The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
In Maldivian, Vabbinfaru refers to a round island circled by a round coral reef. In this circle of peace, claim sanctuary at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort. Cocoon yourself in a web of shimmering turquoise waters, swaying coconut trees, indigenous blooms and pure white sand. Feel the natural sea breeze sweeping in from the majestic Indian Ocean, and let the resort's signature hospitality bring you peace and tranquillity.
- Arguably the best beach and house reef combination in North Malé Atoll
- Unrivalled romance and tranquilty
- Fantastic Marine Lab and Turtle Conservation Programme
- Won "Luxury Eco Friendly Resort of the Year - Maldives 2017"
OCEANVIEW POOL VILLA
King-sized four-poster bed with exquisite draping and a curved wall of French doors in your bedroom lead the path to romance in this Maldives pool villa. Here, you can stroll leisurely from your bedroom onto large wooden patio complete with sunbed or enjoy the refreshment of a tropical outdoor shower. With a private pool, outdoor jetpool and a bedroom patio that leads to pure white sand and an expanse of wild ocean blue, this pool villa is utterly delicious in evocative charm.
BEACHFRONT POOL VILLA
A beachfront address offering direct ocean access, a private pool with adjoining jetpool, romantic outdoor shower and a villa with charmingly thatched roof and wooden slatted pathways across sandy floor bring you to the heart of both sand and sea. A walled water feature adds an elegant touch to the pool and a broad rounded patio leading out from the plush bedroom's French doors offers al fresco dining options. With an open-concept bathroom, private poolside cabana and sheltered outdoor terrace furnished with comfortable lounge beds and a stunningly personal view of the sea's jeweled tones, this Maldives pool villa provides you with a beachfront experience that is nothing short of seafaring.
SPA SANCTUARY POOL VILLA
Be pampered in the Sanctuary Pool Villa where unlimited spa massages from our sanctuary spa menu and a private pool await. Indulge in signature spa treatments or allow our professional Spa therapist to decide for you. Overlook the stunning panorama of turqoise waters and bring this spa stay to completion.
As a PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a full range of PADI and Nitrox courses.Their diving instructors are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI-certified. Courses are conducted in a range of languages to cater to a diverse global group of guests – English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin and Japanese are some of the languages available.
Be pampered with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies while relaxing in the breeze from the glowing Indian Ocean. Enjoy the nourishing balm of locally grown coconuts used in therapies to soothe your body. Bask in the warmth of welcome in a sanctuary of immaculate settings and let dedicated therapists knead you into relaxation with the lightest of intuitive touches. The combination of beautiful facilities, wonderful therapists and uniquely compounded treatments promises to soothe you into sated repose.
Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru was recognized as a continent winner in the 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards as Best Luxury Hotel Spa (Indian Ocean) in March 2014.
In 2003, Banyan Tree commenced an effort to create a dedicated research facility in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. When the Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab officially opened its doors in early 2004, it became the first resort-based facility in the Maldives.
Serving both Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru, the Marine Lab was designed to provide basic facilities and equipment for important fieldwork conducted by visiting expert scientists, as well as to share the necessity of marine conservation and sustainable livelihoods with local communities.
Since inception, the Lab has grown to carry the banner for Banyan Tree’s sustainability efforts in the region, from hosting visiting experts, to sharing the message of marine conservation with local schools and communities, to promoting and test piloting sustainable livelihood options for communities.
- Daily breakfast at Ilaafathi Restaurant
- One Sandbank Seafood Dinner with a bottle of wine
- One Private Kahan'bu Catamaran sunset cruise with a bottle of Champagne and Canapes and a photo souvenir
- One Private mixology class at the Naiboli Bar, Snorkeling Lesson or Guided Snorkeling
- Private Bodu Beru Lesson - Traditional Maldivian song and dance
- 20% discount on spa a la carte and packages except beauty treatment