Bandos Island Resort
- Room Type : Deluxe Room
- Stay Nights : 4 nights 5 days
- Stay Num : 2
When I was looking for a resort where the reputation was good in the Maldives and could stay cheaply, Bandos came up as a candidate. As a result of searching for hotels, I heard that Bandos has snorkeling spots, the island is big, and there are other facilities, so I decided to stay here.
Bandos Island Resort exterior · entrance · reception
The entrance (the road after getting off the boat) had the ocean bellow, and there were also fish swimming there, so I did not get tired of the view.
Bandos Island Resort Deluxe Room
It was spacious and comfortable. Because the living room and the bedroom are separated, we were able to spend very relaxing time, and it was even too large for two people. The effectiveness of the cooler was good, and it was good that the room became cool immediately. After cleaning, the housekeepers always set the air conditioner at 22 ° C, and it was always cool after coming back from the hot weather.
Bandos Island Resort Bathroom
Although the washroom, bathtub and shower were in the same room, it was very spacious and comfortable. There were several windows shaped like blinds and there was no dampness of moisture. Whether it is the nature of the floor, the drainage of the shower was also good and dried quickly.
Bandos Island Resort mini bar and built-in cafe
The refrigerator was equipped with alcohol such as beer and whiskey, snack confectionery such as water (EVIAN) and potato chips. There was a pot, and I was able to drink powdered tea and so on. There was no microwave, but it did not bother me. There was only a 1 liter water bottle, so we were not able to carry it around.
Bandos Island Resort Pool inside hotel
Bandos Island Resort hotel beach
You can go around the island in about 30 minutes, but the blue and beautiful sea spreads wherever you go. When I look at the beautiful ocean, I feel my stress going away.
Bandos Island Resort hotel restaurant
We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant buffet right next to the reception.
Booking Optional Tours at Bandos Island Resort Hotel
Although I visited the facility where I can book an optional tour called RIYA several times, I was not very good at speaking English, and I was very pleased that they spoke English slowly for me patiently. There were various unusual island tours that can be arranged at the hotel, such as dolphin cruise, diving, snorkeling, surfing, banana boating, and etc. There were different things on different days of the week, but this time I want to make a journey that will not be bound by time, leisurely in the ocean and pool and that I did not have to think about anything. I took part in VELTRA’s “Male half day sightseeing tour” using the time to the return plane. Mr. Shine told us, but he was very professional and taught us a lot about the history of the Maldives. Because it was Friday, which is a Maldives holiday, not all markets, supermarkets, museums were open (closed until 14 o’clock), only one small souvenir shop and a Western style cafe was open. It was disappointing that we could not eat local cuisine of Maldives. It was nice that Ms. Shine took a lot of pictures and that he was waving his hands all the time when saying good bye from the ferry and I would love for him to show us around again.
Facilities such as gym and activities in Bandos Island Resort hotel
The use of the sports facilities’ TV game, billiards and table tennis were free, so I went to do them every time I was free.
Bandos Island Resort neighborhood facilities
Because it is a small island which is 30 minutes drive to go around the island, you can visit all of the places quickly. However, it seems that you can not go to other islands. Just to be sure, when I asked the receptionist for the price of the ticket to the capital Mare, it was said that one person was 89 dollars. Also, regarding shopping, we got all the souvenirs in Bandos at Mare airport, so we did not have to buy it at Bandos. All meals and shopping on the island are collected at the time of checkout as cash or credit, so I did not have to use cash except for when leaving a tip for the housekeepers.
Bandos Island Resort access
It is a one minute walk from the airport to the boat station, and it takes about 15 minutes by boat to Bandos. Unlike other islands that had to switch from the airport to the domestic flight, the access was very good. The return boat was equipped with a sofa for cooling and had free water bottles prepared.
Bandos Island Resort Staff
It was hard to communicate well with the front staff, but everybody spoke slowly to make it easier for me to understand. Every employee gave me a good impression. Even the cleaners greeted me if we passed each other. I was very satisfied with the hospitality. Even chefs at the restaurants and diving shops were kind and thoughtful.
Bandos Island Resort customer base
There was a free nursery called KOKKO CLUB. There were few elderly people and many couples.
Bandos Island Resort Summary
I had a nice stay. I was very lucky to be able to stayed in a deluxe room with a bathtub, without changing the price. I was wondering if it was the first time that I had never experienced such an unpleasant feeling while traveling about the fact that the spirit of hospitality strongly greeted tourists warmly. I also thought that all the manner of guests were good. All the money used at the resort was very good and it was very easy to pay for things because we paid during check-out. Meals at the restaurant were also very good. It would have been netter if I could have visited other island, but I would definitely like to visit again. Next time I would like to stay in a two-story Jacuzzi villa.