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1 room, 2 adults

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

4-star4 stars
North Male Atoll, Vabbinfaru, Maldives

4-star beachfront resort with spa, near Angsana Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Great room
Ordinary pool

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

from £702
  • Oceanview Villa with Private Pool
  • Beachfront Pool Villa with Private Pool
  • Spa Villa with Private Pool & unlimited Spa Massages

What’s around Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru


  • On the beach
  • Angsana Beach nearby
  • Vabbininfaru Beach nearby
  • Thulhagiri Beach in the area
  • Bandos Beach in the area
  • Kuda Bandos Beach in the area
  • Kurumba Beach in the region
  • Paradise Island Beach in the region

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) 11.2 miles/18.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 323
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1995
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Private plunge pool
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 6 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Ilaafathi – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sangu – This buffet restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Naiboli Bar – This beach cocktail bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s small print

Also known as

  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Hotel
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Malves
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Vabbinfaru
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort Vabbinfaru
  • Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort Vabbinfaru


Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 215
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 117.50 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 255
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 137.50 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 04 February per adult: USD 130
  • Gala Dinner on 04 February per child: USD 130 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 185 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 93 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Resort fee: USD 6 per person, per night

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for USD 125.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

  • Are pets allowed at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 55 reviews

Good 6.0
Would go back but only for the Spa and Nature
Older property in the Maldives but is well maintained. With an older property you expect the staff to be well trained but this was not the case for the main restaurant staff. They were unfriendly to the point of being rude/indifferent. Basic manners was lacking e.g. thank you, you're welcome etc. It didn't exceed our expectations nor did it meet them for a 5* category hotel. The Spa was out of this world. The food at times was bad e.g. a beef curry that I had reminded me of when I was a student and ate frugal meals which came out of a tin. Basic food like burgers were great. We would go back but just for the Spa and nature. Iris and Faris from reception were engaging and professional. The location is perfect as you don't need a sea or domestic plane transfer.
M M, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great island
Super amazing service!!
Toms, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful reef and room with private pool!
We chose Banyan Tree because of its eco-friendly policies, proximity to Male airport and reviews mentioning a great house reef. These factors made our holiday wonderful, as we snorkelled every day at the beautiful reefs on Vabbinfaru and the sister island, Angsana Ihuru. We took a trip Night Snorkelling which featured glow-in-the-dark plankton, and a snorkelling trip to Turtle Reef where we saw 13 turtles – amazing! We also enjoyed the ‘Marine Talk’ as it gave us a good chance to learn more about the conservation work happening at the resort (coral planting, shark research etc). Service and the villa also made the trip really enjoyable. It was our anniversary and the staff surprised us with a gift and a rose-petal message on the bed. There are no water villas at Banyan Tree but the trade-off is that you get a private pool, Jacuzzi and beachfront area/ garden with your villa, which we loved. The beachfront rooms are just in front of the oceanview rooms. You pay more for a beachfront room but the oceanfront room has more privacy. I felt that the ‘all-day dining menu’ was a limitation and would have instead preferred more themed buffet nights to increase food variety. This is because as a vegetarian, I ended up ordering the same (admittedly delicious!) curry every day. My husband and I both have dietary requirements, which the staff were great at remembering and offering alternatives if available.
Sarah, sg6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Getting away from it all
Great getaway! Maldives is magical. This hotel has a sister hotel with a free shuttle so you can explore two islands
in3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing for a pure getaway
It is an amazing island for the people who want a getaway and complete privacy.
Tanos, sg1 night romance trip

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