Enchanted Island at Malahini Kuda Bandos
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Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort, Maldive

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Check-in: Oct 19, 2018
Check-out: Oct 26, 2018
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Description :

Each room is 18 sq m and has the below to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable stay:

  • King Sized Bed
  • Individually Controlled Air-conditioning and Fan
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water
  • Complimentary High-Speed Wifi
  • Indoor Standing Shower
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Room safe included
  • Telephone with IDD facilities
  • Bathrobe and Hair Dryer (Free on Request)
  • Mini Bar
  • Electrical Adaptors
  • Beach Towels
  • Iron and Ironing Board upon request
  • Ocean Inspired Refreshing Bathroom Amenities
  • Daily Breakfast at Maaga
  • Over 4000 newspapers and magazines in your language to download on your smartphone or another device when you sign in to PressReader.
  • Free SUP, Canoe, Windsurf & Paddleboat included in your room rate


Room Amenities :

  • Climate control
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • LCD TV
  • Private bathroom

Included

Accommodation in a double room 
Half board included
Complimentary tea/coffee
Access to the Spa and Fitness Center
Free SUP, Canoe, Windsurf & Paddleboat included in your room rate
Bieach Towels
Free Wi-FI
 

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.
 


Republic of the Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation positioned in the Indian Ocean. Notably the South Asian Island nation has no counterpart in the entire world in terms of its unique geography and topography.

The Maldives comprises of 26 natural atolls consisting of dual island chains. Incidentally the Maldivian language has the distinct pleasure of contributing to the English word “atoll”, which was derived from the Maldivian word “atholhu”. There are channels of various sizes between the atolls used for navigation. For efficient administrative functioning, the 26 natural atolls are categorised into 20 administrative divisions. Particularly the island nation is located in a strategic area with access to major international sea routes in the Indian Ocean.

The Maldives, located on top of a vast underwater mountain range have around 1190 islands and sandbanks. The pearl string like islands covers a land area of no less than 298 km2.  All the islands are encircled by a lagoon blessed with crystal clear water. These islands are protected by a reef structure, housing one of the most exclusive and spectacular underwater life.

Culture

The customs and social behavior of the Maldivians have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Sri Lankans, Arabs and North Africans who visited the Maldives while traversing through the trading routes of the central Indian Ocean. The Maldivian culture is rich and vibrant due to the infusion of various other cultural elements.

Though Maldives was culturally influenced by other traditions, Maldivians have built and preserved an exclusive cultural identity.

Accordingly the Maldivians converse using a language of their own; In 1153 AD Maldivians converted to Islam and the religion has transformed and introduced new fundamentals to the Maldivian culture.
Maldivians inherited a treasure trunk of ancient mythology and folklore that was passed orally through generations. These myths cover fascinating stories on various aspects of island life. Since the islands are surrounded by sea, most folktales depict fearful sea demons and spirits that haunt the islanders.
Traditionally the island communities were very close-knit. This togetherness is still prevailing in the small island societies. Accordingly men will be mainly engaged in fishery, carpentry and toddy tapping. Women were mainly engaged in household duties and raising families. Certain rituals and practices were followed in the islands on special occasions like weddings. Some of these rituals survive to this day. The advent of tourism in the 1970’s accelerated the modernisation process of the country. Today an increasing number of women hold crucial positions within the public and private sector. As a result of economic growth, dramatic lifestyle changes were introduced.
The Maldives boasts of a rich culture of music and dance. Some of the cultural music and dances can trace their roots to distant continents. Resort islands organize cultural performances to entertain their guests regularly during which you can observe islanders performing traditional music and dance items. One of the most famous Maldivian cultural displays which involve singing and dancing is called the “Bodu Beru”. The Bodu Beru performers, numbering around 20 will be wearing traditional garb of sarongs and white sleeved shirts. Bodu Beru performance is guaranteed to make you sway along with the drumbeats. Other traditional music and dance items include; Dhandi Jehun, Langiri, Thaara and Gaa Odi Lava. Most of these items involve rhythmic music and dances using various cultural props. There are some cultural routines exclusively performed by Maldivian women. Bandiyaa jehun, Maafathi Neshun and Bolimalaafath Neshun. Some of these acts were designed to perform in the royal courts. Indian and Western music have also greatly influenced the musicians of the country. Frequently resorts host performances of local bands to enliven their guests.

ROMANTIC SIDE OF LIFE

For couples, a romantic holiday in the Maldives is a chance to be together in a way that never happens at home. Accommodation on a resort is not just a room, it’s a private love nest designed for the romantic. Villas are secluded in lush vegetation or isolated above a lagoon. The interior décor is soft, muted tones of distinction, the furnishings are impeccable, the bed is large and blissfully comfortable, the bathroom luxurious. Gaze from the veranda to a panoramic view of the lagoon lapping the beach and of coconut palms waving on the shore. Even the breeze seems to whisper romance.

Just as there are resorts more suitable for families with children or for enthusiastic divers, there are also resorts designed for those in love, whether beginning life together, renewing their vows, celebrating a wedding anniversary, commemorating their years of partnership, or simply wanting to get back in touch with each other away from the humdrum of daily life.

Such resorts are rich in the privacy and discretion created for couples to be together. The ambiance is dedicated to the romantic side of life. The tropical scenery, the island tranquillity, the lack of crowds, the perfect attention to detail and service, the finesse, the fun and the leisurely life with time to enjoy each other, embrace the essence of perfection.

SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE

Mind, body and spirit benefit from the serenity of a holiday in the Maldives especially when this is enhanced with relaxing and rejuvenating sessions at a resort’s spa. There are an estimated 110 top quality spas at island resorts plus some spas in Male’ and even one in the public terminal at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, as well as informal ones catering to guests staying on inhabited islands.

THRILLING SIDE OF LIFE

Because of its marine location, the Maldives boasts every kind of water-based adventure sport from paddling around a lagoon in a transparent hulled canoe to being propelled several metres below the surface of the sea by underwater scooter, or gliding several metres above the surface dangling from a parachute behind a speedboat.  For the energetic and adventurous, the Maldives is just as rewarding a destination as it is for the laidback sun worshiper or sophisticated epicure.

With 99% of its territory being sea, the Maldives is one of the world’s leading watersports hubs with its environment of islands and turquoise blue waters forming the perfect combination for a natural watersports arena. All the resorts and the inhabited islands popular with tourists have a watersports centre of some kind, either with a fleet of windsurf boards, sails and other equipment, or just a couple of wakeboards.

Not all the resorts favour motorised watersports like jet skiing because of the pollution and noise disturbance to the serenity of the resort. On the other hand, many resorts support watersports like canoeing and paddle surfing because of their minimal effect on the peaceful environment. Some of the popular thrills to be had from adventure watersports are listed here.

FUN SIDE OF LIFE

The Maldives is unusual as a holiday destination because of the fun things to do whether you are staying on a plush resort, in Male’, or in a simple guesthouse on an island in a faraway atoll. Entertainment and daily excursions are organised at every resort so don’t be shy about joining in. Excursions will include fishing and cruising (to watch dolphins dance) as well as visits to the capital, Male’, and to genuinely deserted islands, perhaps for swimming and a picnic, and shopping expeditions to neighboring inhabited islands.

If you stay in a guesthouse on an inhabited island, you will have the chance to meet Maldivians, experience local culture and cuisine, and join in what the islanders do for relaxation, such as playing football in the late afternoon or relaxing over a soft drink and eating “short eats” (small snacks) in a seaside café.

You will be able to organise fun activities for yourself, like going on a dhoni (local boat) to try your hand at line fishing, or swim in crystal clear lagoons watching marine life through a snorkel.

MALDIVIAN SIDE OF LIFE

The Maldives offers so much more than sand, sun and sea as the islands are blessed with a rich culture and heritage. A holiday in the Maldives is a chance to gain an insight into this unique country, by exploring island villages, sourcing local handicrafts, visiting heritage sites and the National Museum, tasting local cuisine, and watching cultural performances.

With a total area approximately the size of Portugal but a land area comprising islands and sandbanks about the size of Singapore, islanders were isolated from each other by the ocean that forms over 99% of the country. Their self-sufficiency is reflected in the implements and clothes they fashioned for themselves, which have become today’s handicrafts, and in agriculture. Some islands are very fertile, lush with mangroves and with interior ponds. Every island supports vegetation of some kind with coconuts somehow managing to thrive in a small, sparse land area. Careful nurturing on islands devoted to agriculture has fostered the growing of papaya, peppers, eggplants, melons, limes, breadfruit and bananas.

As in the past, Maldivians today are adapting to the climate. Before mechanization they depended on the monsoon winds to enable them to sail between the islands or to Ceylon for trade, when voyages back and forth would take many months. Now climate warming is seen as an issue and the Maldives is in the forefront of creating a worldwide awareness of this potential problem.

COLORFUL SIDE OF LIFE

It is estimated that nearly half the guests on holiday in the Maldives arrive with the intention of snorkelling or diving or, as soon as they see the crystal clear waters of an island’s lagoon and the colourful fish and corals, can’t resist giving it a try. Snorkelling is open to everyone who can swim and even children as young as ten can learn how to scuba dive. It’s easy in the Maldives.

Snorkelling
Resort dive centres run courses to help the beginner learn how to snorkel and the instructors will advise on where best to observe the colourful world underwater. To avoid sunburn while gently floating in the lagoon, wearing a T-shirt is advisable and even if you are a strong swimmer it is better to wear a life jacket when snorkelling far from the shore, as currents can carry away the unwary. Beginners at snorkelling should practise to gain confidence in shallow lagoons first and will find it remarkable how many fascinating fish are to be seen close to the beach in less than a metre of water. Reef edges are simply stunning for fish and glowing corals, so resorts with a house reef close to the shore are great for beginners. Many resorts and guesthouses organise trips by boat (a dhoni) to take snorkellers beyond an island’s lagoon to deeper waters and reefs. To ensure safety during snorkelling, swimmers should determine where to enter and where to leave the water, check the tides and watch the current, always inform friends about your snorkel route and never snorkel alone. It is also important to drink enough water to avoid dehydration. When in the water close to a resort, watch out for motorboats, check your position from time to time and leave the sea before sunset. Remember that although the ocean looks shallow because the water is so clear, this could be misleading, so take care. Also, help preserve the environment by not touching or taking corals and shells or feeding fish. Snorkelling is a good and inexpensive introduction to the glorious colours to be seen underwater. Unlike the fish you’re watching, you’ll soon be hooked.

Scuba Diving
All dive centres offer an introductory lesson to help guests decide if they feel confident enough to proceed with training. The most popular course is the PADI Open Water Diver Course and a certificate is awarded at the successful completion of the course certifying that the holder can take part in scuba diving excursions. (PADI is an acronym for Professional Association of Diving Instructors and there are several other associations operating in the Maldives including SSI, Scuba School International.) For those who haven’t the time to take the complete course, some dive centres offer an introductory course (theoretical and practical) of four lessons including training in shallow water (sometimes in the resort’s swimming pool) and a supervised fun dive at the resort’s house reef. To earn a PADI Open Water Diver certificate (or similar) a course of nine practical and three theoretical sessions and an examination is involved and takes from six to nine days to allow for sufficient dives and theory classes. Before signing up for a scuba diving course, you should have a medical examination to make sure you’re fit for diving. Chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes rule out diving. Every diver must be prepared to follow the orders of the diving instructor and must never dive alone, under the influence of medicine or alcohol, or within 24 hours of a flight. The maximum number of dives permitted per day is three. Travel insurance that covers diving is essential. All diving has to be supervised by a licensed diving instructor and every diver must dive with a buddy. Dive boats are equipped with adequate facilities and have workable arrangements for obtaining quick medical attention.

The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia.

For couples, a romantic holiday in the Maldives is a chance to be together in a way that never happens at home. Accommodation on a resort is not just a room, it’s a private love nest designed for the romantic. Villas are secluded in lush vegetation or isolated above a lagoon. The interior décor is soft, muted tones of distinction, the furnishings are impeccable, the bed is large and blissfully comfortable, the bathroom luxurious. Gaze from the veranda to a panoramic view of the lagoon lapping the beach and of coconut palms waving on the shore. Even the breeze seems to whisper romance.

Just as there are resorts more suitable for families with children or for enthusiastic divers, there are also resorts designed for those in love, whether beginning life together, renewing their vows, celebrating a wedding anniversary, commemorating their years of partnership, or simply wanting to get back in touch with each other away from the humdrum of daily life.

Such resorts are rich in the privacy and discretion created for couples to be together. The ambiance is dedicated to the romantic side of life. The tropical scenery, the island tranquillity, the lack of crowds, the perfect attention to detail and service, the finesse, the fun and the leisurely life with time to enjoy each other, embrace the essence of perfection.

Aside from making the water bungalow rock on your honeymoon, the primary activity on the Maldives is scuba diving. The atolls are all coral reefs hundreds of kilometres away from any major landmass, meaning that water clarity is excellent and underwater life is abundant. Manta rays, sharks, even a few wrecks, you name it, you can find it in the Maldives.

While diving is very good by world standards even in the immediate vicinity of Male, visibility and the chance of encountering large pelagics increases as you head to the outer atolls. Many divers opt for liveaboards, which can actually work out much cheaper than paying high resort fees. Currents vary considerably, with generally little inside the atolls but some powerful streams to be found on the sides facing the open sea. Water in the Maldives is warm throughout the year and a 3mm shorty or Lycra diveskin is plenty. Diving is possible throughout the year, but rain, wind and waves are most common during the season of the southwest monsoon (June-August). The best time for scuba diving is from January to April, when the sea is calm, the sun is shining and the visibility can reach 30m. Decompression chambers can be found on Bandos in Kaafu (15min from Male), Kuredu in Lhaviyani Atoll and at Kuramathi on Alifu.

The one downside to diving in the Maldives is that it's quite expensive by Asian standards. Prices vary considerably from resort to resort, with specialist dive resorts offering better prices, but in general, you'll be looking at around US$50 for a single boat dive with your own gear and closer to USD75 without. Beware of surcharges: you may be charged extra for boat use, guided dives, larger tanks, etc. On the upside, safety standards are usually very high, with well-maintained gear and strict adherence to protocol (check dives, maximum depth, computer use, etc) being the rule rather than the exception. For the people who don't know how to dive, they can practice underwater scooters in Malé.

Surfing

The Maldives is becoming an increasingly popular surfing destination. Turquoise water and perfect waves makes it an ideal and uncrowded destination for surfers looking for smooth surfing conditions.

The best period for surfing in the Maldives is between March and October; the biggest waves occurring in June, July and August. This paradise is exposed to the same swells as Indonesia is, except that its higher latitude and its South-East exposure offers cooler and less hardcore surfing. The recent O’Neil Deep Blue Contests held in the Maldives has placed Maldives firmly on the world’s surf map. While most of the recognized surf breaks are in Male’ Atoll, there is certainly more to be discovered. South Central atolls Laamu and Huvadhoo are more exposed to swell moving up from the Antarctic and is the first stop to unleash its power on the fringes of the south south/west of these atolls. Most surfing information is focused on Male and resorts around Male, which sadly in recent years has become overcrowded with safari boats and aggressive tourists all fighting for waves. The southern atolls are still quite with world class breaks....some secret spots to be found.

Specialized companies organize tailored multi-day boat trips in the region, allowing surfers to move easily from one point to another and maximizing the surfing time.

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Located a short ten-minute boat ride from the International Airport, Malahini Kuda Bandos brings to you basic luxury without breaking your bank.
With the laid-back, barefoot culture, and vibrant crew ready to go the extra mile to make Malahini the ideal place for good vibes, you will feel nothing but pampered.

Choose Malahini to be your happy place this year and chill out at the modern and contemporary villas and rooms. The hotel offers five categories of rooms to choose from; Beach Villas, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Classic Rooms.

Fuel yourself whilst overlooking the beautiful sandbank and the azure blue lagoon at the restaurant Maaga, or sip signature cocktails watching the sunset on the beach at Bluu.

WATER SPORTS & DIVING
The hotel is blessed with fantastic dive sites around the hotel and the PADI certified dive crew is ready to take you touring beneath the waters. The wide range of motorized and non-motorised sports include but are not limited to; catamaran sailing, canoeing, banana boat, surfing, parasailing, jet ski, fun tube, stand up paddling, wind surfing, snorkeling and much more.

EXCURSIONS

The hotel has got plenty to show you if you’d like to discover the Maldives. Experience the island life in the Maldives, do some island hopping, go on a sunset dolphin cruise or big game fishing. These are just a few of the excursions you can take part during your stay. If you want in an even longer and exciting journey, come join to go see the mantas and whale sharks in one of our private sailing cruises.

  • Gift shop
  • 24 hour reception
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Kindles for loan with a selection
  • of newspapers and books
  • Laundry services
  • Beach Volleyball area
  • Medical assistance 

SPA

  • Three treatment rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lockers
  • Massages & therapeutic treatments

GYM

  • Gym with an ocean view


Hotel Reception

Check in : 03 PM
Check out : 12 PM


Hotel Amenities

Night Club
Laundry Service
Restaurant
Bar Lounge
Fitness Center
SPA
Air Conditioner

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