Ratings based on 180 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Dallas, TX
Absolutely Perfect!Posted Feb 21, 2015
Pros: Convenience to Male Airport Abundance of activities available, OR plenty of beach to just lay out on
Cons: I wish they would provide more water free daily
Location: Diving Day trip to Male Day trip to other Islands Big Game Fishing Sunrise boat trip Sunset boat trip Nightly activities near the Sand Bar
We had an incredible experience at Bandos. Looking back a week ago when we were there, here is what stands out in my mind: 1) Outstanding diving, over-the-top professional Dive shop and staff, house reef amazing enough to keep us busy for days! 2) Outstanding customer service. From the welcome staff, to the room boy's attention and friendliness, to the dive shop's personalized service, to the restaurant's unexpected acknowledgement of my husband's birthday....all that we expected and so, so much more. 3) Great meals! We enjoyed our meal at each of the restaurants (we tried them all) and recommend a quiet dinner at the Thai restaurant overlooking the ocean. 4) So convenient. For a middle-of-nowhere country, we had great convenience in staying at Bandos. Just a 15 minute speedboat transfer from the capital (no waiting for others, either going or coming), we were able to maximize our island time and minimize our transfer time. The only recommendations: *Don't pack towels, they provide plenty! *Bring your own snacks if you're not going AI. Even expensive airport water is cheaper than Bandos! *Remember everything is "put on the room" and charged quite a tax (20%+), so it can add up quick! *Might consider using the tea kettle to boil your water for drinking :) *Get up early and claim your seats on the beach with your towels...that way you'll have a good spot!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice stay in BandosPosted Feb 5, 2015
We had a pleasant stay in this resort. It was very easy to reach from the airport. It was clean and staff was kind. The activity of the kids club was a little bit poor but overall we had a good experience. Perfect for a long week-end stay.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Abu Dhabi
Lovely island with many facilitiesPosted Jan 27, 2015
Pros: The island is a bit large, so you can have long walks, and find always a nice spot by the beach or by the pool.
Cons: Provide slippers in the rooms or clean the floor more often
Location: Perfect location, 10 min away by boat from the airport, ideal to travel with kids
We travelled as a family with a young child. The island is quite big, allows walks and privacy. Kids pool, kids club, kids dining, courtesy of the staff were great. Main restaurant Gallery had great food, no need to go for other special meals. We had the all inclusive and enjoyed it a lot. Drinks are of good quality and diverse, same for food. Loved the place. It was one of our best holidays as a family.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Brunei
Good food, beach close to room.Posted Jan 18, 2015
Pros: Location of rooms, activities available to attend , events at bar in the evening, food were excellent.
Location: Mini bandos visit and capital male is a short trip to look through the local environment.
We spent a week and we had really wonderful time here. All the staffs were friendly and helpful. The beach area are very nearby the hotel rooms and we had wonderful time snorkelling and looking through the corals which were so close to the beach.The island is very cool with presence of a lot of trees. The beach area were clean so excellent for swimming and snorkelling. Overall a very nice place to spend and experience a holiday environment.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom India
Nice 4 star family property not far from MalePosted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Our standard room was spacious and had all the necessary facilities. Service was friendly and we enjoyed the pool, beach and restaurants.
Cons: The resort needs to give its guests more than 2 small bottles of water in the room. Food can be considerably better with a lot more choices.
We had a lovely time at Bandos Island resort where the focus is on family and groups. For a weekend stay, this resort is ideal and my husband and I were happy in all respects with this 4 star property.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Houston TX
Very friendly staff on paradise island.Posted Jan 6, 2015
We had a great experience at Bandos island. We were a family of 4 with 2 small children 1&5 yrs, and our stay could not have been better. The rooms where cleaned twice a day, wifi was complementary and bottled water in the room free. My biggest compliments go to the staff who were all, without exception, very friendly, helpful and accommodating.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom dubai
家族でのんびりPosted Jan 6, 2015
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom シンガポール
バランスの取れたリゾートPosted Jan 4, 2015
部屋は広く、エキストラベットも大人2人が寝ても十分な大きさでした。掃除が行き届いていたので、快適でしたが、シャワーを使うと流れが悪いのがマイナスポイントでした。 食事は、毎食殆ど同じメニューだったので飽きますが、味は悪くなかったです。 ビーチのすぐ近くでキレイな魚を見る事が出来ました。ドロップオフの場所も近いので、気軽にスノーケルが楽しめました。
by A verified travelerfrom Dubai
Good Resort but disappointing service!Posted Dec 31, 2014
Pros: Location and scenery
Cons: Service with a Smile :)
Having experienced many resorts, Bandos location is nice but they have a long way to go on customer experience.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom 九州
素敵なリゾートでしたPosted Dec 30, 2014
12月末でしたが到着翌日は雨。現地の天気予報ではずっと曇りになっていましたが2日目以降は晴れが続いたのでよかったです。 英語が得意ではないのでちょっと不安でしたが、子供がダイビングを体験したがり 恐る恐るダイビングセンターにいってみました。 ダイビングセンターのアリさんは少し日本語が話せてとても親切にしていただきました。 アリさんは少しの日本語とあとはスマホで翻訳してくれて、安心して子供たちを(12歳17歳)預けることができました。 今まで泳げない母でしたが、サンゴを踏みたくない一心でナント泳げるようになりました！ しかも体験ダイビングで要領を得た子供に連れられ、ドロップオフ付近まで行くこともでき、感動しました。 マンタには会えませんでしたが、水上ビラのデッキからウミガメ、エイ、イルカの群れも見れましたよ。 あと、スタッフの方全般サバサバしているせいか、メディカルセンターの看護師さん？受付の女性がとても感じが良くキュートで印象深かったです。お世話になりました。