Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Just a short hop from the international airport, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers it's guests an intimate oasis retreat. The resort is boutique with just 48 villas across the island, each of which comes with it's own private plunge pool and adjoining jet tub. The open plan villas each provide their own unique and picturesque view of the ocean and are intimate enough to make you feel as though you are on your own private island. Spend your days relaxing on the golden sandy beach that surrounds the island or enjoy a range of blissful treatments in the resort spa. Enjoy all day dining in Ilaafathi, serving delightful international cuisines and an evening tipple... or a mid morning refreshment from Naiboli Bar. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is the ideal retreat for those looking for a secluded experience to enjoy those special moments with loved ones.  

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa

Where is it

Located in the North Male Atoll, just 20 minutes away from the international airport by speedboat transfer.

Hotel information

Consisting of just 48 villas across the whole resort, each with direct access to the beach and a private pool with an adjoining jet tub. Rooms feature tea/coffee-making facilities, indoor and outdoor showers, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar* and an in-room safe. Oceanview Pool Villas are 110sqm and feature all of the amazing amenities mentioned above. Villas have 1 king bed and sleep a maximum of 2 adults. All Inclusive includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner from Ilaafathi restaurant, offering a combination of a la carte, buffet, BBQ and more. 

Unlimited consumption of soft drinks, selection of juices, tea and coffee, mineral water. Select beers, cocktails, wines and house pour international brand spirits. 

Afternoon tea served daily.

Mini bar beers and soft drinks replenished daily, spirits and wines replenished every 5th day of stay.


Beachfront Pool Villas are also 110sqm in size and feature a wooden walkway to the beach along with all the amazing amenities previously mentioned. Villas have 1 king bed and sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

Grand Beachfront Pool Villas are 132sqm and feature a separate living area and open plan design with fantastic views of the beachfront. Grand Villas have 1 king bed and a sofa bed and sleep a maximum of 5 people.

Ilaafathi (International cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Naiboli Bar (appetizers, light meals and refreshments, open 11:00am to 11:00pm). Madi Hiyaa (Japanese restaurant and bar with a sea saltwater infinity pool. Serving lunch and dinner).

Snorkelling Safari*. Guided snorkelling*. Snorkelling lesson*. Night snorkelling*. Dolphin cruise*. Wellbeing sessions*. Cooking classes*. Night fishing*. Sunset cruise*. Movie nights. Beach volleyball. Water skiing*. Kayak. Stand-up paddleboarding*. Scuba diving*. 

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you so much for the awesome room decor. It was really nice. Special thanks to Najah and Sujaa for decorating the b

May 21, 2024 Sumam B

Thank you so much for the awesome room decor. It was really nice. Special thanks to Najah and Sujaa for decorating the bed for us for our honeymoon. You guys are so talented. Also, all the staffs of the resort are so friendly and helpful. We are so glad that we chosed here for our honeymoon. Thank you once again.😀
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good honeymoon

May 21, 2024 나영 임

Food is good. Waffle is funny 😆 All the staff are very kind. Also, the room condition is so clean. Open bathroom was unfamiliar, but it was a good experience ✈️🧡 I think it's an unforgettable honeymoon. If I have a chance, I want to come back with my family💗
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything is all good

May 21, 2024 정훈 김

The breakfast buffet is a little disappointing. I hope to add al la carte menu as well. Everything else was perfect. I loved the spa. In particular, the reception staff were very friendly. I could see why a banyan tree is a banyan tree in two days. I love banyan!! I'll be back!! see ya!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely family vacay at Banyan Tree

May 16, 2024 KarthikK18 Mumbai, India

This is a five star property with great service, kids were pampered by everyone around, there were little gestures every day that made this trip memorable. All villas have direct beach access, and they have some some amazing sunset views at their Japanese restaurant. There are every 2 hour boat transfers to Dhawa, their sister property that has a… Read more
This is a five star property with great service, kids were pampered by everyone around, there were little gestures every day that made this trip memorable. All villas have direct beach access, and they have some some amazing sunset views at their Japanese restaurant. There are every 2 hour boat transfers to Dhawa, their sister property that has a kids club and a very nice seaside bar. We tried some watersports, saw a few sharks, octopus and even a baby shark! The staff is very helpful, we had a great vacation, thank you! Read less
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May 16, 2024 กิติศักดิ์ ค

I stay for 4 day 3 nights. I love this place. Good services. Our staff very friendly and nice 😊 always helpful to ascot the guests. Nice place to stay with family or friends. I can spend time with them and they are always welcome 🤗 Nice coral 🪸 nice beach 🏖️ private beach and a nice view. If u find the place to your holiday. I recommend to… Read more
I stay for 4 day 3 nights. I love this place. Good services. Our staff very friendly and nice 😊 always helpful to ascot the guests. Nice place to stay with family or friends. I can spend time with them and they are always welcome 🤗 Nice coral 🪸 nice beach 🏖️ private beach and a nice view. If u find the place to your holiday. I recommend to stay her. ❤️🫶🏻 สำหรับใครที่กำลังมองหาที่พักส่วนตัวสักที่แนะนำที่นี้ครับ ไม่ผิดหวังด้านห้องพักและการบริการที่ดี😍 ถ้ามีโอกาสจะกลับมาหาใหม่นะครับ Read less