Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort & Spa by Koamas Luxury Escapes

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort & Spa




Encircled by a white powdery beach, 48 elegantly rustic 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.

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Beauty, style, sophistication and an eco-conscience to boot…Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has it all. For those of you who enjoy luxury but also want to stay at a resort that genuinely cares about the environment, it’s the perfect choice; with an on-site Marine Lab running admirable turtle conservation and ‘coral sponsorship’ programmes. The villas are designed to reflect a seashell and are the epitome of tropical elegance. An award-winning spa, star-gazing, water-sports and culinary demonstrations are amongst other highlights.

Banyan Tree Maldives is located very close by to the Airport in North Male Atoll.

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 snorkelling or diving, or simply watching stingrays being fed in the evenings.

Malé Excursion
Visit one of the smallest capitals in the world – Malé – and experience its diversity. We will arrange your private guided trip to Malé, which includes a stop at the fish and fruit market, the Presidential Palace, the Friday Mosque, the Modern Muslim Centre as well as the Sultan Park. Take the opportunity to shop for Maldivian handicrafts.

Sunset Cruise
Sip champagne while gliding through the lagoon on a traditional Maldivian dhoni as the sky explodes with the colours of the sunset.

Bird’s Eye View by Seaplane
Fly above lagoons and coral reefs to enjoy the stunning view of Maldives from the air. Please contact our resort hosts if you wish to book a 15-minute photo flight, on a private seaplane hire.

Banyan Tree Catamaran “Kahan’bu”
Bask under the tropical sun on-board your very own private sailboat as you meander through the aqua blue waters of the North Malé Atoll, Maldives.

Snorkel around some of the most beautiful reefs in the Maldives, Dine on uninhabited islands and discover the true Maldivian spirit of a holiday retreat.

Banyan Kahan’bu offers specially tailored itineraries that takes you to secluded and picturesque snorkelling sites around the North Malé Atoll. With its shallow draft, Banyan Kahan’bu can moor directly adjacent to the amazing reefs below, making snorkelling an exhilarating experience.

Spending time on-board the sailboat will be a delight for guests. Enjoy the light sea breeze as you explore the salons and the netted hammock strung between the two pontoons in the front of the sailboat.

Water Sports
Enjoying water sports with our 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 our 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 snorkelling safari, or a seasonal trip to the area where manta rays congregate.

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

On starry nights, approach our friendly staff at Naiboli Bar for the use of the high-powered telescope for star gazing.

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.

Culinary Demonstrations
Overlooking the sea and shaded by palm trees, cooking classes deliver the magic of the Maldives at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Sous chefs from our resort conduct on-request culinary demonstrations that allow guests to watch and learn, and enjoy the final product of Maldivian curries, salads, and other local treats. Enquire with your resort host for more information.

Banyan Velaa
The Banyan Velaa is a 30-metre classic flagged double-mast yacht, designed for superior sailing and comfort. The Turkish gulet is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in six well-appointed mahogany cabins, all with ocean views.

Water Sports
Enjoying water sports with our 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.

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. We pay individual attention to each guest, so courses and dives are conducted in small dive groups. Our 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.

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.

Sunset Jetty
Indulge in a romantic getaway dinner, located on a rustic wooden jetty overlooking the horizon. Experience the unique Maldivian sunset Bedouin style, while savouring chilled Champagne, canapés and a delightful shisha – an Arabic water pipe. An intimate dinner will follow and be served by your own private butler.

Tuesday BBQ Beach Dinner
With your feet in the sand, savour a magnificent meal prepared live by our chefs, in a romantic white setting. The four-course menu revolves around the Maldivian lobster, providing a new dimension to your gourmet enjoyment. This event can be tailored towards larger groups.

Sharkpoint Dining
Located at a hide-and-seek patch of beachfront, our sharkpoint dining is a fun-filled affair complemented by gentle lapping waves and the lagoon breezes. A presentation of the bounty of the sea is on the specially prepared menu, comprising items such as sea scallops, chilled Maldivian lobster, and a refreshing dessert.

Sandbank Dining
Escape to a world of your own with the sandbank dining experience, surrounded by clear blue waters on a secluded sandbank, savour this private moment and gourmet feast as the sun sets to unveil the starry night sky.

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.

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.

Naiboli Bar
An extensive range of appetising snacks and light meals are served all day long at our 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, we present Bodu Beru - a drumming music performance from the Maldives, by our upbeat musicians in their ethnic costumes. Enjoy the show, followed by a Maldivian-themed dinner buffet.

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

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.

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Take your fitness regime on a holiday at our gym and discover new workout routines with our Les Mills fitness programmes. Play a few sets on the tennis court, challenge friends or family to a game of Petangue, you can even learn Latin dance moves with our teacher on our overwater transparent dance floor.