Bandos Island Maldives




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.



  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 12:00 am

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

  • By Cab/Train/Bus : As this place is located on an island and there is no road connectivity. No Cab/Train/Bus facility is available.
  • By Air : The busiest Airport of Maldives is located at a distance of just less than 10 KM. Beyond, the airport you need to take other means to reach this island. Alternatively, you may take sea place.
  • By Water : Waterways is the best option. It takes around 15 minutes from the airport to this mesmerizing place through a speed boat.


Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket Price : The ticket prices for various activities differ depending upon your preferences. Genuine price details can be obtained from the official website address.

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.



Bandos, Maldives

Rating & Reviews

Based on 140 reviews
Very Good
Khương Nguyễn Duy
Khương Nguyễn Duy
06/16/2019 11:51
Everything was excellent.The staff was really cooperative, and very welcoming. The pool, the pool bar, romantic moments spent at the pool were one of the many good memories made by us.The pool is big enough to let you choose a spot where you can enjoy your time with your family. Maldivian beaches are one of the best in the world, and Bandos has done a fantastic job in keeping them up to the standards.
05/08/2019 00:23
Probably one of my favorite vacations so far. We went end of may and it was perfect. The island was kept clean. We had a few tropical rains, they lasted a few minutes but a lot of palm leaves and other stuff cornered the grounds, staff was quick to clean everything. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They were always quick to react when you needed them Food was delicious. Every meal was amazing. They had so many different food options, for everyone something. There’s a lot of things to do on the island but also a lot of trips you can do outside of Bandos. I had to visit the on island hospital. The doctor spoke German and I had a good experience. Might come back one day!
Rahul Raghavan
Rahul Raghavan
06/26/2019 17:01
Beautiful Coral. Good place. Just loved it. Wish to go back there soon.
Ajay Stan
Ajay Stan
05/30/2020 00:15
One of the best places I ve ever been.
Amir Quraishi
Amir Quraishi
01/11/2020 21:48
Arrived at Bandos Island earlier today. Loving every moment of it.

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The Other hangout places are Coral Bar & Lounge, Aqua Bar, and Kuda.
Yes, this hotel cum resort has a kid Club where they offer various activities. The Kids Club is equipped with a nursery full of toys and a large playground outside. Separate charges are needed to be paid in case you choose to avail of this service.
A guide is a type of must. He/she will help you discover the hidden secret of the island. Guides are also offered by the resort by paying some extra charge.
This place is open 24 hours every day. It’s all up to you when you are making a plan to visit. However, it is advised not to visit in the rainy season due to ocean disturbance.
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