Just about to book with our 2 children dd 2.10 and dd 8m to go to the maldives to Bandos island resort.
Has anyone been there or to the maldives?
any info which u think will be useful would be appreciated.
We have been twice, not to Bando but other islands before we had kids. I would love to go back with our kids 2 1/2 and 1 but would go in a couple of years time. The only reason for this is that it gets so hot there and I would like the youngest one to enjoy the beach a little and not be in the shade all the time. Also, think it would be helpful is your youngest is more or less eating normal food. Other than that, think it would be a brilliant place to take kids.
We have been twice to North Male atoll to an island called Kanifinolhu at the time (now owned by italians i think and called something else) was wonderful holiday - fantastic diving, also been to south male attoll island which had better diving, smaller island.
Personally I wouldn't take my toddler (now 29 months) beause flight is VERY long and it gets VERY hot over there.
I think i enjoyed maldives because we were diving (pre baby) and it was chill time and after being to Greece last year with our son (then 2) he got bored on the beach after an hour! But if your children are really into the beach and there is plenty of entertainment for them and they can hack the flight then go for it.
forgot to say, if you go, forget full board, you tend to be restricted to where you can eat and what you can drink and it tends to be buffet only if you go full board. If you go half board you can go to a different beach bar and have e.g toasties etc. Go half board or b&b.
Hurray! DH booked without me knowing..... we're off on 2 April for 2 whole weeks... bare foot and relaxed... think it will be great... trouble is... my mind is now full of what to take and how its all going to fit in.... nappies, wipes, milk, snacks, sun cream by the truck load, hats, bottles, sterilising stuff..... and so the list goes on... very worried am going to forget something vital!