In the middle of the Indian Ocean sits the island of Bandos Maldives. Bandos Maldives Resort, a picture perfect paradise hidden away from life’s everyday stresses. The clear blue water, vibrant plant life and white sandy beaches create an immediate feeling of tranquility.
From the moment you arrive you will see first hand the friendly, attentive service that has earned Bandos the reputation of the ‘Island of Hospitality’.
Located ten minutes away from the international airport, we provide the best without the hassle of going any further.
We have many loyal, repeat guests and some guests have been with us for over 20 years. We are also proud to be one of the top rated hotels in all of Maldives on every booking and review site.
Bandos Maldives is well known for being one of the best family friendly resorts. You can relax and enjoy whilst your young ones are having the time of their life.
Equipped with a hyperbaric and decompression chamber, our medical center has two doctors available round the clock for general and dive related requirements.
We are thankful and proud to have one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Maldives. Perfect to try your first snorkeling or scuba dive lesson.
EXPERIENCE BANDOS MALDIVES
Bait your hook, drop your line direct from a Dhoni to the reef and hope for a nibble as you watch the spectacular colours of the sunset and listen to the ocean waves lap the surrounding islands.
Hop on board a local mechanised Dhoni and sail away across the North Malé Atoll to explore the different types of islands in the area. Snorkel, swim or take a nap while you top up that tan in our tropical paradise. You will discover a local island and see Maldivians at work and experience their island lifestyle. Visit a local souvenir shop where you can buy something to remember your trip. The full day tour includes a picnic lunch on the beach on of Bandos Maldives. Half day tours start after breakfast and we return to Bandos for lunch.
The coral reefs in the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colourful fish. Snorkelling is the easiest way to enjoy the beauty found beyond the lagoon. Reef snorkelling takes place directly from the boat and is therefore suitable for stronger swimmers.
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Experience our fun search for wild dolphins while viewing the best sunsets the islands have to offer.
Malé must rank amongst the smallest capital cities of the world but it has plenty of atmosphere and history to interest visitors. Explore the streets of this tiny and unique island city through a tour by experienced local guides. Watch the fisherman unload their catch at the bustling local fish market or wander the aisles of colourful Maldivian produce at the local market.
Malé also has a number of interesting historic and religious sites that illustrate the history and culture of the Maldives. Take a walk in the narrow lanes and witness the hustle and bustle as shopkeepers, fishermen, civil servants and businessmen all go about their daily business.
Glass Bottom Boat
Explore the beauty of the Bandos House Reef whilst you sit in our Glass Bottom Boat that has a magnifying glass at the base of the boat from which you could see underwater. Most popular amongst our young guests.
Sand Bank Picnic
Spend a tranquil day on a sand bank with your loved ones. Snorkel, eat, soak up the sun and repeat.
Whale Shark Expedition
Ever snorkeled or dive with a Whale Shark one of the largest fish in the ocean? Well here’s your chance now. We have just started our very new Excursion that lets you seek out Whale Sharks in their natural habitats. Take this two-hour journey to the center of Maldives and seek out the Whale Sharks and jump in to get a closer peek. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!
BANDOS MALDIVES, FAMILIES CHOICE
Looking for a family friendly resort? Get some relaxation and me-time during your holiday by dropping your children off at the Kokko’s Kid Club where they can enjoy stimulating activities under the careful watch of qualified child minders!
At the Kid’s Club which is open from 0800hrs-1700hrs, children are entertained and can make new friends while parents enjoy a dive or sunbathing on the beach. There are a range of dining options for parents to pre-order from for meals and snacks for their children while they are away.
Activities range from arts and crafts, cooking lessons and treasure hunting to reading a book or playing a board game during a rainy day.
WATER SPORTS, BANDOS MALDIVES
In a country that is more water than land, the possibilities for fun-filled aquatic activities are almost inexhaustible. Whether it is the turquoise of the lagoon, or the azure blue of the rich coral reefs, or even the vast, mystical expanses of the ocean deep, the waters surrounding Bandos offer limitless opportunities to explore.
The Water Sports Centre at Bandos is staffed with professionals who are highly skilled in their craft and are fluent in English, Japanese and German. Snorkelling, water skiing, parasailing, banana boat riding, wakeboard, knee board, fun tubes and canoeing are just some of the activities at your disposal during your time here.
The Water Sports Centre here at Bandos also offers top notch catamaran and windsurfing facilities, with top of the range equipment from HiFly, North Sails and Topcat among others.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the fascinating underwater world around us. Snorkel at our house reef, which is just a few meters away from the beach, or SCUBA dive with internationally certified courses available at Dive Bandos. There is a pristine underwater haven waiting to be explored.
BIG GAME FISHING
Your stay at the lovely beachside villas at Bandos will not be complete without an adventurous excursion. Inspired by our rich fishing tradition, we offer you one of the most exciting excursion to truly enjoy your holiday the ‘Maldivian way’.
Gather your friends to form a team of 4 and take the morning boat for a fishing expedition; explore the large monsters of the deep ocean. These extraordinary fish weight up to 70 kilos and grows up to 8m or more.
We offer trolling and casting techniques, Baracudda, Sail fish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin and Tuna are popular with trolling method. Giant Travelly, Red Snappers, Groupers are more common with casting.