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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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1613 Reviews
Guide Price €3,419 per person
Departure's from Dublin, 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

Zoe

Senior Destination Manager

"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
1613 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1359
  • Very Good 182
  • Average 42
  • Poor 12
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 19, 2019

Thank you for an awesome start to our honeymoon!

New York City, New York

We stayed at Banyan Tree for just one night on our 10-day honeymoon. We had stayed at sister property Angsana the night prior. We did this as we were late to planning the trip and Angsana was available one night and Banyan Tree was available the next night. We then proceeded on to Joali in the Raa Atoll for the remainder of our trip. Please see my profile for reviews of Angsana and Joali if you want a comparison. Our stay at Banyan Tree was fantastic save one snorkeling incident that was entirely our own fault. Starting with the staff, they were very welcoming and friendly. Overall, I felt that the Maldives has some of the best service in the world and Banyan Tree's staff were fantastic. We didn't stay long enough to get to know any one of them that well but we heard from one of the managers than they have the lowest turnover, and I can definitely see why. The island itself is small, but the beach was incredible. It was the nicest beach of the three resorts we stayed at. The villas are luxurious and very well thought out. They're conical shaped, so you're in a large round room with a bed in the middle which was beautifully decorated as it was our honeymoon. You walk outside into gorgeous ocean/beach views and a little pagoda with lounging cushions which was a huge bonus for me as I prefer to lay in the shade. The bathroom is outside which we loved and in the back you have a small plunge pool and hot tub. When I was researching resorts I had seen photos of the pools out back and I was wondering why they choose to put them back there, it would have seemed to make more sense on the ocean side. But, upon seeing it, I get it. It feels very private and romantic out back in the evening (and you wouldn't have been able to see the ocean at night anyway). So, we spent the day ocean side and the evening in our pool courtyard and it was perfect. A word on the food. All of the food was great, but both Banyan Tree and Angsana both each have one restaurant, so if you're staying there for a long time, there may not be enough variety. But this is the trade off with a smaller island and I think there are a lot more benefits to the intimacy of the size of the resort vs a large commercial property with a ton of restaurants. Now, for the unfortunate snorkeling incident . . . We had stayed at Angsana the day before where the house reef is right next to the island and there are many channels to get in and out of the reef. I think we assumed Banyan tree was similar and in some ways it is. You can swim directly out to the reef from your villa. The main difference is that the Banyan Tree reef is very big in certain areas and if you find yourself in one of those areas you will need to swim for a long time before you come upon channel to get back into the lagoon. We went out for what I thought would be a 20 minute snorkel, but could not make our way back in for about an hour. It was a bit panic inducing for me. But, this was our fault as we did not look at the map. If you look at the map, it's obvious we should have started at a different side of the island if we wanted a short snorkel. Just beware of that if you're not a strong swimmer. Overall, Banyan Tree was a fantastic place for us to start our honeymoon!
Jan 14, 2019

It was wonderful time in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

And thank you for everything, hope to come again next year and wish you well! And I have no tips and guidlines! In all services industries everything was remarkable! Very tasty and varied food, an opportunity to eat at any time! Thanks once again for everything!
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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.

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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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