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Minnesota City, Minnesota
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking forward to this trip for over a year. Bandos did not disappoint the fishing and snorkling trips were awesome. the food and night entertainment were great The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful the vacation was a great success. thanks for a few awesome weeks of fun bandos!

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Male
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Bandos 3-4 years back and I must say I was not thrilled. The place was falling apart, customer service mediocre and the food was just a few notches up from a cheap canteen. However, I was there few days back with my girlfriend and I was very impressed with the upgrade they did to their property....

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort is built on a big island, good for walks, located about 10' by speedboat to the airport, ideal for an early morning flight. Food is tasty and plentiful. The rooms are cleaned twice per day, which is great although a bit wasteful. Staff is friendly, professional, polite and attentive. Many rude guests kept leaving just a beach towel...

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

Dear Ανδρόμαχος Δ, It was a pleasure having you stay with us on your holiday. We loved that you enjoyed our food and accommodation. But we are always working to improve the facilities and other services. For example, 2 water bottles are provided in the rooms on daily basis, and the water we provide comes in still and sparkling water...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort looks to be designed for mainstream tourists and the ambience of the welcome lounge pretty much tells you what to expect - an unimaginative offer saved only by the spectacular natural setting. The service staff are generally ok and the charming and cheerful Nafiz from Seabreeze Restaurant is a standout. If you are considering full board, I would...

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

Dear Kerensa2014, Thank you so much for your review. We are constantly working to upgrade the look of the property among other services. So we appreciate your feedback on our services, as it will be very helpful for the service and quality improvements we wish to make for a better guest experience. We loved that our associates were able to...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very disappointed to find nobody at the Bandos counter at the airport and upon calling, we were promised that a speedboat will be arranged in 15 minutes. We were tired and disappointed and were almost about to cancel our reservation and the speedboat arrived almost after 2 hours of waiting. However, the front desk personnel was courteous enough...

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

Dear Vivek S, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and review. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us. Your feedback will be very helpful for the service and quality improvements we wish to make to provide an even better guest experience. We would like to once again apologize for the delay in your transfer arrangements....

Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We researched Bandos before heading there and we are glad that we made the choice to stay there. It was one of our best vacations ever. Rooms - The rooms were nice and my kids loved the outdoor bathroom/Jacuzzi. We had no issues with our room except for the AirConditioning going out one night. We called the front desk and...

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

Dear abnguero, We are extremely happy to be reviewed as 5 star and thank you for reviewing our property! It is a great pleasure to know that you and your family had a great time with us. We loved that our associates were able to have made a huge impact and made your daughter’s birthday an unforgettable experience. We will...

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best options you can find in the Maldives, is not that expensive and they have wide rooms. I stayed there for 3 days and they have many options of activities and tours. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Great place to do snorkelling, they rent the snorkelling devices if you don't have one. You'll have fun,...

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

Hi Elizabeth B, Thank you so much for your five star ratings and review. We are sure future guests will find your tips about our property extremely helpful. Our house reef is starting to look really lively again at this time of the year with visiting manta rays as well as it is currently the manta season! Thank you for...

Vaucluse, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did quite a bit of research before deciding on Bandos for our 4-night visit to the Maldives. My main criteria was that our resort should have a house reef, so that I could go snorkelling whenever the fancy took me rather than relying on organised snorkelling trips which was the case the year before when I was staying on...

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

Dear lutzy, Thank you so much for the 5 star ratings and reviewing our property! We are really excited to know that you had quite a lot to do on your stay with us, and especially enjoyed snorkeling. Our property’s close proximity to the airport and the house reef are two of our key strengths. We are always working to...

Dunblane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely base for a few days of relaxation. Friendly staff. Clean if dated accommodation. Very easy Island to walk around. Has loungers all the way around and some fabulous reefs with a good mix of sea life. Do look for a path however as it is easy to get caught on shallower areas of the reef. The facilities are...

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

Dear Karyn_21, Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure having you with us and enjoy your vacation. We are really happy to know that you loved our island and especially the reef. Our house reef is just one of the best in the North Male' Atoll and a point of pride for the resort. We have...

crawley, england
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...

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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: £210 - £482 (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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“Choose rooms from Garden Villas up. Standard rooms look too old and boring.”
 of 5 bubbles louiec2013, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms are smaller but better located (nearer the good beach) than deluxe.”
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“Choose deluxe room for a family with two kids.”
 of 5 bubbles Tanya06, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you don't have small children like we do, go for the jacuzzi rooms. Great location.”
 of 5 bubbles WTaw71, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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