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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.


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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 a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 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 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 o by uniquely thatched high ceilings and parquet 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 reect all that is good about Bandos; the determination to not settle for anything less than the highest quality and unrivalled customer satisfaction.


Sundowners Bar

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.

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MALE ATOLL

01. Maldive Victory

13. Potato Reef

25. Kani Corner

37. Lion's Head

02. Hulule Outside

14. Lankan Reef

26. Aquarium

38. Old Shark Point

03. Faru Outside

15. Lankan Caves

27. Palm Reef

39. Kikki Reef

04. Faru Corner

16. Hudhuveli Outside

28. Colosseum

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

31. Rasfari

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


Dive Courses

Our dive centre is a member of the internationally acclaimed PADI International Resort Association, and we take pride in o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 o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


Orchid Spa

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 o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 o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 reexology in combination with our pure aromatherapy oils promote health, emotional balance and spiritual well-being. The cosy mini-hair salon specializes in Crème 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.


Paradise Club

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.

Kids Club

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: sales@bandos.com.mv www.bandosmaldives.com


Bandos Maldives Resort & Spa