Overall it was a good experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking your precious time to share a review of your experience at Bandos Maldives. 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. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Jainam for the excellent service. We hope your time in Bandos Maldives has been wonderful. Thank you for staying with us and writing this review! We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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Kaushik Saikia wrote a review Sep 2022
India8 contributions2 helpful votes
Maldives never disappoints and Bandos didn't either. It's a beautiful, friendly, and welcoming island located just 15-20 mins boat ride off Male. Things are well organised and being the second oldest resort in Maldives helps. The island has a host of water activities/ cruises that you can enjoy, subject to the weather conditions ofcourse. There are events every evening - movie nights, karaoke nights, Maldivian cultural nights etc. which you may enjoy after a day out on the beach/ sea. For food you have multiple restaurants within the island, however because most of the guests are on "inclusive deals" the Galleria restaurant is the busiest. Galleria has a wide spread buffet and in our week long stay, the food was not repeated. Special thanks to Suresh for taking care of us and his suggestions which were always helpful. And finally, if you are confused regarding opting for "full board" or "all-inclusive", go for the latter if you enjoy your drinks. With selected drinks & beverages included in all-inclusive packages, it will workout cheaper in the long-run. Another tip, always check with your local travel agency first for deals whenever it comes to Maldives as Booking.com & others are on the costlier side.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination during your visit to the Maldives. We truly appreciate you taking your valuable time to share the feedback on your recent stay with us. Most of our guests really appreciate the fact that we are located merely 15 minutes from the airport for quick and easy transfers. We try to offer as many activities, excursions, and entertainment options so that our guests have a wonderful time during their stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding the food and beverage choices, I will surely forward your compliments on our food services to our respective chefs to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Suresh for the excellent service. All-Inclusive surely is a convenient package for our guests as selective beverages are available throughout the stay from our Bars including all meals at the main restaurant. The all-inclusive package also includes selected non-motorized sports activities. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, to provide an even better stay that will certainly meet your expectations. Best Regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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Katharina D wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had a fabulous honeymoon at Bandos Maldives. From a welcome on arrival, to the qualify of the food and the beauty of the island itself. We stayed in a very beautiful and modern Beach Villa with an amazing view to the sea. The Staff is extremely friendly and will do anything they can to help. Special mention to Uttar, who always had a smile and went above and beyond for us. He was the best, took proper care of everything during our meals. On our last day he surprised us with an extra beautifully decorated „Honeymoon-Table“, wich made us very happy. We wish him all the best for the future! I also really recommend everyone to do the dolphin cruise, it was such a special experience that I will never forget! All in one it was the most relaxing vacation in the most beautiful place on earth that me and my husband will never forget!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, 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. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Uttar for the excellent services. We appreciate that you have recommended the Dolphin Cruise and Bandos Maldives to other potential visitors. 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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Manas J wrote a review Sep 2022
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It was a lovely gateway after the pandemic. The hotel staff is very courteous and the hospitality is great. Jainam was very helpful at the dinner table and ensured that we received the best of everything. The entertainment services are awesone. Has got a kids entertainment area too. We in all were 6 adults and 3 kids. All our needs were always met by the staff. Would definitely advice if you have a family with you. Cheers Bandos!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, 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. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Jainam for the excellent service. We try to offer as many activities, excursions, and entertainment options so that our guests have a wonderful time during their stay with us. Bandos is an ideal place for families traveling with children as our Kokko club offers a variety of activities and amenities. We appreciate that you have recommended Bandos Maldives to other potential visitors. 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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Mamta raj wrote a review Sep 2022
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Thank you jainam gogri for your wonderful hospitality..you are an amazing person . Hope to see tou soon..also thank you for recommending us bandos again for our future visit ..we will surely visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Gudiya, Thank you very much for taking your precious time to share a review of your experience at Bandos Maldives. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Jainam for the excellent service. We appreciate that you have recommended Bandos Maldives to other potential visitors. 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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PRICE RANGE
$261 - $407 (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.