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Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Bandos Resort and Spa is everything my wife and I wanted and more. First, they have regular shuttles from the Male' jetty to the island and back. Second, the island and it's facilities are so awesome I believe when God wants to rest, He spends his time there. The white sand beach is pristine and the sea water is crystal...

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France
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We chose Bandos having seen the reviews on Trip Advisor as although we wanted a relaxing break on the Maldives we didn't want a honeymoon seclusion type of holiday and Bandos didn't disappoint. It was lively enough to not get bored, but was very relaxing too. If you wanted to enjoy cocktails at the bar you could but likewise you...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I spent four days at the Bandos Island Resort, one of the larger islands and close in to the airport island and the capital city of Male. For me, a harried business traveler, it was a joy to have peace, quiet, beauty and an opportunity to relax. I rented a beach deluxe villa, which is a bungalow with an upstairs...

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2Thank Anthony-Susan
New York
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Well I just got back 3 days ago from spending a week at Bandos Island and let me say that it was just wonderful! My boyfriend has already written a review (coolandyman) so i don't want to repeat the same things that he wrote. so I want to write a few tips/suggestions for those of you who plan on going,...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 19 January 2012

I went to Bandos a few years ago on a work trip and loved it. I decided to take my wife back on a holiday and it was the best holiday we had. Not only did it exceed all expectations, but it has just absolutely spoilt any other 'beach paradise' for us. The food was great, service excellent and the...

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2Thank Anon3690
Almaty
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Stayed in standard room. Tried to change for beach villa for 3 days. Only after loud talk on the reception we received room. Waiters are very rude. Cleaning is bad. People are distroying corals. Nobody care, no control. Everybody walk on them. I won't return

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 January 2012

It was our first trip to Maldives and we got a headache trying to chose the right place to go, searching on the internet, friends, travel agencies, etc. Honestly chosing where to go was becoming more a pain than a pleasure! After reading some reviews and finding a decent offer on the Internet, we decided to go to Bandos. I...

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4Thank coolandyman
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We have never been to the Maldives, but had high expectations. All of them were met in Bandos. The accomadation, staff, scenery and service was first class. If you like snorkelling and diving, it is perfect. I would recommend this resort to anyone, including families. One small issue was the All inclusive package, we originally decided to go with that,...

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2Thank PJHornsby
NY
Reviewed 13 January 2012

We live close by and have the opportunity (both for work and leasure) to go to Bandos. Everytime we call the reservation desk for information, we promise to ourselves never go back (but we do since choices around Male are limited...). Once you pass the unpleasant experience of dealing with the reservation staff, things are ok. Nothing incredible in comparison...

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Chippenham
Reviewed 12 January 2012

First time to Maldives, expecting great things and not disappointed, travelled through Monarch arriving Boxing Day for 7 nights. Met on arrival and shown to our waiting speedboat, 20 mins later sat in reception cocktail in hand while they checked us in without us leaving our comfy chairs. We stayed in a Jacuzzi Beach Villa asked for a quiet one...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Not wishing to rest on the laurels of our existing achievements, Bandos Maldives had in the past year undertaken a major refurbishment project with the intention of transforming ourselves into a hotel that is truly reflective of the times. Careful consideration however, was given at all times to ensure that the old-world refinement for which the island has a reputation remained uncompromised. Under the project, major facelifts have been given to the front desk, lobby areas, shops, restaurants and bars and have furthermore commissioned a new swimming pool and additional accommodation facilities all of which perfectly blend with the island's tropical splendour and give visitors a taste of the Maldivian aesthetic. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bandos Maldives

Address: Bandos Island (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range: $410 - $864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandos Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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Also Known As:
Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
Bandos Island Resort Maldives
Bandos Island Maldives
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“All rooms are near the sea, near Dive school is closest to restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles diannegarner13, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have only used the standard rooms, but the beds comfy, rooms spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 582christinap, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“take your own snorkel and mask and remember your power adapters”
 of 5 bubbles Lukesimonphotog, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go for Beach front Jacuzzi villa”
 of 5 bubbles SHARATR, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are water front, and close to the reception area, restaurants and bar.”
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 of 5 bubbles melindameijer, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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