Just fifteen minutes from the airport, Bandos Island Resort is set on a turquoise lagoon with lush green vegetation and beautiful white sandy beaches. Offering a wide range of watersports, diving, a Kids' Club and spa, it is an ideal choice for families and couples alike.
A high standard of comfort, luxury and convenience underlies all its 225 rooms. From the simple elegance of the standard and deluxe rooms to the Garden Villas, the exclusive, luxurious Water Villas and the beach-hut style Jacuzzi Beach Villas, there really is a perfect choice for everyone.
There are a number of dining options. The stylish Harbour Restaurant for Asian fusion cuisine ranging from vegetarian dishes to fresh seafood dishes and desserts served in the dining room or under the stars on the deck. Meanwhile, the Sand Bar is a classic island-beach bar - a perfect spot to relax and sip tropical cocktails during the evening when it's also the venue for live bands or a discotheque. The spacious Galley is the main restaurant at Bandos - open for buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also the Sea Breeze Café - right on the water's edge with large deck, open round the clock with its restaurant that offers a variety of dishes from pasta and Indian curries to pizza and hamburgers.
Children will enjoy the activities and playground at the kids club under the careful supervision of professional child minders and babysitters. The Kids Club and babysitting services are free of charge for children between 1 to 12 years between 9am and 5pm (small charge after 5pm), leaving parents free to try their hand at the numerous land and water-based sports available. Alternatively, just head for the spa with its full menu of treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate - from facials to revitalize the skin to exclusive spa treatments for couples with skilled therapists - all in private villas and cabanas. There's even a junior spa menu!
Bandos is a great base for diving and the house reef is considered one of the best in North Male Atoll. The dive school offers reef, drift and wreck dives with the possible sightings of hammerheads, grey reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and barracudas to name just a few! If you prefer to stay (mostly) afloat, the watersports centre offers catamaran sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, banana boat riding, kneeboard, wake board, fun tubes and canoeing. With an average water temperature of 24 degrees in February rising to 27 degrees in July you won't leave the water shivering if you fall in!
Snorkeling trips to the house reef can also be arranged. The reef is home to brightly coloured coral formations and underwater flora that you can discover as you swim with beautiful multi-coloured tropical fish.
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Children: Children are welcome. There is a Kids Club (1-12 years), a nursery with educational toys, an outdoor playground and babysitting services.
Transfers: Transfer time is approximately 10-15 minutes by speedboat.
Facilities: 2 freshwater outdoor swimming pools, watersports including snorkeling, surfing, sailing, water skiing and extreme watersports. Dive courses & PADI certification, a house reef (40-60 metres distance with 2 entries), boat and night diving. Lagoon (0.5 to 1.5 metres). Six-person decom chamber.
Paradise Club: Gym, aerobics, lounge, table soccer, sauna, steam bath, squash, in-door badminton, billiards, table tennis, board games, darts, tennis (floodlit hard court), fitness centre and swimming pool.
Dining: Galley Restaurant opens at set times and serves international buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Harbour opens for dinner serving Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. There are 3 bars - Sand Bar, Pool Bar and Sundowners Bar (which has an a la carte menu). These bars serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There is a coffee shop - Sea Breeze which is open 24-hours serving snacks and a large selection of continental and Asian dishes.
Meal Arrangements: B&B basis with supplements for half board, full board and all-inclusive options. In-villa dining is available in all guest rooms.
Entertainment: Live band, disco, karaoke, cultural show, crab racing and theme nights.
Anggerik Spa: Massage, salon and therapeutic treatments are available.
Internet Access (Wi-Fi): Available in the Reception area
Check In/Out: Guests are asked to check in 2pm and check out 12 noon.
Laundry: Laundry service, including dry cleaning, is available from 9am - 10.30 pm.
Housekeeping: Room cleaning is twice daily and a towel change every two days or as requested. Linen change is every two days.
Accommodation: Whether beachside, in the interior of the island or on stilts in the lagoon, all the rooms, chalets and villas have air conditioning, double or twin beds (some with ornate king size, four poster beds), an en suite bathroom, a fully equipped wet room-style shower, a hair dryer, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Many have thatched roofs and are furnished in the local style with luxurious touches.
Standard Room: 84 Beachfront and 19 non-beachfront rooms are located on the north west of the island (size: 37.85 sq. m.) These thatched rooms have wooden furniture in the local island style and features include air conditioning, double or twin beds (1 extra bed or 1 bed and 1 crib on request), an en suite bathroom, a fully equipped wet room-style shower, a hair dryer, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a private patio. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or two adults and one child.
Deluxe Room: Size: 53.87 sq.m. These rooms are located on the northeast side of the island and are spacious with wide range of amenities making them good for families with separate living and bedroom areas with high ceilings. Features include air conditioning, a double bed (2 extra beds or 1 bed and 1 crib), an en suite bathroom, a bathtub, fully equipped wet room-style shower, a hair dryer, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV and a private patio. These can be interconnecting rooms. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant.
Garden Villa: Size: 37.41 sq.m. Villas have flower gardens located in the middle of the island (therefore not on the beachfront) and are close to the swimming pools. These wooden chalets are elegantly furnished with a private patio, and inside have a four poster king size bed, 1 extra bed and 1 crib, fully equipped wet room-style bathroom, a shower, hairdryer and bath tub, satellite TV, mini bar, IDD telephone and air conditioning. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults of 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant.
Jacuzzi Beach Villas: Size: 58 sq.m. Located on the south side of the island, these villas are set on a strip of sandy beach overlooking the lagoon.The duplex villa has wood and wicker furnishings, a separate living room on ground floor and a first floor bedroom. There is a balcony with beachfront views, a thatched roof shade and is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The balcony has an open-air Jacuzzi, open-air bathroom with shower and bidet. There is also a private patio. Inside there is a king size bed (extra bed and crib on ground floor), air conditioning, a satellite TV, mini bar and an IDD telephone. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Water Villa: Located on the southwest side of the island with unique decor and breathtaking views of the ocean and beach, giving you the feeling that your luxurious villa is floating on the ocean as it sits on stilts. The setting is tranquil with full privacy and services exclusive to the villa. Inside, the bedroom has an ornate four-poster bed (2 beds and 1 crib available on request), air conditioning, bathroom with bidet, a mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite plasma TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities and an electronic safe. There is a spacious sun deck (116 sq. m. with full privacy and an alternative access to the ocean), a Jacuzzi in tropical planting with uninterrupted ocean views and an open-air fresh water shower. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant.