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About Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort


This luxurious Maldives resort is perfectly cast away on a secluded atoll, providing guests with the highest standard of facilities. Paradise is waiting to be discovered at this natural wonder, where guests can easily explore top diving sites and take in the breathtaking sunsets. Diving lessons are offered by the hotel's professional diving instructors and are taught in small groups. After a day of touring the sites, guests can relax in their 5-star beach villas boasting ample space and luxuries such as outdoor showers and sundecks. The property offers a spa experience like no other with a range of tropical massage treatments tucked away in a calm setting. As for a memorable dining experience, the lavish Ilaafathi Restaurant promises scrumptious Maldivian and international treats set right on the beach. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort presents top-class service in a picturesque location.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • diving
  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Russian
  • Thai
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Honeymoon Amenities
Bottle of Redwine and Expression Plate
conditions : Up to to 6 months after wedding with certificate
Please make a note of the occasion on your booking

Children and extra beds
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 17 km
Distance to Airport: 17 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 48
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 1993
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Speedboat
Adult (12 and up) : $185
Child (4-11 years old) : $92.5
Infant (Below 4 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Food, drink and entertainment

Banyan Tree Spa

Banyan Tree Spa

Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru promises to be an exclusive hideaway in the Maldives. Enjoy the gentle breezes of the Indian Ocean and rejuvenate your senses with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. At Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru, therapists extend a warm welcome with their intuitive touch and a dedicated service attitude.

Sandbank Dining

Sandbank Dining

Escape to a world of your own with the sandbank dining experience, surrounded by clear blue waters on a secluded sandbank, savour this private moment and gourmet feast as the sun sets to unveil the starry night sky.

Private Dining

Private Dining

Fancy having a wildly romantic candlelit barbecue dinner in the intimacy of your villa or by the beach We'll arrange that for you and even provide you with your very own private chef and waiter. Spoilt by our attentive service and fine cuisine, you will feel pampered like royalty.

Naiboli Bar

Naiboli Bar

At our open-air Naiboli Bar, along with your favorite cocktails. You can while away many happy hours here chatting with friends, having a game of snooker, or simply unwinding in the warm and friendly atmosphere. Perfect for a light appetite in the middle of the day.



Tuck into scrumptious Maldivian and international cuisine in the casual setting of Ilaafathi restaurant. Set alongside the beach with a natural alang-alang (dried grass) roof, this beachfront eatery serves extravagant buffet breakfasts and superb set dinners that will make you come back for more.

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9.6 Nicola L.
Czech Republic
April 24, 2016
Beautiful getaway
Our stay in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru was very pleasant. We ve stayed for one week and the island is simply paradise. Although it is quite small and there is only one restaurant on Vabbinfaru, you can do various activities in the hotel and the food was very good, tasty and varied a lot. You can also take advantage of visiting the neighbour island Angsana Ihuru. We very much enjoyed snorkling as the reef is simoly stunning. The spa is also grat with very proffessional staff. The "arrival jet lag massage" was the best idea ever! The staff is very kind and willing to help. We loved the daily stingray and baby turtle feeding and the Marine Biology Class is a must see.

10 Bruno D.
April 17, 2016
Pure Magic
The resort is located about a 30 mins ride by speed boat from the airport. There was a staff of the hotel at the airport to welcome us and direct us to the awaiting boat. It is extremely well organised. when we arrived at the resort, there was a resort staff waiting for us at the pier to welcome us and explain the lay out of the hotel, facilities and the room. The resort, the beach service, food is excellent. our stay was pure magic. highly recommended, extremely relaxing and more important is the privacy each room provides to the quest. will definitely go again.

6.7 Einas B.
March 04, 2016
Great location
Location. Wildlife and staff performance
Overall we enjoyed our stay. But I don't think we will be back. The food was not up to our liking as I felt it was too repetitive and not much variety. The activities was limited and not well advertised.

9.7 sherwin T.
January 01, 2016
Great place
The reef awsome we saw lots of shark n sea turtle. Manta feeding must see. the food was great.

8.7 Martin S.
United States of America
December 27, 2015
very few glitches, fantastic stay
our (pool) room on the beach was amazing
...wth a pool and tub to retire to after snorkeling and places to rest on the beach or reading or watching. Staff were so incredibly helpful. Just a slight bit less friendly than Angsanga. The buffets were amazing with my only comment to make it more spicy. The snorkeling is as good as Angsanga but for slightly increased turbidity due to larger beach area and a longer way to swim to get to the outer reef. I hope that 2016 does not bleach the corals which are recovering nicely from the bleaching the Maldives experienced in 1998. This is an amazing resort!

9 Uzair K.
December 04, 2015
Excellent resort for couples and family.
Pool, Food and Staff
We had an excellent stay at the Banyan Tree. We were travelling with 2 young kids and found the resort safe for kids. The restaurant staff are very friendly and make real efforts to look after guests. Resort offers full board packages and supply plenty of water, tea coffee, juices and fruits in room, in addition to buffet lunch and set menu dinner.

8.7 NG W.
October 31, 2015
Nice resort
Suitable for honeymoon..a lot of privacy..feel so relax n peaceful while staying there

8.7 Richard A.
United Kingdom
August 23, 2015
The Banyan Tree, Maldives (experience)
The reef, the spa, the accommodation.
Overall the experience was wonderful, but we experienced some noise from neighbouring rooms.

8.3 Liliana S.
August 24, 2015
Paradise on earth!
Room, View, Snorkeling
It was a great stay overall. The villa is awesome, with all the amenities you need, the pool and Jacuzzi very useful on rainy days. Staff are nice and polite. View from beachfront pool villa is really breathtaking. Very beautiful reef around the island, it was great to snorkel around. The only thing did not reach our expectation was the food, that's the reason it is not value for money in our opinion.

10 andy W.
July 02, 2015
You'll love it!
Staff, service and all that you could think of
Very enjoyable that we were upgraded on check in to a slightly better villa , only 2 in the group of 48 villas but most importantly were the attention and care given by the staff like Prica, Alvin, Rajivh (the chef) and Aslam (our room maker)plus every staff we greet you anytime you walk past them or if they see you from a far.