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Bandos Maldives
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bandos
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105 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“we simply loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

it is just beautiful...we almost used all the services, diving, baby sitting, excursions...the staff is really good, nice and kind. They accomodate all the requests we had for us and daughter with a smile. There is also a nice guy at the sand beach bar that speaks a very good Italian, if you're Italian and don't speak english you can ask Shatish, he will surely help you.
We did full board which is good if you have small kids. Next time we go there we'll take half board to have more time during the day to go to events and escurtions.
If you go there with friends it might be a bit boring the entertainment, but if you're with kids, couple or family you don't want to be bothered, it is just perfect. Maybe I would have added some sessions of yoga or pilates in the gym and more activities for toddlers.
Keep it up, great job

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We landed at the Bandos Island Resort for a day trip. It cost us around $135 per person n included the transfers from Male' ,lunch and some activities. Overall the day went good, we did snorkeling and enjoyed relaxing under the sun on the white sandy beach . The island lacks para sailing, otherwise it was a good experience.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Visited Bandos Island Resort for a day trip and after spending the day, one always wish to come back here for a longer time with the loved ones. It was like a dream time; beautiful small island, with clean and perfectly white-sand beaches, palms and plantation, huts and villas; home reef around the island making it a lagoon all around; a paradise for snorkellers and divers. The restaurants and bars were very good with a sumptuous buffet lunch served. The scene at sunset was priceless too.
A day trip costed $145 per head, inclusive of all taxes, speedboat ride from Male and back, the buffet lunch.
Definitely a place to visit, for a day trip or for 3-5 days.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

After an amazing week spent on a dive safari boat, Bandos was just what we needed to recouperate and rest! We booked on the all inclusive package, and it was definitely the best deal for us. The drinks available on the all inclusive were extensive, and were not the 'cheap' spirits you'll find in many all inclusive resorts. The buffet meals in the Gallery restaurant were exceptional, and despite our fears, such was the variety, we didn't get bored with the food during our whole week stay. We did treat ourselves to the Lobster dinner one evening though which was fabulous! The staff were also excellent, recognising you by name and room number within a day or so - I have no idea how they do it!

Bandos is the perfect place for beach-loving sun worshippers or an active couple. Yeah we laid on the beach, but we also snorkelled (the house reef is stunning), jet-skiied, dived, went night fishing, kayaked and windsurfed! The massages are great too :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I went here for a week on my honeymoon this May and had a fantastic time.
Rooms: I'd recommend the standard rooms or the beach villas. I didn't find the garden villas attractive because they don't really have a view of the beach. Our room had a slightly wider portion of beach near us and we private enough to keep out noise from other guests at the resort who might have been on the beach at any time.

Service: Nothing short of first class. We didn't have a single problem during our stay and the staff were very helpful with anything we wanted to know.

Food: They had an unbelievable array of breakfast options at the gallery restaurant. I had probably the best 'morning week' of my life here. We took the B&B so lunch and dinner were either at the bar or the cafe, both of which had really good options. Food is presented well, the waiters were extremely polite and the food was lip-smackingly delicious.

Activities: Enough to keep you occupied if you're there for the adventure. Unfortunately, during the time of our visit, the parasailing equipment was undergoing maintenance so we didn't get to try that. Everything else was great. The reef is great here.

It was very good value for money and most importantly, made our honeymoon memorable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Just got back from our second holiday with Bandos. And as the first time Bandos delivered in every aspect. Airport-island transfer was speedy, quarter of hour in the reception to check in before making way to our room. We were very happy with Bandos service as we have requested the same room number as last year (122) via e-mail before our holiday and we got that exact room, which we think is in the best position in the island for everything. As a nice surprise we have received free voucher for the room wi-fi due to us visiting the island second time, there are few quite useful perks if you visiting again as free late check out etc.... :-)
Our jacuzzi beach villa was as luxurious and comfortable as last year, we can not stress enough how good the cleaning service is, you could not ask for more.
We must note that the food in the main restaurant has improved from last year, it offered more healthy choice! Sea breeze restaurant was wonderful as last year, with outstanding service.
We both used the spa for couple sports massage, and it was wonderful, the therapists were just amazing.
I have celebrated my birthday during our stay and as always was greeted with a birthday cake on the day and best wishes from the Gallery restaurant, just wanted to note that we have received outstanding service from Naeem, he just made our holiday.
Main reason that we love Maldives is the level of relaxation you can achieve and Bandos is the perfect choice, we snorkelled every day, snoozed on the beach, trained in the gym in the morning.
We can not recommend Bandos enough, if you go once you will be coming back again and again. Is the hospitality which you receive starting from the reception, all restaurant staff to room attendants, ground maintenance and spa, leaves you speechless. And the weather whatever time of the year will never disappoint you.

Room Tip: Jacuzzi beach villa 122 and around are the best.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pune, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Bandos i must say is a very good place to stay for a holiday.
We stayed here for 6nights/7days,mid october.
We had a standard room booked,which was really big and comfortable.The bathroom also was nice.
The room was little far from the reception (209),would have been a nice walk,
but since we had an infant with us,it was too tiring to walk.
We always insisted for a buggy,and always got one on request.
The room was very close to the beach
Breakfast buffet was nice,huge,and lavish.
the swimmimg pool was a great place to hangout,free wifi zone,and dipping in the pool was really relaxing.
The beach was nice and clean,really good for snorkelling.
Diving was really nice,a great experince,and a must do.
colourful fishes,sharks,lobsters,
The excursions were really nice-a local village trip,paradise island,night fishing and kuda bandos barbeque.
if you are shopping at the local village,souveneir shop,bargaining is a must,drop the prize to almost half.
Sea Breeze cafe is a good place for dinner,
drinks at the hotel are very exp so we carried with us some bottels of water,juices and milk for the baby.
it was my wife's birthday,so we got a complimentary cake from the hotel.
The staff was really nice and helpful.
the staff at riya was nice,specially Kori.
Overall a great experience,total value for money.
A Place to visit again.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are nice and spacious.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bandos Maldives
Address: (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bandos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bandos Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 215
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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