2015
Excellent 8.8
Based on 104 reviews

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About this property

Description

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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Features

Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage(s)
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Table tennis
  • Tours
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Filipino
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Russian
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
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Policies

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

Child and extra bed policy
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 capacity 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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Recent customer comments

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Excellent



based on 104 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Location 9.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.1
  • Service 9.1
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Food/Dining 8.3
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MOHAMMAD from Kuwait
Couple
Ocean View Pool Villa
Stayed 5 nights in September 2016
No more activities
No activity Internet is very slow No swimming pool No more restaurant only 1 لايوجد نشاطات لايوجد سوى مطعم فقط الغرفه جميله بها حمام سباحه صغير وجاكوزي فندق حرام خمس نجوم ٣ نجوم او اقل طبعا هو نفسه تابعه لفندق انقسانا وقريب منه الحجز مع فطور فقط وتم دفع الف دولار للاكل الباقي والمشروبات
Reviewed September 07, 2016

Ruth from Singapore
Couple
Beachfront Pool Villa
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
The level of service was great!
First timers alert - there are many boat transfer counters at the Male airport that goes to nearby resorts so no need to fret even if you haven't made any transfer reservations. They have a list of who's due to check in that day. + points here already! We got a free upgrade to a bigger garden villa because we are celebrating our wedding anniversary (with compliments of Laura, a beautiful German lady). She asked for a copy of our wedding cert but we didn't bring. I did have my wedding photo on my phone which had the date stamped on it and could have shown it to her but there was no need to. Major trust there! She also made special arrangements for our transfer at check out. ❤️ Our sunrise-facing villa (no. 45) was huge, 2 outdoor showers, 2 jacuzzi, 1 pool, 1 veranda, 1 patio, and direct access to the lovely 50 shades of blue waters. Everyone was warm and lovely, and ever so accommodating with our requests. The sand at our door step was not quite as fine as the opposite site of the island but it turns to the powdery form further down. Room and turn down service was great, they even set up the ambience really nicely. We took bed+breakfast option as we booked through Agoda. It was fine with us as we had quite a no of things to do and didn't want to abide by the dining timings. 2 restaurants in the entire island, with daily menu changes. Breakfast was quite a wide spread (muffins - my favourite) while dinner, we usually order dine-in room service (seafood pizza is a must-try!). If you're a beginner at snorkeling, Banyan is an awesome place to begin with. You can already see marine life just a few meters away from shore. It's my first time too and I did the group guided tour. It was awesome (for a first time!), I saw many small sharks and finally a turtle just as we were returning. 😍 Don't forget the 5pm feeding stingray and 530pm baby turtles time slots! It was quite the experience. Thank you Banyan, for making our stay so pleasant.
Reviewed August 11, 2016

NAM from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Summer vacation
Summer vacation
Reviewed August 06, 2016

zaid from Kuwait
Couple
Oceanview Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
amazing
very romantic place
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Bader from Kuwait
Couple
Beachfront Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Loved it
Nice place for relaxing and privet time.
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Mohammed from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Beachfront Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
fabulous place
It was beautiful. If you are going to eat at the coffee shop double check your bill you might get charged twice. The cleaner Khalil was wonderful person pays attention to every detail while he is cleaning. All the staff are friendly and well groomed
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Nicola from Czech Republic
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in April 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.
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Bruno from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 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.
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Einas from Kuwait
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in February 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.
Reviewed March 04, 2016

sherwin from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
Great place
The reef awsome we saw lots of shark n sea turtle. Manta feeding must see. the food was great.
Reviewed January 01, 2016



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