We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bandos Maldives

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Bandos Maldives
Bandos Maldives
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,942 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,320: English reviews
Start your review of Bandos Maldives
 Click to rate
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend visiting Bandos for 1-2 days since it is a very small island but perfect for relaxing. For someone who is passing by Maldives it is ideal since it is a 40 min boat ride from Male. Plus, you have all the usual activities to do such as snorkeling, scuba diving or sport activities within the resort. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wander0mar
Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 5 nights at Bandos and we loved it. We travelled with a 4 years old and the resort is just excellent for kids. We arrived early in the morning and our room was ready which we really appreciated. We got a standard room which is big and had a single bed for our daughter. The room is very...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AlphaB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nice house reef so you can go snorkeling and diveing right from the shore. The place has to offer activities and attractions for kids as well so the hotel is family friendly. There are plenty of places to go if you prefer some privacy. Just to be reminded the the reef is bleaching although it may be valid...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alexander A
Bandosmv, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Alexander A, Easter Greetings from Bandos Maldives! We hope that you and your family had a great long weekend. Thank you for reviewing Bandos, we appreciate the time you have taken. We are pleased that you were able to have a hassle free holiday as we know that it is difficult to travel with kids. We do try our...

Vantaa, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty big resort. ...but does not feel crowded anyway. Huge plus for that. Really good house reef so plenty to see while snorkeling. Buffet food was okay, standard stuff. Garden villa was nice but whirlpool villa even nicer.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank enjoyer4
Bandosmv, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear enjoyer4, Sunny greetings from the island of hospitality! Thank you for your kind words, we do receive this as feedback often from guests who have been to a few different resorts in the Maldives. One thing that they appreciate about Bandos Maldives is due to the size of the island it doesn't feel over crowded even during peak season....

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from our first visit to Bandos Island. It is a beautiful island with idyllic white clean sandy beaches, tropical vegetation and resident fruit bats! The facilities are good with a beautiful swimming pool, a range of water sports, diving centre and air conditioned gym. There was a good variety of food in the half board buffet...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank maghh05
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here recently & really enjoyed the resort . Villa was so close to the water you could hear the waves lapping the shore . Food was good quality & great value . Enjoyed a day trip to the little island nearby that is exclusive to Bandos clients . Would definitely stay here again

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank 575solar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Bandos for 6 nights and from the moment we arrived until the end of our stay we had a great experience. It was our first trip to Maldives and we made some research before deciding where to go. We wanted something not very expensive with the possibility of booking daily excursions / tours, The island itself offers...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Laurenţiu P
BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Laurentiu, Greetings from Bandos Maldives and thank you so very much for taking the time to review our property after staying with us! We are extremely glad to hear that you chose our resort for your vacation and it gives us great pleasure to know that you had such a great time over here. I am pleased to hear...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a Deluxe Rook for 5 nights during the last week of March, with our nearly 2 year old child. The island is beautiful, natural and relaxing. The rooms are all situated around the island coast, most of them facing the water, those that aren't are just a couple of steps away behind the greenery and palm trees....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KenzBenz15
BandosM, General Manager at Bandos Maldives, responded to this review

Dear KenzBenz15, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us! The Deluxe Room is our receommendation for families with children and thank you for your feedback about the room. It is lovely to hear that you appreciated the sense of calmness on the island. It sure is lovely for a break after living in a...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the venue. Traveling with 2 kids - 11 and 17. Nice property and good amenities. There are things to do on top of a beach and ocean. Great regards to excursion Centre and Dana personally! She was very instrumental to support our wishes! Also Dive Centre stuff was extremely helpful and nice! Special regards to our instructor Alizée...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kanashin
Blackwood, Gwent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through cruise.co.uk as a five day stop over before flying to Singapore to pick up a cruise. We were picked up from the airport and whisked over to the island where we were warmly welcomed. We had booked bed and breakfast in a basic beach bungalow, which was more than adequate. If you were thinking of upgrading to full...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Welshtyke01

3,727 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3218)
Viewed
Room/Suite (352)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (580)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (411)
Viewed
View from Room (113)
Viewed
Bathroom (51)
Viewed
Dining (145)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (14)
Viewed
0:20
Videos (9)
Viewed
Other (1538)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (481)
Viewed
Amenities (92)
Viewed
Beach (18)
Viewed
Deluxe Room (51)
Viewed
Garden Villa (29)
Viewed
Jacuzzi Beach Villa (103)
Viewed
Pool (27)
Viewed
Dining (69)
Viewed
The Hotel (92)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bandos
6.4 km away
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Reso...
#1 of 1 in Furanafushi Island
1,642 reviews
5.7 km away
Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives
#1 of 1 in Vihamanafushi
3,389 reviews
7.2 km away
Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Paradise Island Resort & Spa
#1 of 1 in Lankanfinolhu Island
2,269 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.3 km away
Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives
#1 of 1 in Baros Island
2,086 reviews
32.4 km away
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
#1 of 1 in Meerufenfushi
4,930 reviews
12.4 km away
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
#1 of 1 in Farukolhufushi Island
2,266 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range: $279 - $804 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bandos Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Agoda, TravelUp, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Bandos Maldives reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
Bandos Island Resort Maldives
Bandos Island Maldives
Bandos Maldives
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Bandos Maldives staff and other travellers.
170 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (170)

Questions? Get answers from Bandos Maldives staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The chalets are good and worth.”
madhushif, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are near to seas as a very small Island”
cathyd352, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose rooms from Garden Villas up. Standard rooms look too old and boring.”
louiec2013, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms are smaller but better located (nearer the good beach) than deluxe.”
J1470VI_, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Jacuzzi Beach Villa”
  • View from the hammock
436viveks, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5