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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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1464 Reviews
Guide Price £2,599 per person
Based on 08 July 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in an Ocean View Pool Villa (2 adults sharing) including return speedboat transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A luxurious intimate retreat

Only 20 minutes speedboat ride from Malé, nestled on a coral atoll, sits 48 elegant villas that makes Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru a unique stay in the Maldives. An evening stroll around the island will take five minutes, circling the perfect round islands white sand perimeter. Enjoy time to reconnect in your private villa, all with beach access, jet pool, private plunge pools and four poster beds. Stay in a Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa and enjoy unlimited signature treatments from the extensive spa menu or allow the Spa Therapist to suggest treatments suited to your needs.

Experience international cuisine ranging from buffet, á la carte and barbecue options at the Ilfaathi or for that special occasion enjoy a specially curated dining experience on the beach, a nearby sandbank or secret stretch of beach at shark point.

 

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Specialist

"This small intimate island is perfect for couples and honeymooners. Retreat to your private villa where all boast a private pool."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 20 minutes speedboat from Malè International Airport
1464 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1234
  • Very Good 168
  • Average 34
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 17

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 13, 2018

Service can be no better

Yichang, China

The loction of the hotal is not far away from the Male where the airport is,it is convenient for the famliy trip especially which with little kids. The service here can be no better. The SPA is the best,and stingrey feeding is interesting.
Jun 10, 2018

Unforgettable wedding anniversary trip

Singapore

We had the most amazing 5 days here in Banyan Tree! It was our wedding Anniversary and they completely went out of their way to make it special. They even set up the room with LED candles and satin sheets on the night that we celebrated. Hameed who was cleaning our room throughout our stay did a fabulous job decorating our room and setting the mood (see photos!) I also had my first diving experience here. Was just going to do the discovery dive but picked it up quickly enough that I decided to do the PADI scuba diver qualifications. My husband has Dive master qualifications but hadn’t dived in 10 years so he did a refresher course as well. Special mention to Hamdhan, our instructor! He was so clear in terms of his instructions and really encouraging- completely boosted my confidence. On my second dive at the angsana house reef, we even had another staff come along with us, who wanted to take his camera out for a spin. He took photos of us on his camera too! Hamdhan was so kind-he uploaded the photos onto a thumb drive so we would have a lovely memento! It was the best experience and I would strongly recommend learning to dive here. The safety, equipment and attention to detail is just top notch. Is it more expensive than learning to dive elsewhere? Yes! But where else would you have the luxury of one on one classes and doing the confined water component under the blue skies in an unspoiled lagoon? And we managed to see a hunt- a whole school of fusiliers being hunted by a giant trevelly. Which the husband had never seen in his over 100 dives. And this was just in the Angsana house reef. A major plus point is the onsite marine lab. It was heartbreaking to see the reef condition at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru-parts of the coral reef was bleached and dead. Plenty of fish life though, and there seems to be some recovery. The lab is doing coral planting as part of recovery efforts. FYI The angsana house reef is more colorful at this point. The marine biologists are doing valuable research here and obviously passionate about their work. The lab were also going an earth week activity when we were there- we didn’t manage to join any activities though because the timing didn’t suit. Also, don’t miss the stingray feedings! It’s a daily affair and wonderful. We got lucky and even managed to sight some eagle rays by the jetty just as we were walking off the boat. Food wise- breakfast was delicious. We were there in low season so it wasn’t buffet style but you could order anything you wanted and everything was done perfectly. I’ve been to numerous five star hotels where a poached egg is hit and miss- never the case here. And the seafood platter which we got for dinner is worth the expense- we never had lobster this good. Kudos to the banyan tree team for their efforts at conservation and being eco-friendly. The details such as paper straws, glass bottles for the in room water were definitely noticed. We can’t wait to go back!
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Facilities

Banyan Tree Spa

Pamper yourself with a range of spa treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, soothe your body with therapies and massages.

Water Sports Centre

Enjoy a full range of watersports at the beach including canoeing, windsurfing and wake-boarding.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Room Types

Ocean View Pool Villa

These private villas host large king size four poster bed, indoor and outdoor showers that leads you towooden decking area furnished with cushioned loungers,private jet pool and plunge pool and a patio to thebeach.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Beachfront Pool Villa

Located directly on the beach, these private villas host large king size four poster bed, indoor and outdoor showers that leads you towooden decking area furnished with cushioned loungers,private jet pool and plunge pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa

Located directly on the beach, these private villas host large king size four poster bed, indoor and outdoor showers that leads you towooden decking area furnished with cushioned loungers,private jet pool and plunge pool. Pamper yourself with spa treatments at your very own outdoor spa pavilion with views of the Indian Ocean.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Food & Drink

Ilaafathi Restaurant

Set on the white sandy beaches of Vabbinfaru, Ilaafathi offers a wide array of buffet breakfast to decadent set dinner menus. Its natural roof of swaying palm trees sets the scene for a glorious meal.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet style breakfast is served at Ilaafathi Restaurant.

Half Board

Enjoy a buffet style breakfast, and set dinner menus at Ilaafathi.

Full Board

Delicious buffet style breakfast, and set lunch and dinner menus at available at Ilaafathi Restaurant.

All Inclusive

Enjoy a buffet style breakfast, and set lunch and dinner menus at Ilaafathi. Unlimited consumption of beverages including juices, tea and coffee, water, house beer, house wines, cocktails and house spirits are available from the hotel bar from 11:00am to 23:00pm.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% on your accommodation

Receive up to 25% discount on your accommodation when you stay for longer.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Mimimum nights stay required. 
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

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