Luxury hotel holiday Bandos Maldives

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.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Speedboat transfer Male to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Bandos, Maldives

Bandos is a family friendly, luxury resort in an idyllic island location. The excellent spa facilities, delicious dining and wide variety of island activities make this the ideal location for a family getaway.

Facts in brief

Location North Male Atoll

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 15 minutes by speedboat

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 2 Swimming Pools, Spa with Steam Room and Sauna, Gym, Tennis Courts, Internet cafe, Children's Club, 3 Shops, Medical Centre, PADI Dive Centre.

Complimentary watersports

Choice of 1 Night-fishing Excursion or one Malé Ferry Excursion (for a minimum 6 night stay).

Chargeable watersports

Snorkelling Excursions, Glass Bottom Boat Trips, Dolphin Watching

Land sports

Indoor Badminton, Table Football, Table Tennis, Billiards and Squash.

Out and about nearby

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

Sports nearby

PADI dive centre.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

£1,760 high season

Holiday Code EXH1076

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Bandos, Maldives

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 Male 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.

Room descriptions

Bandos has 225 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

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

£1,760 high season

Holiday Code EXH1076

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Bandos, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Bandos Island Resort, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Bandos Island Resort is reached from Male airport by speedboat in about 15 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the speedboat transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

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

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).

Special offers

Free night offer Receive 7 nights for the price of 6 or 14 nights for the price of 12 for stays between 21 April 2020 and 31 October 2020. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard room for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

£1,760 high season

Holiday Code EXH1076

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Bandos, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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