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crawley, england
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 15 February 2017

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 15 February 2017 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 14 February 2017 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 14 February 2017

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 10 February 2017

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....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I went there with my husband and three year old son and had a fabulous nine day holiday. It was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. It was no Four Seasons luxury but it was all clean and efficient and delicious and pretty and fragrant - a treat for all senses. The weather was flawless, sunshine every day all day except the...

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

Dear WTaw71, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! It is just lovely to hear that you had a lot to do during your stay here. And we are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our Deluxe Room, which is perfect for families with options to...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our first trip to the Maldives and this place is amazing and great value for money.We stayed half board as we didn't think we needed to be all inclusive as we went without the kids! The drinks are quite pricey and the food was really good so we probably should of done all inclusive. Food in all the restaurants was...

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

Dear Sbp1234, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! We are sure future guests will find your tips about our property extremely helpful. It is just lovely to hear that you had a lot to do during your stay here. And we are really happy to know that you enjoyed...

Bucks, England
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you want somewhere near to the airport for a relaxing holiday then this is a good place to stay. Not our favourite but without the hassle of waiting for another small flight. We stayed in a Jacuzzi villa over a year ago now but kept forgetting to write a review. Seats in room-look good but not at all comfy....

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

Dear Leximonkey, We are really grateful for your review and to have you stay with us last year! And as you mentioned, one of our key strengths lie in the closeness of our property to the airport and our house reef. We are glad you enjoyed the house reef and the beach. Normally you would see more than just turtles...

Dubai
Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you want piece, this is the place to be. Island placed only 30 minutes fairy from Male airport is your perfect gateway. Small Island with lots of water sports activities. I was snorkeling there and saw 2 baby sharks :) Don't panic, they are small and scared of people. Sand is PURE white, water crystal clear. I would recommed...

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Dear Vanja Z, Greetings from Bandos Maldives! We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star- thank you for the time you have taken to write about us. We are actually just 7km away from the Male' International Airport which is around a 10-15 minute speedboat ride. It is just lovely to hear that you had a lot to...

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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: $310 - $781 (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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“Standard rooms are smaller but better located (nearer the good beach) than deluxe.”
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