Welcome to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives


Romantic Island Retreat in the Maldives

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru opened its doors in 1995 and was the first international chain resort in the Maldives. Situated on the North Malé Atoll, it's a mere 20 minutes speedboat ride from the Velanaa International Airport.

Uniquely designed to reflect a seashell spiral, the understated elegance of conical thatched roof villas imparts a sense of traditional Maldivian magic. Encircled by a white powdery beach, 48 elegantly rustic all-pool villas are nestled within lush tropical gardens offering ultimate privacy. Living spaces flow breezily into outdoor areas and natural light streams in through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. A tropical garden, outdoor terrace, private pool and jet pool, as well as a timber deck are classic features in every villa type. Plush interiors are presented in neutral palettes, and decorated in natural fabrics and local artwork.

With beachfront restaurants Ilaafathi and Sangu featuring lavish spreads of International or Maldivian cuisines, even the most discerning palette will be pleased. The waterfront Naiboli Bar serves as the perfect evening venue to sit back and savour the tasty tropical flavours of craft cocktails. The perfectly shaped island of Vabbinfaru is blessed with lush tropical palms, immaculate coral beaches, sparkling cerulean waters and a house reef bustling with turtles, white tip sharks, manta rays, lobsters and many other aquatic residents.

Overnight cruises onboard the Kahan’bu catamaran deliver guests to unforgettable snorkeling & dive spots of the North and South Malé Atolls. A Marine Biology Lab on the island is the first of its kind to be funded and built by a private resort. Guests can join resident marine biologists and assist in monitoring programmes such as reef and species inventory checks. Research projects include coral planting and green sea turtle and reef shark conservation.

Together with sister island Angsana Ihuru, just a five-minute speedboat ride away, this resort is the ultimate, dreamed-about experience of the Maldives. Your journey to spiritual, mental and physical wellness begins at Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru. Time-honoured Oriental spa rituals delivered by expert therapists bestow body-to-soul renewal at this award-winning sanctuary for the senses.

 

 

Your Sanctuary for the Senses


 

Our Offers


Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru luxury island resort in the Maldives is a dream made for your wedding, your honeymoon, an anniversary – or for the ultimate family holiday.

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Dining in Maldives


With an amazing restaurant by the sea, and a range of uniquely composed Destination Dining experiences, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru will satisfy everyone. From light snacks in the bar to a candlelit gourmet dinner on the beach, this resort has it all.

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Spa and Wellness


The renowned Banyan Tree Spa at Vabbinfaru offers the full range of spa services. Let yourself be pampered with its signature massages and treatments.

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Photo Gallery


Take a look at the private pool villas set directly on the beach. The villas are inspired by sea shell spirals with a traditional Maldivian-style roof.

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A Rewarding Experience in Every Way

 

Advance Purchase

Advance Purchase


Plan your stay with us well in advance and be entitled to amazing discounts.

Best Available Rate

Best Available Rate


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Sense of Romance

Sense of Romance


Revel in serenity and retreat into the intimacy of your villa sanctuary with your loved one. Cruise the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at sunset and indulge in an exquisite dining experience on a secluded sandbank.

Sense Of Exploration

Sense Of Exploration


Experience Maldives to the fullest. Indulge in a tailor-made itinerary curated for a memorable getaway for two.

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Unique Maldives Itinerary

Unique Maldives Itinerary


Dolphin Cruise, Marine Conservation Programme, Sunset Cruise – there’s always plenty to do and see at our Maldives resort.

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Local Culture and Sights

Local Culture and Sights


In the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, where the reefs and marine life flourish, lies Vabbinfaru on the beautiful island atoll of North Malé. Experience the rich culture and sights of the Maldives.

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Dining

Dining


Exceptional dining experiences, with the freshest ingredients.

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Things to Do for Couples

Things to Do for Couples


From private sandbank dining to Spa massage on the beach, Vabbinfaru in the Maldives really is a haven for romance. And if you like more action, there is no shortage of water sports or diving activities either. Find more couples’ activities here.

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How to Get There


 

From Velana International Airport
  • 35-minute journey by speedboat. Please proceed to airport counter
Getting to Malé Capital
  • 25-minute journey by speedboat. Please proceed to our receptionist and we will be able to arrange a trip to and fro for you.
Marine Conservation Lab
  • The Marine Lab is within the island.

 

 

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