Barefooted Paradise 'Marooned on an Island Style'

By Janaspice, a Travel Enthusiast

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If you're looking for a 'marooned on an island' excursion on your Maldivian holiday, Kuda Bandos will be worth a visit.

If you're looking for a 'marooned on an island' excursion on your Maldivian holiday, Kuda Bandos will be worth a visit.

No matter how many times I've been here it always has the wow effect, every time. The water couldn't get any bluer, the sand couldn't be any softer and the sound of the waves gently lapping against the beach couldn't be any more relaxing.

It is the easiest place for snorkelling I have encountered so far. Just step into the water and you're there, surrounded by a multitude of tropical reef fish. The best place to snorkel is to the right of the little channel they use for jet ski's and small boats next to the pier. Be careful though at low tide. The coral is closer to the surface and can be razor sharp.

To get to Kuda Bandos arrange a picnic trip from your resort or hire a private transfer. It currently costs $11 entree fee to be payed on arrival at the island.

If you are not part of a picnic excursion, there is a small bar that serves cold drinks, beer and some snacks. Otherwise a Top Tip is to loiter around other peoples BBQ and take a look after the tour groups have finished eating. Many times I have been offered to help myself to anything that is left. Sometimes they even put a few fresh bits on the barbie just for us.

Must do:

  • Keep some bread for the fish at the pier. You will get a huge array of colourful fish coming for a feeding frenzy. It's a small effort but such fun!

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More information on Barefooted Paradise 'Marooned on an Island Style':

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First uploaded:
6 March 2012
Last updated:
2 years 4 weeks 3 hours 10 min 27 sec ago
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Trip types:
Activity, Adventure, Beach
Budget level:
Budget, Mid-range
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beach, adventure, romantic, watersports, holiday, beach activities

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