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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've stayed at Bandos for 10 nights and we just loved it. Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely ice-tea and the check-in process was quite fast. We've stayed in the deluxe room no 279 witch was only 10 steps away from a gorgeous small private beach. The staff was very friendly and they speak good english, the food... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spend one week of October in the beach bungalow ; weather was not very good witch was expected during rainy season amazing snorkeling place ... we took the dolphin cruise witch was nice .. very friendly staff ... sea breeze cafe was excellent ... We will plan for a second visit soon

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Bandos with friends as it was her 50th birthday. We had a wonderful time, the staff were excellent and the food was always fresh and there were lots of choices every day. There is a reef very close to the shore and we snorkelled daily seeing so many different fish. My husband did 4 dives and took... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Hi Diannegarner13 Greetings from Bandos Maldives. And thank you for your amazing feedback! We are really happy that your family and your friends had an amazing experience and birthday celebration with us. We make it a priority to provide our guests with the finest guest experience that we have to offer. So your feedback on our house reef, diving, the... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited here on a day trip from another island , I loved it so much I visited twice. The sands pure white and fine, the beach was very clean. My day consisted of relaxing snorkelling and feeding the fishes, which surround you and take food out of your hand. The reefs are beautiful too and plenty of different species... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Livingmydream68, Greetings from Bandos Maldives. And thank you so much for your 5 star rating and amazing review. We love that you had an awesome experience with us even though it was for just two days! Your feedback on snorkeling in our house reef and the BBQ and wedding are significant for the improvements we wish to make for... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resort occupies the whole of a private small Island about 20 minutes boat trip from the airport. Amazing natural beauty with extensive green and idyllic beaches. About 250 rooms ranging from standard rooms, garden villas, beachfront villas and water bungalows. Extensive facilities including 4 restaurants/cafes as well as bars. Dive centre, Mosque, Gym, tennis court, nursery, clinic with pharmacy,... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Fedailabi, Greetings from Bandos Maldives. And thank you so much for your 5 star rating and amazing review. We love that you enjoyed all of our facilities and services so am really happy to know that you had an awesome experience with us! We hope your wife had an amazing time celebrating her birthday with us as well. And... More 

Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 8th trip to Maldives and still loving the crystal clear water and soft sand. Bandos is beautiful. Just a few things that were disappointing. 1. Standard rooms are great, roomy, comfy bed with all the amenities you need. The bathroom unfortunately lets it down. Very tatty and no where really to put stuff, just a small ledge. 2. It's... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Chocdip, Greetings from Bandos Maldives. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us and for your feedback. It was unfortunate that you could not enjoy your holiday to the fullest, especially with the construction work going on whilst your stay. It was only since we were building the new Clubhouse facility which we have now reopened. Our new... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful , calm island resort... A must visit for honeymooners, sad part is I had requested for a honeymoon decoration and possibly a candle light dinner arranged and wld pay extra... But nothing was looked into... And was completely ignored even when asked twice by the staff at the reception... Breakfast spread was amazing... Simply superb... The restaurants are... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Sukhen S, Greetings from Bandos Maldives. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us and for your feedback. We are glad that you especially enjoyed your room and our F&B outlets. But it was unfortunate that you could not enjoy your holiday to the fullest. I have already sent your concerns to our respective departments and rest assured... More 

Wrotham Heath, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit to this beautiful friendly island. There is a nice relaxed international feel to the place, appealing to honeymooners, families and, like us, the more mature traveller alike. The snorkelling along the house reef is brilliant and for the more adventurous the Dive Shop has a good reputation by the scuba diving fraternity. The beaches are... More 

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BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Niloc19 Greetings from Bandos Maldives. And thank you so much for your 5 star ratings and amazing review. We are so excited to know that you had a memorable stay with us once again. And we are always working to improve the facility and service quality available on the resort. This year, our Dive Centre signed the Biosphere Reserve... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on honeymoon. Overall we really liked this hotel and island, the snorkling is absolutely fantastic. A couple of things to be aware of. If you plan to snorkle bring your own with you. The snorkle sets on the island cost $95 to buy each or $16 a day to hire. The restaurants are also expensive but I... More 

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Bandosmv, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Emily S Greetings from Bandos Maldives. And thank you so much for your review! It was really unfortunate that your stay with us took off on the wrong start. But we are really glad that you had a pleasant stay with us nonetheless. Especially the services offered by our Huvan outlet and our amazing associates. If you loved Huvan,... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was travelling on my own for the first time and had previously visited this island with my husband 16 years before, so felt comfortable going back. I was so pleased I did. It is a beautiful island and the staff are always smiling and pleasant. We had rain every day, but it didn't last long and the temperature didn't... More 

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Dear Christina P Greetings from Bandos Maldives and thank you so much for your 5 star rating and lovely review. We are happy to know that you had a memorable stay with us yet again. We shall convey your gratitude to everyone who made it possible. It was unfortunate that it rained everyday during your stay. We hope the weather... More 

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bandos Maldives

Address: Bandos Island (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range: $383 - $807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandos Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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Also Known As:
Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
Bandos Island Resort Maldives
Bandos Island Maldives
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“All rooms are near the sea, near Dive school is closest to restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles diannegarner13, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have only used the standard rooms, but the beds comfy, rooms spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 582christinap, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“take your own snorkel and mask and remember your power adapters”
 of 5 bubbles Lukesimonphotog, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go for Beach front Jacuzzi villa”
 of 5 bubbles SHARATR, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are water front, and close to the reception area, restaurants and bar.”
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