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Biggin Hill
Reviewed 11 March 2012

This was our 11th visit to Bandos, we return here mainly because of the dive centre and the fantastic house reef. The island is just a short hop from the airport, you are met by a representative and taken to the speedboat for your transfer, 20 minutes later you are on the island. Check in usually doesn't take long, then...

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Longdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Very dissapointing resort. We went on a all inclusive you can only eat in the main Galley Buffet Restaurant and drink in the sand bar, all other bars and restaurant you have to pay. It is a very tired resort and much more attention to detail is required. The sun loungers on the beach are basic plastic and very uncomfortable...

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1Thank Elaine4939
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I travelled here last year with my partner. We stayed in a beach front Villa which was stunning. It has a fantastic enclosed rear garden with a Jaccuzzi with opens up directly from your bathroom. Walked round the entire island in about 40 minutes. They have great sport facilities and also diving. The food was amazing and all the staff...

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2Thank David F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I have a conflict of interest to state first with this review. I have been to Bandos several times as an expatriate after living in Male' for a year and a half, and while it was a lively and generally a good value for money desert-island escape, as a follower of Maldivian politics and a former resident of the country...

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Wil, Thurgau, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We spent one week here and it was very nice. In my opinion after one week you've done everything you can do here respectively you don't learn anything new anymore (the entertainment program repeats after one week). Bandos has many advantages: It's close to the airport and to Male. The prices are humaine (compared to other resorts) and it has...

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2Thank Michael U
Bangalore
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed here in Dec 2011 and had a relaxed and laid back holiday.. the resort is beautiful and we received a warm welcome on arrival.. after some briefings on arrival and check in we were on our own at the resort.. We had to find our way to the room too ourselves with the help of the resort map...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We only spent one night on Bandos after a 10 night dive live aboard trip before returning home because it's very close to the airport in Male. We had booked a standard room and upon check in we were told we had been upgraded to a garden suite. I thought, great, but when I asked about it's location and quietness...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Paradise doesn't get any better than this. Maldives is just amazing if you are looking for totally relaxing experience. The Bandos reef is gorgeous and the snorkeling fantastic!!. Staff is friendly and will accommodate your needs. Breakfast has nice variety and food is lovely. We stayed at a jacuzzi beach villa and the out door bathroom is incredible!!. The access...

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London
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We did have an enjoyable time at Bandos but a word of warning - the beaches are nearly gone! We stayed in a standard room which was spacious. The bed however was very hard. The standard rooms also require quite a walk to actually get on to the beach - they are not located on the beach or directly opposite...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2012

It's the Maldives, it was amazing. The reef was beautiful and the snorkelling all round the island is excellent. Staff in the restaurants and bars across the island are friendly and would do anything to help you and make your stay pleasant. Pools are well maintained, as is the gym. Everything you buy on the island gets added to your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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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 - €551 (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
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