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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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In the North Male Atoll, just 20-minutes by speedboat from the main international airport, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a wonderful, eco-friendly escape with relaxed, friendly service. Ideal for couples seeking romance and seclusion, this perfectly-shaped island is blessed with immaculate white sand beaches, lush tropical palms and a coral reef teeming with marine life. Excellent water sports allow for quiet discovery or more thrilling pursuits.

The resort's 48 spacious villas, all with private pool and jet-pool, are set on the island itself and nestle harmoniously into the surroundings with their delightful thatched roofs and conical design. The one main restaurant offers a wide selection of international flavours, plus there's a choice of romantic 'destination dining' options that include dinners on a sandbank or a traditional Maldivian sailboat. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is a real highlight with its therapies and treatments.

Set along the beach, with a backdrop of tropical greenery, Vabbinfaru possesses 48 well-appointed villas. All villas feature an outdoor plunge pool and jet pool, with king size beds, air conditioning, plenty of space and all of the modern amenities the discerning traveller expects. For those wishing to enjoy higher levels of privacy and spaciousness the Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa is an ideal choice, with an extended sundeck tailor-made for relaxation. Perfect for romance, Vabbinfaru serves love struck guests with delicious meals on sandbanks in the middle of the ocean and candlelit villas, ideal for setting the tone.
Guests can expect a number of facilities at the hotel, including a fully equipped gym and a five-star Gold Palm Resort dive centre. The property boasts a range of dining options, from the hotel's main restaurant to intimate in-room dining. There are innumerable chances to relax at Vabbinfaru, with beauty treatments and massages skilfully delivered at the spa as well as catamaran sailing options.

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Expert View

  • Boutique, tranquil eco-friendly resort with immaculate beaches
  • Some of the best snorkelling close to the Maldives capital
  • Benefit from free selected spa treatments in Spa Pool Villas
  • 5 minute boat ride to sister property, Angsana Ihuru

At a glance

  • 48 pool villas
  • Best for 12 years+
  • All year
  • B&B to All Inclusive

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Get involved yourself in some of the resorts marine conservation activities run by the resident marine biologist, including coral planting and reef cleaning."

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