Only 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport, the laid-back resort of Malahini Kuda Bandos offers affordable luxury and a chilled-out barefoot vibe. Shaded by palm fringed coconut trees and thick foliage and affording the chance to enjoy spectacular views of the indigo blue Indian Ocean at any time of the day sets Malahini as an excellent choice for those seeking a value-for-money option. Formerly the uninhabited adjacent island to the Bandos resort.
This contemporary resort offers accommodation in several categories including Beach Villas, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Garden Rooms and Classic Rooms.
Beach Villas: Settled along the shoreline, the Beach Villas feature contemporary design with an open-air bathroom. These are well-appointed with a king-sized bed, additional sofa bed, cable TV and bathroom with a bathtub. The villas can accommodate up to four people.
Deluxe Rooms: Offering partial views of the ocean, these Deluxe Rooms can accommodate up to three people. The rooms are furnished with king-sized beds, sofa bed, cable TV and ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle.
Superior Rooms: Set above the Deluxe Rooms, these rooms afford partial views of the ocean. Superior Rooms are fitted with king-sized beds, cable TV and can house up to two guests. Ensuite bathroom has a shower cubicle.
Garden Rooms: Surrounded by lush greenery, these can accommodate a small family of three and are furnished with a king-sized bed, sofa bed and cable TV. The attached bathroom has a shower cubicle.
Classic Rooms: Furnished with king-sized beds, these rooms are snug and are provided similar facilities as the other categories.
In-room facilities: A/C, minibar, tea and coffee making facility, safe and h/w showers.
Settled overlooking the lagoon, Maaga is the resort’s main restaurant offering a range of cuisines from across the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those who prefer dinner under the stars, try their open-air deck. The resort also has a bar with a comprehensive collection of international spirits and wines. Guests can also opt to dine at the Bluu - Malahini’s a la carte restaurant. Malahini’s spa pavilion, Alize, offers a variety of spa treatments and relaxing rituals to enhance a sense of well-being for the mind and body. In addition, in-house guests can also take part in a variety of activities from parasailing, water-skiing, wake boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing and kayaking in the ocean. The resort also provides diving, snorkelling and organises night time fishing trips and also has a gymnasium. There is no swimming pool at this resort.
Why we like it
One of the more affordable options in the idyllic Maldives.
Malahini Kuda Bandos is a mid-range resort only 15 minutes from the Male International Airport which will tempt those seeking a money-saving deal.
Location: North Male Atoll
Style: Beach Resort
No. of Rooms: 82
Key Features: Convenient location on small island – only 15-minute speedboat trip from Male airport; modern and comparatively affordable resort; sister property of Bandos Maldives.