Indian Ocean Island Hotels

Bandos Island Resort

Bandos Island Resort is a well-known dive and family resort in Maldives, situated 7 km from the airport. With a turquoise lagoon, green tropical vegetation and white beaches this resort have excellent facilities and a reputation as a top class resort.

The island its brilliant for diving, white beaches, tropical vegetation, and water sports facilities. With new facilities including a new dive centre and refurbished bars, the resort holds expert reviews for this long-standing and well established tropical island setting.

It offers something for all budgets and is family oriented as well as very romantic with the variation of room types having guests return year on year. Honeymooners quoted the resort as paradise on earth with one family having yielded no less than eleven times in a row.

The food and outdoor dining experiences on offer have elevated views of the crystal clear lagoon and sunsets are exquisite at the various bars that exude a real island atmosphere.

Bandos Island Resort Room types:

Standard Rooms

The Standard Rooms reflect simplistic elegance, and an island feels that is endearing and relaxed while being very well laid out; with an indoor and outdoor seating area wood fittings and tropical vegetation, this is island living with modern creature comforts.

Deluxe Rooms

The Deluxe Rooms are known as spacious and offer a broad range of amenities. With a living and bedroom with high ceiling finishes in thatched and close access to the beach and lagoon, the four-poster beds and white finishes make this an airy tropical respite from city life where nature is close at hand

Garden Villas

Within their brilliantly maintained gardens and in reach of the beautiful swimming pool, this blends backdrops of coconut palms with the privacy of your balcony. Spacious wooden interiors harnessing the Maldivian architecture are the principal theme, and as you step out into their tropical getaway, the sounds of birds and smells of flowers enhance the blissful experience. The facilities include a king size four poster bed and spare bed as well as three separate seating areas.

Water Villas

With this villa being their exclusive package on the island, it offers ultimate privacy, unobstructed views of the lagoon and luxury services unique to the villa. With a king size ornate four-poster bed, an ultra-luxurious oversized jacuzzi, which is set amongst a small grove of indoor plants, treasure the opportunity to sip on champagne while gazing out over the Indian Ocean from any of the rooms which all look out into the crystal clear water.

You may never need to leave the luxury of your water villa. Your meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of your villa. The charter staff collect you on the steps of your villa to depart on a dolphin or fishing charter.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas

The jacuzzi beach villas are on a coral sand white beach overlooking a crystal clear lagoon. Designed as a duplex and with all the facilities and creature comforts, they boast privacy, extensive relaxation areas and all surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation.

Jacuzzi Pool Villa

A favourite with most visitors who return year after year to enjoy this fantastic facility, the layout has a cabana sun deck that offers sea views from the infinity pool, and an oversized jacuzzi, a king size bed and modern furnishings.

Bandos Island Resort Dining:

Sand Bar

The Sand Bar blends well with the tropical atmosphere, designed as a classic beach bar. Pull up a chair at the bar or relax in a comfortable wicker armchair within the spacious interior. With high wood roof beams and a stage where local music plays on into the evening, this is the perfect place to enjoy a few cocktails in the lead up to a nightclub evening or karaoke.

Sea Breeze Cafe

With views of the lagoon, visitors can enjoy the over-water deck which is open 24hrs a day offering a cross-section of dishes which range from curries, hamburgers or pizza. The Sea Breeze Cafe is a favourite on warm tropical evenings as its name alludes due to the lovely sea breezes that waft in over the ocean.

Sundowners Bar

The bar is located close to the islands dive centre, its position on the island is strategically placed to witness the famous Maldivian sunsets from the expansive sun deck and offer an assortment of snacks and tropical cocktails.

Pool Bar

The pool bar is a favourite with guest after snorkelling or suntanning on the beach for a rinse and a cold refreshment on your way back to your hotel room. Whether an ice cream, milkshake or cocktail, enjoy the bubbling jacuzzi chairs at the swim up bar.

Koon Thai Restaurant

This well known Thai restaurant overlooking the lagoon has an elegant and extensive interior with seating right alongside the lagoon. Offering authentic dishes from Thailand, the chefs have assembled a brilliant collection of starters, mains and desserts with a selection of wines from the best regions around the world.

Gallery Restaurant

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinners. The main restaurant at the resort and is well known for sumptuous buffet setups, and although open to all visitors to the island, it is advisable to pre-book due to demand.


The resort has an exciting array of activities and trips on offer. They include island hopping, a tour to the capital Male, a night fishing excursion or a barbeque on Kuda Bandos. The dolphin tour is a must, and all activities are tailor-made to fit in with guests arrival and departure times.

Kokko Club

For families travelling with young children, their facilities provide professional babysitters and childminders. The child care centre is the “Kokko Club” and is open from 0800hrs to 1700hrs seven days a week. The facility is geared up for ages 3-12 free of charge. However, ages 1-2 will be charged a babysitting fee. A full nursery and playground are on offer to ensure a healthy holiday atmosphere is maintained where children can learn, enjoy and socialise in a warm tropical environment with kids of the same age.

Paradise Club

The sports complex is state of the art. With qualified instructors, their gym is free to all guests and invite visitors to enjoy the volleyball court or the floodlit tennis court. They also have table tennis and board games as well as a TV room for those wishing to keep up with news and sporting events.

Water Sports

With such a brilliant natural resource on your doorstep and in a country that is more water than land, the Maldives is the perfect playground for water sports lovers. With hours spent snorkelling in the turquoise lagoon or scuba dives in the deep azure blue drop-offs of the outer reef, the newly revamped dive centre will be sure to impress. Clients return year on year to explore the house reef and the drift and drop-offs in the area. Freediving has become very popular, and here guests can explore our pristine coral formations and the many species of tropical fish.

With staff at the water sports centre fluent in German, Japanese and English, they can set you up for a multi-activity base that could include any of the following or a combination: snorkelling, canoeing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, banana boat riding, wakeboarding, knee-boarding and fun tubes. The windsurfing and sailing facilities are top notch, and expert tuition is always close at hand.

Live Music & Karaoke

Karaoke is very popular on certain nights at the Sandbar and provides a fun-filled atmosphere for young and old to mingle and meet new friends. They also have bands from the region who play a variety of classics that include: Jazz, Blues, Rock and pop. On certain evenings, the hotel also offers a cultural night with local dancers and traditional drummers. Movie nights are also on suggest as well as Disco night, a crab racing event and a live show.

Bandos Island Resort Spa:

The Orchid Spa offers private villa’s and cabanas that provide privacy and intimacy. Harnessing the skills of time honoured Asian therapies and Balinese therapies, the Orchid Spa is styled in eastern architecture and offers a spiritual experience for all. They also provide an exclusive package for couples and honeymooners as well as a Junior spa treatment for the younger guests to get a chance to enjoy the soothing qualities of their skilled therapists.


The Kuda Bandos sunset weddings are famous for their sunset boat ride, drums, traditional decoration and island style ceremony on the uninhabited sister island of Kuda Bandos. The extraordinary and unique tropical wedding experience is then followed by a romantic candlelit private beach dinner. Contact our regional staff to provide more information and images of this fantastic wedding experience and explore our honeymoon offers on hand.

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