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Thanks Lynphd. We are looking for more activities like diving, snorkeling etc. Privacy and resort services are next priorities
Paradise doesn't have a house reef for snorkelling from the beach. I have stayed 1 night only (unplanned) and found it to be not typical of the Maldives islands with concrete paths and it was quite busy.
So, if you have only a choice from these 2 islands I think Bandos would win. I've not been there but I believe it is the better choice for snorkelling and diving if you need to stay close to Male. However, it is also quite a family friendly island.
I visited Paradise Island and I didn't like it at all. Specially the water villas jetty looked like the Market: full of people, a lot of noise... It was quite curious: water villas were full of Chinese people making noise, and beach villas were full of italian people, many of them making groups at the Villa and also making a lot of noise... Staff area was ugly and too exposed. Facilities didin't look nice at all...
Try eriyadu, embudu, gangehi, fihaholhi, reethi beach, meeru also, make sure you factor in all costs,,,taxes and transfers and food and drink as it's very expensive in the Maldives.
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