Banyan Tree



The Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a 5-star resort located on its own private island in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll. There are 48 villas at the resort, each with plunge pools and private walkways to the beach or lagoon. These villas are built in the classic Maldivian style, with thatched roofs and wooden floors. Wine and dining facilities include the Ilaafathi restaurant and Naiboli bar. If you want to relax you can visit the spa. The water sports and scuba diving centre offers activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. The capital city of the Maldives, fishing trips, and sunset cruises are all available as excursions for guests.

Banyan Tree’s dedication to environmental preservation and responsible business practices is one of its most distinguishing qualities. The resort has taken several measures to lessen its impact on the environment. It has a desalination plant that uses renewable energy to produce fresh water. The resort also offers guest a chance to participate in the coral reef conservation programme.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru combines five-star service with eco-conscious design to give guests a unique and unforgettable Maldives vacation. The resort is just 25 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport. You can also book a rejuvenating Asian-inspired treatments at the highly acclaimed Banyan Tree Spa. The resort has a sister property under the different brand which features water villas

Starting from




Male Atholhu (Kaafu Atoll)

Transfer Time

25 minutes

Transfer Mode




Distance from Airport


Nearest International Airport

Velana International Airport


Oceanview Pool Villa

Beach Villa with Private Pool (Ocean View)



The Vabbinfaru Oceanview Pool Villa offers a romantic and elegant atmosphere with a four-poster king-size bed, French doors, and a private patio with a pool and outdoor shower. Enjoy direct access to the ocean and the finest sand from the comfort of your villa.



Maximum occupancy: 02 Adults

Total floor area: 110 m²

  • King Size Bed
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Mini-Bar
  • In Room Safe
  • Pillow Menu
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities

These villas provide a perfect romantic retreat in picturesque surroundings. The bedroom includes a four-poster king-size bed, French doors, and elegant drapery. The open-air bathroom features a rain shower, a private pool, and a separate outdoor jacuzzi bathtub.

A daily buffet breakfast is included, with the option to upgrade the meal plan at the time of booking.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a 20-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport.

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Beachfront Pool Villa

Beach Villa with Private Pool (On the Beachfront)



Indulge in beachfront living at the Vabbinfaru Beachfront Pool Villa, featuring a private pool and adjoining jacuzzi bathtub. The villas has a traditional Maldivian design, charming open-air bathroom with shower, French doors for al fresco dining, and plush furnishings. Take in the breathtaking ocean view and immerse yourself in the Robinson Crusoe lifestyle.



Maximum occupancy: 02 Adults

Total floor area: 110

  • King Size Bed
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Mini-Bar
  • In Room Safe
  • Pillow Menu
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities

The villas have a private pool and separate jacuzzi bathtub, while the indoor spaces showcase lavish furnishings and thoughtful in-room amenities.

A daily buffet breakfast is included, with the option to upgrade the meal plan at the time of booking.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a 20-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport.

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Grand Beachfront Pool Villa

Beach Villa with Private Pool (Includes Lounge Area)


The Grand Beachfront Pool Villa is an expansive suite villa intended for families. It features a premium location on the beachfront and additional space with its living area and sofa bed. The outdoor Thai Sala is an excellent spot for relaxing on the loungers, appreciating the stunning views, or having an al fresco dining experience. The villa comes with our unique private pool and showcases a stunning panoramic vista of turquoise waters.



Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults & 03 Children or 04 Adults & 01 Child

Total floor area: 132

  • King Size Bed
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Indoor Shower
  • Lounge Area
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Mini-Bar
  • In Room Safe
  • Pillow Menu

The villa has a capacity of 5 guests and features a king-size bed plus an additional sofa bed in the lounge area. This special villa also features a private pool and jacuzzi bathtub

A daily buffet breakfast is included, with the option to upgrade the meal plan at the time of booking.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a 20-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport.

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Indulge in flavourful dishes with excellent drinks in a casual setting

Cuisine: International

Restaurant Type: Open Air Restaurant, Beachside Restaurant, Casual Outdoor Restaurant

Dietary Preferences / Allergies: Please Inform Us of Any Special Dietary Requirements in Advance of Your Arrival

The Ilaafathi restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience with its casual yet charming ambiance of rustic wooden tables and chairs. These are nestled amidst tropical trees, providing an idyllic setting on the stunning white sandy beach.

The restaurant’s menu comprises an extensive selection of delectable dishes, prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients, and including local and international cuisine options to suit every taste.

The natural elegance of the restaurant’s design blends seamlessly with its surrounding beauty. The open-air concept and rustic wooden structures create a refined dining atmosphere. The breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of the ocean add to the overall dining experience.

The restaurant serves a variety of refreshing cocktails, fine wines, and other beverages to complement the dining experience. The combination of exceptional food, drinks, and ambiance makes it an ideal spot for an unforgettable and relaxed dining experience.

  • Breakfast: 07:00 hrs - 10:00 hrs

  • Lunch: 12:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs

  • Dinner: 18:30 hrs - 22:00 hrs

  • Open Air Dinning
  • Beach Seating

Bars & Lounges


Beachfront Bar, Cocktail Bar

A perfect venue to relax and enjoy tropical flavors of craft cocktails

The Naiboli Bar, located on the beachfront, is an ideal spot to unwind in the evening and indulge in delicious craft cocktails infused with tropical flavors. The serene atmosphere, combined with the stunning views of the ocean, creates a relaxing and enjoyable setting to unwind after a long day. The bar is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.

  • Daily: 11:00 hrs – 23:00 hrs

  • Bar Snacks Menu
  • Cocktail Menu



Enjoy a unique dining experience in a romantic destination of your choice with your loved one.

Embark on a culinary adventure and let your palate travel from the familiar to the exciting.

Destination Dining offers a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to be cherished, even by the most seasoned of travelers. The use of fresh ingredients that are prepared simply and exquisitely, along with a private table that is adorned with romantic touches, creates an ambiance that is truly unforgettable.

The expansive view of the Indian Ocean, combined with the star-filled sky above, adds to the overall experience, creating a private dining event that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime. This unique dining experience is available in the Maldives, where guests can enjoy the beauty of their surroundings while indulging in a memorable meal.

Sharkpoint Dinner

Savor a sumptuously cooked meal on the sandy beach while relishing the cool sea breeze. The Sharkpoint Dinner is a remarkable private dining experience that you can cherish with your beloved.

Romantic Beach BBQ Dinner

Enjoy an intimate and unforgettable evening with your loved one under the stars, with an exquisitely set table and the soft glow of candlelight. The tangy scent of the sea breeze adds to the ambiance as you savor a freshly cooked meal of seafood and steaks, perfectly complemented by chilled wine. Engage in intimate conversation as you take in the stunning surroundings and make memories that will last a lifetime

Floating Breakfast

Start your day with a delicious breakfast served right at your own private pool for a truly luxurious and indulgent experience.

Serving period: From 7H00 to 10H00

Villa Dining

Savor the convenience and privacy of in-villa dining, where you can indulge in a sumptuous meal without leaving the comfort of your own space.

Timing: 06H00 to 23H00

    Schedule Not Available

  • Cooking Classes
  • Beach BBQ
  • Floating Breakfast
  • In-Villa Dining
  • Romantic Dining
  • Destination Dining


Explore Maldivian culture and traditions amidst exciting celebrations and festivities

Experience the vibrant island culture.

Experience the harmonious blend of Maldivian culture and modernity through a variety of exciting celebrations and festivities. From traditional events to contemporary happenings, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Maldives that you won’t want to miss out on.

Activities & Experiences

Capital Of Male

Embark on a guided tour of Malé, the capital city of Maldives, and immerse yourself in the rich Maldivian culture. Learn about the customs and traditions of living in an isolated environment in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Maldivian Culture & Myths

Are you aware that Maldivians once used shells as currency and believed in sea monsters? Attend a presentation with our CSR Ambassador to discover more about the rich culture and myths of the Maldives.

Marine Talk

The Marine Conservation Lab is dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainability through the restoration of coral reefs, the protection of endangered marine species, and raising awareness. The lab’s team of experts are eager to share their progress and deliver presentations to ensure that future generations can appreciate and preserve the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Bodu Beru Cultural Performance

Experience the vibrant Bodu Beru music and dance culture, which is beloved by people of all ages in the Maldives. Let our skilled musicians help you unleash your inner rhythm and dance away any inhibitions.

    Schedule Not Available

  • Male Tour
  • Maldivian Culture
  • Marine Talk
  • Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru Procession


Indulge in thoughtfully curated resort activities to make your holiday an unforgettable affair

Experience the Maldives

Explore the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives through a range of resort activities, including underwater adventures, cultural immersions, adventurous cruises, and marine conservation activities. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a meticulously selected collection of activities to cater to guests of all ages and interests.

Activities & Experiences

Dolphin Cruise

The Maldives, with its crystal-clear waters, offers the perfect opportunity to witness dolphins in their natural habitat. Embark on a cruise alongside these playful creatures and marvel at their graceful spins as the sun sets in the horizon.

Night Fishing

Experience the traditional Maldivian fishing techniques with the guidance of our skilled boat captain and deckhand. Learn the local hand line method and be amazed at the variety of fish that can be caught, including snappers, jacks, and barracudas. If you catch a sizeable fish, our chef will gladly prepare and serve it for lunch the following day. Enjoy refreshments while onboard.

Vadhaa Dhiun (Local Trolling)

The hand line fishing method uses lures to attract predatory fish such as bonitos or trevally during the early afternoon hunting time.

The chefs can prepare the catch according to guest preference

Big Game Fishing

Set out early in the morning on our boat and venture into deeper waters for a chance to catch large fish such as Sail Fish, Marlins, Barracudas, Trevallies, and more!

Sandbank Shore Fishing

Explore one of the oldest fishing techniques in the Maldives that is commonly practiced by children. This fishing method involves using a Penn rod to catch smaller fish in the lagoon.

Maldivian Cooking Classes

Master the art of Maldivian cuisine or discover the chef’s secret recipe of the day and impress your loved ones with your newly acquired culinary skills once you’re back home.

Bodu Beru

Experience the lively beat of Bodu Beru, the Maldives’ most beloved form of music and dance, which appeals to people of all ages. Allow our talented musicians to ignite your inner rhythm and help you shake off any shyness

Movie Night

Relax on a comfortable lounger while enjoying a classic movie and sipping on your favorite cocktail, with complimentary popcorn included.

Sangu Sundown Ritual

The “Sangu” shell, a traditional Maldivian instrument, is commonly employed in local islands to summon and gather the community. In the event of a public announcement, the “Pionu” or island administrator would blow the “Sangu” shell from four opposite points of the island. Islanders would then gather at a designated location, typically the island office, where the island chief would address the community. This practice is used to initiate a celebration, convey messages from the central government office, and warn of any imminent danger or emergency (such as a dhoni in distress or a fire outbreak). During the holy month of Ramadan, the signal for the final meal before fasting is called “Dhan’beru,” and the “Sangu” shell is also used to alert the community.

At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, the Sangu call is a ritual performed every evening at sundown, during the transition from day to night.

Traditional Photoshoot

Take a captivating cultural journey and snap souvenir photos of yourself in traditional Maldivian dress. Our Maldivian-themed photoshoot, set in five unique locations, including the main jetty, local cultural area, Sangu Garden, Banyan Highway, and Sunset Jetty, will provide you with lasting mementos.

snorkeling Safari

The stunning and plentiful marine life surrounding the island makes any nearby snorkeling an enchanting visual experience. Elevate this adventure by joining a snorkeling safari, led by a knowledgeable guide who will direct you to prime locations to explore and educate you on the crucial role each aquatic animal and plant you encounter plays in the marine ecosystem.

Stingrays Feeding

Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet the resident stingrays – Big Mama, Nora, Lulu, Alice, Channel, Charlie, Langeth, and Akiri every day at 4:45pm to discover more about this highly intelligent fish species.

Beach Volleyball

Whether you’re looking to approach this Olympic team sport with a competitive mindset or just play it for leisure with family and friends, you’ll surely have a blast while also getting a good workout. Participate in our daily match at 5 pm, taking place on the beach, for a thrilling game that promises to be anything but tedious.

Citizen Science Snorkeling

Accompanied by a marine biologist, discover the neighboring reefs and document sightings of important species like sharks, turtles, and rays.

Reef Clean Up With The Marine lab

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s commitment to sustainable tourism includes dedicated days where we clean up our house reef and lagoon to remove pollutants that may hinder the growth of our natural environment. You are invited to participate and gain knowledge about marine conservation.

Reef Restoration

Join our Marine Lab team and become a part of our reef restoration program where we aim to plant artificial reefs that closely resemble natural reef habitats. By participating in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to help create essential nursery habitats for small and juvenile reef fish through the planting of artificial coral gardens.

Kahan’bu Cruise Experiences

Banyan Tree’s “Kahan’bu” offers personalized tour packages that will take you to secluded and picturesque snorkeling sites around the North Male’ Atoll. Due to its shallow draft, Banyan Kahan’bu can dock directly adjacent to the breathtaking reefs below, providing an exceptionally enjoyable snorkeling experience. The crew onboard is highly attentive to make sure that you have a memorable and pleasant cruise.

Dive and Watersports

The glistening azure waters of the Maldives call for your participation in an array of water sports and aquatic endeavors. Glide through the lagoon on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or plunge into the vivid underwater world of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s house reef or neighboring reefs with a scuba diving expedition.

    Schedule Not Available

  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Night Fishing
  • Local Island Experience
  • Big Game Fishing (Half Day)
  • Early Morning Fishing
  • Sandbank Shore Fishing
  • Cooking Classes
  • Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru Procession
  • Movie Nights
  • Ritual
  • Photography Service
  • Spotting Stingrays
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Citizen Science Workshop
  • Reef Session
  • Romantic Cruise
  • Marine Life Fun
  • House Reef Dive
  • Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Lessons
  • Underwater Excursion
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Kayaking


A package carefully tailored to make your special day memorable

Celebrate love in the Maldives

Nestled in a picturesque setting, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a perfect retreat for couples seeking romance. Our team will create personalized romantic itineraries, such as a couple’s spa session, a private beach or sandbank dinner, or an exclusive cruise, to cater to your unique preferences and make your celebration unforgettable.

Say I Do at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Indulge in a much-needed escape from reality and journey to a tropical island paradise where you can create unforgettable memories by proposing, renewing wedding vows, or celebrating your honeymoon or anniversary. With the expertise of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s experienced team, rest assured that every detail of your special event will be taken care of, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience.

    Schedule Not Available

  • Wedding Package
  • Honeymoon Experiences
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Romantic Experiences
  • Couples Spa Treatments
  • Sandbank Dining
  • Private Cruises
  • Celebration of A Lifetime
  • Anniversary Celebration
  • Renewal of Vows



Island Spa

Relax and rejuvenate with personalised spa treatments at our wellness center

Experience the magic of touch on a tropical atoll

Indulge in a variety of spa treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies while soaking in the gentle breeze from the radiant Indian Ocean. Experience the therapeutic benefits of locally grown coconut used in our treatments to nourish your body. Relax in our immaculate sanctuary, where our dedicated therapists use their intuitive touch to massage you into a state of deep relaxation. The harmonious blend of exquisite facilities, skilled therapists, and carefully crafted treatments guarantees to leave you in a state of blissful relaxation.

Royal Banyan

The Royal Banyan is a well-liked spa treatment that blends Eastern and Western massage techniques to boost blood flow and ease muscle pains. It includes a warm herbal pouch dipped in sesame oil and lasts for 150 minutes, making it a signature treatment that offers a one-of-a-kind Banyan Tree Spa experience

Sense of Place – Island Sensation

Indulge in a deeply relaxing experience during your beach vacation with our exclusive deep-tissue massage, expertly designed to relieve muscle tension through strong and firm strokes. This 120-minute treatment also includes a vitamin-infused body conditioner that deeply hydrates sun-kissed skin and a soothing lotion that offers sun protection, leaving you perfectly prepared for your tropical getaway. Tailored exclusively to enhance your beach vacation experience, this treatment guarantees a heightened sense of relaxation.

Tropical Rainmist

Revel in the ultimate relaxation with Banyan Tree Spa’s signature innovation, the Rain Shower. This unique experience combines the sensory pleasure of trickling water with an invigorating body scrub that purifies and moisturizes your skin. Let the therapeutic touch of our skilled therapist melt away any tension, leaving you in perfect tranquility. This 120-minute treatment is designed to provide you with the ultimate indulgence.

Master Therapist Experience

Revitalize your body and mind with a rejuvenating treatment designed by our Master Therapist, who will use a combination of massage techniques and tools to meet your unique needs. Each treatment is tailored to suit individual profiles, ensuring a personalized experience. With this 90-minute treatment, you can restore energy you thought was long gone.

    Schedule Not Available

  • Revitalizing Face Pure Massage
  • Ayruvedic Massage
  • Balinese Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Body Massage
  • Body Scrubs
  • Facial Treatment
  • Foot Massage
  • Hand Massage
  • Back Pure Massage
  • Body Wrap
  • Bath Rituals
  • Western Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage


In the Villa

  • King Size Bed
  • Private Jet Pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Mini-Bar
  • In Room Safe
  • Pillow Menu
  • Patio
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Ocean View
  • Sunbed
  • Private Pool
  • Turquoise Lagoon
  • In-Villa Dining Service
  • Outdoor Space
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Wooden Walkway
  • Spa Treatment Room

In the Bathroom

  • Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Open Air Bathroom

Island Facilities

  • Open Air Restaurant
  • Beachside Restaurant
  • Beachfront Bar
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Floating Breakfast
  • In-Villa Dining Service
  • Romantic Dining
  • Local Island Excursions
  • Scuba Diving Centre
  • Watersports Centre
  • Private Sandbank
  • Island Spa
  • Spa Treatment Room
  • Cooking Classes
  • Destination Dining
  • Photography Service
  • Reef Session
  • House Reef Dive
  • Underwater Excursion
  • Wedding Package
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Romantic Experiences
  • Watersports and Activities
  • Diving Centre
  • Sports and Games



  • Standard Check-in Time is 14.00 Hrs of Arrival Day
    Early check-in is subject to availability. To guarantee an early check-in, guests will need to book an additional corresponding night at the full nightly rate.
  • Standard Check Out Time is 12.00 Hrs of Departure Day
    To extend the checkout time, guests are required to reserve an additional night at the full nightly rate.