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Bandos Island Resort
Atoll: North Male
Price Range: <500 USD
Number of rooms: 238
All inclusive: Yes, optional
|Price range (?) Prices may vary due to a number of factors like: plan, room type, season, offers, occupancy... this is just an indicative range for a basic room in half board in low/medium season. For exact price in your dates please go to PRICE tab.||<500 USD|
|Domestic flight transfer|
|Distance to Male (km)||10|
|Transfer A (in min)||Speedboat 20 min|
|Fastest transfer min||20 min|
|Size in m2||180000|
|Number of rooms||238|
|Ratio rooms in 1000 m2||1.3|
|House reef size (?) Coral reef size around the island that is nearby (aprox 20/30 m to the shore). It could be from a quarter (1) of the island till all (4) around the island. 1=1/4, 2=2/4, 3=3/4, 4=4/4. Some resorts do not have any (-), but they provide free boat ride to reach the reef, that is usually nearby.||4|
|Renewed Last time the resort had an important renew.||2005|
|All Inclusive plan|
|All Inclusive only|
|Private pool rooms|
|Total overwater rooms||2|
|Free WiFi in the room|
|Bathtub (?) Could be that not all the rooms have bathtub.|
|Free Wifi||All areas|
Bandos resort was the second resort to open in Maldives, in 1972. But don’t worry, a big refurbishment was done in 2004 and had several upgrades since. Today it is popular four star resort located in a private island just 10 kilometers away from Male. It means a short boat ride of less than 20 minutes to reach the resort.
Bandos Maldives features 238 rooms with balconies overlooking the garden or beach. Only 2 overwater rooms are available, very difficult to book. A water sports center and dive school are also in the resort. The hotel has multiple dining options. Free WiFi access is available.
Bandos’ rooms and villas are surrounded by nature’s beauty, some featuring high thatched roofs or wooden design.
Services include pool with bar, spa. Club, gym, aerobics, badminton, tennis courts, squash and table tennis.
Kids Club offers babysitting services along with a range of programs for the little ones.
There are 4 restaurants and 3 bars with cousines of the worls available: Koon Thai restaurant, Sea Breeze Café offers Western and international food by the sea, Chinese options are available for breakfast and Umi Yaki restaurant serves Japanese Teppanyaki food.
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Rooms at Bandos Island Resort
|Room name||Type||Total rooms||Room size|
|Standard Room||BB **||84||38m2|
|Deluxe Room||BB **||48||54m2|
|Superior Beach Villa||BB **||48||110m2|
|Classic Room||BB **||19||33m2|
|Beach Villa||BB **||16||41m2|
|Garden Villa||BB **||12||38m2|
|Superior Villas||BB **||8||41m2|
|Water Villa||WB *||2||117m2|
|Beach Pool Villa||BB **||1||89m2|
WB * = Water Bungalow
BB * = Beach Bungalow
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Highlights of Bandos Island Resort Maldives
- Bandos has some of the best diving spots in the Maldives nearby.
- The resort is very close to the airport and Malé: it means a very easy and fast transfers, but also that you will see the capital city from some part of the island. That can spoil the “tropical island” ambience.
- Check-in from 14:00, Check-out before 12:00
- All Children are welcome.
- Bandos is an old property so maybe does not have the modern design or services of the newer resorts
- Note that the restaurant operates 2 hrs only
- The food served is good and with a great variety of options.
- The sea and the house reef are very good.
- It is a resort with good value for money.
- Bandos Maldives is a good option for families.
- Bandos is not the best option for a romantic holiday or a quiet resort.