Bandos Island

Reviews

4.6

Overview

Bandos is a picture-perfect paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. White sandy beaches, vibrant plant life, and the clear blue water remove life’s everyday stresses and feel you with a sense of tranquility.

Bandos Maldives is a private island resort with world-class amenities. Luxurious and modern resorts also provide you a glimpse of local culture. Male, the capital of the Maldives, is 5 kilometers from Bandos Island. It retains ancient culture and tropical feeling.

Bandos is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure junkies, or a food lover. Turquoise lagoon, snowy white beaches, and lush green forests make it a perfect romantic getaway. Due to 40 diving sites, it is ideals place for divers. Bandos Convention Center is a modern and architectural piece that can accommodate about 400 people.

How to Reach Bandos Island

All the international flights land at Velana International Airport. Male International Airport is the other popular name, a transfer point for all the island resorts. Bandos Maldives Resort is 4.3 miles away from the airport.

Speedboat from Male International Airport

Bandos Island Resort and Spa Maldives provide a speedboat ride from Male International Airport to the island resorts. You will get to an island resort in 15 minutes. The resort itself provides this transfer facility, but you have to intimate your details 72 hours before your flight's arrival. This is a good option for tourists with a tight budget.

Seaplane Transfer

No seaplane transfer is available because of the short distance of the island from the airport.

 

Timings

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Speedboat : Bandos Island Resort and Spa Maldives provide a speedboat ride from Male International Airport to the island resorts. You will get to an island resort in 15 minutes. The resort itself provides this transfer facility, but you have to intimate your details 72 hours before your flight's arrival. This is a good option for tourists with a tight budget.
  • Seaplane : No seaplane transfer is available because of the short distance of the island from the airport.

Things to Do

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

This 2-hour cruise is a thrilling excursion in Bandos that allows you to see dolphins up close to the boat. The excursion begins with a boat trip scouting dolphins. It culminates with a beautiful sunset, sparkling juices, and herd of friendly dolphins.

Snorkeling

House reef enables you to see the underwater beauty. This house reef is one of the best in North Male Atoll. Beholding sea turtles to little reef sharks and marine lives within our house reef will be a life-changing experience for the nature lovers. It is a world beneath the waves.

Food

Chefs are multi-talented in making local, Chinese, Thai, Western, Teppanyaki cuisines to satisfy your test buds. Yummy desserts, delicious food, and dinner arrangements are served at the beach.

Sunset at Huvan

Sunset is mesmerizing with colors exploding at the horizon like fireworks and stretch across the sky. Sea reflects this beauty. It plays out as a hypnotic view.

Orchid Spa

Massage or spa treatment will land you in a secluded refuge of indulgence and wellness. Internationally-trained staff guides you for treatments like traditional Thai massages, body wraps, and hot stone therapy. Pamper yourself in a soothing and quiet space to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Sharks by Koon Thai and Sunrise at Sea breeze will spellbind you apart from excursions such as manta ray snorkeling, photo flight, and fishing. These adventures await you.

Big-game fishing

Fisherman demonstrates big game fishing in a great expanse of the sea around the island. It involves playing with big fishes like tuna and marlin offshore to entertain them. Blue-water fishing or offshore sportfishing are other names of this recreational fishing game.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing and Water sailing are the recreational activities worth your time to give you the ultimate thrill.

Catamaran sailing

Catamaran sailing is a recreational sport in a multi-hulled watercraft. A deck holds two parallel hulls.

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is another sport on this fantastic island. It is popular among adventure-loving tourists.

Parasailing

Parasailing, parascending, or parakiting is another adventurous option among people.

Some love an excellent outdoor sport, and for such people, parasailing is the best option here. Tennis is also another sport which is played on this island. Parasailing is also called parascending or parakiting.

Top Attractions in Bandos

Kuda Bandos

This small island is close to Male, and strolling around the pristine white sand beach is a soothing experience. Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort offers drinks and delicious food. You get an opportunity to socialize at bars.

Aqua Bar

This bar offers the best cocktails and sangria during vacation. Bartenders serve the best drinks to the tourists in a pleasant environment.

Coral Bar and Lounge

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives in South Ari Atol houses the Maldives' most entertaining lounge bars. The friendly staff serves a large variety of cocktails and alcoholic beverages. You can drink around the pool or bar only. 

Address

Bandos Maldives, Maldives

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Annie Lek
Annie Lek
06/16/2020 07:35
The most beautiful beach and sea. You can put your beach chair in the water, sun bathing and see the little Nemo swims around you in the same time!
Gayan Kavinda
Gayan Kavinda
07/18/2020 12:20
Very beautiful place and gooood service 😍😍😍😍😍
Rohan Ravishankar
Rohan Ravishankar
03/14/2020 21:44
Beach villa is what i suggest ☀️👌🏼
rajat tyagi
rajat tyagi
03/02/2020 16:15
Its a nice and beautiful place...close to male .. totally worth it...
Ingrid Majerová
Ingrid Majerová
01/28/2020 03:07
The hotel is nice, placed on the island, where you can get only by (unfortunately paid and not cheap) boat. We have been staying there for one week, I cannot imagine longer holiday (because of no possibility to escape from there😁). For not so good wheather as we had (warm but not much sunny) there are no activities during the day....

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FAQs

Al-Amir Mohammed Waheed Deen, ex-Vice President of the Maldives, is the chairman of Bandos Maldives. Prince Abdullah Imaaduddeen is the father of Deen.
Bandos Maldives Resort is just 4.3 miles away from Male International Airport. You will reach Bandos Maldives in 15 minutes from Male International Airport.
Capital Male is 8 kilometers from Bandos. It is a private island..
You can explore islands on foot or board ferries to move across islands in the Maldives. No minivans or trains are available for transport in islands and Atolls....
Little more than one week or even 4-5 days usually is sufficient for the Maldives unless you want to learn, experience, and perfect deep-sea fishing and diving.
.A swim-up bar, pool, and an onsite restaurant are the available amenities at Bandos Maldives.
Minibar, AC, and TV are some of the necessary facilities offered at Bandos Maldives....
You cannot carry pets to these resorts.
It houses an outdoor pool.
.• Carry casual clothes for the evening, avoid heels. • Jumpers and smart clothes • Hairdryers and umbrellas. • Football shirts • High factor suncream • hat, • an old T-shirt for snorkeling • flip flops • fins and mask ..
Due to the El Nino effect, the Maldives lost around 90% of coral above 10 meters on sea temperature rise in 1998. It only affected coral, sea life remained unaffected....
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