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Overview of Sandies Bathala

Sandies Bathala

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Bathala Island with spa and outdoor pool

9,6/10 Exceptional

19 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Bathalaa, Bathala Island, 2019

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 40.9 miles/65.8 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sandies Bathala

Sandies Bathala offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 323 per person roundtrip. Guests can indulge in massages at the spa, and The Beach Gallery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features of this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center.


All-inclusive room rates at Sandies Bathala are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Sandies Bathala are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, MVUA. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


The Beach Gallery - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Island Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 323 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 11 costs USD 194 (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Sandies Hotel
Sandies Bathala Hotel
Sandies Bathala Bathala Island
Sandies Bathala Hotel Bathala Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Sandies Bathala offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandies Bathala does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sandies Bathala?
As of 05 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sandies Bathala on 01 March 2023 start from R25 445, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandies Bathala?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandies Bathala?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sandies Bathala?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandies Bathala?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Sandies Bathala.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sandies Bathala?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 323 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandies Bathala?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sandies Bathala and nearby?
Sandies Bathala has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandies Bathala?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Beach Gallery.
What's the area around Sandies Bathala like?
Sandies Bathala is located a short 2-minute walk from Maaya Thila.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The staff were amazing!
Ali, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a great property. Period. It is an island-hotel with 70 rooms only. When I think about all-inclusives, I generally categorize them in 3 big groups: 1. Party all day. Adults only, fun and drinks happening all day long. Plenty of eating options. 2. Family oriented. Games, a lot of kids around. Many pools, eating options. 3. Quiet. Can be family or adults, but it means relaxing at the beach, food served at fixed ours, nobody really partying, most guests in bed well before midnight. This is clearly a (3). It is a great place for relaxing at the pool and/or beach, swimming, snorkeling around the property (you can walk around the island in 10-12min), and scuba diving. If you want this, it is hard to beat. The island favors sustainability, so all guests have meals in a single restaurant (local supplies favored), paper products (such as napkins) are minimized or non-existent, and water is used quite efficiently (the island has its own water desalinization plant). There is one house beer, white, and red wine as part of the all-inclusive, unless you want to step up and consume other drinks at an additional cost. There is a bar open till midnight, where you can hang out and have a drink or two while there, snacks are available (small sandwiches, popcorn). Staff is great, always helpful. Great store to buy some sarongs and get them tailored to your taste - right there! Communication was clear mostly at the front desk or through email. Great stay overall!
Rodrigo, 8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rachael, 11-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

simon, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Overall
The place is a few miles from Male. We had to travel to Sandies via a seaplane (cost about 325 USD per person - round trip). The seaplane however did not drop us till the destination, the hotel sent a boat to a common point at the sea. It is a very beautiful island. The hotel is the only thing on this island so it is better to opt for an all-inclusive package. We stayed here for 4 days. It is indeed beautiful. There are water villas and beach villas. It's a very nice location for people who like to snorkel or dive. The place is clean and eco friendly. If you are planning any water activity or avail spa facilities, you have to book a day in advance to get a slot. To snorkel or dive, they also want a minimum number of people to participate. The hotel provides dental kits only on request. Other amenities found commonly in all hotels are available. We were told that laundry would be done at additional charges. There is an in-house doctor who can provide a valid PCR certificate in 24 hours. Positives - Location Crowd - Decent Cleanliness - rooms are cleaned twice in a day Logistics - hotel timed the seaplane and boat rides perfectly. Food - widespread buffet Negatives - Phone helpdesk - Wasted international calls to get hardly any info. The tone was bad and sarcastic. Better to write them an email and wait a day to hear. Waiters - although most hotel staff were pleasant, some waiters in this place could put you in a bad mood, can learn a thing or two about hospitality
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tiny little paradise
At first the island seems tiny, simple resort, one bar and one buffet restaurant for daily meals. The buffet is nice with something for everyone, the pizza station is amazing! But what made our stay so amazing and special was the staff, the island has very unique vibe. The house reef is amazing! We had individual beach bungalow (some were detached), the room is very basic but you’ll spend most of the time outside anyway. Everything was clean and well kept.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Do not think twice, just book, you wouldn’t regret
My stay @ Sandies Bathala was amazing. At first I was skepticle about having to pay extra for the seaplane, but I am glad that I did, it just made the experience even more exciting to be flown to a private Island. Can’t say enough good things about the staff, from the host to the cooks to the reception, everyone went over and beyond to make sure you were enjoying your stay. I stayed in the water villa for 2 nights. The villas are huge and in perfect spot to see the sunrise, different species and colors of fishes, corals, snorkeling etc. There is also an infinity swimming pool with a huge deck for parties. On Fridays there is a cocktail gathering to watch the Sunset. You can walk the entire Island in 5mins. Not to mention the food is amazing. Let me start with breakfast. There is a dedicated cook assigned to make your omelette or eggs and he is really good. The assortment of dishes for lunch and dinner is really good. From soups, to appetizers to the main course and dessert. I love fish and there was always 2-3 different recipes. I have to mention that I had a problem that required me to book additional nights just for security in case I couldn’t make my flight, but thank God I got my problem resolved and was able to make my flight. But I didn’t realize that the reservation I paid for through was unrefundable. Sandies reservation person together with the agent at got me my refund and I really appreciate that. Thanks to Didi, Iyaas and everyone.
Nadia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Animazione soft ma gradevole, piatti al ristorante discreti bellissima la spiaggia. E la posizione delle camere
Angelo, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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