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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Kaafu Atoll, Maldives



Be cast away into paradise on earth, the Maldives, with Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Experience a sense of enchantment and romance as you spend the day trailing between sun, sand, sea and sala. Surrounded by turquoise waters, the island of Vabbinfaru has only 48 villas sprinkled across the lush green garden of coconut trees and indigenous blooms. Enjoy the best of the Maldives on land and in the water as Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers up a melding of both worlds. Experience the famed Banyan Tree signature hospitality to bring you closer to paradise.


Small and perfectly formed, Vabbinfaru is widely regarded as one of the best-looking islands in the Maldives and has an ideal ratio of beach to greenery, and a vibrant coral reef. A luxurious beach vacation awaits, just a 25 minute by speedboat from Male International Airport.

All 48 conical villas are luxuriously furnished with a stylish amalgam of rattan, Balinese woods and indigenous objects d'art. The thatched Beachfront Villas and Jet-Pool Villas offer a private garden to a large terrace at the front. Jet-Pool Villas have a pavilion on the beach as well as a private garden. If you are after the pinnacle of luxury, the Vabbinfaru Villa is an extravagant beach hideaway, offering ample space, yet unparalleled privacy. You can relax with the breathtaking ocean views, or let the serene sound of lapping waves help you drift off in the bubbling waters of the jet pool.

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. After a morning of discovery, select from the extensive menu of tropical treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa. Unwind in tranquil surroundings with a heavenly massage. With the sun setting across the Indian Ocean, feel the romance in the air as you sweep your loved one off their feet to a moonlit dinner on a stunning private sandbank.


From November to April


Watch the daily stingray feeding from the wooden jetty at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. The resort team have named all the graceful gliders that visit here every day at tea time for fresh fish! Come back to the very end of the jetty after dinner in the evening to view the reef sharks swimming under the lights and soak up the starry night with a signature chocolate martini from Naboli Bar.



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