Rejuvenate your body and mind while enjoying your perfect holiday in Bandos, through a revitalizing treatment at Orchid Spa. Intimate villas and cabanas allow you to relax in privacy while our expert spa therapists take you on an invigorating journey.
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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 fish and magnificent seascapes in total safety. The Dive Centre is a spacious facility complete with air-conditioned audio visual classrooms, library, hot water showers and large storage rooms.
The convenient location of Bandos in the southern part of the North Male Atoll offers access to over 40 impressive dive sites.
our visit to Bandos Island Resort and Spa is not complete without trying your hand at the local pastime of fishing.
Bait your hook, drop your line direct from a Dhoni to the reef and hope for a nibble as you watch the spectacular colours of the sunset and listen to the ocean waves lap the surrounding islands. After two hours of fishing for your own supper, we prepare a delicious barbecue on the beach of Kuda Bandos. While you are waiting to barbecue your catch you will be entertained with spectacular ‘bodu beru’ (local music with drums, rhythm and dance). After dinner you can just sit and relax with your loved ones on the white powder sandy beach and watch the glittering bonfire on the shore. Experience our fun search for wild dolphins while viewing the best sunsets the islands has to offer. One of our most fun-filled excursions, it’s an opportunity to see dolphins in their natural environment, jumping and doing their friendly tricks, and even swimming with the boat as you both go jumping and streaming across the ocean. The coral reefs in the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colorful fish. Snorkeling is the easiest way to enjoy the beauty found beyond the lagoon.
Reef snorkeling takes place directly from the boat and is therefore suitable for stronger swimmers. Guests are advised to wear adequate sun screen. Hop on board a local mechanised Dhoni and sail away across the North Malé Atoll to explore the different types of islands in the area. Snorkel, swim or take a nap while you top up that tan in our tropical paradise. You will discover a local island and see Maldivians at work and experience their island lifestyle. Visit a local souvenir shop where you can buy something to remember your trip by, before we land on our own picnic island for lunch. The full day tour includes a picnic lunch on the beach on our very own uninhabited island of Kuda Bandos (meaning little Bandos). Half day tours start after breakfast and we return to Bandos for lunch. Malé must rank amongst the smallest capital cities of the world but it has plenty of atmosphere and history to interest visitors.
Explore the streets of this tiny and unique island city through a tour by experienced local guides. Watch the fisherman unload their catch at the bustling local fish market or wander the aisles of colourful Maldivian produce at the local market. Malé also has a number of interesting historic and religious sites that illustrate the history and culture of the Maldives.
Take a walk in the narrow lanes and witness the hustle and bustle as shopkeepers, fishermen, civil servants and businessmen all go about their daily business. Step aboard our glass bottom boat and immerse yourself in a spectacular underwater world in complete comfort. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery above and below the gentle ocean waves as you float above the colourful corals and mesmerizing sea life while blissfully gliding along the crystal blue waters. This is an ideal excursion for those who don’t want to get wet, but who still want to enjoy the splendor of this exotic expanse. Ever wished you and your partner were the only people in the world? Here is the chance to experience such a feeling on our sand bank picnic. There is only you, surrounded by the sapphire sky and the emerald waters with your loved ones on powdery sand, gently sipping exquisite champagne. This is one of our exclusive activities that you should not miss.
At Bandos, we truly cater for everyone. That’s why families traveling with young children can relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in the capable care of our professional child minders and babysitters. What’s more, while you unwind on the beach, they’ll be having the time of their lives. The Kokko Club opens from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday, and offers a wide variety of activities for everyone from tots to teens. We create and maintain a safe, healthy and exciting environment where they can enjoy, explore, learn, socialize with other kids and have fun. We strive to stay up to date with the ever changing needs of our young guests, many of whom we are fortunate enough to see every year from their infancy. The Kokko Club is equipped with a nursery full of toys and a large playground outdoors. The facilities are free of charge for children aged 3 – 12 years old and the associates of Kokko Club provide babysitting services on an hourly basis for 0 – 12 years old. Keep fit, unwind and simply have fun at our Paradise Club sports complex. Enjoy beach volleyball or tennis on our flood-lit courts, relax and unwind at our steam bath or Sauna, or take advantage of our fabulous fitness suite, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness suite is open to all guests free of charge. Guests seeking a slower pace can unwind in our lounge and entertainment area and catch up on the latest news and sport from around the world. Board games and table tennis are also on offer, ensuring there’s something for everyone in paradise.
Our medical clinic, with a decompression chamber and hyperbaric chamber, is available at all times should you need it. While diving with us, all guests should have insurance to cover dive accidents. If divers do not have appropriate insurance DAN short term packages are also available at Dive Bandos which will cover decompression sickness (DCS), and chamber treatments up to €6,000. Bandos Medical has two medical doctors, a general practitioner, a dive medical officer (European) and a nurse on location 24 hours a day. Capture your time in paradise with our professional photography service. Take home a quality, hard cover photo book of your cherished memories, along with all the digital copies, for a great price. Our photography service is perfect for couples, family portraits or wedding photo books, creating something you’ll treasure forever. Bandos Convention Centre offers sophisticated conference facilities to a global audience. Located close to both the airport and the capital Male, the facility provides versatile space, accommodating up to 350 guests for large conferences, to more intimate meeting rooms that cater for up to 20 people. All meeting rooms are fully equipped to meet all your requirements and come complete with comprehensive technical support. We can take care of everything from transportation to catering and even supply Maldivian cultural entertainment, ensuring your meeting is productive and memorable.