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Maldives - BANDOS - STANDARD ROOM - 7 Nights
Web Ref#: HF6274
    Destination
    Maldives - North Male Atoll
    When can I go?
    1 March 2017 - 15 April 2017
    Description
    7 nights on Bandos
    What’s included in the deal?
    • Return flights to Maldives
    • Return resort transfers by speedboat
    • 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Room
    • Breakfast; lunch and dinner daily
    • All Maldives taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions
    • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
    • A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates :18 June to 15 July 2017 inclusive and 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
    Terms & Conditions
    • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
    • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
    • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
    • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
    • Standard terms and conditions apply.
    Pricing from Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 29 680 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 33 650 p.p.s
    Pricing from Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 28 950 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 32 920 p.p.s
    Pricing from Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 30 110 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 34 080 p.p.s
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    BANDOS MALDIVES
    Why we like it
    Known throughout the Maldives as the ‘island of hospitality’, Bandos lies only 7km from Maldivian capital Male and the high level of service you will experience here bears testimony to its reputation. With its shops, restaurants and bars, it retains the old-world refinement for which it is famous. It boasts one of the best reefs in the North Male Atoll, a state of the art sports complex and a great vessel for game fishing. The wonderful hospitality extends to super facilities for children and whether you are here to have fun or just be romantic, the team here have one mission; to leave you with little to worry about and all to savour; forget about the outside world.
    Description
    LOCATION
    North Male Atoll

    ACCOMMODATION
    Standard Rooms:
    These simple and elegant rooms are fitted with air conditioning, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private patio.

    Deluxe Rooms:
    All rooms are beach-front and are also ideal for families with small children. Interconnecting rooms are available. Facilities include air conditioning, mini bar, IDD telephone, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private patio

    Garden Villas:
    Located in the middle of the island, facing the landscaped gardens and the swimming pool. These are full wooden chalets with private patio and are elegantly furnished.

    Jacuzzi Beach Villas
    These beachfront units are designed in loft type individual units with living room, bathroom and jacuzzi on the ground floor and bedroom upstairs with a private balcony overlooking the lagoon

    Jacuzzi Pool Villa:
    The resort has just one of these located at the edge of the island with its own private infinity pool

    Water Villas:
    These 2 over-water villas have a jacuzzi and an open air shower

    Ocean Villas:
    Available during 2013 - 90 square metres of modern and stylish luxury on the water with private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean.

    DINING
    Gallery Restaurant:
    The main restaurant - buffet style - open for breakfast lunch and dinner

    Sea Breeze Cafe:
    A la carte restaurant located at the water's edge featuring an international menu

    The Harbour Restaurant:
    Indoor and outdoor fine dining restaurant specialising in seafood delicacies.

    Sundowners' Bar:
    Overwater location with a stunning sundeck, this bar also offers an a la carte snack menu and music in the evening.

    Sand Bar:
    This classic island beach bar has a sand floor and is the venue for evening entertainment including karaoke and disco

    Pool Bar:
    The swim-up poll bar is a daytime favourite and apart from drinks alo serves milkshakes and ice creams

    FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
    Paradise Club - Land Sports:
    • Fully-Equipped Gym With Professional Instructors (Free)
    • Aerobics
    • Squash
    • Indoor Badminton
    • Beach Volley
    • Tennis On Floodlights
    • Billiard Table
    • Satellite T.V.
    • Sauna Plus A Swimming Pool
    This club is open daily from 0800 hrs 2200 hrs.

    Water Sports Center - charges may apply
    It provides you with the equipment or facilities for any water sport
    • Windsurfing
    • Catamaran Sailing
    • Water Skiing
    • Para-sailing
    • Banana boat riding
    • Wake board
    • Knee board
    • Fun tubes
    • Canoeing
    • Snorkelling


    Kids Club
    For those families travelling with young children the Child Care Centre and Kids Club will prove to be a blessing. Now you can enjoy your holiday comfortably in the knowledge that your children are in the capable care of the professional child minders and baby sitters.
    The facilities are free of charge and the staff of Kids Club provides baby-sitting services free of charge, for children between 1 to 12 years, between 09:00hrs to 17:00 hrs, although a small charge is levied after 17:00 hrs.

    THE ORCHID SPA
    Massages and therapeutical treatments by skilled therapists offer a healing and soothing spa experience
    Facilities
    Spa
    WiFi
    Diving
    Housereef
    Kids Club
    Snorkeling
    Babysitting
    Villa accommodation
    Multiple dining options
    Package Bonus Info
    • Package includes a 15% discount on accommodation and a complimentary upgrade to full board basis

    WELCOME TO MALDIVES

    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

    A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

    HISTORY

    The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.

    WEATHER

    The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.

    AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS

    The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.

    ACCOMMODATION

    There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.

    ELECTRICITY

    220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.

    LANGUAGE

    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.

    TIME

    The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.

    VISAS & PASSPORTS

    South African passport holders do not require a visa.

    HEALTH

    No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.

    CUSTOMS

    Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.

    INSURANCE

    We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.

    COMMUNICATION

    The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.

    WHAT TO PACK

    As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.

    CHILDREN

    Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.

    DIVING

    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

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