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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 2 days at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru as a part of our Maldives trip and we were blown away by everything they provided! Since the smooth check-in process until the check-out where our flight was late at night but the hotel managed to grant us a late check-out until 7pm while we are still be able to enjoy extra... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous appreciation. We are pleased that we could add to the memories of your holiday in the Maldives. I have shared your comments with Hassan and Shameem (your snorkeling guide) and they find the recognition motivating. My team and I do hope to have the future of welcoming you back. Regards, Srikant Peri General Manager More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well I don't really know where to start! We have just come back from our 9th trip to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and have already booked our flights for the 10th visit next year...which says it all really. We had another amazing time and I have to say the island is truly idyllic and the staff and food are superb, all... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

It was indeed a delight to welcome you back to our paradise, especially this year as you chose to celebrate your husband’s 50th birthday in residence with us. Fareed, Lamir, Wolfgang, Neil, Simaad, Rajesh, Abdulla, Ahmed and the bar team are delighted by the recognition and join me in looking forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for sparing time... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favourite island in the Maldives so far. Reasons why: - natural feel of the island (simple luxury) - no water bungalows, no sea walls - lots of privacy and excellent beach access from the bungalows - food (set menus among the best we have had anywhere, this is fine dining) - lagoon and snorkelling - Ihuru sister island just... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that we come out as your favorite island at the end of your stay and that you appreciate the understated luxury on offer. Between Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru we offer the best aquatic and marine experience that is available in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very recently came back from our 5th consequent Maldives holiday, and this time stayed at Banyan Tree. Even though as a family we had a fantastic time and great holiday, objectively speaking Banyan Tree has a lot to work on if they would like to live up to island of luxury, peace and tranquillity. Island itself is located close enough... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

At the offset please accept our apologies for not being able to provide you with solitude, peace and tranquility during your holiday with us at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. (I) Due to the restricted size of the island, the villas are closer to each other than some of the new island resorts situated away from main Malé city. Being summer holiday... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is with much consideration before writing this, as we love Banyan Tree, Koh Samui, Mayakoba, Acapulco, Phuket, Bangkok...... And this resort is Not up to those levels both room wise and service levels provided so we were disappointed ... That said and taking into account this is an older property the staff try hard and are fantastic .... The... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

I am disappointed that we could not completely live up to your expectations on the product despite the activities and services on offer. Meeting expectations of guests is extremely important and it seems we failed in effective communication in this regards. The islands in the Maldives, especially those close to Malé are challenged in terms of space and unable to... More 

California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had our minds set to privately renew our vows on our 20th Wedding Anniversary in Maldives. The dilemma is which resort to book especially that we haven't been there. Thanks to a couple of friends who recommended the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. We could not have picked a better place - stunning, idyllic, shimmering white sand, graceful palm trees, turquoise... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for such an encouraging feedback. I am pleased taht we were able to add to the memories of your 20th Wedding Anniversary. Your specific recognition has been shared with the associates and the appreciation is encouraging and motivating to them. We thank you for sparing time to share your experiences and look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is utterly gorgeous. The island and reef around it are breathtaking. The rooms are fantastic and equipped with a pool / jacuzzi / outdoor shower and it's impeccably designed. The food is delicious and most importantly the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. It's definitely an expensive getaway, but after spending 4 days there, I must say it... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Your feedback is indeed very helpful and aids us in our endeavor of continuous improvement. I thank you for sparing time and urge you not to let this experience taint your opinion of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that we were able to... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Absolutely fantastic. Wonderful place, lovely staff who tended to our every need. Definitely going back to paradise. Snorkelling is awesome from beginner to advanced. The reefs are beautifully preserved.

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

The house reef at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is indeed once of the best in the Maldives, rich with over 600 species of fish and corals. I am pleased that your snorkeling experience could add to the memories of your holiday. I thank you for sparing time to post your review and look forward to welcoming you back to your home... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

5+++ an amazing holiday It was our first visit to Maldives. Although it was short (3 days), it was truly amazing; not only because of the stunning Maldivian sky and ocean, but also the Banyan Tree resort and staff. It was an experience of a lifetime and will always be a very special memory for my friends and me (a... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you for sparing time to post a review of our resort on Trip Advisor. I am pleased that we could make your short stay of 3 days memorable and that the villa matched up to your expectations. One of the main attractions of our resort (and our sister resort the Angsana Ihuru) is one of the best... More 

Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Love the 7 nights trip on Vabbinfaru. Small island but lovely white beach and exetremely well protected coral for snorkling. Free transfering boat to Ihuru every two hours. Coral in Ihuru is much closer to the beach. But room is much better in Vabbinfaru, especially for family with kid. My son love the private swimming pool and jacuzzi. I love... More 

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SrikantPeri, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing time to post a review of your resort on TripAdvisor and appreciating the facilities and services. The house reef at Angsana Ihuru and the lagoon at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru are indeed amongst the richest and the best in the Maldives. Between the two islands we are able to provide you with the most complete and enjoyable... More 

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