The Maldives, a small island nation located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean is the tourist topmost destination. Bandos Island is one of the tourist hotspots located approximately 8 km away from Maldivian Capital Male.
Before the 1970s, Maldives was virtually unfavorable for the tourist however in the year of 1972; the first tourist resort was made on the island of Bandos.
Since the opening of the island resort called “Bandos Island resort,” it has attracted tourists from worldwide. This island is comparatively big; therefore, it is advisable to have at least 3 days' stay to enjoy it fully.
Why it is famous: -
It is an amazing island. Along with enjoying Snorkelling all types of fish, sharks, squid, turtles, and stingrays can be seen inside the ocean. The place is pretty much pristine even it is close to Male.
Since its starting, this resort has done continuous refurbishment of the property over the years to suite visitors’ preference and choice. People from around the world come to this resort hotel to enjoy their stay and have a lifelong experience.
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.
Things to do: -
Bandos Island Hotel: - Pool, dining, and water sports are the main attraction of this hotel. One of the best in class, it features a swimming pool, a luxurious spa, and a wellness center along with a modern fitness center to ensure that guests enjoy some moments of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Food: - It had 3 restaurants, so enough eating options are available. The buffet breakfast has a lavish spread with decent vegetarian/vegan options along with all types of marine food.
It is also advised not to go for a buffet-style as it will cost you more. You can simply order from a good menu from different restaurants. Food variety is very much enticing for your belly.
Bandos Beach: - Because the hotel is just located nearby the beach, all the rooms were just a minute walk to the beach. In fact, there is no need to go for more costly rooms as locations wise all the rooms are near.
Also, the resort had the advantage of being a reasonably big island so you may have enough space to move around. This beach is a great place to enjoy a holiday with family and friends.
Water activities: - Diving is also top-notch and good value here. Bandos has one of the best dive operations going on with twice daily dives and a really good crew. There are varieties of water sports available here such as scuba diving or snorkeling.
There is a place called Kuda in Bandos, it is famous among visitors for outdoor activities. Here you need not go inside the water to be playful. Various games are organized on Kuda the whole day.