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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Wonderful relaxing holiday thanks to the friendly staff and facilities.Our room was a standard room but very adequate and kept spotlessly clean by our young lad.There was a good choice of food and restaurants though we did tend to favour the Sundowner for our evening meal.Although all prices were in US dollars it wasn't a problem to us, but the...

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Flying Emirates, via Dubai, my 16 year old daughter and I spent 8 days at Bandos for some quality time together. This is our third visit to the Maldives, having stayed at Kurumba and Olhuvelli, and although this resort is less luxurious than the other two, it is very clean and well run and has everthing you need for a...

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2Thank Kathleen L
West Sussex
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Bandos was our seventh Maldivian island resort we have visited & I have to say, in some ways one of our favorites being a non pretentious natural resort. Being around twenty minutes from the airport means you can be checked in, unpacked and on the beach (or in my case snorkelling the great house reef within two hours of landing...

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2Thank Mark260165
Staffordshire
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I loved Bandos. The island is stunning and you get a real sense of isolation when you see that little dot in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I only went for a week which for me was enough. I get a little bored with constant sun bathing and I ended up playing volley ball with the hotel staff. Scuba...

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Berks, UK
Reviewed 20 February 2012

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...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2012

While this resort is not the most luxurious in the context of Maldives ultra high end resorts, it offers convenience of proximity to Male, quality classic beach front villas, and price value relative to similar resorts. A benefit of Bandos is there is no need to pay $400-$500+ for an air taxi transfer to reach/depart resort, as most other properties...

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1Thank Kabrito
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2012

I have just come back from a week on Bandos and I wanted to give my review of what I think is a very good value for money Maldives experience This was my first trip to Maldives and after reading hundreds of reviews in any price range I was really worried about what I could find, going from bad beach,...

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2Thank silviaaroundtheworld
Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Best luxury resort in Maldives? Fine Gourmet dining? Not really and not really what we were expecting from everything we had read. But what Bandos did offer for our family of four (one 8 year old one 3 year old) was an excellent value and family friendly resort that was just about perfectly suited to our needs. The best part...

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3Thank HK_Adventure_Boy
Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Bandos Resort and Spa is everything my wife and I wanted and more. First, they have regular shuttles from the Male' jetty to the island and back. Second, the island and it's facilities are so awesome I believe when God wants to rest, He spends his time there. The white sand beach is pristine and the sea water is crystal...

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France
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We chose Bandos having seen the reviews on Trip Advisor as although we wanted a relaxing break on the Maldives we didn't want a honeymoon seclusion type of holiday and Bandos didn't disappoint. It was lively enough to not get bored, but was very relaxing too. If you wanted to enjoy cocktails at the bar you could but likewise you...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: RM1,041 - RM2,645 (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
Bandos Maldives
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