Bandos Island

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Full of luxury hotels and resorts, pristine white beaches, shimmering blue waters, and a perfect sunset as your backdrop, the Maldives is an ideal halal holiday destination for halal honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in style. Though the Maldives is made up of more than a thousand islands, one in particular that stands out is Bandos Island, a breathtaking island that has earned the title of ‘Island of Hospitality’.

Situated on the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, Bandos Island is surrounded by turquoise waters of the lagoon, lush green vegetation, stunning pearl white beaches, and a true sense of tranquility. Just 7km from Malé International Airport, you and your companion will find the beautiful Bandos Maldives and its 215 rooms and villas that will blow you away.

With a range of overnight stays to choose from, each room provides fantastic views of either the perfectly landscaped resort, luscious green gardens, or the calm blue sea. In room and outdoor features are both something to look forward to with its modern day furniture that perfectly blends in with its surroundings. Depending on your choice of room, Jacuzzi’s and private pools are also available to add that extra special touch of luxury.

Bandos Maldives comes complete with a diving centre for those that want to make the most of the clear waters, while a medical clinic is also onsite for peace of mind. Water sports, excursions, clubs and games, and the pools very own swimming pool is also ready to make your days out just as enjoyable as your nights in. Those that are looking to unwind will enjoy the resorts spa where your aches and pains will be taken care of as you lay back and relax in a heavenly like paradise.

A handful of dining options are ready to impress their guests with a selection of eating choices. Whether it’s a drink by the pool, a meal outdoors under the sun, or a romantic dinner at the resorts stylish restaurant, you and you companion will enjoy delicious halal friendly dishes that will satisfy all your cravings.

From £1,399 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Male
  • 7 nights at the 4* Bandos Island in a Garden Villa
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Return speedboat transfers from the airport to the resort

Valid for travel from May to September (supplements may apply in July and August).

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

A popular holiday destination for beach and underwater lovers, the Maldives is a tropical halal friendly destination overflowing with more than 1,000 coral islands, beautiful sun kissed beaches, and calm clear turquoise seas that counts as your gateway to the precious underwater world. Perfect for halal honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or even a fun and adventurous break with the kids, the Maldives is full of energetic activities, luxurious hotels and accommodation, and all the water sports and exciting adventures one needs to complete a fun packed yet relaxing holiday. Flight time from the UK: Approximately 10 hours and 45 minutes via direct flight.

Local languages: The national language of the Maldives is Dhivehi, however almost every Maldivian speaks English which is the language used in all schools. English is also the second unofficial language of the Maldives.

Best time to visit: The best time to travel to the Maldives is during the dry session or between the months of November and April. It’s during these months that you’ll enjoy hot sunny days with calm breezes.

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : Tourist visas are granted to all nationalities, on arrival to Maldives. This being so, British nationalities and passport holders can enjoy up to 30 days upon arrival providing they hold a valid onward or return ticket. No prior visa is required to arrive to Maldives.

Which airport will you fly in to: Male International Airport, previous known as Hulhule Airport, is the main international airport in the Maldives and the most likely airport you’ll fly into when travelling from the UK or other countries. Being well connected with major airports throughout the world, Male Internation Airport serves as the main gateway for tourist arriving into the Maldives. From here, you'll take a speedboat or air transfer to your hideaway island.

Key Events and Festivals:

Ramadan – Being an Islamic country, the Maldives celebrates the month of Ramadan every year.

Eid Festival – celebrated yearly after Ramadan. During the Eid Festival, which normally lasts for 3 days, tourists will enjoy cultural splendors of the Maldives religious faith alongside feasts of grand meals and get-togethers which are thoroughly prepared throughout the country.

Independence Day – Independence Day celebrates the freedom of the Maldives against Britain in back in the 1960’s. On this special day the islands are filled with lively performances, colourful parades, and lots or delicious foods, cuisines, and festivities.

Must try food:

Garudhiya – A fish broth served with rice, lime, chili and onions. Fihunu mas - Barbecued fish that has been basted with chili, usually served with rice.

Mas huni – Considered the most popular Maldivian breakfast dish, Mas Huni consists of shredded smoked fish with grated coconuts and onions.

Keemia - Deep fried fish rolls.

Bajiya – A pastry that is stuffed with fish, coconuts and onion.

Must do experience:

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling – Home to numerous pristine beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for exploring the underwater world, scuba diving and snorkeling is a must when visiting the Maldives. The country has numerous diving centers and professional instructors to help and guide you on your journey of a lifetime in the Indian Ocean.

Tours – With so many places or exploration to discover, the best way to make the most of your stay In the Maldives is by joining a tour. Cultural tours, island hopping tours, and private tours can easily be found by asking one of the team

Eating at an underwater restaurant – Situated on Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant takes you 5 metres below sea level for a once in a lifetime dining experience. Enjoy delicious cuisines while you gaze in wonder at the 360 degree view of the underwater world as you dine in luxury at the first and only undersea restaurant in the world.