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“Our return to Paradise Island on earth and the only this kind of experience in India”
Review of Bangaram Island

Bangaram Island
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bangaram
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My family including my 6 year old daughter visited Bangaram during the month of December, 2017 and we would like to share our expertise of our visit to Bangaram Island. I last visited Bangaram in 2008 when it was run by Casino group , so a lot of anticipation on how it will be under SPORTS now.

Heavan on Earth
To our satisfaction , once we reach Bangaram that pristine charm of the old Bangaram resort is still maintained. We really enjoyed our 3 nights stay at Bangaram Island presently operated by SPORTS (Lakshadweep Tourism) and earlier operated by Casino. We have really enjoyed the mother earth natural beauty right from sun raise to sun set during our 3 days stay. Our rooms are neat & clean, the comfort of sleep is good and I think its not right when folks expect things like AC/hot water etc. CGH Earth originally created this resort as close to mother earth without any modern comforts and you stay in the lap of nature , that was the USP of the resort and I hope it stays like that.

Five Cheers to Food
Our package is inclusive of food and it starts with morning high tea / coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening high tea / coffee and Dinner. The quality and spread of food items and varieties are really excellent and not repetitive. The timing to serve the food was maintained picture perfect and always 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the schedule. The service level right from breakfast to dinner was really excellent and all the serving staff served the food / our special requests always with smile. Shaafi who heads F&B and his team are just great.

Water Sports
Bangaram is having the best excellent water sports team in Lakshadweep headed by the dynamic Asif who is ex-Indian Air Force . On day 1 after our arrival and lunch we have gone for kayaking with our 6 year old daughter. We have reached nearest land point and spent some time with our kid. Next day morning we saw the entire land portion submerged into water due to high tide. After our Kayaking we have gone other side of the island to see the sun set and the walk to witness the different colour of the sky during sun set was really excellent and memorable. Dive instructor Mohammed was such a wonderful host to walk us around the shallows.

On Day 2 we have gone for Scuba Diving and we could able to see the underwater world to the maximum extent. The important point is this was our first experience on diving and we dont know the swimming too. The team lead by Dive instructor Mohammed was really excellent and they ensured our safety and made us to see the underwater world. After our Diving we have gone for snorkelling near old ship wrecks and we could able to see colourful fishes right from small to big sizes including star fishes.

After our snorkelling we have gone for turtle watch in the see through glass boat. We could able to see so many turtles and we are able to witness the speed of the turtle swimming in the water. On day 3 we have gone for shore snorkelling and after that we got our life time experience on WOW Thriller boat which tied up with speed boat and thrown us into middle of the sea. Wow board experience was real thriller. Here also Mr.Asif and his team done real excellent job to give us maximum experience.

Our Overall Experience Right from our entry to the Bangaram Island till we exit we have really enjoyed to the maximum. The General Manager Mr. YUSUF was present during breakfast, lunch and dinner without fail and ensured we are enjoying the food and we could able to see he had his food only after all the guests were served. This was very nice of him and exposed the quality of service he was providing to his guests.

Some little Draw backs

Water odur was not good and the colour of the water takes 30 minutes to settle down due to its sulphur content below the island . Although nothing to be worried as this is real natural remedy for our body also as its good for sking, but now they are trying for desalination plant also.

The other thing is its very difficult to contact the SPORTS authorities Cochin office to get our booking confirmation after remitting the amount into their account as advised by them. After trying so much we followed up so many times to get the confirmation.

Tips for booking:
• Would be cost effective to book direct with SPORTS , although contacting their Cochin booking office is little difficult
• Atleast take 3 nights/4 days plan to cover maximum stuff

Anyone of you need any more insights , you are welcome to reachout

21  Thank Vipin S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

pepole talk about a lot of isalnd life, outside India.(Maldive, james bond, fiji, etc,)
only the luxury part is missing, else i can bet no other island can match to this one.
with all facilities, accommodation, good food, water sports, this island is so enchanting that you wish to live here for few more days, and still more days,
i am proud to have this island in political control of my country.
every where fresh air, beauty full sights, sunrise and sunset, all are so accommodating that i wish i can go every year.
you can compare and the score is 95/100 Bangaram/Maldives
it defines an island.(truly i am my family enjoyed a lot.)

2  Thank khushalsharma
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Calm and quiet place where one can enjoy his holidays. Lot of water fun activities.It needs to improve with respect to accommodation.Rooms require proper maintenance. Beach is wonderful.

2  Thank vipinkmaheshwari
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing Bangaram island trip

Nice hotel to stay at. loved the ambiance of the hotel. the rooms were great with comfortable beds to stay at. the food and the drinks served were too good. the staff and the service were great. staff were really friendly and the service was great.

Kochi to Agathi flight ticket rate (4850 one way)

6  Thank MuhammadS1267
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Pictourous location which has lot to offer to everyone. Only inhabitants of the atoll are the guests of the resort & the staff. Rooms are air cooled & actually that is bearable during the season. The AC rooms are booked through the administration. The package incls all 3 meals which is laid out in a buffet. Adequate variety exists to suit each palate. The staff is friendly. Diving, snorkeling & water sports are in the list in addition to the soothing views. You get to see turtles, sting rays & dolphins in addition to a variety of corals & colourful fishes. Ideal is to switch off your mobile & soak yourself to the calmness of the surroundings. A game of volleyball with staff in the evening & a dinner along bon fire completes the odyssey.

2  Thank Bobbypal
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