Bandos Maldives is set to bring a new twist to this holiday season with a range of family activities to celebrate Easter.
Easter is a celebration of unity and love, which is why we have planned entertaining games, parties, craft making and more activities specially designed for the little ones while also some of them can be enjoyed together as a family. This Easter’s celebrations will be prolonged for one week starting from tomorrow, the 15th of April.
The activities taking place throughout the week will start off with a nature walk. During this walk, the children and their parents will be going on an adventurous and informative walk around the island which will be finished off after visiting the bunnies bred on the island. During the walk, you are bound to notice that as always, the island is decorated with the festive-themed decors to enhance the Easter feeling.
From Easter cookie decorating to bunny hat making, many creative and fun activities will be conducted to keep the Easter spirit alive. Keeping with the tropical mood, special Easter-themed seaside activities are also scheduled for the 20th, Saturday. So grab your swim wears and join us at the watersports beach that afternoon at 1400 hours!
Let’s not forget the special Easter-themed Sunset dolphin cruise scheduled for the same day, where the whole family can enjoy the beautiful sunset while watching the dolphins swim by.
As they say, Easter isn’t complete without the Easter Bunny. Easter bunny is sure to be visiting you on the 21st, Sunday morning for an EGG-citing Egg hunt! Don’t miss out on taking photos with Mr.Fluffy Bunny!
Don’t worry in case you didn’t get to meet Mr.Fluffy Bunny that morning because he will still be around that evening to join the exciting Easter Party. The whole family is welcome to join this wonderful Party as we conclude the love-filled week of celebrating Easter!
Check out our Special Easter Week Activity program here! We hope it will help you plan your fun week with us!
What better place to relax and enjoy yourself than the amazing tropical wonderland of thousand islands, Maldives?
Among these thousand Islands, Bandos Maldives is one the most popular resorts in the Maldives, and with good reasons. Surrounded by azure seas and edged with crystalline white beaches, Bandos is, of course, a nature lover’s paradise, and if you are adventurous or a food lover then there is no better place than this gorgeous island set not far from the airport.
Although Bandos has a wide range of activities and excursions to offer, we all must agree, the hardest part of vacation anywhere is choosing what to do or where to be.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top 5 MUST-DO in Bandos Maldives
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
This excursion is one of the most romantic as well as a thrilling venture in Bandos. This excursion gives you a 99% chance of seeing dolphins up close to the boat. It is a 2-hour excursion which starts off with a boat trip in search of dolphins and ends with sparkling juices, a mesmerizing sunset and plenty of friendly dolphins. MUST try, right?
Snorkeling at the house reef
Our house reef is one of the best reefs in North Male’ Atoll. Snorkeling and seeing the underwater beauty with all the lives beneath will definitely be one of the best things to do here and will be a life-changing event for those who love nature. From sea turtles to little reef sharks, you will find different types of marine lives within our house reef. It’s a MUST to visit the wonderful world beneath the waves, don’t you think?
Great food is always under the “IT’S A MUST” list of everyone. From live Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese, western and of course local cuisine, our multi-talented chefs can provide you with all. Let’s not forget the special dinner arrangements available at the beach. Delicious food and Yummy desserts, our food offerings will not disappoint you!
Sunset at Huvan
There’s something about a beautiful sunset that makes the travel experience complete, the perfect end to a perfect day in paradise. During sunsets, you will notice how the colors explode at the horizon like fireworks and stretch for miles across the sky and the sea reflecting the beauty above. A cocktail in hand and a hypnotic view ahead – a moment one MUST not miss.
Orchid Spa leads you to a secluded refuge of wellness and indulgence. Book a massage or spa treatment and the internationally-trained staff at our spa will guide you through the gorgeous grounds to a quiet, soothing space – where treatments range from hot stone therapy to body wraps and traditional Thai massages. A day dedicated to pampering yourself is a MUST to relax and enjoy your holiday.
These are just a very few things you can do here at Bandos. Excursions like fishing, photo flight as well as manta ray snorkeling are also available here. Sunrise at Sea breeze, Sharks by Koon Thai is also very spellbinding sights you will come across here.
Come by and enjoy these wonderful adventures with us!
New year, new beginnings, new memories, and new holiday trips. A hopeful year lies ahead of all of us. As we walk into this roller-coaster ride, a moment to look back at the successful year before doesn’t sound like such a bad plan, right?
Let’s rewind back to the marvelous holiday season of 2018 and some of the memories we created together!
Fun in Foam!
A little bit of Zumba, a lot of foam – a great recipe for a fun beach party. Lively members of Glow-fit and their Zumba moves got the party kicking. But of course, the party would have not been as exciting as it was without you joining us to show us your Zumba skills. It was great to see both kids and adults enjoying together!
Talking about beach events, how can we leave out the Game-on beach day? Volleyball competitions and water polo games were the highlight of the afternoon. The pop mixes of DJ Dulshan was the cherry on top of this game day.
Music is in the Air
Doesn’t music remind you of the various talented musicians you met throughout this festive? Axam with his saxophone and Rilley with his violin, got us grooving to the romantic rhythms while Ritte, Wood band, and Cathy got us shuffling on to the dance floor.
Memories with Lil’ones
Our adorable little guests surely had a great time as well. Special Parties and disco evenings were held where Santa dropped by with gifts for everyone. Yes, we do believe in the little gesture of love through this fantasy during Christmas. The adorable moments you had with our Santa will always be cherished.
Eat, Dance, Repeat
Christmas Eve Dinner and party as well as new year eve Gala and DJ has also been remarkable nights celebrated. Great food, music and loved ones together, is how an impeccable holiday celebration is complete. We hope the food and hospitality we provided exceeded your expectations.
We hope our gesticulations and activities played a little role in making this holiday season perfect for you and your family. We wish you and your loved ones a very magnificent year ahead. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
The jingle of the bells and the sweet carols were heard as the festive celebrations kicked off at Bandos Maldives yesterday. This year Bandos Maldives is following a rustic theme. The decorations being used throughout the festive were made our very creative associates.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the artistic decors you will find within the complex.
Wooden Christmas Tree
All the Christmas trees around the resort are uniquely designed and are wood based. This Christmas tree is one of the biggest Christmas trees placed in the resort. Located at the main lobby, the tree is made of little tree branches, wooden ornaments and of course, Christmas lights.
These beautiful wreaths are made using banyan tree roots. The roots are neatly crafted around cardboard cutouts and tied together to form these pieces. Over hundreds of wreaths were handmade by our beloved associates. The ornament is finished off with a string of Christmas lights.
The wonderfully crafted snowmen around the island were made using parts of trees. Log pieces were stuck together and a touch of painted eyes, nose and buttons were drawn to complete the snowmen. We sure hope you will have a fun time meeting your friend Mr. Olaf and his summer loving cousins!
Coconut Husk Christmas tree
The Christmas tree located at Huvan is made entirely out of coconut husks. The 3M tall tree has a metal structure keeping the tree standing strong on its roots. The lights within this tree were lit last evening to indicate the beginning of festive celebrations at Bandos Maldives.
With a few branches and log, our talented associates have made hundreds of wooden reindeers to match the beautiful rustic theme. Adorned with a little ribbon, the handmade reindeer can be spotted at all our outlets and as well as the lobby area. Be sure to say hi to Mr. Rudolph and his friends.
Seems like Olaf, Rudolph, and the friends are having a great holiday season in Bandos Maldives. How about you?
Bandos Maldives marks a glorious 46 years in hospitality this December. The exquisite resort was opened to guests in December 1972 and secured the seat of the second ever resort opened in the Maldives.
As of today, Bandos Maldives is a leading local resort brand and has established a profound repute with a prodigious number of loyal guests and associates.
The celebrations started off on the 7th of December. Anniversary special sunset fishing competitions were organized for the guests and associates. Followed by a Football match between the Guests and Bandos Maldives team, the next day.
Annual ‘Viva La Vida’ Run is to take place on Monday, the 10th of December. Both associates and guests can take part in the run by purchasing a T-shirt. Viva La Vida T-shirts have been up for sale since the 2nd of December for all in-house guests and Bandos Associates.
The run consists of 3 laps around the island where you will receive a different colored hand band after each lap. 1st,2nd and 3rd place will be recognized and all participants are awarded a Viva La Vida medal.
The Viva La Vida is a CSR fundraising event of Bandos Maldives collaborating with the Project Hope, a non-profit organization committed to assisting the well-being of the society throughout the country.
All the fund raised from the event will be donated to NGO’s working for children’s right and protection.
Anniversary pre-dinner cocktail party for all in-house guests and Bandos management team is also a traditional anniversary activity for Bandos Maldives. During the cocktail party, guests and management will gather together for a cake cutting ceremony.
Annual associate party scheduled for 17th of December is also deemed as a part of anniversary celebrations. During the party, the best associate of the year will be awarded along with special performances of Bandos associates.
Hard work and dedication of the associates will be valued and thanked by the management within the party. This fun-filled evening is underwater themed to reflect the colorfulness of Bandos in-house reef.
It certainly has been a remarkable 46 years for the hotel. Bandos Maldives assures the following year to be more grand and better.
Thank you for joining us for fun-filled activities, relaxing accommodations, and the best hospitality within the past 46 years.
Bandos Maldives, The Island of Hospitality – Since 1972
Christmas is the time of the year when the whole world wishes to celebrate with peculiarly different and charismatic way. And of course, a trip to a destination charming enough to captivate your attention would be the best option to celebrate Christmas day. Bandos Maldives is an enthralling location that will render you with a chance to take shower in the Sun and say cheers to your Christmas party.
Bandos offers you the chance to enjoy the day in the most enticing way. The tranquil and calm family resort offers various events to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. The celebrations will start as early as the 20th of December 2018 and last till the 1st of January 2019.
Nothing seems to trigger the magical feelings of the holiday season quite like holiday decorations. Bandos Maldives will be adorned with Christmas lightings, beautifully lit Christmas trees, ornaments and various decorations to give you the desired holiday vibes.
You can expect perfect carols being sung throughout the island. Also, there are themed dinner nights as well as special excursions that will perfectly add on to the celebration of the Christmas. DJ nights, BBQ dinners and games at the beach are just a few examples of the activities that you can enjoy during the holiday season.
For kids, a variety of themed parties and festive inspired fun activities are offered by our Kid’s Club. Our well-trained child-minders will ensure to provide a fun and exciting time for your kids while you enjoy our beaches and the azure blue sea.
Rest assured as we will still keep the fantasies of our lil’ones alive a little longer with the arrival of Santa, where you can meet him and take photos for them to hold on to. After all, memories of Christmas with Santa lasts a lifetime, doesn’t it?
Curious about all the activities you can enjoy? We won’t keep you waiting long, you can find our Christmas itinerary below to help you plan your holiday with us.
A chance to dress up, a chance to bring your favorite horror movies to life and of course, a chance to show your creativity when you go trick or treating! It’s all more fun when it is Halloween. A festive enjoyed by all generations, where tricks are waiting around the corner and treats are waiting by the doorstep.
If you’re looking for a place to get a complete family-friendly Halloween experience here in the Maldives, look no further than Bandos Maldives. The events take place on 30th and 31st of October every year. This year, the celebrations started with the traditional Pumpkin Carving event held at the Sand Bar this morning. Both kids and adults joined in on this event to show their carving skills to our chefs.
We will be taking trick or treating to a new level with our Halloween party for the lil’guests in-house today at Kokko Club playground. From games and crafts till candies and fun characters, everything that makes a Halloween party fun will surely be there. Join Geronimo and friends from 1530 hours till 1700 hours for PARTY time.
Join Wood Band tonight as they take you “into the woods” with their collection of beautiful songs. While DJ Dulshan’s jams will get you up on the dance floor with the famous IT clown, tomorrow night!
Also be sure to keep an eye out for special Witching Hours at Sand Bar on both 30th and 31st for discounts on selected beverages from 1830 hours till 1930 Hour. Come by to try our Smoked Pumpkin cocktail. Trust us, IT is worth the try!
Tomorrow’s events start off with face painting for kids at Kokko Club. Whether its butterflies or Batman logo, our talented child-minders will be delighted to paint them! Keeping in mind that a Halloween celebration is not complete without a family dinner, our chefs have come up with a special Halloween menu for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Do let us know which dish was your favorite after your dinner tomorrow night!
Have a spooktacular Halloween here in Bandos Maldives. It’s a little Hocus Pocus and of course a clown with a red balloon…..
Maldivian resorts are mostly known for being luxurious and modern. However, when people from all around the globe plan their trip, their true intention doesn’t depend merely on the luxury but also to get a glimpse of local culture. Bandos Maldives is well known for keeping the ancient culture and true island tropical feeling alive for the past 46 years. To ensure not to miss out in every aspect of island lifestyle, Bandos has a special excursion; Island Hopping designed just for the seekers of tropical vibes.
Your tour starts at 0830Hrs with a 45-minute ferry ride to the nearby island, Hura. Hura is a little island located between two resorts, Four Season and Club Med Kani. With an inhabitance of approximately 600 people, Hura is known for the rich culture and the beautiful beaches.
Your tour at Hura begins with an overview of the island and the harbor area, where you will see fisherman’s with their fresh, huge yellowfin tunas preparing to sell their catch. Walking towards your next stop, you will be passing by the school of the island and learning about the education system and Maldivian script before you reach the beautiful beaches. With four seasons seemingly a few feet away, the area is huge with a vast number of trees. This area is the playground for local children and a spot to relax for the adults after their busy days.
Just around the corner, you will find the biggest tree of the island. This mighty enormous tree is a Banyan tree aging over 80+ years. As you walk back further into the streets of the island, you will notice a smile on every local’s face, most of them greet you with a hello.
On your way to the next halt, you will be introduced to handmade souvenirs made out of shells and corals. You will also see old houses built wholly out of coral rocks. When you arrive at the next terminus you will find yourself standing at the edge of the one and only swamp in Kaafu Atoll. This is a protected reserve by the government of Maldives and has been noted that you can discover over 220 different species of crabs as well as other marine creatures within the swamp itself.
Your adventure in Hura will end after a quick souvenir shopping while sipping on a fresh coconut. But your escapade is not yet over! Following a 20 minutes’ boat ride, you will reach paradise island resort where you can unwind before you head back to Bandos Maldives.
Although your Island hopping excursion ends at 1230Hrs upon reaching the resort, you will still be surrounded by tropical vibes during our holiday spent in Bandos.
The reason for choosing the Maldives as your vacation destination is undeniably the azure sea and the clear sky. But in today’s traveler checklists, recreational activities and sports are definitely among the top three “MUST”. If you are among the travelers with this checklist, the Clubhouse is where your exploit at Bandos Maldives begins.
Our Clubhouse is a huge complex with a selection of indoor and outdoor sports available for you to choose from. We provide you with a chance to enjoy in-door sports through our well-equipped indoor badminton court and a squash court available within the facility. Don’t worry if indoor sports aren’t what you are looking for because we have an outdoor tennis court available with lessons for you to enjoy your game at.
When we are traveling with our family, the first and foremost thing you want will be for your kids to enjoy the vacation just as much as you do while getting some off-duty time for yourselves as well. Our Kokko Club has got your back! Parents can plan the family’s itinerary according to the kids’ interest and the club’s schedule. Located within the Clubhouse, Kokko Club alternate and often blend, playing and learning during activities. Our friendly childminders will keep the kids not only busy and entertained, but also educated and enlightened while you laze your day away.
For some of us, exercise is an important part of our daily lives. And we often worry about not being able to follow our workout routines when we travel. Rest assured as we have Top Ride classes here you can register to. To top that, we have a very well facilitated Gym to ensure an ultimate wellness experience. Both our gym and spinning classes are designed to provide a soothing environment for you to workout at. Floor-to-ceiling windows, full-length mirrors, surround-sound audio system and advanced fitness equipment, perfect right? If this still leaves you with second thoughts, guess what? You can use this amazing gym on courtesy basis!
The gym isn’t the only gratis service you get at the clubhouse. Table tennis, foosball, billiard, game room as well as the steam and sauna services are available on a complimentary basis. You can also unwind and relax at our comfortable lounge or grab a seat on our compound and enjoy a soft/isotonic drink available from our counter.
Whether you’d prefer a day of comfort in a lounge or an active day of sports, our Clubhouse is your go-to place! Drop by and enjoy this wonderful facility. It is beyond doubt, worth a try!
Even though the main tourist attraction of Maldives is the clear blue sky and azure sea, for a seeker of adventure our history and culture will definitely be captivating. Bandos Maldives has a special excursion; Male’ Tour, to ensure you don’t miss the chance to travel back in time to learn about our rich culture and visit historical places.
Male’ Tour starts off at 1430 Hours as you board the speedboat and start your journey to the capital city Male’. After a short 10-15 minutes ride, you will be received at the jetty by our energetic tour guides who will be the captain of your escapade ship. Divided into groups of two, your time traveling starts not far from the jetty itself.
As we believe in leaving a little mystery until you take part in the activity, we would be highlighting on only five stops at Male’ tour. Let the quest begin!
The Grand Friday Mosque
Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam or the grand Friday mosque is named after one of the most celebrated Maldivian heroes, Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam of the Maldives. This is the biggest mosque in the Maldives and among the biggest in South Asia. It has the capacity for over 5000 people. The simple but stunning modern structure was opened in 1984 by former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
The resident of the President of Maldives, Muleeaage was a palace of a sultan. First as a father’s loving gift to his son and then as a befitting residence to the President, this palace has served many purposes over the year. It was built in the year 1906. The colonial architecture and carvings is surely a grand sight for sore eyes.
The mosque, which is made almost entirely out of carved coral stone, was completed in 1658 after two years of construction. The interior of Hukuru Miskiiy is renowned for its beautiful lacquer work and woodcarvings. With its fine carvings, entrance steps, cut wooden entryways, veneer calligraphy, and beautifications, the nature of workmanship is the finest in the nation.
Situated close to the Hukuru Miskiiy in the Maldives, Medhu Ziyaaraiy is the tomb of a religious researcher from Morocco named Abdul Barakat Yoosuf Al Barbary. It is said that he was the person who brought the religion of Islam to the Maldives in the year 1153. The tomb was made in the earlier parts of the 20th century.
To get the best Maldivian experience, the place you need to visit is the Produce Market. You will find the best home-made goodies and home-grown veggies in this market. People from every part of the country opt this market to sell their products.
Friends, now the quest doesn’t end at this point! There’s a lot more to discover about our opulent culture and history. Join our illuminating Male’ Tour capers. Trust us, it’s worth every minute!