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Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island

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North Male AtollBandos Island08480Maldives

Beachfront resort in Bandos Island with spa, outdoor pool
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  • Free breakfast and free WiFi
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Beautiful beach
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island

from $272
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Villa, Garden Area
  • Jacuzzi Beach Villa
  • Villa, Overwater
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Room
  • Jacuzzi Pool Villa

About Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island

Maldives island resort with a dive centre

Your private paradise

Although it's only a 10-minute ride from Male International Airport, Bandos Maldives feels like a world apart. The small island of Bandos is an oasis of serenity, with pristine white sands, crystalline waters, and lush vegetation.

Island hops and diving

There are 40 dive sites within easy reach of Bandos, and The Dive Centre will ensure that you experience their wonders in complete safety. The resort also offers myriad expeditions, including night fishing, dolphin watching, and day trips to the tiny island of Kuda Bandos.

Spa and 4 restaurants

A swim-up bar and wading pool make pool play fun, while Orchid Spa offers a wide menu of treatments for adults and kids. Whether you choose the buffet, café deck dining, or sunset drinks over the water, the resort's 4 restaurants will help you fuel up for karaoke at Sand Bar.

Sea views, free WiFi

Whether you opt for a classic room or an over-water villa, you'll enjoy simple, breezy decor and free WiFi. The 215 guestrooms overlook the garden or beach, with satellite TV and minibars, and some villas also have luxurious private infinity pools.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 215 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 15 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 24 hours before their expected arrival. Please contact the hotel office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The speedboat schedule is limited so guests planning to arrive after midnight are advised to book an overnight stay in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the next day.

Guests must pay the speedboat fee at checkout

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one *

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • All-inclusive rates available
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Swim-up bar
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Conference space size (feet) - 473
  • Conference space size (meters) - 44
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1972
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Bandos Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Orchid Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Gallery Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Koon Thai Restaurant - This theme restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Sea Breeze Cafe - Overlooking the ocean, this café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open 24 hours.

Huvan - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in seafood and serves dinner and light fare.

Pool Bar - This bar serves light fare only.

Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island’s small print

Also known as

  • Bandos Island Resort
  • Bandos Island Hotel Bandos
  • Bandos Maldives Hotel Bandos Island
  • Bandos Island Maldives
  • Bandos Island Resort & Spa Maldives
  • Bandos Island Resort Maldives
  • Bandos Maldives


If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 170.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 85.00 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 170.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 85.00 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 93.63 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 46.82 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 180 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 93.63 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island


  • Kuda Bandos Beach - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Male Intl.) - 6.2 miles/10 km
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 275 reviews

Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island
Private and luxurious
We arrived in Male. Got transferred to a private boat and taken to the island. Our cottage we had booked on the beach with private jacuzzi and out door bathroom. It was so good! Not cheap but worth the money
vijeyakumari, us1 night trip
Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island
Very Good8.0
It was good but very expensive
Waqar, us5 night romance trip
Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island
Worst wifi,repetitive and simple food.
After 5 days here,I am writing this review and must say that any bad feeling regarding the hotel itself is mitigated by the beauty of surrounding nature.Deluxe room #276,is ample and clean but a little bit out of date.Main restaurant's buffet is simple and repetitive,same food with different name day after day,the yesterday's biryani rice is today's pilau rice.A la carte menus also very simple.The wifi is deplorable to say the less,0.5 mbps at evenings,something expectable back in the 90's.Fortunately I am from south america time zone so wake up very early in the mornings, the only period of time when the internet service is useful.All said is based upon comparing our three previous visits to Maldives.
antonio, us8 night romance trip
Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island
Stop searching and book your stay at Bandos!
We were able to visit several islands both local and resort during our travels to the beautiful island nation of Maldives. We enjoyed our experience but our thoughts always came back to Bandos with its incredible hospitality, amazing staff, priceless scenery, wonderful accommodations and fantastic cuisine left us longing for Bandos. It was the epitome of paradise.
Paulina, us3 night romance trip
Bandos Maldives, Bandos Island
We had a fantastic stay at Bandos! The all inclusive package proved to be worth the money. The staff was very friendly and we felt very well taken care of. The island was kept clean and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment provided. Would recommend Bandos to anyone visiting the Maldives!
Allene, us3 night romance trip

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