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“Maldives Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Vabbinfaru Island   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Vabbinfaru
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Maldives Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

We loved our stay at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives. I would highly recommend it. House reef is amazing. Food is great. Rooms are nice.

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Malaga, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

Everything was perfect as we wanted, only that we would have liked someone had spoken Spanish, even if our English was sufficient

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

We spent a wonderful week for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed the place, staff was very kind, helpful, professional and discreet.
Room was very spacious and clean, as well as the bathroom. 2 Private terraces; one at the front and one at the back of the room, were unexpected and a good added-value.
There is not much to do on the island without extra charges (spa, windsurfing, trip to the other islands,... are costed activities). During the 7-night stay we only spent 1 massage for each of us and cocktails at the bar (very nice-tasted and lot of choice) and drinks at the restaurant every evenings. (for info, water is also extra cost). To be honest I would have been pleased if at least water and wine during meals would have been included into our full board package but those were our only extra fees. The rest of the days we never feel annoying because this place is just perfect for resting, relaxing, lying on the beach, swimming and snorkelling (mask and tub are provided for free).
The Spa is nice with plenty of choice of massage. There is only one restaurant for all meals; breakfasts and lunchs are serving within a buffet-formula. Those are just nice and plentiful with very good products and presentation. They also varied every day. Dinner service is just incredible, very good-tasted with rich products and cuisine from all other the world; very nice Gastronomic menus.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru for 4 amazing nights. The resort is on its own private island that takes 12 minutes to walk around. We had our own individual villa with its own private sunbathing area and hot tub. There was also a shaded deck that extended over the beach. The food was incredible and we even had our own private dinner on the beach one evening. It was definitely one of the most romantic trips we have ever been on.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I hardly know where to start to describe our experience at The Banyan Tree, Vabbinfaru. We arrived there by speedboat after 3 nights aboard Banyan Velaa (which was amazing but that's a different story) and were greeted and made welcome immediately. The weather was less than perfect when we arrived but did not diminish our initial impressions of the resort at all. We had a beachfront villa which exceeded our expectations in every respect. The villa was spacious and tastefully decorated and we loved the combination bathroom/outdoor bathroom. Luckily the weather cleared up for the rest of our stay and we enjoyed many hours snorkelling along the reef in front of our villa. The staff, without exception were all extremely efficient and friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was great and even tho' there is only one restaurant the variety and presentation is far from boring. We ate outside under the palms on several occasions and also enjoyed the more formal evening dining inside the restaurant - loved the floors. We also loved cocktails at the bar for sunset - magical atmosphere. We left, regretfully after our too short stay at Banyan Tree and are already making plans to return next year. All in all, it was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. If you are considering the Banyan Tree for your holiday in the Maldives, you won't be disappointed. We loved it!

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010 via mobile

Wonderful hôtel. We went for the second Time. Beautiful lagoon, long beach. If you like good food , you have to go there, the chef is excellent. The Spa is also one the best of the Maldives.

One word : paradise

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Beautiful small island, stuff very kind, good for snorkeling - and you have also a transfer to the neighbour island

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Address: Vabbinfaru Island
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Vabbinfaru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Vabbinfaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cast away on a secluded coral atoll in the paradisaical Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquility at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru that's second to none. ... more   less 
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