Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
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"Surprise birthday gift is extremely good and warm."

LEUNG

March 26, 2018

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8.9
Recommended by 97% of guests
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center17 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport17.5 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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9.1
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Room comfort & quality
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Beachfront Pool Villa
Beachfront Pool Villa
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  • Beach view
  • 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Ocean View Pool Villa
Ocean View Pool Villa
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  • Ocean view
  • 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Spa Villa
Spa Villa
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  • Ocean view
  • 120 m²/1292 ft²
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Triple Standard
Triple Standard
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    Leisure Villa
    Leisure Villa
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      Villa Sea View with Private Pool
      Villa Sea View with Private Pool
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        Villa Room - Sea/Pool View
        Villa Room - Sea/Pool View
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          Beachfront Pool Villa - Breakfast
          Beachfront Pool Villa - Breakfast
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            Villa Sea View
            Villa Sea View
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                "Nice place very Clean and Amazing .."

                Reviewed November 24, 2016

                THALLAB from Kuwait

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                "Fantastic island with beautiful see and view."

                Zhou from China

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                Additional charges apply for the gala dinner on the night of December 24, 2018, December 31, 2018 and February 4, 2019 and will be collected at the property.

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                Agoda Reviews (164)Booking.com Reviews (439)
                8.9
                Cleanliness9.2
                Facilities8.6
                Location9.4
                Room comfort and quality9.1
                Service9.2
                Value for money8.2
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                10.0
                Exceptional
                sherwin from Philippines
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
                Lovely place with hospitable staff”
                Beautiful place and amazing house reef. It’s our 2nd time in this resort and will definetely be back again. The staff were very helpful and nice, special metion to Shabeer from housekeeping, Sharif from the Restaurant and Iliana from the front desk.
                Reviewed August 27, 2018
                Dear sherwin, Heartfelt thanks for your encouraging review and continuous support. We are thrilled to know that you had a fantastic holiday with us in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru once again and enjoyed our magnificent house reef full of marine lives, breathtaking scenery, and impeccable service from our friendly, courteous and professional staff. Thank you very much for your word of praise for Shareef from Housekeeping, Moosa from Food & Beverage and Lina from Front Office. They will be more than happy to be recognized for their outstanding work. sherwin, thank you so much for your feedback. The entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back for another inspired experience. Kind Regards, Ahmed Zahir Executive Assistant Manager
                Responded August 30, 2018
                Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Aveline from Malaysia
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
                Excellent stay”
                We had a good stay. We were there to celebrate our anniversary so they arranged for a bottle of wine & decorated the bed with petals. We were also given a complementary 30 minutes massage which we enjoyed tremendously. I booked Banyan Tree because of the daily stingray feeding. I thought there was a turtle conservation ( that i will be able to see them as well) but there was an issue with turtle & their government policy. We were given little gifts too. It's the little things like this that makes it special. The island is great and you can hop on the boat to get to the next island Angsana Resort. I had the best time at the jetty because i can see sharks. Breakfast buffet is good. Lunch and dinner is set menu which my partner didn't enjoy as much. The lemon sorbet is amazing! Khalil (i think is his name) was very nice. He's the one that made up our room twice daily and he's very helpful and friendly. Actually everyone working there are very friendly which makes you feel right at home
                Reviewed July 02, 2018
                Dear Aveline, Heartfelt thanks for your amazing review. We are thrilled to know that you had a fantastic holiday with us in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and enjoyed our immaculate and comfortable villa with a special set up to celebrate your anniversary, complimentary spa treatment, daily stingray feeding, complimentary ferry to our sister resort; Angsana Ihuru for more offerings, sumptuous breakfast, impeccable service from our friendly, courteous and professional staff especially Khaleel. He will be more than happy to be recognized for his outstanding work. Your comment on set menu at lunch and dinner not delighted your partner’s palate has been noted and shared with our Executive Chef and culinary team for further improvement. We thank you once again for your feedback. The entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back for another inspired experience. Kind Regards, Ahmed Zahir - Executive Assistant Manager
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                Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
                8.4
                Excellent
                Jin from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 1 night in June 2018
                Excellent”
                Only 25 minutes boat ride from the airport. Friendly staff, good quality food. Overall a great experience.
                Reviewed June 19, 2018
                Dear Jin, Heartfelt thanks for your invaluable review. We are beyond delighted to know that you had an amazing holiday with us in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and enjoyed the strategic location by a short speedboat ride from the Velana airport, delectable cuisine and impeccable service from our friendly, attentive, and professional staff. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. Jin, we thank you once again for your encouraging feedback. The entire team is looking forward to welcoming you and your family back for another inspired experience. Kind Regards, Ahmed Zahir Executive Assistant Manager
                Responded June 22, 2018
                Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Joseph from Australia
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
                Absolutely exceptional!”
                We stayed two nights and three days and every aspect of our stay was exceptional. The staff are so lovely, the villa is amazing, the snorkelling off the reef is magnificent. If you are after a resort relatively close to the airport but far enough away to feel away from it all - this is it! We finished our trip off at the Banyan Tree and flew home completely relaxed.
                Reviewed April 07, 2018
                Dear Joseph, Heartfelt thanks for your invaluable review. We are beyond delighted to know that you have an incredible and relaxing holiday with us in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the overall aspect of your holiday especially hearty service from our friendly, courteous and professional staff, well-designed villa, snorkeling on our beautiful house reef full with flora and fauna, and strategic location with a short speedboat ride from the airport. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in a near future for another inspired experience. Kind Regards, Ahmed Zahir Executive Assistant Manager
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                Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
                9.6
                Exceptional
                MIchel from Austria
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 1 night in April 2018
                Tranquillity in the making”
                Banyan Tree is one of my favourite chains. I love the exotic vibe, the jungle-feel and the meditation oriented rooms everywhere around the world. This time Banyan Tree in the Maldives was on a super deal and my gf and I decided to make use of this deal. The staff was so amazing and so kind; perfectly trained to please customers. Our originally reserved room was unavailable but that did not stop the staff to give us an early check-in in an UPGRADED room. This was just awesome and we appreciated it so much. The only hick-up for me was the expensive prices in the resort. I know this is a luxury place in the Maldives and so this is to be expected, but seriously $3.50 for a bottle of locally produced water in a place were its always hot is a crime. The food was also too expensive for our likings, but I can see that they are targeting far richer people than myself :). Other than that
                Reviewed April 06, 2018
                Dear MIchel, Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review and continuous support to Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and invaluable review. We are beyond delighted to know that you have an amazing holiday with us in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed tranquility, villa upgrade, and impeccable service from our friendly, helpful and professional staff. It is indeed motivating and encouraging. We are thankful for your kind understanding of food and beverage prices since the majority of food and beverage is exported from overseas. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in a near future. Kind Regards, Ahmed Zahir Executive Assistant Manager
                Responded April 07, 2018
                Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
                10.0
                Exceptional
                LEUNG from Hong Kong
                Family with teens
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
                Family gathering n birthday celebration ”
                Extremely caring and understanding. Surprise birthday gift is extremely good and warm. All staff are knowledgeable and presentable.l with good temperament and attention.
                Reviewed March 26, 2018
                8.8
                Excellent
                Ahmed from United Arab Emirates
                Couple
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
                Amazing”
                Relaxing
                Reviewed February 24, 2018
                8.4
                Excellent
                Pierre
                Family with young children
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 7 nights in February 2018
                Hôtel for sea lovers”
                There is nothing to complain about this hotel. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Food is excellent. Very quiet place - only 30 minutes from airport. Nice reef (even if damaged after El Niño storm) sharks, turtles, Rays.... even our 6 years old daughter did snorkel everything single day with us ... ending with a good jacuzzi.
                Reviewed February 18, 2018
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Shirley from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 7 nights in February 2018
                Close to paradise.”
                Everything about this place made us feel special. Perfect for a romantic getaway for two.
                Reviewed February 13, 2018
                8.8
                Excellent
                Zhou from China
                Family with young children
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 1 night in March 2017
                Fantastic”
                I love the tea tree soap, bath gel, shampoo very much. Room is big enough with beautiful garden. Ocean view and pavilion is fantastic. Well, as I had been to Great Barrier Reef before and thus the sea is not that charming to me.
                Reviewed December 21, 2017
                7.2
                Very good
                Fares from United Arab Emirates
                Family with young children
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 4 nights in December 2017
                Very good”
                The bed is not cofortable and the AC is not cold also bathroom is not more private
                Reviewed December 21, 2017
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Leila from United Arab Emirates
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
                Unforgettable Stay ”
                we had a great time at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, location is perfect not too far from male , we stayed in villa 38 (ocean view villa ) which was spacious and comfortable . the island is very beautiful and quiet . staff were very kind , special thanks to Khalil, Habeeb , Didi who were very friendly and always active and smiling .
                Reviewed December 03, 2017
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Yan from China
                Family with young children
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
                Excellent resort to enjoy your vacation.”
                Amazing views, nice staff, food quality is ok but can be better.
                Reviewed November 20, 2017
                10.0
                Exceptional
                buchun from China
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
                All are so Kind .”
                No any defaults
                Reviewed November 16, 2017
                8.8
                Excellent
                SEOK from South Korea
                Couple
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
                Very Detail Review (아주 디테일한 리뷰)”
                First of all, we went to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort for our honeymoon trip. We never wanted package products from many other OTAs, we had researched very long time about Maldives before we went there. So please refer the information below from the perspective which is arranging every single procedure by yourself. Choose Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort (BTV) for people who want, 1. Short distance from Male Int., Airport. It is a monopoly structure for local transportation in Maldives. It is a huge burden if you have to arrange another local flight to your resort. Especially if your flight is landing in Male at night, you have to waste your precious one night of time near the airport. It differs to everyone, but we did not want to do that. 20-25mins by speedboat from Male Int., Airport. What you need to do is pay the pick-up + send-off amount when you checkout. Actual amount will be differed according to seasons. Check with person in charge, they do reply very quickly when you write an email. 2. Water villa, but also beach front villa. It is a little tricky and you may need a little of luck to get a good room. We were looking for water villa (talking about floating like villa on the see,) all the time, but we decided BTV in the end because we noticed BTV has pavilion in the front of Beach Pool Villa type of room. Though the villa is located along with the beach, three-four of those villas have pavilion on the see surface. We did not get one of those even though front desk accepted our request because even the pavilion is not ON the see, it has its feeling when it comes to rising tide. 3. To enjoy lagoon and reef environment easily. First of all, BTV is more like a typical lagoon oriented environment. It has wide range of lagoon all around the island. But some people are tired of snorkeling lagoon too long. Then you have alternative option to visit neighbor Ihuru Island where only takes 3mins by boat. From 8:30, there is a free boat goes round every t
                Reviewed November 15, 2017
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Sungbeom from South Korea
                Couple
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
                Amazing”
                You are SO kind. Thanks.
                Reviewed November 13, 2017
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Tracey from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 4 nights in October 2017
                Paradise ”
                Beautiful small island, nothing negative to say about this place. The villas are superb, they have thought of every, lots of attention to detail. Loved it.
                Reviewed October 19, 2017
                9.6
                Exceptional
                fahad from Kuwait
                Couple
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
                sound of nature”
                some activities are free, good food and diverse dishes silence, nice weather, wind and tree sound and many bird and pets are in the island good relaxation for nervous system we didn't saw any lizard inside our room only the bad thing, they took from us $100 for late check out and there are many small rocks in the beach made the swimming bad
                Reviewed September 10, 2017
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Ola from United Arab Emirates
                Family with young children
                Beachfront Pool Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
                Amazing food eventhough only one restaurant is offering the food ”
                It would be great to have a small play area for kids
                Reviewed September 08, 2017
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Zhou from China
                Family with young children
                Ocean View Pool Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
                Exceptional”
                Fantastic island with beautiful see and view. Stuff are very nice and helpful. Anywhere is good for photo. So many sea cucumber are sleeping in the shore. Many coral reef but not that beautiful compared to GBR. However, the turn around coral reef cliff is still marvelous. Sunset is charming. Lay down on the bed and watch the blue sky and sea with cool air.
                Reviewed March 18, 2017
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