Bandos Maldives marks 45th anniversary

Bandos Maldives, the second private island resort to open in the Maldives, has celebrated its 45th anniversary. The stunning coral island resort opened its shores to guests in December 1972 following the construction of just 28 rooms – regarded at the time as an iconic development in the Maldives hospitality industry. Now it is a leading local resort brand and has established a stellar reputation with a large number of loyal guests from a global scale who visit it repeatedly.

Having already won many plaudits and awards – including government recognition like the National Human Resource Award and The Green Leaf Award – Bandos Maldives is now looking to a glittering future with the hotel targeting to be the best local hotel brand.Building on the success of the past 45 years, Bandos Maldives is set to take the hotel to new heights for the benefit of the local community – while staying true to its motto of “Being the Island of Hospitality”.

“We had our annual ‘Viva La Vida’ Run and had a cake cutting ceremony for all Associates and guests. All the fund raised from the event will be donated to NGO’s working for child’s right and protection,” Ana Nasym from the sales and marketing team at Bandos Maldives tells Hotelier Maldives, commenting on the events held to commemorate the special occasion.

“We will also hold our Annual Staff Evening on December 18 in which we will select our best Associate of the Year and will be entertained by activities presented by our Associates.” The Viva La Vida is a CSR fundraising event of Bandos Maldives collaborating with the Project Hope, a non-profit organisation committed to assisting the well-being of the society throughout the country.“Corporate Social Responsibility is one philosophy the company adheres to and we have been assisting local communities in every aspect. We keep giving back to the community as we believe it’s our responsibility towards the community and an important part of our success,” says Ana.As it stands today, the hotel boasts welcoming over 115,000 guests per year. Dedicated conference and banqueting facilities are also available, seating up to 350 guests, including the aptly named Orchid Hall, Unimaa, Kudhima and Funamaa.

For those seeking the thrill of diving, Dive Bandos – one of the longest-serving dive centres in the country, welcomes guests with a spacious facility complete with air-conditioned audio-visual classrooms, library and large storage rooms. The medical clinic with a decompression and hyperbaric chamber is also available at all times.In addition to the facilities provided to guests, Bandos Maldives prides itself on its associate-facilities and policies of assistance provided for its staff. Over 36.03% of long-serving associates have been with the resort for more than 10 years.It certainly has been an impressive 45 years for the hotel but the team at Bandos Island Resort are confident that those that are about to follow will be even grander. To learn more about Bandos Maldives, please visit bandosmaldives.com.