Fringed by the turquoise waters of the North Malé Atoll and infamous coral reef, the island resort of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is renowned for its private, luxurious feel and hints of castaway romance.
Accommodating between two and three people in each of its 48 villas, remoteness and exclusivity are elements that stand at the forefront of the resort.
Home to its own private marine lab, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru regularly conducts research into coral biology and ecology, and during vacations, invites guests to get involved in
activities such as Marine Biology talk coral planting, citizen science snorkeling and more.
North Male Atoll
BB, HB, FB, AI
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Speedboat (20 Mins)
Made up of 48 elegant, thatched-roof villas with private pools set in tropical walled gardens.
Guests can choose from three types of accommodation. The Oceanview Pool Villa, Beachfront Pool Villa and the Spa Sanctuary Pool Villas with unlimited complimentary spa treatments – are the ultimate choice for an occasion such as a honeymoon getaway.
However, these are also ideal for small families, able to accommodate up to two adults and a child.
Food & Drink
Ilaafathi Restaurant offers international flair that comes in a lavish buffet or a delicately selected set menu. Fridays are a treat for the guests as they
would be able to get a taste of Maldivian Cuisine followed by a traditional drumming music performance called Bodu Beru at Naiboli Bar.
Personalised meals from either an international or Maldivian menu as well as wines and cocktails can be requested by guests via the resort’s in-villa dining service – with the option of a private chef and butler.
Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a wide range of treatments based on traditional Asian healing therapies. These are carried out by therapists trained to the highest standard at the Banyan Tree Spa Academies.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is situated within the North Malé Atoll, 20 minutes away from Malé International Airport by speedboat.
For guests looking to stay active, a great choice of water sports including diving and snorkelling is available, with the marine-rich house reef as an ideal starting point.
The resort offers the full range of PADI and Nitrox courses which are carried out by highly professional instructors. Courses and dives are conducted in small groups, so every ability is catered for.
The house reef here is definitely a top highlight. Snorkelling is fantastic and there are many famous dive spots nearby too!