Discover everything the resort and its surroundings have to offer. Discover the Maldives’ diverse marine life. Be it on a nautical cruise or island hopping, while snorkelling or diving, or simply watching stingrays being fed in the evenings.
Health & Fitness Centre
Above the Marine Lab, with glass windows affording a view of the ocean, a selection of exercise machines ensures that you are not missing out on your fitness regime. Spin, run or work on your muscles in air-conditioned comfort.
Open 24 hours.
PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre
As a five-star Gold Palm Resort dive centre, Banyan Tree offers the full range of PADI and Nitrox courses and engages diving instructors who are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI certified. We pay individual attention to each guest, so courses and dives are conducted in small dive groups. Our professional diving instructors teach in different languages including English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin and Japanese, and take great care to create an environment that’s relaxed and interesting.
Enjoying water sports with our fun-loving, award-winning recreation team is a must while on Vabbinfaru. Sports equipment include canoes, wake boards, water skis, banana boats, windsurf boards, and catamaran.
Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab
The Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab on the island is the first of its kind to be funded and built by a private resort. Guests can join specially trained in-house divers to monitor programmes such as reef and species inventory checks, and even sponsor their own coral gardens. The laboratory is equipped with instruments for research in coral biology and ecology, and green sea turtle conservation.
The Banyan Velaa is a 30-metre classic flagged double-mast yacht, designed for superior sailing and comfort. The Turkish gulet is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in six well-appointed mahogany cabins, all with ocean views.