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Bandos - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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  • About this holiday

    The island of Bandos offers a wide range of accommodation suitable for couples and families alike. The state-of-the-art sports and Spa facilities, stylish restaurants and atmospheric bars create a full, lively and elegant experience perfect for guests looking for a cosmopolitan getaway.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays suggests that you fly with British Airways direct to Male (flights do not operate all year round though) or with Emirates via Dubai. With Emirates there are a number of UK regional flights into Dubai that connect with the onward flight to the Maldives. Clients have also found that flights with Sri Lankan via Colombo also work well.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways or Emirates to Male, seaplane transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room and include scheduled flight London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle to Malé via Dubai on Emirates, British Airways London Gatwick to Malé or Sri Lankan Airways London to Malé, onward return transfer by speedboat and bed and breakfast.

    January - April
    7 nights from about £1760

    May - December
    7 nights from about £1480

    These prices are a guide only and do not take into account any special offers. The best possible price will be put together for you at the time of inquiry.

    Special Offers

    • 7 nights for the price of 6 Maldives for summer 2019
      Book now and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 on stays from 26 April 2019 until 31 October 2019. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for early 2020
      Book a stay of 7 nights or more before 31 October 2019 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 10 January and 20 April 2020. Applicable to all room types excluding Beach pool and Water villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% early booking offer for summer 2020(2)
      Book a stay before 31 March 2020 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 21 April and 23 December 2020. Applicable to all room types excluding Beach pool and Water villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Free nights offer 2020(3)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 or 14 for the price of 12 between 21 April and 31 October 2020. Valid for stays on a bed and breakfast basis. Applicable to all room types excluding Beach pool and Water villas. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 50% discount off transfers for late summer 2020
      Book a stay before 30 September 2019 for between 23 August and 30 September 2020 and receive a 50% discount off transfers for stays of 7 nights or more. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply
    • 50% discount on meal plan supplements for summer 2020
      Book a stay before 30 September 2019 for between 23 August and 30 September 2020 and receive a 50% discount off our rates on the supplements for half board and full board. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 20% discount offer for late summer 2020
      Book a stay before 30 September 2019 and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates for stays between 23 August and 30 September 2020. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Indian Ocean 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Indian Ocean 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1076

    Our opinion

    “A well-established resort with a cosmopolitan atmosphere”

    Hotel description

    The island of Bandos is well-established and perfect for a family holiday or couple’s getaway. The resort is nestled in lush green vegetation, encircled by pearl white beaches and crystal-clear waters in its own lagoon. Bandos offers a wide choice of accommodation. Water Villas are ultra-exclusive, the Beach Pool Villas have their own private infinity pools and the Garden Villas are in close proximity to nature. The Standard and more spacious Deluxe Rooms are simply elegant and located by the beach. The main Gallery Restaurant offers buffet-style dining and the stylish Harbour Restaurant features Asian fusion cuisine. A couple of bars provide a lively atmosphere at night. If you are looking for a more active holiday, there is plenty to do here, with a water sports centre, state-of-the-art sports complex and several swimming pools. The PADI dive centre offers the chance to view sharks, rays and turtles in their natural habitat. The reef at Bandos is one of the best in the North Malé Atoll and divers can access over 40 dive locations further afield. If you are looking for some pampering, the Anggerik Spa provides a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments including some junior treatments for younger guests. Families will love the Child Care Centre and Kids’ Club, which caters for children from 1 to 12 years between 9am and 5pm. The Kids’ Club is equipped with a nursery full of toys and has a large playground outside so that your children are guaranteed an enjoyable holiday experience.

    Location

    Maldives

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes by speedboat

    Closest airport

    Male

    Room types

    Bandos has 55 villas. All villas have a private patio, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities.
    Standard Room
    Deluxe Room
    Garden Villa
    Beach Villa
    Beach Pool Villa
    Water Villa

    Hotel facilities and services

    3 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 swimming pools, spa with steam room and sauna, gym, tennis courts, internet café, children’s club, 3 shops, medical centre, PADI dive centre.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: choice of one night-fishing excursion or one Male ferry excursion (for a minimum 6 night stay).

    Chargeable: Diving, water-skiing, sailing.

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Indoor badminton, table football, table tennis, billiards and squash.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The reef in Bandos is one of the best in North Male, offering the opportunity to see sharks ad turtles in their natural habitat.

    Sports nearby

    PADI dive centre.

    Children

    Families will love the Child Care Centre and Kids’ Club catering for children from 1 to 12 years between 9am and 5pm. A baby-sitting service is also available. Reductions are available for children when sharing with two adults (8 to 11 years).

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 7 nights from 24 December to 6 January.

    Other information

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      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.

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      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.

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    Capital:Malé
    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
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    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).

     

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