Bandos Island Resort & Spa
The Bandos Island Resort, or "The Island of Hospitality" as it’s also called, was built in the 1970's. It is one of the pioneer tourist resorts of Maldives. Located just 7km from Male International Airport, this tropical paradise is where sun, sand and sea can be found in perfect harmony with comfort and luxury. Recently refurbished, the resort houses very fine restaurants. The Harbour Restaurant defines fine-dining and specializes, among many other culinary delights, in Maldivian game fish, innumerable seafood delicacies, and superb Italian pastas. The Gallery Restaurant is the main restaurant at Bandos and usually has elaborate buffet setups during mealtimes. The Sea Breeze Café is situated at the edge of the water where guests can enjoy the breathtaking view of the lagoon. Guests can view the sunset at the Sundowners Bar, located next to the diving facility or enjoy tropical cocktails at the Sand Bar, while participating in the night-time karaoke events, or just by grooving to the live band at the resort nightclub.
Excursions are also arranged by the resort, such as Island Hopping, sightseeing and shopping at Male', Night fishing & Kuda Bandos BBQ, Big Game Fishing etc. The resort also houses the Paradise Club, a state of the art gymnasium where guests can work out with qualified instructors, get free aerobics sessions, or indulge in a game of badminton, beach volleyball or tennis in the flood-lit courts. The water sports centre at Bandos offers activities such as windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing etc. Snorkeling trips are also organized to the house reef where, surrounded by the beauty of brightly-colored coral formations and other sea life, guests can have the opportunity to mingle with multi-colored tropical fish. The Anggerika Spa offers many relaxing and healing treatments.
The Bandos Maldives House Reef is considered to be one of the best in North Male' Atoll. It houses a large and varied fish population. Regularly seen are eagle rays, stingrays and small mantas. Bandos Island Resorts two marked entries, which are not affected by the changing tides, allow easy and safe access to divers.
The Child Care Centre and Kids Club at Bandos provide a breather for families traveling with children as they are left in the care of professional child minders and babysitters. The Kids Club is equipped with a nursery full of toys, arts and crafts, and a large outdoor playground.