Bandos Island Resort & Spa Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 4

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Based on 3221 reviews

Bandos Island Resort & Spa Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 4

Set amid a turquoise lagoon, the Bandos Island Resort offers a multi-cultural sanctuary and welcomes adults and children. It has a spa, a well-equipped Dive Centre, a choice of restaurants and organised excursions.


  • Child Care
  • Kids Pools
  • Payable Laundry Service
  • Wellness centre
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar

Bandos Island Resort is home to an established Diving Centre, complete with a medical clinic and decompression chamber, classrooms, showers and storage rooms. It has access to over 40 dive sites and offers a number of PADI certified courses available for all abilities and for children over the age of eight.

The spa has treatment rooms set around an Asian garden as well as a Jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna. It specialises in massages and also offers facial and spa treatments, pedicures, manicures and hairdressing.

There is an outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar and a separate swimming pool for children both surrounded by a sun terrace furnished with sun loungers and parasols, palm trees and tropical greenery. Further leisure facilities and activities include tennis, badminton, a children's play area and a kids club for under 12s.

The resort organises a variety of excursions (local charges) such as night fishing, sunset cruises to see the dolphins, island hopping trips aboard a traditional dhoni, tours of Male, glass bottom boat trips and picnics on the sandbanks.

Social and dining venues include a cafe, two restaurants, a poolside bar, an ocean bar and a beach bar with regular live bands, discos and karaoke in the evenings. The main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all of which are served buffet style. The à la carte restaurant looks out over the lagoon and specialises in Thai food. The 24-hour cafe has a covered area as well as a long dining deck over the water and offers a menu of international dishes and fast foods.

Amenities and services available to guests include a reception with multi-lingual staff and Wi-Fi hot spots. There is also laundry services, babysitting and a gift shop (all with local charges).

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.


There are 215 hotel rooms including Classic Rooms, Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Garden Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas. Jacuzzi Pool Villas and Water Villas.

All room types feature satellite TV, a telephone, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, an electronic safe, a hairdryer and air conditioning.

The Classic Rooms sleep two adults and are located in the heart of the island with garden views. They have a bathroom with bath and shower and a double bed.

The Standard Rooms sleep up to three adults and are nestled amid the greenery next to the beach. They have a thatched roof, a wet room with a shower, double or twin beds and an extra bed.

The Deluxe Rooms sleep up to three adults or two adults, two children and an infant and are also tucked into the greenery next to the beach. They have a separate bedroom and lounge, a bathroom with a bath and shower, a king-size or twin beds, 2 extra beds or 1 extra bed and a cot.

The Garden Villas sleep up to three adults and are located near the pool with garden views. These are traditionally styled wooden chalets with a thatched roof and have a wet room with a shower, a king-size bed and an extra bed.

The Jacuzzi Beach Villas sleep up to three adults and are located at the beach on the south side of the island. They are charming round-hut style duplex buildings with a thatched roof, wooden furnishings, an open-air bathroom with a Jacuzzi, a shower, a king-size bed and an extra bed (or cot).

The Jacuzzi Pool villa sleeps 2 adults and has a private infinity pool, ocean views and a cabana-style sun deck. The villa has a bathroom with a Jacuzzi, modern furnishings and a king-size bed.

The Water Villas are located over the sea with views to the lagoon, the ocean and the sunset. They have a thatched roof, modern interior, a furnished sun deck with an open-air shower and access to the water, a bathroom with a Jacuzzi, a four-poster king-size bed, two extra beds and a cot.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3221 reviews

Mass market service with premium prices

23 Oct 2020
Very comfy bungalows, everything’s clean and new! Amazing ocean and beach. But the service leaves much to be desired. Don’t know the reason, but the staff looked pretty much tired of guests. Not...

Paradise and perfection

20 Oct 2020
Firstly, let's get the thing that's on everyone's mind out of the way. COVID measures. I was so worried about travelling during COVID and Bandos obliterated my fears instantly. All the measures put...

A slice of paradise close to airport

19 Oct 2020
Bandos resort is a short boat ride from the airport. The island is big enough to keep myself busy the 11 nights I was there. It is evident the resort has high standards of hygiene and sanitisation...

Special Information

Please note sea plane transfers only depart in daylight hours between 0700 - 1600 hours and you should take this into consideration when booking flights. Any missed transfers due to late arrival may incur further charges for accommodation. Any unused nights on the Island will not be refunded.

Please note: A compulsory departure tax of 12 US Dollars (approx 8GBP) per person is payable locally in local currency.


Bandos Island Resort is located on the island of Bandos, in the Indian Ocean, in the southern part of the North Male Atoll. It is just 20km from Male International Airport and can be reached by speedboat in about 20 minutes.

Address: Bandos Island, Maldives, Maldives Telephone: 0096 644 4487

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