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.