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Reading, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Stayed here on honeymoon for 10 days and as the title says it is a great family resort but not a honeymoon resort. Too noisy and too much going on to be really laid back and peaceful. We booked a couple of excursions but one got cancelled because of lack of numbers and the other, a seaplane trip, because of... More 

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3 Thank rockpig666
UK
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

I stayed at Bandos 12 years ago and was worried about returning as during that period had visit several other islands and wondered what I would think on my return. It was still as lovely as before with even better swimming pool and swim up bar and a decked pier to have drinks on. Food was great, good have probably... More 

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5 Thank Ann1959
Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

My Wife and I visited Bandos at the end of July and it was AMAZING, the pictures do not do the island justice, it really is paradise on earth. It was a short 10-15min speed boat to the island and we were treated like royalty (we were on honeymoon) We were there for 4 days, considering it was monsoon season... More 

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5 Thank amaar1985
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Stayed 5 nights and 6 days and didn't realize when my vacation was over...... we were so much into water and other activities..... food, rooms, staffs and overall the island itself is awesome. we enjoyed sunset on sundowners bar every evening. I just cant find any negetive thing to say about the island. From my side, it is highly recommended.

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2 Thank Mamun9
Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

My first visit to Maldives Bandos Island resort. Excellent service Great location Value for money Beach front hotel Great food selection Fantastic for kids (Staffs are child friendly) It's a great holiday resort for all age groups. I LOVE IT!!!

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Essex
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We had a fab holiday here even though the weather was a little bit stormy. Our 4 yr old daughter loved the pool and kids club and chasing crabs on the beach at night. My husband loved the diving and snorkelling, the house reef is a major bonus and you can also see sharks, moray eels etc from the beach.... More 

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Colombo
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

The excitement of being in an Island Resort were shattered the moment I sat down to have my first meal. Seldom have I experienced such a horrendous eating experience at a star class hotel, especially one that came highly recommended. All three meals; breakfast, lunch and supper were all extremely disappointing. The eats lacked salt and flavour. The choice of... More 

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Shendish Manor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

First time to Maldives so can't compare Bandos with any other island. You could walk round it in 30 mins. Standard beach front apartments are on the best side of the island for the reef and away from restaurants and bar noise. Basic room amenities but sufficed. Only narrow strips of beach surround the island but you can find secluded... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Our first trip to the Maldives and picked Bandos due to its reputation for being family friendly. Very family friendly, all the staff were so good with children. Resort was lovely and the reef fantastic for snorkelling. Tips: Best snorkelling (plus access to Dive Centre) by the Sundowners Bar so Standard rooms up there are probably best positioned rooms on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Maldives is paradise. Its simple to have a wonderful holiday in the gorgeous place. I am sure with the 99 island resorts, there is many wonderful choices of accommodation. I chose Bandos because it was one of the closer islands to MALE, it was part of a Malaysian Airlines package, good pricing and the reviews show it was great for... More 

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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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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: $385 - $813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandos Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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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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