Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Location: Maldives | Maldives

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Perching on a tiny island in the North Male Atoll, the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Conical roofed villas skirt the immaculate beaches, where glistening waters lap over sumptuous white sands. Don’t bother stuffing your suitcase with footwear, there really is no need for shoes at this barefoot paradise!
Perfect forLoved-up couples or honeymooners in search of the ultimate in tropical luxury.
In the knowDon’t miss the signature Chocolate Martinis from the Naiboli Bar - best enjoyed at sundown.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Eco-tourism
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is in the beautiful North Male Atoll, surrounded by fine white sands and aquamarine ocean.

Rooms at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

The gorgeous villas are sprinkled across the lush green gardens of coconut trees and indigenous blooms, and over the water. Experience the best of the Maldives on both land and sea. The beach and overwater villas are uniquely designed to reflect a seashell spiral, their plush interiors offering a taste of luxury island living. Snooze on the day bed in the private garden, or float in your plunge pool and adjacent jet pool.

The Oceanview Pool Villas feature signature teakwood four-poster beds and an extended wooden deck with a sala. The Beachfront Pool Villas are located right on the pristine white-sand beach and feature a king-size bed. The Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa offers even more luxury, space and supreme relaxation, bordered by lush tropical greens, so just enjoy chilling out on your beachside terrace or enjoy a leisurely read by the outdoor living pavilion and watch as the sun dips behind the waters at dusk.

Food & Drink

Tuck into Maldivian cuisine at the Ilaafathi beachfront eatery, or enjoy barbecue buffets and theme night dinners under the starry skies.


Rejuvenate at the fitness centre and Banyan Tree Spa, or tour the marine laboratory, where turtle conservation and coral regeneration programmes ensure sustainable management of the island.

Activities at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Watch a cooking demonstration overlooking the sea, or whizz over the waters by speedboat to the sister island, Angsana Ihuru, where you’ll have full use of the facilities.

Out on the water, water sports include canoeing, wake boarding, banana boating and windsurfing, or head out in a catamaran. The hotel also has an excellent PADI dive centre, with courses led by highly professiona and enthusiastic PADI- certified instructors. For the ultimate luxury, treat yourself to the Banyan Velaa - a 30-metre classic flagged double-mast yacht, designed for superior sailing and comfort. This Turkish gulet is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in six well-appointed mahogany cabins, all with ocean views.

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Hotel location

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is approximately a 25-minute journey from Male airport by speedboat.

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