An Idyllic Getaway To Bandos, Maldives

We left the bustling city of Malé, dreaming about crystal-clear waters flanked with white sandy beaches and experiencing perfect tranquility. As the speed boat whisked us away to Bandos, an idyllic resort in Maldives North Malé Atoll, we started making plans!! And, why not? There is just so much to do on this fantastic resort located just 7 kms from Malé International Airport. Pro Tip# Try booking a resort near to the airport, the travel cost comes down considerably. Want to know more about our picture postcard perfect holiday that featured endless fun with sea, sand and sun? Read more to get some travel inspiration that will coax you to plan your next holiday to a magical island called Maldives!!!

We chose Bandos after careful research as Maldives offers unlimited choices for travelers ranging from budget, mid-range to uber luxurious. Pro Tip# Try planning a Maldivian vacation during off season (May till October). Our visit in the month of July guaranteed us lower prices, lesser crowds and contrary to popular belief, we did not encounter incessant rains. After a warm Maldivian welcome, we were ushered to our Jacuzzi Beach Villa, set on the white sandy beach with unhindered views of the crystal-clear lagoon..... a perfect beach hideaway. Feel instantly comfortable in the spacious beach villa as you relax in the separate living area or wake up to the sounds of the ocean in the bedroom upstairs. The villa offers modern amenities and relaxing seclusion with an open-air Jacuzzi, yet retains a traditional touch with a thatched roof.

Perfect for a romantic getaway or adventurous fun, Bandos Maldives is an idyllic choice for a memorable holiday. The resort offers good accommodation options from ultra luxurious water villas, comfortable Jacuzzi Beach and Pool Villas, Garden Villas and different category of rooms- standard, classic and deluxe.

The house reef, one of the best in North Malé Atoll is great for snorkeling and you get to witness diverse marine life- baby sharks, sea turtles, tuna, butterfly fishes and more. Pro Tip# Try early morning or evenings for a great snorkeling experience as waters are more calm. As we snorkeled one day at 7 am, we encountered a beautiful sea turtle and swam along with it. At the resort, the PADI Dive Centre, offers the chance to view sharks, rays and turtles in their natural habitat. One can also opt for exciting game fishing excursions, picnics and many more activities at the resort.

Dining at Bandos, Maldives is a pleasure. Choose from indoor buffet meals at Gallery restaurant (open to all- inclusive bookings) or other breezy outdoor venues. Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from the sundeck at Huvan as you sip on your favorite cocktails or some romantic time at Sand Bar- a classic island beach bar.

Koon Thai serves authentic Thai cuisine and Umi Yaki does delicious grills. Hunger pangs at odd times? Sea Breeze- a lounge open round the clock will tempt you with a multi cuisine menu. Pro Tip #The menu is priced well compared to other resorts in Maldives, so try taking a half board option.

If like us you believe in living in the sunshine, swimming in the sea and drinking pure air on your getaway, Bandos Maldives is the place to be!!!

How Do I Get Here:
Many airlines fly to Maldives from India and other destinations. We chose Sri Lankan airlines for our travel as we had a planned a holiday in Sri Lanka before arriving in Maldives.

What Can I Do More:
Bandos, Maldives offers many excursions like Night Fishing, Sunset Dolphin Cruise, Glass Bottom Boat ride and Sand Bank Picnic. Go Island hopping on a mechanized Dhoni to explore different islands on the North Malé Atoll and experience local life from close quarters, a good option if you are skipping a stay at Malé. Renew your vows at Bandos, Maldives in a traditional island ceremony held on the white sandy beaches of the resort- a beautiful experience. Want to spend a lazy day? Relax by the poolside and swim upto the pool bar to enjoy local and international cocktails.

Best Time To Travel:
Maldives is an year round destination with lower rates during off season months of May till October. Be prepared for light rain showers. Month of December attracts heavy surcharges.


  1. Hey,
    That's a perfect narration about the beauty of Maldives and Bandos.
    I was in Male' for almost 6 months and could explore a few islands and resorts including the Bandos Resort. It's really a paradise.

    1. This post is a really good read and makes me want to book a holiday to the Maldives. Might I suggest adding cost of the airline, resort, food, activities etc which makes it easier for people like me to decide on how to plan for a budget for a Maldivian getaway.

    2. Thnx a ton. Cost of airlines differ depending on which country you book from but starts from Inr 25000. Stay also depends on which resort you choose but Bandos offers value for money rates. Do get in touch with us on for any specific questions :)

  2. I think I'll take the romantic adventurous getaway .I love it when you travel .Excellent narrative for a vacation in the Maldives . Thanks for this very pleasant trip.

  3. I think I'll take the romantic adventurous getaway .I love it when you travel .Excellent narrative for a vacation in the Maldives . Thanks for this very pleasant trip.


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