- This eco-friendly resort on a beautiful coral island brags ample white-sand shores, a colourful reef teeming with marine life, and various dive sites.
- Its exotic thatched villas come with private plunge and jet pools, open-air showers and generous outdoor areas leading onto the beach.
- Enjoying panoramic ocean views, the extra spacious villas at Banyan Tree offer direct beach access and large sundecks.
- Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru features a relaxing menu of massage treatments and beauty therapies.
- Guests may also enjoy leisurely strolls along the sandy beach or go scuba diving in the clear waters.
- Maldivian cuisine, fresh seafood and international dishes are served at the beachfront Ilaafathi Restaurant and Sangu Garden Restaurant.
- Intimate private barbecue dinners can also be arranged in the comfort of the villas.
- Banyan Tree was one of the first resorts to have a marine laboratory on the island, and guests are able to help out in various capacities – including planting their own coral in the coral garden and monitoring the juvenile sharks and turtles kept under observation in cages just off the island shore.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Explore the amazing underwater world with your partner. Admire the vast coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures including reef sharks, stingrays and turtles.
Overlooking the sea and shaded by palm trees, learn to whip up a scrumptious Maldivian meal and take part in a culinary demonstration conducted by our Sous chef. Watch and learn, and enjoy the final product of Maldivian curries, salads, and other local treats.
For the adrenalin-seeking couples, enjoy a wide array of exciting water sports activities, from wakeboarding, water-skiing to catamaran sailing. 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.
Cruise through the lagoon on a traditional Maldivian dhoni as the sky explodes with the colours of the sunset, while you and your loved one sip champagne.
Meet the experts at the Marine Conservation Lab and partake in the preservation of marine and coral life. Participate in various activities available including the daily sting-ray feeding sessions and coral clean-ups organised weekly.
Our resident marine biologist gives weekly talks in Faru Bar on a range of topics concerning marine life, the environment and our local ecosystem. You are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the presentation, regarding anything you have seen or found in the ocean while at COMO Cocoa Island.
Sway to the rhythm of the Bodu Beru drums, a Maldivian dance tradition, and enjoy a night of music, fun and dancing with your beloved.
Sail across the ocean in a catamaran, go snorkelling at a picturesque spot full of colourful marine life and explore a local island, experiencing first hand local Maldivian hospitality.
Watch your eight-year-old make bubbles while diving in a shallow lagoon. Each child will be accompanied by a certified and dedicated instructor and provided with child-friendly scuba equipment for his or her first foray underwater.
Traverse the vast ocean and find wild dolphins frolicking through nature’s waves. Children will be delighted with their catamaran or speedboat ride, and may chance upon other marine mammals along the way.
Charter Banyan Tree’s Kahan’bu. Sail across smooth waters in your very own sailboat. Have fun swinging in the hammock , take a nap in the sailboat’s salons and explore awesome snorkelling sites. The boat’s shallow draft lets it moor right above the most fantastic reefs. Dive right down below. Enjoy fabulous snorkelling trails. Skip over to uninhabited islands. Enjoy the great onboard service.
Clamber into a banana boat and be jettisoned across the pristine lagoon. Parents and children will adore this aquatic thrill ride.
Go fishing early in the morning and reel in the freshest catch. With an experienced crew to guide you, prepare to feed your hook – and belly – with beautifully glistening grouper, rainbow runners, sea bass and other species. Alternatively, choose to embark on a twilight fishing exploration with a seasoned crew to guide you. Luxuriate in the warm ocean breeze and the experience of catching fresh fish for your dinner.
In the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, where the reefs and marine life flourishes, lies Vabbinfaru on the beautiful island atoll of North Male. Experience the rich culture and sights of the Maldives. Amazing turquoise waters, soft white sand, swaying coconut trees and beautiful tropical flowers. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort in the North Male Atoll is the perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary – or to just spend time together as a couple or a family. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy peace and togetherness, while we take care of everything else with our signature hospitality. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that you will want to reprise – again and again.
The resort features 48 villas with plunge pools, a casually elegant restaurant and bar and a spa with Thai-trained therapists. With a sunset cruise, private sandbank dining to spa massage on the beach, Vabbinfaru in the Maldives really is a haven for romance. And if you like more action, there is no shortage of water sports or diving activities either, include a Dolphin Cruise and the popular Marine Conservation Program.
Banyan tree Vabbinfaru is a beautiful resort, with only 48 villas. Each villa has a private pool, jet pool, indoor and outdoor showers, comes standard with the warm hospitality of the Maldives.
Oceanview Pool Villa
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Indian ocean. Enter into a world of romance in this beautiful Maldives pool villa. The bedroom is equipped with a four-poster king-size bed, curved wall of French doors and elegant draping. Walk directly from your bedroom to the large wooden patio with sunbeds, an outdoor tropical shower, access to the private pool and the outdoor Jacuzzi. The patio leads you down to the ocean, where you can experience some of the finest sand on the planet – and of course the glorious turquoise ocean.
Beachfront Pool Villa
Stay right on the beach in this intimate villa with direct access to both the turquoise ocean and your private pool. Enjoy life on the beach, with this stunning villa with private pool and adjoining jetpool. A charming traditional Maldivian design, gorgeous outdoor shower, a wooden walkway to the beach and a walled water feature completes the outdoor space. The romance and idyll continues inside, with French doors in the bedroom for al fresco dining, open bathroom, lush furniture and a close-up view of the ocean. You couldn’t feel more like a beach dweller if you were Robinson Crusoe.
Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa
Choosing from our extensive spa menu can be tough, there are so many possibilities. So why not enjoy unlimited spa treatments from our professional spa therapists? The Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa offers all of this, and of course our signature private pool and panoramic views of the turquoise waters.
Spa treatments for Guests staying in the Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa:
• Receive unlimited complimentary 60-minutes session body massages + 30-minutes refreshment & relaxation spa treatments for 2 guests per villa per day.
• Additional spa treatments for 3rd person are available at 20% discount on the published Spa rates
• Spa treatments are only available during spa operational hours between 11:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.
• Spa treatments can be done in the villa or in the Spa
At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, we offer a wide variety of dining options, depending on your mood and cravings. From light bites at the open-air bar, to exquisite private dining on the beach.
Discover alfresco dining like you’ve never experienced before, at Ilaafthi restaurant in the Maldives, or have a romantic dinner under the stars with sand under your feet. Or choose the Sharkpoint dining option on the beachfront with a specially prepared menu that includes Maldivian lobster, scallops and decadent desserts. Or try our famous Tuesday BBQ Beach Dinner with a four course dinner prepared right before your eyes.food and fresh produce.
At Ilaafathi you can enjoy a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast items and delicious set dinners, to give you the real island dining experience in a casual setting of rustic wooden tables set amongst tropical trees on the white sandy beach.
Let us create a unique dining experience for you in the privacy of your own villa. Whether you are looking for a candlelit barbecue dinner or a gourmet meal with the freshest ingredients, it is up to you. Match it with one of our great wine offerings or cocktails. Your private chef and waiter will take care of the rest.
All-day dining selections are available at the open-air Naiboli Bar, including an extensive range of delicious appetisers, light meals and cocktails. Set on the sandy beachfront, you can enjoy the ocean breeze, sea and surf in a setting reflecting the best of Maldivian charm. Come Friday, watch the mesmerising Bodu Beru performance, a drumming music performance showcased by lively musicians in ethnic costume.
Explore various activities and have a fun-filled Watersports adventure. Discover the vibrant marine life at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and dive with our professional instructors. Don’t forget to pass by the Gallery and take home some mementos that will re-live your Banyan Tree memories.
Water Sports Centre
Enjoy the full gamut of water sports at our Maldives beach resort, including canoeing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, banana boating, windsurfing and catamaran sailing.
Health & Fitness Centre
Located above the Marine Lab, this fitness facility gives you stunning ocean views, and is open 24 hours for your convenience.
Padi Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre
As a PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a full range of PADI and Nitrox courses. Our diving instructors are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI-certified.
Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab
The first of its kind to be funded and built on a private resort, the lab invites guests to get involved in coral planting, reef cleaning and turtle care, under careful supervision from our staff. Guests can also sponsor their own coral gardens. The lab is equipped to conduct research in coral biology and ecology as well as green sea turtle conservation.
A catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. It is a geometry-stabilized craft, deriving its stability from its wide beam, rather than from a ballasted keel as with a monohull sailboat.
Banyan Tree Gallery
Bring home the little touches that make Banyan Tree unique. With a lovely collection of handicrafts, resort apparel and signature spa amenities, you will find items to relive your Banyan Tree experience when you return home.
Be pampered with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies while relaxing in the breeze from the glowing Indian Ocean. Enjoy the nourishing balm of locally grown coconuts used in therapies to soothe your body. Bask in the warmth of welcome in a sanctuary of immaculate settings and let dedicated therapists knead you into relaxation with the lightest of intuitive touches. The combination of beautiful facilities, wonderful therapists and uniquely compounded treatments promises to soothe you into sated repose.