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Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We researched Bandos before heading there and we are glad that we made the choice to stay there. It was one of our best vacations ever. Rooms - The rooms were nice and my kids loved the outdoor bathroom/Jacuzzi. We had no issues with our room except for the AirConditioning going out one night. We called the front desk and...

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

Dear abnguero, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! It is a great pleasure to know that you and your family had a great time with us. We loved that our associates were able to have made a huge impact and made your daughter’s birthday an unforgettable experience. We will...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best options you can find in the Maldives, is not that expensive and they have wide rooms. I stayed there for 3 days and they have many options of activities and tours. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Great place to do snorkelling, they rent the snorkelling devices if you don't have one. You'll have fun,...

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

Hi Elizabeth B, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and review. We are sure future guests will find your tips about our property extremely helpful. Our house reef is starting to look really lively again at this time of the year with visiting manta rays as well as it is currently the manta season! Thank you for...

Vaucluse, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did quite a bit of research before deciding on Bandos for our 4-night visit to the Maldives. My main criteria was that our resort should have a house reef, so that I could go snorkelling whenever the fancy took me rather than relying on organised snorkelling trips which was the case the year before when I was staying on...

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

Dear lutzy, Thank you so much for the 5 star ratings and reviewing our property! We are really excited to know that you had quite a lot to do on your stay with us, and especially enjoyed snorkeling. Our property’s close proximity to the airport and the house reef are two of our key strengths. We are always working to...

Dunblane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely base for a few days of relaxation. Friendly staff. Clean if dated accommodation. Very easy Island to walk around. Has loungers all the way around and some fabulous reefs with a good mix of sea life. Do look for a path however as it is easy to get caught on shallower areas of the reef. The facilities are...

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

Dear Karyn_21, Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure having you with us and enjoy your vacation. We are really happy to know that you loved our island and especially the reef. Our house reef is just one of the best in the North Male' Atoll and a point of pride for the resort. We have...

crawley, england
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic holidays on Bandos Maldives. This is still my all time favourite destination. Beautiful beaches. Superb snorkelling, Great food, very nice accommodation and perhaps the best of all are the Excellent, friendly staff. They make you feel so welcome and are always happy to help make your vacation the best. There are so many Managers and staff I would...

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

Dear laurie_2004, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and amazing review! It is always a pleasure having you and your family with us! We are really happy to know that you had yet another wonderful stay with us! And yes, we will surely convey your gratitude to everyone who made it possible. It is as you said,...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Bandos for three nights. It was a truly fabulous experience. Following were the key highlights - 1) House Reef - Bandos has a house reef. This is perfect for people snorkelling for the first time. My daughter (6 years old) really enjoyed watching the sea life. There are ropes which guide you to the path to take....

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

Dear Tanya06, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and amazing review! We are extremely happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! Loved that we were able to have made a huge impact on your daughter's first trip abroad! We will surely convey your gratitude to everyone who made it possible. The...

Basrah, Iraq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean rooms friendly employees. Wonderful views. Restaurants with various foods .you won't leave the island. The dolphins trip was great . Water activists amazing and various. highly recommended island

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

Dear asma29ba7, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! It's amazing that you experienced so much on your stay with us. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed our food and excursions. We are always working on improving the facility and service quality available on the island. So...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard that the island was the second formed resort in maldives and expected it to be one ofthe best and i was satisfied with the resort. the resort is huge and has wide ranges of rooms and facilities. The swimming pool and the pool bar is great. Seabreeze restaurant is a must go restaurant for all couples especially for...

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

Dear Manojkumar S, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! It is our pleasure to know that you had an unforgettable stay with us! We are also glad to know that you enjoyed our dining options at Sea Breeze and Huvan outlets, the pool and pool bar, and the services...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I completely do not understand poor and average ratings for Bandos. To me this resort reaches up to the 5 stars standards and I had an amazing time there but let me review it step by step: 1. Location - perfectly located within 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport. Proximity of the airport is a great advantage - you...

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

Dear Happy7Voyager, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and amazing review! We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us! It is just lovely to hear that you had a lot to do during your stay here. Loved that our associates were able to have made a huge impact on your birthday with...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take myself away on my own over Christmas and to treat Bandos as a health and fitness retreat. Loved the newly refurbed (completely rebuilt) fitness and leisure facilities. Great job done there. Gym is far better equipped now with gorgeous, open view. I used the aerobic studio for my own workouts too. I'd train on the beach...

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

Dear Louise H, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and review! We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed the newly built Clubhouse and its facilities. With the additional space for workouts and glass windows, we hoped to provide our guests the feel of working out with the view of our natural flora and with tranquility....

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Amenities

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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $342 - $859 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bandos Maldives 5*
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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“Choose deluxe room for a family with two kids.”
 of 5 bubbles Tanya06, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you don't have small children like we do, go for the jacuzzi rooms. Great location.”
 of 5 bubbles WTaw71, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villa is not an ideal choice for family with children or older persons.”
 of 5 bubbles noorinaris, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach villas on 2 levels - outside wc, shower, jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles waikikirob, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“excellent location only 15 mins from the airport island, excellent resort with a lot of activities & friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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