Went to Bandos with my then 15 month old daughter after being invited to hijack my parents' dive holiday.
We had a wonderful time. The kid's club is great for little ones - my little girl loved it every time and was happy to be left with the staff (she is used to nursery in the UK).
I completed my advanced dive course during this time at the dive centre.
LOVED the house reef (saw a leopard shark one evening!) and would highly recommend the Lankan Reef excursion to divers wanting to see manta rays.
We went B&B and didn't find food unduly expensive. Note alcohol slightly more expensive but diving and baby meant this wasn't really a concern ;-)
My only criticism was the cleaning boy - his incessant insistence that he had a day off when I was leaving (to encourage an earlier tip) just meant I uncharacteristically left him nothing. Apparently this had been his line with my Dad the year before too....
However other staff in Sundowner's Bar and the main restaurant were wonderful, even helping to entertain my daughter. By the end of the holiday she'd learnt to 'high five'!
Would thoroughly recommend for divers and those wanting good child care facilities whilst on holiday.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
- Bandos Island Resort Maldives
- Bandos Island Maldives
- Bandos Maldives