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 Naboli Bar, best enjoyed at sundown.

Recommended for...

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

Hotel Overview


North Male Atoll, roughly 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport.

Rooms at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

48 beach 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.

Food and Facilities

Tuck into Maldivian cuisine at the Ilaafathi beachfront eatery, or hop over to Sangu restaurant, which serves barbecue buffets and theme night dinners under the starry skies. Rejuvenate at the small 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

Watersports are a highlight here, with fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities run by the PADI Dive Centre. Watch a cooking demonstration overlooking the sea, or whiz over the waters by speedboat to the sister island, Angsana Ihuru, where you’ll have full use of the facilities.

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