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.

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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Oct 11, 2021 anoudies Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I booked superior beach villa, The hotel look good and the staff are very friendly. There's few things has to be mentioned: Impressed: 1- the island has variety of shops ( jewelry, clothes,art, small grocery..). 2- there's activities schedule (weekly & daily). 3- big dinning hall. 4- there's no waiting if your room is ready you'll be checking… Read more
I booked superior beach villa, The hotel look good and the staff are very friendly. There's few things has to be mentioned: Impressed: 1- the island has variety of shops ( jewelry, clothes,art, small grocery..). 2- there's activities schedule (weekly & daily). 3- big dinning hall. 4- there's no waiting if your room is ready you'll be checking in once you arrive. ( I checked in 9am, i didn't get charged for early check in). 5- the food is delicious. 6- providing mask and PCR test. 7- the wi-fi is good and it's almost cover the whole area but sometimes disconnected or slow. 8- providing free umbrella you'll finds it at your resident and other locations. 9- there's air-conditioned lounge to stay after check out. Unimpressed: 1- the bed and floors so stiffy makes noises whenever you step or filp. 2- the mattress stiff (hard). 3- the path from the villa to the reception/ restaurant are a bit dark. 4- the dinning area doesn't fall on the sea (no view) 5 - no slippers. 6- they don't give copy of the bill if you buy something. 7- the prices so high and expensive i.g( snorkeling cost 67$ , the equipments has separated fees rent 20$ , buy 70$ ) 8- room dinning has extra fees for delivery. Tips: - take photo of the bill or recorded on your phone notes to track your spendings. - bring spray/ coconut oil to prevent mosquitoes bites. Or you can ask the housekeeper. - wear light color clothes and long sleeves. - bring extra blanket. - bring your snorkeling equipments Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay at Bandos Maldives

Oct 7, 2021 jamsheeddaver

My wife and I stayed at Bandos island resort Maldives in september 2021. The resort is beautiful, service is excellent, food has a good variety and is very tasty. Special mention for CHEF RAJU and his team. We also loved the food at their japanese restaurant. We stayed at the superior beach villa and it was a fabulous room. We would definitely… Read more
My wife and I stayed at Bandos island resort Maldives in september 2021. The resort is beautiful, service is excellent, food has a good variety and is very tasty. Special mention for CHEF RAJU and his team. We also loved the food at their japanese restaurant. We stayed at the superior beach villa and it was a fabulous room. We would definitely return to Bandos Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Maldives vacation!!

Oct 6, 2021 rajeev9778

Made a short trip to Bandos last month and the experience was awesome! Stunningly beautiful resort and surroundings! Great house reef! Amazing sunsets! Very polite and courteous staff. Food, esp Indian section run by Chef Ajay totally stands out - tastier than some of the best restaurants in NCR! My family had a great time during our short and… Read more
Made a short trip to Bandos last month and the experience was awesome! Stunningly beautiful resort and surroundings! Great house reef! Amazing sunsets! Very polite and courteous staff. Food, esp Indian section run by Chef Ajay totally stands out - tastier than some of the best restaurants in NCR! My family had a great time during our short and much needed break!! Read less
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Oct 5, 2021 NataliaStar Moscow, Russia

visited Bandos Maldives a few days ago. It was amaizing time on the beatiful island. thanks a lot to Rakesh and Shahid from Gallery restaurant for great attiutude, hospitality and 5 stars service. You have had created the best holiday for us.
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Oct 1, 2021 EvaCernotova37 Novy Hrozenkov, Czech Republic

I travel alone because I don't have anyone who could go on such a long journey with me ... it takes up to 24 hours. I'm from Czech Republic. The Maldives has long been my dream place. The island of Bandos fascinated me 3 years ago in the offer of a travel agency and this year I was finally able to set off. I had to save money for this holiday for… Read more
I travel alone because I don't have anyone who could go on such a long journey with me ... it takes up to 24 hours. I'm from Czech Republic. The Maldives has long been my dream place. The island of Bandos fascinated me 3 years ago in the offer of a travel agency and this year I was finally able to set off. I had to save money for this holiday for a long time. And it was really worth it. I spent 6 days here from 20.9 to 25.9.2021. The island is an absolutely wonderful place, full of peace, nature, underwater life. The most beautiful beaches I've ever seen in my life with lots of palm trees and comfortable loungers. The water is so perfectly clean. One really feels like in paradise. The food is very tasty. Great cocktails at the Huvan Bar. Very nice, pleasant and helpful staff everywhere. One feels welcome and at home here. Accommodation rooms beautifully clean, daily great cleaning. Cozy nice rooms near the sea. The best resort I've ever been to. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I would love to return to this amazing place sometime. Read less