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

215 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.

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 and canned fruit juices 10:00am–8:00pm and still bottled water at all outlets. 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 (excluding drinks).

Full Board option: Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main Gallery Restaurant (excluding drinks). 

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.

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

  • Free nights: pay 6, stay 7; pay 12, stay 14, valid for stays between 26 Apr–31 Oct '19.

    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 Summer break at Bandos

May 20, 2019 RachanL1

Excellent family break !!! We stayed 5 nights and we wish we stayed longer. Everything about the property is lovely and the good part is it is just a 15minute speedboat journey from the airport. The check in formalities were swift and the rooms, pool, pathways were always kept clean. Friendly staff, I would like to thank Martin and Guru at the… Read more
Excellent family break !!! We stayed 5 nights and we wish we stayed longer. Everything about the property is lovely and the good part is it is just a 15minute speedboat journey from the airport. The check in formalities were swift and the rooms, pool, pathways were always kept clean. Friendly staff, I would like to thank Martin and Guru at the pool, Gopal at Huvan for all the information shared about the property and fixing our cocktails to perfection everytime with a smile :). The reef is rich with a variety of fish and corals (mostly dead). We loved dining at Huvan though we were on an AI package. Only drawback was to see plastic bottles strewn all over the white sands around Huvan in the early mornings. Wish the guests were a little cautious about the environment and the damage plastic can do. We will surely return to the beautiful Bandos soon !!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Couple leisure trip

May 18, 2019 Harsh P

Good resort but a bit pricey. Proximity with airport and easy transfer. Hotel needs to inform guests on arrival and help them plan all activities & excursions. I couldn't do scuba because of this. And of you need to rent gears for snorkeling, they don't offer full face mask.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing holiday on Bandos

May 15, 2019 Resort234254 Heubach, Germany

Every hotel employee is always friendly and always has a smile on his face. The room was clean and big enough. The proximity to the airport is also an aspect I appreciate. The house reef is first class, as I could even watch sharks here
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A heavenly island resort

May 13, 2019 SA1977 Mumbai, India

With excellent amenities and breathtaking scenery. Rooms are spacious and value for money. The nights are little boring as there is not much to do activities in the resort post 8 pm. They should add a night club
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May 12, 2019 nour6mah

i went more than 3 times to Bandos i never pass more than 2 night as i am working in maldives, my best room was beach villa with Jaccuzi, my last time was with my partner for his birthday, which he enjoy it, pool bar barman sirilankan offer for us coco loco! nice from his side, food in the grill restaurant super tasty best sea food spaghetti that… Read more
i went more than 3 times to Bandos i never pass more than 2 night as i am working in maldives, my best room was beach villa with Jaccuzi, my last time was with my partner for his birthday, which he enjoy it, pool bar barman sirilankan offer for us coco loco! nice from his side, food in the grill restaurant super tasty best sea food spaghetti that i taste in maldives, and we finish the day with complimentary birthday cake in the room, the only issue that i always have with bandos when i call reservation to book Expat and visa holder price they keep telling me hotel is full and they cannot take my reservation so i should go through Booking and book noraml tourist price!! wish next time will not happen again Read less