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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 splendor and give visitors a taste of the Maldivian aesthetic.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Squash
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Strollers
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Chinese and 1 more
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Corryn G wrote a review Jan 2023
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While the resort itself is more 4* the service in the restaurant especially from Tanuj is 5*!!! At every meal Tan was there to greet us and had a table ready remembering our drinks order and he was always on hand to get us more drinks or anything we needed. Friendly towards my son, Tan made our stay an enjoyable and memorable experience and I would return just to get that service again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dawn B wrote a review Jan 2023
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
Just what you imagine a tropical island in the Maldives to be, absolute paradise. The snorkeling is amazing. The staff are very helpful and polite. We did the All inclusive package with BA holidays, which is very restricting because you can only eat in the main buffet restaurant. After about 4 days we ended up trying the other 3 restaurants. HOWEVER, you only get a 15% discount off the bill if you eat in the other restaurants when you're on the all inclusive package. Mixture of nationalities staying on the island from Europe, Japan, India and Russia. The entertainment was good, especially when it was the staff. We were not fans of the Karaoke evenings, but the Russian guests seemed to really enjoy it. Absolutely brilliant holiday but we wouldn't go All inclusive next time.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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stephkemp wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom85 contributions112 helpful votes
Staff are lovely but the all inclusive is just terrible,the main restaurant is like a hospital canteen, poor food and almost the same everyday, no atmosphere. Rules are ridiculous, the place where you can get free drinks has loud music and when I asked if we could take our drinks somewhere quieter which was another bar just a few feet away I was told no. I have never ever asked for a bowl of chips at lunchtime, again no as I wasn't a child. I was celebrating my birthday and we wanted to take a bottle of the inclusive wine back to our room so we could sit outside our room and I could open my presents, again, no. On the positive side, the pay for restaurants are fabulous.some of the front staff are rude which is a shame. Thankyou to David who was so lovely. With some management on side and small changes this could be so much better
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Barbara S wrote a review Jan 2023
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Let us start with the positive: Lovely beach, nice and spacious room right on the beach, lovely and very attentive staff. The restaurant has the charme of a canteen., eat and get out. The fruit they serve is lovely and breakfast is good, but main courses are mostly very spicy Indian food and fish and meat totally overcooked. The worst however is that there is an open air bar that turns disco at night and pumps out very high volume techno music that blasts across the island and makes it absolutely impossible to sleep before midnight. Although I talked to the manager about this he wasn't able or willing to accomadate guests who are not into techno. So guess what? We won't be going back.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination on your visit to Maldives. We truly appreciate you taking your valuable time to share the feedback on your recent stay with us. We thank you for the appreciative and kind comments about our associates and their service, I will surely forward your feedback to our team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. Thank you for your feedback, I will surely forward your feedback on our food services to our respective chefs to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. We have noted down your feedback and assure you we will be looking into these areas mentioned to provide better experiences in the future. Thank you for staying with us. Best Regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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Odyssey51426816347 wrote a review Jan 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
for a month I've been thinking of writing this review. I never do this but I think I have to this time. The island Bandos hotel was on is really nice. The hotel was a bit old but over all the rooms were good inside and everything was functional. However, the service was not good at all. The people who were serving you for the most part were ok with some exception but the rules put by management were extremely unfriendly and produce very bad customer service. I think the rules were designed for anyone who has an all inclusive package to consume as little as possible. example, every time you order something ( a diet coke for example) they have to take your room number then issue a bill that says 0 on it and you have to sign and put your room number again and sometimes your full name. Then if you are sitting on the beach and you want a drink, the people working at the beach bar will never come out and ask you what you want, you have to go and ask for a drink, and if you want drinks for your family then all your family has to come in to the bar to order. we like the island it was nice, the room was ok, food was average at best and no variety, service horrible. Maldives is expensive and if you are spending that much money to go there try to go to a place that your welcome there not a place where they don't want you there they just want your money.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Aroop M Cherian wrote a review Jan 2023
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We selected the Bandos Resort for its proximity to the Male Airport and based on facilities for our two children. We were in for a wonderful treat! The whole process of reception is seamless and you can feel the hospitality right from the welcome area! Talk to Rakesh "Goli" for his tales about snorkeling and fitness. Personally inspired by his take on life and how he manages to balance both work and pleasure from his level. Fijo is a nice calm person and always there to help! Tanuj from the main dining area and Jannu from the Sandbar are very dynamic personalities and always know what you need ... somehow!! The food options are wonderful - spread ranges from continental cuisine to Indian options dashed with plenty of dessert options! Chef Ajay is a master with his Indian range of cooking - the ever smiling face is only the start to the warmth that he exudes. Tanuj is a wonderful host and conversationalists. Overall, the folks here know exactly what you want and need right from your smallest preferences (type of drinks, food, accessories - plastic cups for children). It took us some time when I came back from Maldives since I kept missing the care each of the folks gave our family! The location is fabulous - on one side you have the beautiful beachfront with several options to hang out. Kids will love the hammock and the swings. Noteworthy is the hammock in the ocean (do not miss it) and the futuristic cocoon swing. There is also a kids area within the clubhouse and the three hostess there will love your children to bits! They also offer arts sessions to keep the kids busy which is a good time for the parents to have some alone time. The Sea Breeze Restaurant and Hunan Restaurant offer some amazing sites into the ocean. You can also catch glimpses of shoals of fishes being pursued by larger fish in the ocean. They also offer snorkeling classes and have a separate dive area at the Bandos Dive Center. The resort also has a wonderful swimming pool with sections marked for the adults with an attached bar counter. There is also a kids pool for the younger feet to dabble in pure clean water! For all the cleanliness enthusiasts - this place is amazingly well maintained! Hats off to the maintenance staff! We would recommend the all-inclusive option. Also my personal recommendation is to have the Scottish Piper scotch whiskey they have on offer. It is a blended scotch whiskey but will give all the Glen lovers a run for their money! Nothing to complain about - this place was wonderful!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful experience at Bandos Maldives. We are glad to know that we managed to meet your expectations on your holiday with us. Most of our guests really appreciate the fact that we are located merely 15 minutes from the airport for quick and easy transfers. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to the mentioned associates for their excellent services. Thank you for your compliments on our food services we will surely pass your comments to our respective chefs to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. Bandos is an ideal place for families traveling with children as our Kokko club offers a variety of activities and amenities. For children we have various activities available at our Kokko Club, our childminders are well-trained to look after your children as you enjoy your own time. We are lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful nature, a gorgeous house reef, and sunny tropical weather all year round. So our bars such as Huvan, Sandbar, and Sea Breeze are some of our guest's favorite spots on the island. Maintaining cleanliness all around the island is very important to us. Our rules and regulations are aimed to maintain the resort and also to provide a tranquil holiday for all guests. As a family-friendly resort, we try to ensure that our guests are comfortable during their time with us. All-Inclusive surely is a convenient package for our guests as selective beverages are available throughout the stay from our Bars including all meals at the main restaurant. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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Scott wrote a review Jan 2023
Redbourn, United Kingdom3 contributions
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Stayed at the beautiful Bandos in January for our honeymoon. It truly was everything thing and more than you’d expect from going to the Maldives. We had 10 days all inclusive which I would recommend and the food options were 10/10 every day thanks to chef Ajay. We ate out a couple of times. The Kalamari at Huvan cooked by chef Priyantha was the best ever. So good we had it 3 times. Lovely meal at seabreeze served by the brilliant funny welcoming Afran. Also a mention to the entertainment at sand bar each evening was excellent. Along with superb service at all times by Jaanu. We had room 255 which was pretty much half way between the facilities which was a beautiful stroll either way. All in all it was perfect and would hope to go back in future.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 255 was perfectly positioned. Go all-inclusive Try the other restaurants
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Dear Travel45780081926, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful experience at Bandos Maldives. We are glad to know that we managed to meet your expectations on your holiday with us. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write out and share your wonderful experiences with so many of my team members throughout the resort and your stay. It sounds like you experienced the very best of our warmth and hospitality and I’m delighted that so many of my team were able to make such positive impacts on your holiday with us. Thank you for your compliments on our food services we will surely pass your comments to our respective chefs and the kitchen team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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Deepa wrote a review Jan 2023
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Had a great time there. Amazing palce good food,good staff, well trained chef 👨‍🍳. We met with the chef ajay , he helped us and provided us with the good vegetarian food, as I am pure veg. Will surely visit again. 😊
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Deepa, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a spectacular review of your experience at Bandos Maldives. Our associates always ensure to deliver exemplary hospitality to all our guests throughout their stay. We will pass on your sincere gratitude to Chef Ajay for his excellent services. Thank you for your compliments on our food services we will surely pass your comments to our respective chefs to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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Susan D wrote a review Jan 2023
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Excellent food service and location Visited Bandos many times, just keeps getting better new refurbished rooms Restaurant Umiyaki was absolutely amazing please give this a try Local band The Wood Live music once a week singing many well known songs See you all soon
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Susan, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful experience at Bandos Maldives. We are glad to know that we managed to meet your expectations on your holiday with us. Most of our guests really appreciate the fact that we are located merely 15 minutes from the airport for quick and easy transfers. Thank you for your compliments on our Umi Yaki Restaurant, we will surely pass your comments to our respective chefs to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. We try to offer as many activities, excursions, and entertainment options so that our guests have a wonderful time during their stay with us. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the live music by The Wood band. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager.
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1989E_P wrote a review Jan 2023
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The Most beautiful place I have ever been too, the staff where I unbelievable we went with our 13 month old for our honeymoon we was meant to get married in 2020 but it never happened due to covid. The staff were great with him, and the team in the kids club were all fantastic we took him there for 1-2 hours in the afternoon to play. The buffet restaurant was amazing but actually we enjoyed dining in all the Ala Carte restaurants too, the grill was our favourite. The snorkelling was amazing seeing black tips and turtles. The room was perfect and modern. Will definitely return once our son is a little older ! A massive thank you to all the staff especially Fijo who looked after us everyday for breakfast and Jumaan and all the sea breeze team. Thank you Elliot, Vicki & Arthur
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Elliot, Vicki & Arthur, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write out and share your wonderful experiences with so many of my team members throughout the resort and your stay. It sounds like you experienced the very best of our warmth and hospitality and I’m delighted that so many of my team were able to make such positive impacts on your holiday with us. Thank you for your compliments on our food services we will surely pass your comments to our respective chefs and kitchen team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. I will surely forward your compliments to our team to inspire them always to improve their excellent service. It was a great pleasure to serve you on the Island of Hospitality. Thank you for choosing Bandos Maldives as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Ismail Rasheed General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$238 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bandos island hotel bandos, bandos maldives, bandos island resort maldives, bandos island maldives
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bandos Island Resort & Spa
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollBandos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bandos Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Bandos Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Manta Point (0.2 km) and Banana Reef (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bandos Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bandos Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bandos Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bandos Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant, Thila, and Kurumba Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bandos Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Bandos Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Bandos Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bandos Maldives located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bandos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bandos Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bandos Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bandos Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Chinese.