Bandos Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Bandos Maldives is a perfect setting for a romantic getaway or two weeks of heaven away from the pressures of everyday life. This haven of tranquillity is nestled in lush green vegetation around its own lagoon, with white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. For those looking for a more active holiday, there's plenty to do. The resort has a state-of-the-art sports complex, a swimming pool and wading pool for children, and a water sports centre. The PADI dive centre, run by a team of experienced instructors, offers the chance to view sharks, rays and turtles in their natural habitat. The reef at Bandos is one of the best in the North Malé Atoll and you'll also have access to over 40 different dive locations further afield. There are also exciting game fishing excursions in the hotel's own well-equipped vessel. With warm, attentive service, a choice of rooms and villas, and the option to upgrade to a premium dine-around meal plan, we're pretty sure you won't want to leave.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

In North Malé Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 15 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

216 rooms and villas. All with terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with thatched ceiling are located on the north-west side of the island, with 1 double or 2 twin beds (extra bed available), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.3

All Inclusive option: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main Gallery Restaurant (meals from other restaurants and special dinners at a supplement, reservations required). Regular tea and coffee, and a selection of house wines and house spirits (including gin, vodka, rum and whiskey), from 10.00am–midnight in selected outlets, plus selected cocktails, mocktails and selected sparkling wines, and draught beers. Soft drinks, canned fruit juices and still bottled water. Afternoon tea, coffee and snacks. Windsurfing and canoeing (both maximum 2 hours per person per day), daylight tennis, table tennis and billiards (all including equipment, lessons at a charge), plus use of the fitness centre, steam room and sauna, and step/spinning classes. 

Dine-Around All Inclusive option (minimum stay 5 nights): Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in either the main Gallery Restaurant or in the resort's à la carte restaurants: breakfast at Sea Breeze Café, lunch at Huvan Bar or Sea Breeze Café, and 3-course dinner from menu at Huvan Bar and Sea Breeze Café, plus one dinner per 5-night stay at Koon Thai Restaurant (reservations required). Selected branded drinks, plus exclusive wines (sparkling, rosé, white and red) by the glass or by the bottle during meal times, selection of cocktails and mocktails, selection of International beers, a selection of branded spirits (gin, vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila, brandy, bourbon, liqueurs). Afternoon tea. Windsurfing and canoeing (both maximum 2 hours per person per day), use of snorkelling equipment, table tennis and billiards (all including equipment, lessons at a charge), plus use of the fitness centre, steam room and sauna, and step/spinning classes. One excursion per guest per 5-night stay: night fishing excursion, half-day island hopping excursion (transfers included, operates three times per week) or a 30-minute glass-bottom boat ride. 15% discount on other excursions (excluding Photo Flight and Submarine Dive). One 55-minute massage/spa treatment per person for every 5-nights stay (subject to availability and advanced reservation required).

Please note: meal plans commence at 2:00pm on arrival day and end at noon on departure day. Upon check-in, a wrist band must be worn at all times (there is a $25 charge for lost bands). Some premium food and drink items (not on the applicable All Inclusive lists) are at a supplement, as well as shisha, food and drinks from Umi Yaki, room service, mini-bar items, private dinners and theme dinners. All drinks are by the glass. 

Half Board option: Includes buffet breakfast and dinner in the main Gallery Restaurant. Water included during meal times (all other drinks payable locally).

Full Board option: Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main Gallery Restaurant (excluding drinks). Water included during meal times (all other drinks payable locally).

Garden Villas are located near the pool and have a private patio, with 1 double bed plus extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Rooms are located on the north east side of the island and have a separate lounge area, with 1 double or 2 twin beds (2 extra beds available), sleeping maximum 3 adults plus 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Beach Villas are located on the south side of the island and are on 2 storeys with an outside Whirpool bath, open-air bathroom and separate living area, with 1 double bed (2 extra beds available), sleeping maximum 3 adults.

16 Beach Villas (available for stays from 1 Jan'20) have direct access to the beach and feature an outdoor shower.

8 Superior Beach Villas (available for stays 1 Jan'20 ) located on the ground floor or first floor with private balcony, surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation.

  • Free nights: Pay 6, stay 7 or pay 12 stay 14, valid for stays between 21 Apr–31 Oct '20. Based on bed and breakfast basis.

    Terms & conditions apply.  

4 restaurants: Gallery Restaurant (International buffet and theme nights, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Koon Thai Restaurant (authentic Thai cuisine, open for dinner), Umi Yaki (Japanese restaurant, open for dinner), Sea Breeze Café (24-hour dining). 3 bars: Pool Bar, Huvan all-day bar and Sand Bar, classic island beach bar with live bands or disco evenings. Swimming pool. Spa* with steam room, sauna, gym, hairdressing salon* and beauty treatments* including massage, manicures and pedicures. Clubhouse* with floodlit tennis courts, badminton and billiards. PADI Dive centre* with decompression chamber. Water sports* including windsurfing, snorkelling and catamaran sailing. Deep-sea fishing* can be arranged locally. Regular evening entertainment. Complimentary supervised kid's club (3–11 years) open from 8.00am–5.00pm (payable locally for children up to 3 years*). Babysitting*. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and all restaurants/bars except the buffet restaurant.

7 nights 24 Dec–6 Jan. No checkouts permitted 31 Dec and 1 Jan. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can’t wait to go back

Jun 29, 2020 cala34uk Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

Arrived on to a beautiful natural island. Amazing staff. We had the dine around all inclusive and for us it was worth every penny. You can eat and drink in the other restaurants and the food and drinks were all so good. No need to go buffet style when you can order from a good menu. Snorkelling is amazing on the house reef. The beach is beautiful… Read more
Arrived on to a beautiful natural island. Amazing staff. We had the dine around all inclusive and for us it was worth every penny. You can eat and drink in the other restaurants and the food and drinks were all so good. No need to go buffet style when you can order from a good menu. Snorkelling is amazing on the house reef. The beach is beautiful the sea is crystal clear. we had a garden villa right by the pool. Ideally located for us - middle of everything for us. We can’t wait to go back - in my opinion they don’t need to change anything. We didn’t have a single complaint. Read less
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Jun 1, 2020 Paolo C Maidstone, United Kingdom

The staff are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Lovely, politely, helpful, friendly, proactive, smiley.... couldn't ask for any better! The place is pretty much pristine even if very close to Malì (just 10/15mins by boat) and the structures are just a little bit tired and a little bit crowded at some point. The food was very delicious and we went for an 'all… Read more
The staff are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Lovely, politely, helpful, friendly, proactive, smiley.... couldn't ask for any better! The place is pretty much pristine even if very close to Malì (just 10/15mins by boat) and the structures are just a little bit tired and a little bit crowded at some point. The food was very delicious and we went for an 'all inclusive' option which was a very good value for money even if the selection of drinks was not huge. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable and breathtaking. Bandos, you changed our lives, We love you 🐢🦈🐠🧡

May 26, 2020 Viqaas Peterborough, United Kingdom

The Water Villa was breathtaking. We would like to commend all the staff at Bandos for providing the best quality service and looking after us. Our 10 night honeymoon was an amazing experience thanks to everyone. Our compliments to chef Priyantha for serving us the delicious food during our beautiful intimate dinner. Thanking Riya (Emily and… Read more
The Water Villa was breathtaking. We would like to commend all the staff at Bandos for providing the best quality service and looking after us. Our 10 night honeymoon was an amazing experience thanks to everyone. Our compliments to chef Priyantha for serving us the delicious food during our beautiful intimate dinner. Thanking Riya (Emily and friends) for organising / booking our requests and excursions. Compliments to all staff at the Sea Breeze Cafe, Huvan, Sand Bar, Pool Bar, including Cathy, Guru and Jade, for the best service, laughs and entertainment. Compliments to the super cool Chef Joseph at Umi Yaki, Karen and the lovely ‘Lovely’ for a spectacular Teppanyaki. The Orchid Spa was truly out of this world. Big thank you to Hassan who showed us sharks, sting rays and turtles. Zidhan is an amazing photographer, thank you for the drone videography. Last but not least, thanks to the amazing staff at reception, Gallery restaurant and room service staff. We miss you already, but look forward to seeing you again. Great to be there during the 47th anniversary. With love, Tariq and Ashara 💛💛💛 Read less
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Apr 9, 2020 ddhossain Dhaka City, Bangladesh

It was a pleasure for our family to spend our holidays in Babdus. It was a scenic beauty. It is calm, quiet and natural. Keep it natural as far possible. If possible to make trip to see the natural places of sea frequently. Thanks the authority of Bandus.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another enjoyable stay at Bandos and as brilliant as ever

Apr 3, 2020 Departure803115 Sheffield, United Kingdom

This was our fifth visit to Bandos which is our favorite Island in the Maldives that we have visited an the one we keep on going back to. The Island is always very relaxed and quiet and even more so this year as there appeared to be fewer people around. We stayed in a Garden Villa for the first time which we really enjoyed, a very spacious… Read more
This was our fifth visit to Bandos which is our favorite Island in the Maldives that we have visited an the one we keep on going back to. The Island is always very relaxed and quiet and even more so this year as there appeared to be fewer people around. We stayed in a Garden Villa for the first time which we really enjoyed, a very spacious bedroom with four poster bed and a sitting area, a large bedroom and a large terrace. They might not have a sea view but the location was good for us as they are locate next to the swimming pool and right in the middle of the restaurants and bars. We deliberately chose this villa as my wife has been having some back problems and walking is quite a painful experience so the location minimised the walking which was good. Also near to the swimming pool which was good for a swim early in the morning and at night even though we spent most of the day on the beach and swimming in the sea. The island was kept very clean, the food and drink excellent and all employees throughout the Island were very pleasant and helpful and always had a smile on their faces. Well done Bandos Read less