Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Be cast away into paradise on earth, the Maldives, with Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Experience a sense of enchantment and romance as you spend the day trailing between sun, sand, sea and sala with the luxury experience of your own private pool in villa. Surrounded by turquoise waters, the island of Vabbinfaru has only 48 villas sprinkled across the lush green garden of coconut trees and indigenous blooms. Enjoy the best of the Maldives on land and in the water as Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers up a melding of both worlds.Experience the famed Banyan Tree signature hospitality to bring you closer to paradise.

Location:
Situated within the North Male' Atoll, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is 25 minutes from Male' International Airport via speedboat.

Accommodation

Encircled by a white powdery beach, 48 elegantly rustic pool villas are nestled on a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean. Uniquely designed to reflect a seashell spiral, the understated elegance of conical thatched roof villas imparts a sense of traditional Maldivian magic.

Villa types of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Oceanview Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

The stunning Oceanview Pool Villa is an intimate enclave of tropical living. Overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, each villa is nestled within a green canopy of tranquility and privacy. The beach peeps through the leaves enticing you to soak up a golden tan. Sip a cool cocktail by your sun loungers and enjoy the soothing sounds of the sea right at your doorstep. The 110 sqm Oceanview Pool Villa features a nautilus shell-inspired ceiling and framed glass doors that create a cocoon of relaxation and spaciousness.

Beachfront Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

Located right on the pristine white sand beach, the Beachfront Pool Villa offers intimate access to the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Step out into the sunshine, watch your footprints disappear into the sand with each gentle wave and dive into the cool inviting waters. The 110 sqm Beachfront Pool Villa features a king-size bed and a private garden with a pool, jet pool and outdoor shower.

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

Enjoy space and privacy at the Vabbinfaru Pool Villa. Bordered by lush tropical greens, this exclusive beach hideaway is the epitome of romance and intimacy. Mellow out on your beachside terrace, enjoy a leisurely read by the outdoor living pavilion and watch as the sun dips behind the waters at dusk. The 120 sqm Vabbinfaru Pool Villa features a king-size bed, an outdoor living pavilion as well as a beachside terrace and a private garden with a pool, jet pool and outdoor shower.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers sublime dining choices ranging from eclectic Maldivian and international cuisine at Ilaafathi to candlelit dinners under the stars. Savour quiet time with a private barbecue in the seclusion of your own villa terrace or make the most of your Maldivian sojourn with a Sandbank Dinner of fresh seafood.

 In-Villa Dining 

Our In-Villa Dining menu is full of surprising treats, including a romantic candlelit barbecue dinner in the intimacy of your villa or by the edge of the beach. Arrange the meal as you wish, with or without your very own private chef and waiter, comprising international or Maldivian favourites, matched by a variety of wines and cocktails.

 Ilaafathi 

Tuck into scrumptious Maldivian and international cuisine in the casual setting of Ilaafathi restaurant. Complete with a natural alang-alang (dried grass) roof, this beachfront eatery serves expansive buffet breakfasts and superb set dinners.
Adjacent to Ilaafathi is open-air Sangu restaurant, which - weather permitting - opens for barbecue buffet lunches and theme night dinners under a blanket of stars

 Destination Dining 

Savour quiet time with a private barbecue or make the most of your Maldivian sojourn with a Sandbank Dinner of fresh seafood.

 Naiboli Bar 

An extensive range of appetising snacks and light meals are served all day long at the open-air Naiboli Bar, along with your favourite cocktails. Relax as the sea breeze, sandy beach underfoot and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean are a backdrop to chatting with friends, enjoying board games, using the complimentary Wi-Fi, or simply unwinding in the warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Every Friday presents Bodu Beru - a drumming music performance from the Maldives, by upbeat musicians in their ethnic costumes. Enjoy the show, followed by a Maldivian-themed dinner buffet.

Dining gallery

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.
Banyan Tree Spa Academies are established in Bintan in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand and Lijiang in China to standardise the training of all spa therapists. Formal training programmes ensure all Banyan Tree Spa therapists are well-equipped with a consistent level of excellent service skills.
Discover everything the resort and its surroundings have to offer. Discover the Maldives’ diverse marine life. Be it on a nautical cruise or island hopping, while snorkeling or diving, or simply watching stingrays being fed in the evenings.

Water Sports


Enjoying water sports with the fun-loving, award-winning recreation team is a must while on Vabbinfaru. Sports equipment include canoes, wake boards, water skis, banana boats, windsurf boards, and catamaran.

With the wind in your sails, take a guided catamaran excursion for an exhilarating sandbank tour or a sunset sail, or even take on the challenge yourself after a private lesson with the instructors.
Speedboat excursions allow you to explore even further from the island, with a selection of two- to three-hour tours - imagine the thrill of a private snorkeling safari, or a seasonal trip to the area where manta rays congregate.

Aside from water sports, guests also have the advantage of beginner snorkeling lessons or daily guided snorkeling excursions (minimum four snorkelers). Snorkeling gear including fins, masks, snorkels and life jackets are provided complimentary for guests to make the most of their visit to the island.

Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab


The Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab on the island is the first of its kind to be funded and built by a private resort. Guests can join specially trained in-house divers to monitor programmes such as reef and species inventory checks, and even sponsor their own coral gardens. The laboratory is equipped with instruments for research in coral biology and ecology, and green sea turtle conservation.
PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre.

As a five-star Gold Palm Resort dive centre, Banyan Tree offers the full range of PADI and Nitrox courses and engages diving instructors who are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI certified. Paying individual attention to each guest, so courses and dives are conducted in small dive groups. Professional diving instructors teach in different languages including English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin and Japanese, and take great care to create an environment that’s relaxed and interesting.

Health & Fitness Centre


Above the Marine Lab, with glass windows affording a view of the ocean, a selection of exercise machines ensures that you are not missing out on your fitness regime. Spin, run or work on your muscles in air-conditioned comfort.

Maldives Special Offers

Exclusive offers

Following exclusive offers are only from Alpha Maldives. Please note that the rates are calculated with all the taxes and it is per person per night basis. Exclusive offer rates are calculated without transfer to the resort and villas are subject to availability.

Oceanview Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

The stunning Oceanview Pool Villa is an intimate enclave of tropical living. Overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, each villa is nestled within a green canopy of tranquility and privacy. The beach peeps through the leaves enticing you to soak up a golden tan. Sip a cool cocktail by your sun loungers and enjoy the soothing sounds of the sea right at your doorstep. The 110 sqm Oceanview Pool Villa features a nautilus shell-inspired ceiling and framed glass doors that create a cocoon of relaxation and spaciousness.

Beachfront Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

Located right on the pristine white sand beach, the Beachfront Pool Villa offers intimate access to the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Step out into the sunshine, watch your footprints disappear into the sand with each gentle wave and dive into the cool inviting waters. The 110 sqm Beachfront Pool Villa features a king-size bed and a private garden with a pool, jet pool and outdoor shower.

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa / Contact us to get personal quote

Enjoy space and privacy at the Vabbinfaru Pool Villa. Bordered by lush tropical greens, this exclusive beach hideaway is the epitome of romance and intimacy. Mellow out on your beachside terrace, enjoy a leisurely read by the outdoor living pavilion and watch as the sun dips behind the waters at dusk. The 120 sqm Vabbinfaru Pool Villa features a king-size bed, an outdoor living pavilion as well as a beachside terrace and a private garden with a pool, jet pool and outdoor shower.