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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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1544 Reviews
Guide Price £2,539 per person
Based on 29 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a 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
1544 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1300
  • Very Good 178
  • Average 36
  • Poor 12
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Oct 20, 2018

Calm, Cozy Beautiful Beaches

Abu Dhabi

Banyan tree resort was a very pleasant place to stay, very peaceful, well maintained and full of happy smiling faces. They won our hearts from day one with their warm welcome and their hospitality. At first, I was skeptical and felt some amount of regret that I've booked in this island. Later on, the same day I completely changed my mind. I fell in love with the island and the people in it and we made some good friends even. Our beach view villa was just what the doctor had ordered. The location was perfect, even better than some other villas. It was well maintained, cleaned and always attended to when needed. We did so many activities in and out of the island, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Parasailing, Turtle Reef snorkeling, sunset yacht, Water Ski Raft (Float Tow Tube) and of course, swimming in our private pool and in the ocean as well. So, the room had a lovely Jacuzzi just beside the pool. I believe everything was perfect about the room except the bathroom, which says private but there is nothing private about it. The lock is from outside and not inside the bathroom, the bathroom is actually open-air toilet (no boundaries). If the main door was open anyone can access the bathroom while you're doing your business ><. I believe this should be addressed and maybe closed. I don’t mind the open-air showers but not the toiled!. Not only that but also the lizards were in and out of the room. I understood that this is a part of the nature there so no problem. The restaurant served many types of international food, Arabic, Asian and Maldivian dishes. Chef Ben wowed us on many occasions. Especial thanks to Monica, (Souad & Mason), Khaled, all the Ahmeds, Sam (Diver), Guinn (Diver), Mr. Hisham the manager, Hassan, Daisy, and all the kitchen and restaurant staff whom I couldn’t remember their names. You guys are great. Keep up the good work. We had the chance to try the lovely spa message and rain therapy and it was amazing experience and very relaxing. I'm sure we will be coming back soon after all to Banyan Tree Resort.
Oct 17, 2018

A great deal right before peak season

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Although at times the food was bordering on generic, most of the time it was a first rate experience. The staff was VERY accommodating and did their best to remember your likes and dislikes. Thanks to our bud, Didi. He was always upbeat and fun to chat with. My travel companion was a little ill and they tried to get several medications to make him feel better. (Plus fresh coconut water for him which seemed to work best). Thank you Monica and the tall Aussie with glasses for taking care of my friend. The dive center seemed to me to be first rate. I finished my training, 4 open water dives, plus two more. Thank you Kudo for being a patient teacher. The marine center was a lot of fun, run by a bunch of young scientists. Very informative. Just one note, if you are taking guests on a night dive, split up and have at least one in front and one in back so that weaker swimmers don't get behind. They were all very young and just as excited as I was to see what there was to see. That made things fun. Thanks Gwen for all the info. You don't need to go beyond the beach and house reef to see sharks, sting rays, and a whole host of underwater life. Finally, I had some concerns about being gay since I was traveling with another male. No problems. The staff were not sure of our status, so most called my friend my "partner" and we were treated very well.
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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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