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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 26 July 2011

This hotel was not up to a 4 star standard. the most negative aspect was the food! The food was very tasteless and lacked imagination. And since we were on Full Board we got to experience all 3 meals and our opinion on the food remained the same. the 45 USD we paid extra for full board was not worth...

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5Thank Natasha0017
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Bandos Island Resort is a must visit place...Excellent Beaches,Extremely Clean and Well Maintained,Friendly and Helpful staff,Lots of Activities to do and Supreb Food.The Pick up and Drop facilities to and from the Airport are very efficient.The watersports like kayak,catamaran,banana boat are all very safe and enjoyable The swimming pool and other club facilities are very well maintained All the rooms...

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5Thank ANANDEEP
New Delhi
Reviewed 4 July 2011

First Things First: After the welcome by Carlos at midnight, I knew the week is going to be one of the best one since past so many years. I want to mention this guy particularly who is a great host and an asset of the resort! Now what is one interested in: 1.) Water Sports: Excellent Choice. Divers are amazing....

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3Thank RayyNewDelhi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We chose Bandos despite some of the harsh reviews here as we thought it just looked idyllic and it IS idyllic! We had an amazing time on this paradise island. We stayed in a jacuzzi beach villa which was complete luxury. We also went full board and never got tired of the food, particularly the potatoes which seemed to be...

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1Thank ERC24
England
Reviewed 19 June 2011

We have just returned after a week in Bandos. There was not a drop of rain in seven days while we were there even though this is supposed to be the rainy season. We had a room not far from the Sundwoner which is ideal as it is a few steps to the ocean. Snorkelling is really great on the...

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4Thank AmyAmy
Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 June 2011

Even after having spent so many weeks on the island in the past 10 years, i never get bored of Bandos! Bandos is one of the oldest resorts in the Maldives and even with the latest renovation, it has never lost it's authenticity. In my opinion, the lush semi-wild gardens filling the island and the mangroves on the white beaches,...

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2Thank MySalami
Sarawak
Reviewed 16 June 2011

A beautiful and wonderful place to have a nice retreat. I staying there for 4 night, like the environment the most, peaceful and quiet. The best thing is the snorkeling. The personnel there provided free snorkeling tour around the lagoon.

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1Thank CEng2011
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2011

Hopefully I can attempt to clear up some of the concerns that some may have when considering booking a holiday at Bandos. My wife & I have just returned from honeymoon here and used Tripadvisor and other forums extensively when making our decision to book. Firstly, the most important thing to realise when you are booking a trip here is...

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25Thank swiss_r
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2011

Just arrived home after two wonderful weeks in Bandos, no rats, but lots of happy memories! staff were great and couldnt do enough to be of assistance. Food was always fresh and varied. Managed to get a supurb deal through Hayes and Jarvis including amazing flights with emirates.All in all no complaints cant wait to go back.

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4Thank HeadleyFamily
kidderminster
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Stayed at Bandos for 11 nights at the start of May. This was our first trip to the Maldives and the resort was not what we were hoping for/ expecting. I will start with the most disturbing issue.....the RATS. On 2 seperate occasions we saw rats in the dining hall, the first one running through whilst we ate the evening...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
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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: (Formerly Bandos Island Resort & Spa)
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Bandos
Price Range: $331 - $843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bandos Maldives 5*
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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