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Situated in an idyllic spot on North Malé Atoll, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bandos Island Resort makes a great location for a stay of any length.

The fashionable resort is only a short boat ride from the capital, Malé, but nonetheless a perfect sport to relax utter tranquillity and enjoy snorkelling on the vivid offshore reef.

Accommodation consists of 215 comfortable rooms in seven different categories, all with air conditioning, en suite bathroom, TV, safe and minibar - these range from cosy classic rooms set in tropical gardens to top-of-the-range waterfront villas overlooking the ocean. Free WiFi internet access is available. 

Extensive facilities include a choice of six bars and restaurants that offer a variety of options to cater for every taste, a swimming pool, spa, kids’ club, and a sports complex with a gym, tennis court and other facilities. Local excursions are available. You can book on an all-inclusive basis, and it is also possible to arrange private dining.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Whales, Dolphins & Mantas in the Indian Ocean

The tiny nation of the Maldives lies 650 kilometres southwest of the southern tip of India, made up of 1,200 exquisite islands and colourful coral reefs. Go in search of whales, dolphins, manta rays and the other marine life of the Indian Ocean on board an exclusive chartered voyage, led by Dr Charles Anderson.

  • When to go: Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Central Atolls

Comprising the atolls of Malé, Ari, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll, the central region of the Maldives is the most popular area for liveaboard vessels due to the sheer abundance of marine life, including whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and numerous seabirds.

  • Where: Around Malé
  • Ideal for viewing: spinner dolphin, spotted dolphin, Fraser’s dolphin, Cuvier’s beaked whale, false killer whale
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Whale watching, Dolphin watching