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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 29/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Cast away on a secluded coral atoll in the paradisaical Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquility at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru that's second to none. Cocoon yourself in a web of shimmering turquoise waters, swaying coconut trees, indigenous blooms and pure white sand. Free your spirit on the Maldives' North Male Atoll. 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. Feel the natural sea breeze sweeping in from the majestic Indian Ocean, and let the resort's signature hospitality bring you peace and tranquillity.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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RSM wrote a review 7 Jan
Bahrain18 contributions5 helpful votes
A surprise trip for my husband on our silver anniversary at this wonderful quiet hotel. Check-in and out was smooth and the boat ride from Male airport (40 min) was just across the main road outside the airport avoiding any crowds. The Hotel takes its sustainability motto seriously and this is visible across the property. The seafront rooms are very cute with thatched roofs, a sauna, and a bamboo shower in the backyard. Coming from a hot location, the thundershowers each night were much welcome and it felt like being in the middle of choppy sea waves Much appreciate the personal touches for our silver anniversary with the embroidered shawl, wine n cake, and soft miniature cloth turtles as gifts. Our room was serviced by an elderly gentleman who thoughtfully decorated our room with flower decorations each day. Overall, Pros: Among the closest property to Male Airport not require seaplane dizziness. Covid test at $ 70 was reasonable compared to other properties in the area Cons: Breakfast spread was adequate ok and dinner was fixed menu with little options for vegeterians (Italian each day). No activities for kids except snorkling.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Great views from our room # 17 for the sunset.
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Dear 803rashmis; A heartfelt thanks for sharing your amazing experience and review following your stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru with our TripAdvisor community. Once again, congratulation on your wedding anniversary. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday with us and enjoyed from our charming and tranquil island with an easy access by a short speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, well-designed villas with great privacy, private plunge pool and jet pool as well as outdoor bathroom, surprised villa arrangement to celebrate your anniversary with personalized sarong, cake, bed decoration, and much more, sustainability program to impeccable service from our friendly, attentive, courteous and professional associates. I will personally share your kind words to the whole team. They will be happy to know that they helped made your stay memorable. Your candid comments on cuisine particularly food variety and less kids activities have been noted and shared with our concerned team leaders for further improvement. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! We are looking forward to welcoming you back once again on our shores when you have a next opportunity to visit the Maldives. With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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R F wrote a review 6 Jan
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions3 helpful votes
It's the 3rd time for us to stay at this resort. We keep going back because of its excellent facility, fantastic management and the most charming and personal service extended to our family. Special shout out to GM Khun Kan, Mr, Hedeep, the front desk manager, Mr Buddy (Suhail) who made us feeling at home at each meal service and Mr. Raght who cooks up amazing meals each day. It was our first family holiday since the pandemic started, it was magical and totally relaxing to spend the Xmas and New Year holiday in this home away from home paradise.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear 694rf, A heartfelt thanks for your continuous support and sharing your fantastic experience and review following your stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru with TripAdvisor community. We are so humbled to learn that you enjoyed your holiday with us once again specially this time with your family. We are delighted that you enjoyed our island, villas, facilities, special arrangement for Christmas and New Year celebration, and personalized service from our friendly, empathy, courteous and professional associates. I will personally pass your kind words to Ahmed Habeeb from front office, Buddy from food and beverage, chef Raght together with everyone behind the scene. They will be happy to know that he helped make your stay magical and felt like home. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! And we wish to have another opportunity to welcome you back once again on our shores when you have a next opportunity to visit the Maldives. Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year! With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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Igor R wrote a review 5 Jan
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Today is our last day of vacation here at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. We can certainly say that this was one of the best resorts visited so far. This is not our first stay at a Banyan Tree resort and we have to confirm that the Banyan Tree chain never disappoints. The resort is small, intimate and with its spectacular nature and lagoon immediately transmits a feeling of tranquility. The rooms are spotless and very welcoming and all enjoy a priceless view. Their seafront location offers unforgettable nights thanks to the sound of the waves breaking on the wonderful white beach. The food is excellent, varied and every day is presented with great attention to detail. The secret that makes this resort so special? An incessant collaboration of all the staff who work every day with enormous sacrifice to keep this little diamond intact in the Indian Ocean. A greeting and a special thanks to our Buddy who did everything possible every day to make us feel at home. Unfortunately we have not been able to know everyone but we want to thank you from the heart, one by one, for letting us experience this wonderful holiday. Thank you for your kindness which is rarely encountered, thank you for your availability and for your education. We are sure that we will meet again. A warm hug from room 26! Laura & Igor
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear igorrF1620FK, A heartfelt thanks for your continuous support with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and sharing your marvelous experience and review following your stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru with TripAdvisor community. We are so humbled to learn that you had one of the best holidays in the resorts you visited so far. We are delighted that you enjoyed every moment and everything from the charming, cozy and secluded island, well-designed and immaculate villas with breathtaking view and white sandy beach, scrumptious and diverse cuisine to personalized service from our friendly, empathy, courteous and professional associates. I will personally pass your kind words to Buddy from food and beverage together with everyone behind the scene for making your holiday special. They will be happy to know that he helped make your stay unforgettable. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! And we wish to have another opportunity to welcome you back once again on our shores when you have a next opportunity to visit the Maldives as well as other properties under Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts around the world waiting for you to explore. Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year! With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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Serge wrote a review 3 Jan
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Very nice hotel, very good service, good balance between price and quality. Very kind and professional team made our holiday unforgettable. I would like to thank Yana who was working in Reception he was super and always willing to help us and make our stay better. I also would like to thank Buddy who was working in the restaurant who was practicing to speak Russian and did it very well, he was very attentive to our requests and he was very fast. Also wanted to mention Okta, she was very kind with our daughter, she played with her and was very helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Go02190858175, A heartfelt thanks for sharing your amazing experience and review following your stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru with TripAdvisor community. We are so humbled to learn that you had a spectacular holiday with us and enjoyed everything from the beautiful island, villas, facilities and personalized service from our friendly, empathy, courteous and professional associates. I will personally pass your kind words to Yana from front office, Buddy from restaurant, Okta from spa and the rest of the team. They will be happy to know that he helped make your stay unforgettable. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! And we wish to have another opportunity to welcome you back once again on our shores when you have a next opportunity to visit the Maldives. Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year! With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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Aymen J wrote a review Dec 2021
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I spent 3 days on this magical island. It is not necessary to describe the beauty and luxury of this resort and the island, I will just say that everything is even more beautiful than in the pictures, in one word - perfect. I must emphasize that the quality and creativity of the food is top tier. But what won my heart were the employees, especially the wonderful Yana. When we got off the boat on this beautiful island we were met my Mr. Yana and the rest of the wonderful staff. He said he was available to me at all times, he gave me his phone number. He kept contacting me to check on how we were and it was amazing. And indeed, Yana organized the return to the airport in a way that I even enjoyed the boat ride. He was so full of understanding, empathy, respect, like the best friend you can imagine. On our departure the whole team came to say goodbye to us. I’ve been to many luxury hotels around the world but the sense of empathy, understanding and attention I received from you Yana, transcends all the luxury.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Beachfront Pool Villa with Private Pool
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Dear 740aymenj, A heartfelt thanks for sharing your fantastic experience and review following your stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru with TripAdvisor community. We are so humbled to learn that you had a spectacular holiday with us and enjoyed everything from the charming and secluded island, scrumptious and diverse cuisine and ultimately personalized service from our friendly, empathy, courteous and professional associates. I will personally pass your fascinating words to Yana from front office and everyone behind the scene making the magic happened. They will be happy to know that he helped make your stay unforgettable. At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we always endeavor for guest satisfaction and we are glad to hear that we are successful in achieving this with you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! And we wish to have another opportunity to welcome you back once again on our shores when you have a next opportunity to visit the Maldives. Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year! With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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PRICE RANGE
US$562 - US$2,262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollVabbinfaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
What are some of the property amenities at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant, Ilaafathi Restaurant, and Naiboli Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru have airport transportation?
Yes, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Vabbinfaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Thai, Indonesian, and Filipino.
Does Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.