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About Bandos Maldives


With over 180,000sqm of land, guests are free to roam around the private island or choose to relax within the resort's compound. The island's central location in the North Male Atoll makes this area perfect for diving with over 40 extraordinary dive sites available. The accommodation comes in many varieties from standard type to water villa, each equipped with a range of standard amenities. Additionally, guests can enjoy a multitude of land and water based activities such as big game fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, and as well as tennis. The Bandos Convention Center is capable of accommodating up to 400 delegates and is one of the most complete and modern conference venues around. For dining, the resort boasts with an international buffet restaurant, 2 a la carte restaurants, and 3 bars that serves innumerable seafood, Asian and international cuisine, and a selection of beverages. For a truly unique and memorable experience, Bandos Maldives is the place to be.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • dry cleaning
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • gift/souvenir shop
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • children's playground
  • diving
  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • games room
  • hot tub
  • karaoke
  • kids club
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • private beach
  • sauna
  • snorkeling
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • table tennis
  • tennis courts
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • wind surfing


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 93.64 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 8.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 7.0 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 225
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 1972
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2005
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 March 2016 to 30 April 2017

Type of Transfer: Speedboat - Daytime Round Trip
Adult (12 and up) : $93.64
Child (2-11 years old) : $46.82
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Type of Transfer: Speedboat - Nighttime Round Trip
Adult (12 and up) : $93.64
Child (2-11 years old) : $46.82
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Food, drink and entertainment

Private Dinning

Private Dinning

Experience a private dinner on the white sandy beach of Bandos Maldives. The couple sit surrounded by candles and soft music while a private chef serves delicacies of Bandos exclusively to the couple.

Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant

The Gallery, consisting of three spacious pods, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the main restaurant at Bandos Maldives. Serving up elaborate buffet-style dining with a wide choice of dishes, guests can relax knowing that all tastes are catered for. The Gallery is open to all guests but specialises in catering to those who have pre-booked their meals. Guests who pre-book are also welcome to patronise other restaurants and are eligible for discounts at the Huvan, Koon Thai and the Sea Breeze.

Pool Bar

Pool Bar

Guest can enjoy a chilled drink under the shade and feel the bubbles in the swim-up bar counter. Guest who needs a minute to take all the breathtaking ambiance of this hotel can come sit by the pool and enjoy it. The pool bar offers a variety of juices, ice creams and snacks to keep guests happy at all times.

Koon Thai

Koon Thai

The Koon Thai Restaurant serves delicious, authentic Thai cuisine in elegantly designed surroundings. Guest can choose to dine inside or savour the view and gentle breeze outdoors on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Passionate chefs ensure each dish offers a truly authentic Thai taste that awakens your taste buds, all of which can be accompanied by a selection of fine wines from around the world.



This is the best place to watch the breathtaking Maldivian sunset. As soft music fills the area, guests can enjoy a drink during the day while watching the beautiful day light sky or during the night while watching the uplifting stars. Operation Hours: The bar is open daily from 0730hrs until midnight.

Sand Bar

Sand Bar

With modern facilities and a tropical atmosphere this bar is the ideal choice for guest to enjoy the stunning island while relaxing and unwinding. The island will take your breath away. Karaoke, live band and themed DJ parties are offered for guests to enjoy during evenings. Operation Hours: 07:30 am till late night

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze

Aptly named, the Sea Breeze is situated at the edge of the water where customers can lounge on the large outdoor over-water deck and enjoy the breathtaking view of the lagoon while relaxing in the gentle breeze. Open round the clock, the restaurant offers a wide variety of dining options from a la carte offerings such as spaghetti or even authentic Indian curries to alternative fast-food fixes such as pizza and hamburgers.

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9.6 Natalie N.
April 01, 2016
Heaven on Earth
We want to say a massive thank you to Bandos Resort. Wow wow wow. What an amazing holiday, amazing experience and amazing people....Hussein Amar Ali Sivad Chan and a few others that went that extra mile, a big thank you to you guys. Dive Bandos you were world class from start to finish and the diving was out of this world. The nightly entertainment, the seaside dining, the jacuzzi villa, the snorkeling (best house reef 👍), the water sports team, the awesome sunsets on the Huvan deck, DJ Dillon mixing the vibes, the hospitality and the list goes on. Very sad to leave but one thing I can guarantee is we will be back. We are leaving with unforgettable memories, an empty wallet and a nice tan but with no regrets. Shukuriyya

5.2 Dang L.
United States of America
March 24, 2016
So So
We got to Male before 9PM, after leaving immigration we had to wait about 15 minutes for the guy at the Bandos boat transfer counter. When he finally showed up, there was no greeting from him. He was somewhat rude when he spoke and directed us to the boat, very unfriendly. We paid US$421.38 for a 10 minutes round trips boat ride from airport/hotel/airport for our family, (parents + 3 kids, 16, 13 and 10). I thought that was expensive! We booked 2 Jacuzzi Beach Villa - Full Board for 3 night, which I don't think worth it. Though the room was big, but the Jacuzzi was not very clean. We could see dirt coming out of it after turning it on. We only used once and our children did not even use theirs. The food was so so, we took an option of dinning at the Thai restaurant 1 evening on were given $20 voucher per adult. I don't recommend taking the Full Board option, maybe just taking half board so that you could dine at their other restaurants where you could order from an a la cart menu. The cleaning staff did not clean our rooms very well. At 1 point, they did not even remove the used towels from our rooms. For the amount of $$ that the hotel charges for rooms, perhaps the staffs at the reception area could be a bit friendly and try to smile a little?

5.3 HON L.
Hong Kong
March 01, 2016
I love
I love this

6 Hussain L.
February 26, 2016
my stay with Bandos
- lack of service quality consistency - lack of attentiveness to details. Didn't even refresh toiletries - no punctuality of housekeeping. Called them 3 times to get them to clean my room - very few staff smiling - good food and good variety - good location. Close to airport. Could be refreshed in few places

8.8 Yuen E.
Hong Kong
February 27, 2016
Good value
This is a casual 4 star resort Close to airport good food Friendly staff Beautiful scenery Gym a little run down But overall good price for Maldives Well recommended

10 Ng L.
February 27, 2016
Perfect Service
Extremely great service provided all around the island. Food from the restaurants were served a little slow but everything else was perfect

8.4 sonja A.
United States of America
February 14, 2016
Snorkeling from the beach was really good. The food was pretty good with a variety of choices and decent prices. The spa was the best feature. It was like an oasis. The rooms are nice and clean but a little on the high price side for the most basic of rooms. The bed was very firm. There is no bad location for a room. everything is a close walk to the pool or ocean. The only thing that makes the resort expensive is the taxes that add on 10% local and another 12% luxury resort.

9.3 NIKKI P.
February 08, 2016
A Value For Money Escape in the Maldives
Hospitality, Beach and Rooms
The island resort offers a great escape for those travelers wanting to get a good feel of island life. It is a bit private and very quiet at night. My friend and I had a good few hours of undisturbed stargazing by the shore. Also, I like the fact that they have organized movie nights for those who want to spend their evenings outside. Pool is OK. Food is OK and is friendly to the western tongue. They also serve Maldivian and Thai dishes for those who want to explore. I think the only letdown was when we requested for buggy service in the morning prior to our departure and the reception did not provide us any. We were a bit inconvenienced that we had to walk toward the reception wearing business attire and carrying personal stuff (luggage was taken care of). The packed breakfast they gave us from Sea Breeze was not really worth the money we paid for (as our booking is inclusive of breakfast. It consisted of few slices of fruits and bread. At least we were thinking off eggs and beef bacon l chicken but we had no choice as our sppedboat had to leave the island 2 hours & 30 min prior to departure.

8.8 thomas Z.
February 08, 2016
nice place to stay, good with kids
It was our first time to the Maledives, so it was not easy to choose the right place, especially as we travelled with our 19 months kid. but all was great, few facilities too expensive (we paid 160$ 9 days for old snorkeling equip..), so may bring your own ;) but was worth it, nice fishes, lot of sharks, even swam with a turtle. the reef is not what I expected, but this is because of the EL nino storm of 1998 when 38 degrees water destroyed many reefes in the whole Maledives... 4 Restaurants, 3 of theme very good, especially the Thai restaurant. We stayed in the bungalow with bedroom upstairs and jacuzzi outside, very nice choice. Staff generally is very nice. The atoll is relatively close by to Malè city and it doesn't give you the sensation of being on an isolated island (guess many people look exactly for this when coming to Maldives). but the beaches are very nice and you simply don't have to look at the Malè island and all the luxury yachts parking around bandos island. I defenitly want to go back to male dives, it is simply another standard compared to Thailand or similar. May I would even come back to Bandos but more probably choose a more isolated place the second time as also transfers prom airport go very quick etc.

9.2 Ahmad M.
February 05, 2016
lovley place
Very quite, great welcoming,professional and kind staff, they make you feel that you are a part of this place, I recommend for any one looking for relaxation and leisure. You will not regret traveling to Bandos Maldives.