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Bandos Maldives to Welcome Guests on 1st August 2020

Arial view of Bandos Maldives with beach villas and multiple shades of blue.
Bandos Maldives is set to reopen on 1st August 2020 with regulations and guidelines put forth by the Tourism Ministry, HPA and WHO.

Bandos Maldives is set to reopen on 1st August 2020 with regulations and guidelines put forth by the Maldives Tourism Ministry, Health Protection Agency of Maldives and WHO.

Management and staff worked diligently during the closure period to update the existing rigorous sanitation and hygiene standards and implemented new policies and procedures to promote the health and safety of the guests and staff.

We would like to assure our guests that our team members are well trained to follow the highest cleaning, disinfection and safety standards, and wear necessary PPE`s that reflect the seriousness of the pandemic in our daily operations. Public facilities and frequently cleaned and disinfected at all times. When we reopen all our services are designed by emphasizing on health, hygiene and physical distancing practices. In the first stage of reopening, we will have some public facilities available at specific hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our guests. However, considering the current circumstances these measures are vital for us to maintain the highest cleaning and disinfection standards for the safety of everyone.

Bandos Maldives Press Release

With commitment in providing the guests a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in the island of hospitality, Bandos team is confident that the guest will follow health, hygiene and physical distancing advice to create and maintain a healthy environment for everyone at the resort.

Located in the North Male Atoll with perfect diving spots with over 40 extraordinary dive sites. The upper-middle-range Bandos Maldives was the second resort in the Maldives, and opened in 1972. With newly renovated and designed rooms, Bandos Maldives is one of the most convenient resorts near the capital city of Maldives. With flexible date changes and cancellations options, book your stay with Bandos Maldives through their website or email to their reservations team at to book your amazing stay.

Feature image by Bandos Maldives IG
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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