Bandos Island Resort & Spa www.bandosmaldives.com
Bandos Island Resort and Spa the island of hospitality
The island of Bandos is the perfect setting for that romantic getaway or those two weeks of bliss away from work. The sense of calm and serenity the island radiates is truly out of this world. The gentle lull of the sea, the whistling breeze, and the rustling of the palm fronds on the beach will help transport you from the hurly-burly of daily life. This symphony of sounds, complimented by a richly colourful visual palette ‒ the turquoise of the lagoon, the lush green vegetation, the pearl white beaches, azure blue sky and abundant supply of golden sunshine prompts the question: did heaven and earth meet?
Bandos is a 178,900 square metre coral island situated in North Malé Atoll. This idyllic resort was opened on 10 December 1972 (and renovated in 2005) as the second resort in the Maldives. Conveniently located just 7km from Malé International Airport, Bandos has a total of 225 rooms, comprising beach front standard rooms, non-beach front standard rooms, deluxe rooms, garden villas, beach villas and water villas. All the rooms are air-conditioned with fresh hot and cold water, IDD telephone, TV, mini-bar and private bathrooms. Deluxe rooms have living rooms and large private bathrooms with bath. Beach Villas feature two storeys, with a bedroom upstairs, a sitting/living room downstairs and an open air bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Water Villa The Water Villa, our elite package, features unique décor and breathtaking views of the ocean and the beach, giving the sensation that your villa is ﬂoating on the ocean. It oﬀers luxury and tranquillity with full privacy and services exclusive to the villa. The living quarters come fully furnished with modern amenities, while the deﬁning feature of the bedroom is the ornate four-poster bed, whose elegance is certainly worthy of royalty. The ultra-luxurious and roomy Jacuzzi, set amongst lush tropical indoor plants and imported river pebbles, aﬀords one an uninterrupted view of the ocean and the unending horizon.
At Bandos Water Villas, one can simply while away many a moment on such simple pleasures as enjoying the sunset, a romantic soak with a loved one or, as they say in these isles, mastering the art of doing nothing.
Jacuzzi Pool Villa A luxurious modern villa with a private inďŹ nity swimming pool and Cabana style sun deck. Located at the edge of the Island with a beautiful sea view, where comfort is not over looked by luxury. The Jacuzzi Pool Villas have a state of the art king size bed, rustic wooden furnishings and a serene, romantic atmosphere for those looking to relax and unwind in style. The spacious jacuzzi bathtub adorns the en suite bathroom, where one can enjoy a luxurious soak.
Relish in the romantic and luxurious experience aďŹ€orded by the Jacuzzi Pool Villas in Bandos.
Jacuzzi Beach Villa Fashioned as a duplex, the living and bedroom facilities boast all the requisite amenities for your comfort and satisfaction. The balcony provides a pleasant view of the beach front, while the gentle rumble of the surf is constantly soothing. In the seclusion of your Beach Villa, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, is the open-air Jacuzzi with its thatched roof shade, designed for your relaxation and enjoyment.
Set on a strip of white sandy beach overlooking a crystal-clear lagoon blessed with abundant sunshine and tropical ďŹ‚ora of unspeakable beauty, the Jacuzzi Beach Villas at Bandos will singularly make your stay on Bandos a memorable occasion.
Garden Villa The Garden Villas with their neatly trimmed hedges and ďŹ‚ower gardens are designed for those who want to while away their vacation in the elegance of a carefully tended garden environment. Located in the middle of the island, near the swimming pool facilities, these wooden chalets are elegantly furnished and come with their own private patio.
Deluxe Room The Deluxe Rooms at Bandos are spacious and inviting with all amenities available. They have both living and bedroom areas, and are topped oďŹ€ by uniquely thatched high ceilings and parquet ďŹ‚ooring. These rooms are ideal for honeymooners and families with children, with interconnecting rooms available.
Standard Room The Standard Rooms here at Bandos, with their simplistic elegance strongly reďŹ‚ect all that is good about Bandos; the determination to not settle for anything less than the highest quality and unrivalled customer satisfaction.
Situated near our world class diving facility, the Sundowners' Bar provides breathtaking views of Maldivian sunsets. The enormous sundeck oﬀers some of the ﬁnest views of Bandos Island Resort, and a panorama of its surroundings, and allows you to watch the beautiful stars at night or the blueness of the sky by day. Soft music ﬁlls the air in the evening while you unwind and relax, watching glorious sunsets.
Sand Bar The classic island-beach bar, the Sand Bar's modern facilities blend well with the tropical atmosphere. The sand ﬂoor and island ambience of the bar are ideal for guests to enjoy one of our many tropical cocktails or any other beverage that takes their fancy. The Sand Bar is designed with fun in mind to oﬀer our guests a wonderful time with our ﬁrst-class karaoke facilities, live band or discotheque evenings.
Pool Bar In the swim-up pool bar in our main pool, surrounded by palm trees and blossoms with their lush fragrance, a chilled drink is all you need to bring out the sunny spirit within you. Oﬀering a wide variety of juices, soft ice creams and milkshakes, the pool bar makes sure you are well refreshed and looked after, providing for all your pool-side requirements. Relax in the shade with your loved ones and feel the bubbles of its Jacuzzi stools.
Koon Thai Restaurant The elegantly designed Koon Thai Restaurant overlooks the lagoon, and oﬀers guests a range of Thai cuisine. This restaurant provides you with the choice of dining either indoors or outdoors where you can savour the view and gentle breeze. Carefully prepared by passionate chefs, each culinary delight at Koon aims to awaken your taste buds while oﬀering palatable and authentic Thai ﬂavours. The dishes can be accompanied with a selection of ﬁne wines from some of the world s reputed wine regions.
Gallery Restaurant The Gallery ‒ consisting of three spacious halls open for breakfast, lunch and dinner is the main restaurant at Bandos. It usually has elaborate buﬀet set-ups during mealtimes and while it is open to all guests, the Gallery specialises in catering to those who have pre-booked their meals.
Sea Breeze Café
Aptly named, the recently commissioned Sea Breeze Café is situated at the edge of the water where customers can lounge on the large outdoor over-water deck and enjoy the breathtaking view of the lagoon while relaxing in the gentle breeze. Open round the clock, the restaurant oﬀers a wide variety of dining options from à la carte offerings such as spaghetti or even authentic Indian curries to fast-food ﬁxes such as pizza and hamburgers.
Decompression Chamber In all emergencies, our Medical Clinic with a Decompression Chamber is at your disposal. While diving with us, all divers are insured free of charge against Decompression Sickness (DCS), for cases requiring chamber treatments up to €6,000.00. Bandos Medical has two medical doctors (European): a General Practitioner and a Dive Medical Ofﬁcer, and a nurse on site 24 hours a day
Dive School It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Bandos has the best dive centre in the entire country. Dive Bandos is one of the longest established centres in the country, and our professional staﬀ will ensure that you experience the lush underwater gardens, colourful ﬁshes and magniﬁcent seascapes in total safety and comfort.
Dive Sites The convenient location of Bandos in the southern part of North Malé Atoll makes a number of impressive dive sites accessible and within reach. We can oﬀer you a variety of over 40 diﬀerent dive sites including some well known highlights such as the Banana Reef, Barracuda Giri, Victory Wreck, Paradise Rock, Rainbow Giri, Lion's Head, Old Shark Point, and of course seasonal Manta Points like Lankan Reef and Furana.
01. Maldive Victory
13. Potato Reef
25. Kani Corner
37. Lion's Head
02. Hulule Outside
14. Lankan Reef
38. Old Shark Point
03. Faru Outside
15. Lankan Caves
27. Palm Reef
39. Kikki Reef
04. Faru Corner
16. Hudhuveli Outside
40. Vilingili Corner
05. Furana South
17. Paradise Rock
29. Chicken Island
41. Vaadhoo Caves
06. Furana North
18. Barracuda Giri
30. Bodu Hithi Tila
42. Embudhoo Canyon
07. Chicken Pass
19. Govagathi Tila
43. Embudhoo Express
08. Banana Reef
20. Rainbow Giri
32. Baros Tila
09. Kuda Banana Reef
21. Coral Garden
33. Black Coral Reef
10. Maagiri Caves
22. Farukolhu Haa
34. Kuda Haa Tila
11. Maagiri Rock
23. illka Reef
35. Moon Valley
12. Maagiri East
24. Thaburudhoo Kandu 36. Giravaru Caves
Our dive centre is a member of the internationally acclaimed PADI International Resort Association, and we take pride in oďŹ€ering a wide range of PADI courses. Our competent and multi-lingual instructors are able to conduct courses in English, German, Swiss, Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese and will provide you with all the requisite teaching materials in these languages.
The courses we oďŹ€er include: Bubble Maker (for children above 8 years of age) Discover Scuba Diving PADI Scuba Diver PADI Scuba Diver upgrade PADI Referral Course PADI Open Water Diver PADI Nitrox Diver PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Rescue Diver PADI Adventure Diver PADI Specialty Diver PADI EFR (Emergency First Response) PADI Dive Master
Rejuvenate your body and mind while enjoying a perfect holiday in Bandos, through a splendid spa treatment at Orchid Spa. The private villas and cabanas at our spa oďŹ€er intimacy and privacy. The Eastern architecture is just a glimpse into the time-honoured Asian therapies. From facial treatments that revitalize the skin, to ancient Balinese therapies, Orchid Spa provides a healing experience for all. An exclusive spa package for couples oďŹ€ers a romantic spa journey while children can enjoy Junior Spa treatments for young guests. Our experienced and skilled therapists ensure a healing, soothing and charming spa experience.
At the Orchid Spa, everything is a source of pleasure: the vitality of the pool, the serenity of the tropical landscape, the natural sounds, the hot steam and sauna bath which penetrate the muscles and relieve tension.
The Spa rituals vary from Traditional Thai massage to tension relieving Balinese traditional massage, from relaxing massages to volcanic stone massage, while facials and foot reďŹ‚exology in combination with our pure aromatherapy oils promote health, emotional balance and spiritual well-being. The cosy mini-hair salon specializes in CrĂ¨me Bath, deep relaxing head massage and hair conditioning treatment as well as nail services.
Excursions To make your holidays enjoyable at Bandos Island Resort, and to help you discover the magic of Maldives, we have designed an exciting range of excursions. Some of these include Island Hopping; Malé shopping; night ﬁshing with Kuda Bandos Barbeque; and the Sunset Dolphin Cruise. All our excursions are carefully selected for speciﬁc days of the week, tailored to guest travel patterns and other external factors.
Island Hopping Hop oﬀ to diﬀerent islands nearby and experience authentic Maldivian culture. Island hopping shows oﬀ our rich culture and crafting of the islanders in their very base while you will also get to have a look at diﬀerent types of resort islands. Kuda Bandos It s the little island located at a stone s throw away from Bandos. We have ferries there all week, twice daily except for public holidays. It is an uninhabited island, wonderful for sunbathing and snorkeling with so much more privacy. Sunset Dolphin cruise We show you the real wild dolphins with so much eagerness, playing around and doing their tricks right around our boats. And the breathtaking brilliant sunsets, a very interesting and joyful experience. Snorkeling Trip Dive into the turquoise waters to see the brilliant colors of coral types and their ﬁsh companions. There is so much to see under our waters including turtles, mantas and varieties of starﬁsh and corals. Male' Tour Male is our capital city planted on a small island with interesting offerings. Either shop for little Maldivian fruits and coconuts at the local market or take a walk around our famous tourist strips to shop for some souvenirs. Night Fishing & Kuda Bandos BBQ Experience night ﬁshing and Kuda Bandos BBQ under the starlit skies. Enjoy this natural talent of ﬁshing possessed by the islanders in their very own style. Private Sand Bank Picnic This is the most romantic among our excursions. Couple left at so much peace, to walk the sand of these islands in the making, with so much privacy.
A stone's throw away from the main island of Bandos lies the uninhabited island of Kuda Bandos (literally meaning small Bandos), ideal for a relaxing private picnic on the beach or for simply enjoying the sunset after a full day of snorkelling the reef or swimming in the clear blue lagoon.
Open throughout the week except Fridays, Saturdays and other public holidays, Kuda Bandos is one of the few Robinson Crusoe experiences available in the Maldives. The island has only very basic facilities like restrooms and showers. Water and other drinks are available for purchase from the Kuda Bandos main reception area.
Popular statistics claim that the average Maldivian consumes an average of 75 kilograms of tuna annually. Our love for ﬁshing should then come as no surprise, and Bandos is proud to share the Maldivian ﬂair for ﬁshing with our guests, particularly the art of bait-less ﬁshing.
The Water Sports centre at Bandos is run by a team of professionals who are highly skilled in their craft and are multilingual. Some of our most preferred activities include snorkelling, windsurﬁng, catamaran sailing, water skiing, parasailing, banana boat riding, wakeboard, knee board, fun tubes and canoeing.
For those guests who seek a more professional path to keeping ﬁt or even relaxing, Paradise Club, the sports complex at Bandos, is the answer for both physical and mental ﬁtness. Our gymnasium, equipped with state of the art facilities and staﬀed with qualiﬁed, friendly instructors, is open to all our guests free of charge. Our guests can enjoy a free aerobics session with our instructors, beach volleyball or tennis on our ﬂood-lit courts. You might even want take a plunge in the club's freshwater swimming pool after your workout.
At Bandos we think of making your holiday as hassle free as possible, and for those families travelling with young children the Kids Club could prove to be a blessing. Now you can enjoy your holiday comfortably knowing that your children are in the capable care of our professional child minders and baby sitters.
Convention Centre Features A warm, friendly and laid back venue, Bandos Convention Centre has long been popular for its unique atmosphere and professional set-up staﬀ, capable of coordinating international and regional conferences in the Maldives. The Bandos Convention Centre oﬀers numerous facilities, modern equipment and experienced staﬀ who have already hosted several international conferences with remarkable success. The Convention Centre has four rooms. The Orchid Room is the main hall and can host 450 people in theatre style and 250 people in banquet style. The hall, in addition, has two administrative oﬃces and six translation booths with audio-visual recording facilities. Audio Visual Equipments 3 Video Projectors (BenQ) 2 Video Projectors (Panasonic) 3 Audio Mixers (Yahama MG82cx) and 1 Audio Mixer 8 Ch (TASCAM) 1 HDD & DVD Player / Recorder (phillips DVDR 3370H) 3 DVD 5.1Hometheater systems (Philips) (Sony, SX-500) with delegates' units 1 conference audio system (Son 1 Audio Wireless system and Wireless A/V sender. TV, projection screens, computer and printer, whiteboards, ﬂipchart boards, photocopier , Fax machine, Scanner.
Bandos Island Resort & Spa The Island of Hospitality
North Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 664 0088 Fax: +960 664 3877 e-mail: email@example.com www.bandosmaldives.com