Bandos Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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. With warm, attentive service and a choice of rooms and villas, we're pretty sure you won't want to leave.

Amenities

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Located in North Male Atoll, approximately 10-15 minutes from Male airport by speedboat.

Hotel information

220 rooms, all with air conditioning, minibar, safe box, IDD telephone, hair dryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, private patio and WiFi. Standard Beachfront Rooms have twin beds or 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.


All Inclusive

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at Gallery Restaurant during allocated meal times. Dining at other establishments will incur an additional charge.
  • Carbonated and non-carbonated bottled water served at all food and beverage outlets.
  • Tea, coffee, Americano, Espresso, Cappuccino and Cafe Latte served at Sand Bar, Huvan, Sea Breeze and Gallery Restaurant.
  • Soft drinks and canned fruit juices served at the Sand Bar, Pool Bar, Huvan, Sea Breeze and Gallery Restaurant. Fresh fruit juice will incur an extra charge.
  • House wine served at Sand Bar, Pool Bar, Huvan, Sea Breeze and Gallery Restaurant. Premium brands of wine and all sparkling wines are chargeable.
  • Draught beer is available from the Sand Bar, Pool Bar, Huvan, Sea Breeze and Gallery Restaurant.
  • House spirit (gin, vodka, rum and whiskey) is available from Sand Bar, Huvan, Sea Breeze, and Gallery Restaurant. Premium brands of spirits are available at an extra charge.
  • Selected cocktails and mocktails are available from Sand Bar, Pool  Bar, Sea Breeze and Huvan.
  • Daily tea, coffee and snacks served on display are available from Sea Breeze from 15:30-17:00hrs.
  • All drinks are served one glass at a time.
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from minibar (refilled once per day on a regular schedule).
  • Windsurfing, canoeing and stand up paddling are included - maximum of 02 hours per person per day.
  • Table tennis and billiards are included.
  • Use of gymnasium, fitness centre, spinning step classes, steam room and sauna.
  • Daylight tennis facilities with equipment.
  • All of the above are subject to availability.


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 conveniently located to the swimming pool and clubhouse and have 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms have a spacious layout that’s great for families, with a living area, a bathtub in the bathroom, and twin beds or 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.

Superior Villas feature whitewashed interiors and modern furnishings, with an outdoor shower and 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Beach Villas are stylishly decorated, with direct access to the beach and an outdoor shower With 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Premium Beach Villas are duplex rooms, set a mere stroll away from your exclusive strip of beach. With ample living space on the ground floor, a large sundeck, and a modern bathroom with outdoor jetted tub. The bedroom upstairs has a balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with beach vistas. Sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.

Beach Pool Villas are modern, featuring a private infinity plunge pool looking out to sea, as well as a Cabana sun deck and outdoor shower. The bathroom features a jetted tub. With 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Water Villas are located on stilts over the water as if floating on the sea, offering privacy, seclusion, and uninterrupted ocean views. With a private infinity pool, sun deck and sun beds, direct access to the lagoon, outdoor shower, and capsule coffee machine. With 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 May '24 to receive a complimentary upgrade from Standard Beachfront to Deluxe Beachfront Room between 01 Nov '24–31 Mar '25.  

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Jun '24 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel completed by 31 Aug '24.  Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

Gallery Restaurant (main buffet restaurant). Grill Bar (indoor and outdoor seating with ocean views). Sea Breeze (over-water deck serving a variety cuisine). Huvan (large sundeck with sunset views). Sand Bar (with karaoke and entertainment). Pool Bar (swim-up bar). Umi Yaki (seaside grill).

Regular entertainment including live band, DJ, karaoke, movie night, kids' movies, kids' disco and Boduberu (traditional drum and dance). 

Fascinating house reef. Dive Bandos* (diving centre with access to over 40 dive sites). Orchid Spa* (offers body treatments, salon services, and age-appropriate kids treatments). Range of experiences* (including island hopping, snorkelling trips and Male tours). Fishing trips*. Clubhouse complex (including club lounge, fitness centre, sauna and steam room, mini soccer, tennis, badminton and squash). Kokkos Kids Club*. Water sports centre. Gift shop.

Complimentary WiFi in-room, reception, and public areas. Medical centre. In-villa dining*.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to Children under the age of 12. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating My trip experience in Bandos island

May 27, 2024 jeshikakshetri6

Visiting Bandos Island in the Maldives was a dream come true. From the moment we arrived, the island's beauty was breathtaking. The pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters created a postcard-perfect setting. My accommodation was luxurious, with a spacious room offering stunning ocean views. Dining on Bandos Island was a… Read more
Visiting Bandos Island in the Maldives was a dream come true. From the moment we arrived, the island's beauty was breathtaking. The pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters created a postcard-perfect setting. My accommodation was luxurious, with a spacious room offering stunning ocean views. Dining on Bandos Island was a delight, with a variety of restaurants serving delicious international and Maldivian cuisine. The staff were incredibly hospitable and attentive, ensuring every aspect of our stay was perfect. Bandos Island is a true paradise, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. We left with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for this stunning island. Read less
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May 25, 2024 sofyac46

I had such an amazing time at the resort but Gurus service was exceptional! I will be coming back here again with my family and I hope that everyone can take example of Gurus service. Something that the resort can work on is adding more options to food.
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May 25, 2024 Becky L

We had an amazing time at Bandos Maldives Guru at the pool bar was amazing. Will definitely visit again. Will definitely bring other people there as we don’t want to leave xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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May 20, 2024 Princesspariz Coleorton, United Kingdom

Our stay was wonderful from start to finish. Stunning island so relaxed and lots of space and privacy. Staff so friendly and food was varied and loved the fact there were so many options regarding non alcoholic drinks. We loved the mock tails and smoothies. The spa was fantastic my massage left me so chilled and pampered. Our beach bungalow was… Read more
Our stay was wonderful from start to finish. Stunning island so relaxed and lots of space and privacy. Staff so friendly and food was varied and loved the fact there were so many options regarding non alcoholic drinks. We loved the mock tails and smoothies. The spa was fantastic my massage left me so chilled and pampered. Our beach bungalow was just right and all we needed. Thank you for a fabulous holiday, we will be back Read less
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May 19, 2024 kellythatcher00 Bridgwater, United Kingdom

We spent 10 days on Bandos Island in a premier beach villa, the room was perfect and inside/outside bathroom was amazing, the room was cleaned twice a day and you could not fault the cleanliness of the whole island. We went all inclusive and some drinks have a surcharge but it is clearly priced. The buffet restaurant choices are ok, but my only… Read more
We spent 10 days on Bandos Island in a premier beach villa, the room was perfect and inside/outside bathroom was amazing, the room was cleaned twice a day and you could not fault the cleanliness of the whole island. We went all inclusive and some drinks have a surcharge but it is clearly priced. The buffet restaurant choices are ok, but my only niggle would be that the food there isn’t the best, just ok. We eat in 1 of the additional 2 restaurants not included within the all inclusive package and the food was excellent but a little pricey. The excursions are a must and Hasan is simply the best. We would definitely recommend the resort, how they advertise is exactly what you get, and their hospitality is next to none. Read less