Bandos Island Resort & Spa

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Island At A Glance

Location - 
North Male Atoll
Distance from Airport - 
7km
Transfer Time - 
15 minutes by speedboat
No of Rooms - 
103 Standard Rooms, 48 Deluxe Rooms, 24 Garden Villas, 48 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 2 Water Villas
Meal Plan - 
Bed & Breakfast, half board, full board and all-Inclusive
Sports - 
Scuba diving, spa, gym, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, waterskiing, parasailing, banana boat riding, wakeboarding, knee boarding, fun tubes, canoeing and big game fishing
House Reef Accessible - 
Yes
Star Rating - 

Bandos is a lively and attractive resort, surrounded by a beautiful turquoise lagoon with white sandy beaches, an excellent house reef and a well run dive centre.

Bandos is a great choice for couples, families, singles or groups and a 15 minute transfer from the airport makes it ideal for short stays. It offers an excellent choice of accommodation, friendly service, a variety of restaurants and fantastic watersports activities.

The island has a vibrant atmosphere with live music, discos, karaoke, cultural shows and themed nights and is perfect for those seeking a more lively atmosphere. The large sports complex will keep the fitness fanatic occupied or, if relaxation is more your thing, the spa offers a wonderful choice of treatments and therapies in a tranquil and intimate setting, For those who really want to "get away from it all", a stone's throw from Bandos is the tiny uninhabited island of Kuda Bandos where you can spend the day swimming in the clear blue lagoon, enjoying a private picnic on the beach or simply watching the beatuiful Maldivian sunset - a true "Robinson Crusoe" experience!

Your Accommodation Options

Standard Room

There are 103 Standard Rooms, located on the north-west side of the island, offering simple and elegant accommodation. Some rooms may have limited sea view due to natural vegetation. The thatched roofs give a Maldivian-style ambiance.

Facilities include double or twin beds, fully equipped wet-room style bathroom with shower, hair dryer, hot and cold water, air-conditioning, mini-bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and safe.

Standard rooms accommodate two or three adults or two adults and one child.

Deluxe Room

There are 48 spacious Deluxe Rooms, offering a wide range of amenities. The rooms are designed in such a manner that both the living and bedroom areas are topped off by unique thatched roofs and high ceilings (some rooms may have limited sea view due to natural vegetation). Modern with separate living and bedroom areas - ideal for families. 

Facilities include a fully equipped wet-room style bathroom, shower, hair dryer and bath tub, hot and cold water, air-conditioning mini-bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and safe.

Deluxe Rooms can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and 1 infant

Garden Villa

The 24 Garden Villas with their neatly trimmed hedges and flower gardens are designed for those who want to while away their vacation in the elegance of a carefully tended garden environment.

Located in the middle of the island, near the new swimming pool facilities, these wooden chalets are elegantly furnished and come with their own private patio. The rooms offer a four poster king size bed, fully equipped wet-room style bathroom, shower and hair dryer, hot and cold water, air-conditioning mini-bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and can accommodate three adults or two adults and one child and one infant.

Jacuzzi Beach Villa

There are 48 Jacuzzi Beach Villas set on a strip of white sandy beach overlooking a crystal-clear lagoon and tropical flora.

Built on two storeys, the living and bedroom facilities boast all the amenities necessary for comfort and satisfaction. The balcony provides a pleasant view of the beach front and the villa is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The open-air Jacuzzi, with its thatched roof shade, is designed for your relaxation and enjoyment. They can accommodate three adults or two adults and one child. There is a separate living room and Jacuzzi on the ground floor and the bedroom on the second floor.

Facilities include open-air bathroom with jacuzzi, shower and bidet, hot and cold water, air-conditioning mini-bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and safe.

Water Villa

The two Water Villas feature unique décor and breath-taking views of the ocean and beach. They offer luxury and tranquillity with full privacy and services exclusive to the villas. The living quarters come fully furnished with modern amenities, while the defining feature of the bedroom is the ornate four-poster bed. The ultra-luxurious and roomy jacuzzi, set amongst lush tropical indoor plants and pebbles, affords an uninterrupted view of the ocean and horizon.

Water Villas have a modern bathroom with jacuzzi, shower, bidet and an open air fresh water shower on the spacious and private sun deck (with full privacy and an alternative access to the ocean). Amenities include air-conditioning mini-bar, IDD telephone, satellite plasma TV, tea/coffee making facilities and safe.

Restaurants

Bar at Bandos Island Resort, Maldives
Welcome jetty at Bandos Island scuba diving resort in Maldives

The Gallery Restaurant offers buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner and the stylish Harbour Restaurant opens in the evening and offers an a a la carte fine dining experience featuring contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Diners can sit inside in air-conditioned comfort or under the stars on the outside deck.

The Sea Breeze Cafe, which is always open, is located on a large over-water deck and offers a wide variety of dining options from a la carte to fast food.

The Sand Bar, a classic tropical beach bar with sand floor and fabulous cocktails, is lively and fun with karaoke, live bands or disco evenings.

The Pool Bar is set in beautiful surroundings and offers a wide variety of soft drinks, ice-creams and milkshakes.

The enormous sundeck at the Sundowners Bar is a great place to watch the glorious Maldivian sunsets and is conveniently located near the dive centre!

Excursions & Entertainment

Around the pool at Bandos Island Resort, Maldives
Spa at Bandos Island Resort, Maldives

The water sports centre offers snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, parasailing, banana boat riding, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, fun tubes and canoeing.

There is a well equipped gym staffed by qualified instructors. The Paradise Club is open to all and free of charge and has a swimming pool, badminton and floodlit tennis courts and beach volleyball nets.

Excursions include Sports & Night Fishing, Island Hopping, Male Tour, Sunset Dolphin Cruise and a visit to the uninhabited island of Kuda Bandos (literally meaning small Bandos) which is perfect for private picnics and barbecues on the beach.

Families are well catered for with child minders and babysitting services free of charge for children between the ages of one to 12 (time restrictions/additional charges may apply) and the Kids Club is equipped with a nursery full of toys and a large outside playground.

Anggerik Spa provides private villas and cabanas and a wide choice of treatments.

Diving

Manta Rays can be seen on holiday at Bandos Island Resort, Maldives
soft corals seen on diving holiday at Bandos Island Resort in the Maldives

The house reef of Bandos is considered one of the best in North Male Atoll. Its close proximity and easy accessibility with three marked entries make it ideal for divers and snorkellers alike. It features highlights like Bandos Rock, regularly visited by neighbouring islands, and a small wreck right in front of the dive school. On the reef you will find whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, yellow snappers, oriental sweetlips, batfish, moray eels and turtles. Eagle rays and mantas are also seen regularly.

Thanks to the central location in the southern part of North Male Atoll, Bandos offers over 40 different dive sites, including well-known highlights in the area such as the Banana Reef, Barracuda Giri, Victory Wreck, Paradise Rock, Rainbow Giri, Lion’s Head, Old Shark Point, and of course seasonal manta points like Lankan Reef and Furana North from September to December or Boduhithi Thila and Rasfaree from January to April. Banana Reef is home to a diverse range of fish and other marine life. The plate corals on the reef are some of the most pristine in the Maldives. Napoleon Wrasse, turtles, moray eels and snapper make this dive one of the most popular dive in Maldives.

During the South west monsoon, from May to October, there are many mantas to be found at Lankan Reef. The mantas circle the rock awaiting their turn to be cleaned and then swim away gracefully allowing others access to the cleaning station.

Dive Bandos has a fleet of four modern, spacious fibre glass dhonis and their professional staff will ensure that you experience the best diving in safety.

Bandos also has one of the only decompression chambers in the country.

Travel Information

If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights on a choice of airlines at very competitive fares. Emirates have a flexible schedule of daily departures from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow via Dubai. Sri Lankan airlines offer flights from Heathrow via Colombo. British Airways offer a non-stop service 3 times a week between December and March from Gatwick. Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester via Abu Dhabi. With such flexibility in air travel you can choose to stay on your selected island for any number of days you would like. 

If you would like to arrange your own flights, we can quote you a rate for your island accommodation that excludes flights.

On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the resort. 

For the ultimate Maldives experience, we highly recommend you combine your stay on an island with a fantastic week on board one of our liveaboards. 

Special Offers

Guests on Honeymoon or celebrating their Wedding Anniversary will receive a bottle of wine and fruit basket on arrival. Water Villa guests receive daily in-villa breakfasts, a fruit basket (replenished daily) and a bottle of champagne on arrival. Guests in the Water Villas also receive a private beach barbecue dinner with a bottle of wine (minimum stay of 4 nights to qualify).

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Bandos Island Resort & Spa including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £1,132 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Bandos Island Resort & Spa they include return speedboat transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room, on a Bed & Breakfast meal plan. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by speedboat to Bandos Island Resort & Spa. Enjoy 7 nights on the resort relaxing or enjoying the lively activities!

Day 9

Depart Bandos Island Resort & Spa and transfer by speedboat back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Bandos Island Resort & Spa + 7 nights liveaboard including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £2,527 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Bandos Island Resort & Spa they include return speedboat transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room, on a Bed & Breakfast meal plan. For the liveaboard they include return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double cabin, Full Board meal plan (with water, tea and coffee), diving with tanks/weights and some excursions. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by speedboat to Bandos Island Resort & Spa. Enjoy 7 nights on the resort relaxing or enjoying the lively activities!

Day 9 - 15

Depart Bandos Island Resort & Spa and transfer by speedboat back to Male for onward transfer by boat to our liveaboard. Enjoy 7 nights fabulous liveaboard diving – with those wonderful manta rays at the top of our agenda, as always!

Day 16

Depart liveaboard by boat and transfer back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

CONTACT DETAILS

UK OFFICE

Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

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