Bandos Island Resort and Spa is located on the Bandos Island in the Kaafu Atoll of North Malé in Maldives. It is very close to the capital city of Malé and its international airport, making it easily accessible to all visitors. The place is a paradise of lush green trees, white sandy beaches, clear sapphire water of the Indian Ocean and a light golden tropical sun to light up the whole setting. You can indulge in the luxurious spa treatments, delectable food, adventurous water sports and activities.
There are a total of 215 rooms within the resort. There are seven different types of rooms to choose from, each equally cozy, luxurious and comfortable. There is free Wi-Fi connectivity, electronic safes, mini bars, air-conditioning, bath tubs, showers, and tea/coffee machines in all rooms.
The Classic Rooms are located in the middle of the island with a view of the resort’s garden. The interiors have a contemporary look paired with elegant wooden furniture. The Standard Rooms have thatched roofs and a provision for an extra bed in the room. The Deluxe Rooms have a living room and a bedroom, done up with modern interiors and furnishings. They can accommodate extra beds or cribs. Both these rooms face the beach and are set behind the tree line.
The Garden Villas have thatched roofs and are done up in the local style, facing the pool and garden. The Beach Villas have thatched roofs, Jacuzzis and open air bathrooms. The Jacuzzi Pool Villas are oceanfront rooms with private pools, sun decks and cabanas.
The Water Villas are built inside the lagoon on stilts with thatched roofs and contemporary interiors. They have Jacuzzis, open air shower, and private sun decks.
You can book an all-inclusive package when making a reservation at the resort. The package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant, plus drinks at any of the bars on the property, sports and entertainment within the resort and not forgetting, a great holiday experience.
There are many indoor, outdoor and waterfront dining places and bars within the resort. The main restaurant, Gallery Restaurant, serves an elaborate buffet spread for every meal. The Thai restaurant, Koon Thai, has indoor and outdoor seating offering authentic Thai dishes and fine wines. Sea Breeze Café has a deck built over the water as its main seating area serving a wide variety of beach delights.
Sand Bar where you can have a drink and dance to fun music on the beach while enjoying the cool evening sea breeze. The Pool Bar is for those who are absolutely in love with water and do not want to get out of the resort pool for a drink. They also have private dining options at your villa.
The in-house Orchid Spa has intimate, cozy villas or cabanas for your spa treatments with expert spa therapists. There are therapies and treatments inspired by ancient Asian wisdom that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and absolutely beautiful. There are spa services for kids as well, along with a full service salon for your grooming needs. The spa also has a sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi.
There is a kids’ club at the resort if you have your tiny tots coming along with you. The resort also has a fully equipped fitness center, tennis and volleyball courts, board games and table tennis facilities.
If you are a more outdoor water person, you can go diving or take one of the PADI diving certification course, go water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, knee boarding, wake boarding, or windsurfing. You can also go big game fishing or do a fun photo-shoot at the beach or on a boat.
If you are the more romantic type, you can renew your wedding vows in a local ceremony with local customs and traditions, followed by a romantic dinner on the beach.
The resort is about 20 minutes away from the international airport. The staff is multilingual and proficient in an impressive number of languages. The island and the resort are surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful reefs that have turtles, different kinds of rays and reef sharks as permanent residents.
You can enjoy the local crab racing events that are a lot of fun to watch. You can also go island hopping, or explore the local fishing villages on Bandos and other nearby islands. The resort also has a souvenir shop to take home memories of this tropical beach paradise.
Although there is lots to explore in the area, most guests prefer to simply relax and take in the beauty of the island and the sea while enjoying their drinks and indulging themselves in the good life.