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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. Cocoon yourself in a web of shimmering turquoise waters, swaying coconut trees, indigenous blooms and pure white sand. Free your spirit on the Maldives' North Male Atoll. In Maldivian, Vabbinfaru refers to a round island circled by a round coral reef. In this circle of peace, claim sanctuary at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort. Feel the natural sea breeze sweeping in from the majestic Indian Ocean, and let the resort's signature hospitality bring you peace and tranquillity.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
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Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Darts
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
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Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
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Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru garners high praise for its professional and attentive staff, contributing to its serene and inviting atmosphere. While some travelers find the rooms a bit dated, the cleanliness and privacy are well-regarded, along with the stunning location that offers cinematic views. The resort's amenities, including private pools and exceptional spa treatments, receive consistent accolades, although opinions on value vary, with some guests considering it pricey despite the superb dining and spa experiences.
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GreenDarner wrote a review Feb 22
Munich, Germany14 contributions
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We spend a really great week on Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. What stands out in this resort is that the staff is extremely friendly in a relaxed and unforced kind of way and really wants to make each guests stay memorable. After a quick 25min speedboat transfer we arrived in the early morning before 7am to a nice welcome on an island that looks as fabulous as on the pictures. We got our wished for Villa and the staff prepared beach loungers and had a complimentary breakfast for us in the time it took for the villa to be cleaned. The island has lush vegetation and in the northeast monsoon great beaches on the west and north west of the island. The east was eroded at our time of stay in mid February. The resort uses a sand pump to try to restore the eroded parts of the beach. The water of the lagoon has different shades of turquoise that look unreally beautiful. Our villa on the sunset side (Number 4) was perfect for us. A good, broad beach directly at the villa , privacy on the terrace due to vegetation on both sides, loungers, a wonderful beach pavilion and a hammock for two. The bed is big and comfy with a great view of the beach and ocean from the bed. We also enjoyed the little side nook for relaxing during the day. The open bathroom garden features a pool and a whirlpool and an outdoor shower. We really enjoyed the pool and whirlpool each day for a quick relaxation after snorkelling, during rainy hours or in the night to soak and watch the stars. We loved the natural materials used in the villa and prefer this style to more modern designs. The villa was well maintained and the only sign of the age are mosaic tiles falling off the pool that are cleaned away quickly. A big thank you to Khaleel to keep our villa so beautifully with cleaning twice a day. Each time the sand was cleaned away from the villa, the terrace, garden and the pool, the room was tidied and cleaned, the bed made and the fresh water restocked. We were on half board since we normally do not eat lunch and drink mostly water during the day. The villa water was restocked with several litres of waters each day and we could get as much as we wanted on request. Water was also provided free or charge with the meals. The fabulous breakfast was served in the main restaurant a few steps from the beach. We especially enjoyed the egg station (Thank you Prosanta!) with me opting most days for a plain Egg Benedict and my husband going for an omelette with onions, tomatoes, chilli and sausage. We made ourself a plate of fruits each day and if my beloved mangoes were not already part of the selection they were always fetched from the kitchen for us and prepared on the spot. Most days we also opted for dragon fruit, melons and pineapple. I also enjoyed the small selection of Dim Sum (2 different each day), the Mas huni, roasted potatoes, hashbrown, noodles and one varying curry. Also there was a cooler with freshly prepared fruit juice (our favourites were orange and watermelon) , a selection of yoghurts and some olives and salad choices. Tea and coffee could be ordered and there was complimentary sparkling wine. Thank you Lynn for always greeting and placing each guest with admirable enthusiasm and quickly memorising our favourite drinks. During Breakfast time from around 9am-10am ladies from the spa offered complimentary head, shoulder and neck massages. They are highly skilled and we extremely enjoyed those minutes. Khop khun kha! Even though we loved the breakfast massages we did not book a Spa treatment since the price point is not appropriate in our opinion (240$ for 90 minutes Thai massage). There are discounts available if you book multiple in a package. Most of the days we skipped lunch. One day we ordered a nice curry to our villa with accompanying mango lassis and enjoyed it in our pavilion on the beach. On our last day we went to the Japanese restaurant Maadi Hiyaa for lunch. A discount is provided on the menu prices when on a meal plan. We enjoyed vegetable tempura, prawn maki, teriyaki chicken and Wagyu beef accompanied with beer and finished with a nice signature gin cocktail. The food was very good and the architecture of the restaurant and bar is stunning. It is build with wood and bamboo on the pier in the north and the roof resembles a huge ray. The bamboo supports are artfully placed , there are two sea water pools and there are different nice seating and lounging options including nets above the lagoon where stingrays swim below you if you are lucky. It can be a bit windy at Maadi Hiya but you can choose the lower placed loungers on the wind sheltered side also for lunch and dinner. Dinner in the main restaurant alternated between a 4 course set menu with several choices and buffet. The usual buffet choices were good but not very numerous. There was some bread, a soup, some salads. Then there were always some varying western choices like Mac and cheese or coq au vin, some Asian style fried dishes like noodles, okra , fried asparagus, spicy fish and about 2 curries and some samosas and Indian bread. The highlight was the grill with a varying choice of meat, seafood, fish and vegetables to be freshly grilled. We loved the marinated white snapper so try that when its offered. For deserts some nice cakes (not too sweet), some puddings and cookies, fresh fruit and once in the week there was ice cream at the buffet. We loved the home made sorbets especially the mango. The first evening on the set menu we really enjoyed the starter (assorted gyoza) and the desert (coconut creme brule) but the soup (vegetable cream soup/chicken corn soup) and main (reef fish curry /chicken drums sticks) were only ok, lacking spices in our personal opinion. We voiced that reservation and from that day on we were always asked which alternative we wished. We said we love authentically flavoured Indian and Thai food especially curries and also wanted to experience authentic Maldivian food. So in the following days we got prepared special for us: Thai chicken, vegetable and prawn curries, Tom Yam Gung soup, Som Tam Thai Papaya Salad, Maldivian Garudiya soup, Maldivian curries, spicy Indian chicken and paneer curries, freshly made Parantha and the special Maldivian chili to spice it up even more. Thank you so much to all the waiters and cooks especially Aiman and Prosanta to make that happen and provide us with the food we love. We are very happy that the staff provided us with the food we wished for and this is really outstanding service. While we understand that the set menu and buffet is tailored to offer something acceptable for everyone I still think that some choices could be a little more boldly flavoured. During our stay all generally offered soups were plain unflavoured cream kind of soups , here I believe also other guest would love more inspired choices with adding garnishes or espuma for texture or offering specials with distinct flavours like the excellent Garudiya or Tom Yam variants we got. There are two bars, the Naiboli bar on the beach nearby the main restaurant and the bar at the wonderful Japanese restaurant Maadi Hiya. The second one has the more spectacular scenery and has some interesting special cocktails but the Naiboli bar has the broader selection of classical cocktails and drinks. Our favourites only available at Naiboli Bar were Mango Lassis (11$) and the special Mojitos made with sorbet (14$ - with Mango, Mint or Citrus sorbet - called Mango Mojito, Vabbinfaru Mojito and Citrus Mojito). Cocktail prices at Naiboli ranged from reasonable 14$ to 17$. Signature cocktails at Maadi Hiya are slightly overpriced at 24$ but a small selection of standard AI cocktails are also offered there and can also be bought for guest not on AI (Like Cosmopolitan for 14$). The cocktails were delicious and the service quick at both bars. Thank you! The sand on Vabbinfaru is white and beautiful and since the reef is relatively far out there is plenty of lagoon to bath in. You need to be a little careful were you step since there was quite a lot of broken coral on the beach and in the water, there are stingrays in the lagoon and also a little further in some live corals (can be spotted by the darker turquoise color). The water in the lagoon is deep enough to comfortably swim and the provided personal swimming mats are a great idea to float along. We immensely enjoyed the snorkelling on the Vabbinfaru and Dhawa Ihuru reefs. There is a huge diversity of marine life including more living and colourful corals then we expected. The weather was unseasonable fickle for February with a mix of sun, clouds and rain and strong winds around 30km/h-40km/h throughout our stay. This meant waves, sometimes strong currents, choppy water and reduced visibility. In combination with the really big reef of Vabbinfaru we were careful to choose which spots we snorkelled on when, but in the end snorkelled the full round on both islands broken down in several parts. During our time the current went from east to west on both sides of the reefs at Ihuru and Vabbinfaru. The reef on both islands is an ellipse and far larger in the western part. Vabbinfarus reef is further out and far bigger then Ihurus. This means when going the large way to the westernmost point the second leg going back from the turn is mostly against the current. On Vabbinfaru there is a reef access point in the north at the Japanese restaurant and three in the south on both sides of the arrival jetty and one by the wooden platform. At high tide its possible to find a way over the reef roof in the west if its necessary. The easiest snorkelling and some nice live coral and fishes can be found when going in in one of the reef entries on the left or right of the arrival jetty and going clockwise with the current to the exit behind the wooden platform. We saw sharks and turtles in this section besides a lot of smaller fish and nice and varied corals. Sometimes depending on the current a short stretch of this part had no visibility when getting into the sand pumped by the sand pump. In general visibility had been limited due to the choppy waters throughout our stay. From the entry point left of the arrival jetty going anti clockwise to the Japanese restaurants there were some strong currents and some large schools of fish but the corals are mostly dead. Going from the Japanese Restaurant anti clockwise to the west there is a now no longer maintained metal coral garden structure looking like huge under water petals called the Lotus , there are lots of fish here. The corals continue to be mostly dead for around 100 meters but going west that changes drastically with some large stretches of really beautiful and varied corals in the huge western part of the reef. You can exit again when reaching the point before the wooden platform. There are complimentary boats going between Ihuru and Vabbinfaru approximately every 2h. On Ihuru the snorkelling is far easier and there are more people in the water. The reef is super close to the beach in the eastern part and the corals are alive and dense all around. For easiest snorkelling enter at the reef access east of the pier and let yourself drift with the current clockwise until the third entry point on the west of the pier. We swam with a turtle here and there are really huge and bountiful anemones. We mostly went in one further entry point to the east and first went a little against the current to the above mentioned entrance point and then drifted around. We also tried the northern half of the reef. Here you have no reef access points on the way. We went in at the easternmost point and went anti clockwise until the westernmost. There was some strong current and waves here during our stay but also live corals and nice large schools of fish. We very much appreciate the work of the marine lab on both islands. They currently have 3 staff members: Nick the boss, Henry a marine biologist from England and Hood a former policemen from Male. All three are very passionate about their work in preserving and regrowing the corals and protecting marine life in the area and answered many questions. I asked about the currently ongoing El Niño and there was some hope from Nick that this time the Maldives are spared the worst of the bleaching and might get some more years to regrow (fingers crossed). I went to the really interesting complimentary Marine Talk by Hood and joined the also complimentary Weekly Citizen Science Snorkel with Henry on Vabbinfaru. There we looked together for certain fish species. We also went to the reef Cleanup (again complimentary - alternating weekly between Ihuru and Vabbinfaru) with Henry on Ihuru and found and removed some pincushions, at this point we did not see any crown of thorns. Sometimes the marine lab also offers complimentary cleanup excursions by boat to other reefs in the area. Make sure to check out the Marine Lab schedule on both islands when you arrive. We also booked the night snorkelling after sunset with the Marine Lab at Vabbinfaru’s reef and had a wonderful time. Everyone was equipped with a strong torchlight and the rules were explained: point the torch always down so not to attract needle fish, don’t directly point the light in the eyes of sharks, circling a spot means there is something interesting. Hood was our guide and he pointed out so much marine life that we would have missed on our own. We saw all 4 turtles living on the reef, we saw giant trevallies aggressively hunting and eating smaller fish (kind of mean), a bunch of sharks, a nurse shark still sleeping in his cave (the question remains when do they not sleep), a lobster with huge antenna, a lion fish, a squid, a moral eel that unfortunately quickly hid and on the way back in the lagoon a sting ray. It was a really fabulous magical experience with a guide for just the two of us and that at a great price point (55$ pP). The other paid activity we booked and loved was parasailing. A big thank you to the water sports teams on both islands especially our captain Jill to make this activity possible even though we had non ideal weather and winds. The sailing and landing on the boat was really smooth and the views of the islands, reefs and also the construction sites breathtaking. The price is also really ok at 100$ pP. In general the islands location in North Male Atoll is really practical due to the really short speedboat transfer from Male (25min). The downside is that you can see Male a little (we don’t mind) but you can also see 4 construction sides of new islands at the moment. One is quite near, between Ihuru and Baros and you can clearly see the excavators working. One other a little more to the north was not very visible during the day but was the brightest island at night, we called it floodlight island. For us this was not a real problem besides the fear that this much construction might be not good for marine life in the area. I just wanted to point it out to people searching for the Lost on an Island feel. We had an evening flight from Male shortly after 7pm and the boat collected us at 4pm. We had to check out at 12am since the villa was directly reassigned. The island was fully booked during our stay. We spend the time in-between lounging at the Japanese restaurant and were provided complimentary with ice cubes and water and had a great lunch there. Afterwards we could freshen up and shower in the beautiful public bathrooms by the restaurants equipped with toiletries and fresh towels. We had a very nice goodbye with handmade origami made from palm leaves and friendly waving staff. A big thank you also to the general manager Hery for making our villa wish come true and for always asking for feedback and quickly acting on it. Thank you to all of the great staff at Vabbinfaru and Ihuru who made our stay so special . Everyone was friendly, smiling and happy to chat about there homes and their work which helped us to learn more about the Maldives and the Island life. We would love to come back one day to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Shukuriyyaa
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Date of stay: February 2024
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David B wrote a review Aug 2022
Gamblesby, United Kingdom28 contributions
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Well where to start…… We came to the island for our honeymoon full of expectations and for not one second did it disappoint! The GM and staff made us feel like family and royalty at the same time and that is not easy to do. The island is small and very beautiful, the villas are lovely but could do with a little TLC but this is being very picky. Everyday the rooms were serviced and to an impeccable standard. In the room was everything you could need and our garden was perfect and straight onto the sea. On the first night we met so many lovely staff. The GM really leads from the front and all staff made us feel very special and nothing was too much trouble. I have seen a few reviews saying that food was nice but a bit repetitive, to be honest I agree! Eating giant prawns, fresh fish, lamb chops, local curries and much more everyday was repetitive but I struggled by 😂. However, our chef Biswarup asked everyday if we wanted to have anything else and arranged a curry night (best butter chicken and biriani ever)! And a steak night that was quite possibly the best steak I have had. All the servers were very attentive and Adam made a huge effort everyday to make it special. I can not fault the service for a second. We took a spa sanctuary villa with massages everyday. Most days we had Miley and Melisa and they are two of the sweetest people ever and brilliant at what they do. One day the GM Kan and dive instructor Tholal had a dive with us one day it was amazing!! So stunning and we knew we were in safe hands. So to conclude. This is everything you would hope it to be, beautiful, very 5 star, great food, great staff and a place to create memories. The final wave goodbye when many of the staff waved us away from the jetty was a hard one and we hope to see you all again one day. Thank you from my wife and I for the best honeymoon EVER!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 29, 2022
Dear A5332GGdavidb, Thank you very much for this truly fabulous review. Once again, congratulation for your honeymoon. It gives great pride reading all the positive comments on our top-notch service, the well-designed and immaculate villa, the scrumptious and diverse cuisine specially catered to delight your palates, the first class spa treatment, and the amazing diving with our professional diving instructor. It is indeed motivating and encouraging. Thank you very much for your word of praise for chef Biswarup and Adam from food and beverage, Melisa and Miley from spa, Tholal from marine center, and the rest of the team. Please be assured that she is extremely happy knowing your kind feedback. Once again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind feedback! I am sure that it will help all possible future guests in their search for the perfect island for a dream holiday. And we shall be looking forward to welcoming you back to your home sweet home very soon. With best regards, Kanruethai Roongruang General Manager Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru & Angsana Ihuru
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Jingjing L wrote a review Feb 21
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Fantastic,the food is good the room is good the service is good especially our room boy Shuja we will come back again in the future.reef is fantastic and clean .nice small fish and sharks..we recommend to came and experience the stay ,simply can say it’s
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear 524jingjingl, First of all, we hope that you got home safely. We're thrilled you loved your stay at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru and praised our services and products. We appreciate your 5/5 review for your recent stay. Your comments have been shared with the team, especially Shujau, who would appreciate being recognized. We're honored to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon, your family away from home. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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David M wrote a review Feb 20
We had a perfect time. The villa was nearly on the beach, which was just what we wanted, and beautifully appointed and comfortable. The restaurant food was extremely good and delicious and varied. There was always something new to try. The sea area and the snorkeling were ideal for us. We enjoyed an excellent lecture from the Marine Centre on steps being taken to preserve the coral and sea area. The staff were extremely welcoming, concerned, friendly and caring throughout. Really they made the holiday for us. Frankly we could not have asked for more.
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Dear DavidmE6721KX, We're glad you took the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, where it was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope that you arrived home safely. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I have extended your appreciation to the entire team. It is our privilege to serve you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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keith w wrote a review Feb 18
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom11 contributions
This was just a special experience - beginning to end. Arrival at the airport was super efficient and we were in our room in less than 1.5 hrs from landing on an international flight. Throughout the 10 days we were there the staff were just superb in every respect and it was great that while they were clearly trained to be very professional, they were also encouraged to allow their own individual personalities to shine through. That makes a big difference. It would be difficult to highlight any individual as they were all great without exception. This is a traditional and natural island with a very relaxed atmosphere. We didn't wear shoes for our whole stay! There is however one member of staff who needs to be specially recognised. Chris - from the watersports/dive centre team and who was dive buddy to my wife. Unfortunately my wife has MS and while she is an experienced diver now requires extra help to get in and out of the water and was nervous about being enabled to dive. Chris and the watersports team therefore helped her down the beach and into the water and Chris then helped to get on her kit before they dived. They had a fantastic dive every day, the house reef was great and she came out with a great big smile - always something new for Chris to find with her. And when they surfaced, Chris and also the watersports team collected her gear and assisted her back up the beach - including a shower and a warm towel. Very special and way above what was expected. At the end of 10 days my wife's comment to Chris was " you have given me the best medicine I could have wished for". That says it all.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Keithw223, It was a pleasure having you with us at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru. We trust you had a safe journey back home. Thank you for your continued patronage of the Banyan Tree Group and for sharing your recent experience in our resort with us, we’re glad that you enjoyed your stay. Your positive feedback regarding our resort's offerings and the quality of our products and services fills us with delight. I will expeditiously relay your compliments to the entire team, specifically to Chris and the entire marine center team. It is heartwarming to know that your wife truly enjoyed her diving experience with our team. Once again, we express our gratitude and eagerly anticipate your return in the near future, your home away from home. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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Goodadvice_traveler wrote a review Feb 18
Geneva, Switzerland130 contributions
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Very great and unique place. Peaceful place with kind and friendly staff. Good food every day, a lot of choice for everybody. You can take the boat to go to the island in 5min very good spot for snorkeling. Nice SPA with also yoga course. The yoga teacher was super and took time to give me some tips. We spent a very nice week.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Valued Guest (Goodadvice_traveler), First of all, we hope you arrived home safely. Please accept our deepest appreciation for the chance to host your stay at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at our resort, we are grateful for the perfect 5/5 rating you gave us and have gladly shared it with the team. Once again, we express our gratitude and eagerly anticipate your return in the near future. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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Piyush P wrote a review Feb 17
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Everything was very nice. The place is beautiful, with great beaches and water activities. The Scuba diving experience was also very good. They have a reef on property itself. Thank you Chris! We had an amazing time and would love to visit again.
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Dear Piyush P, We sincerely hope that you made it home without a hitch. Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us; it was our pleasure to have you here at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru. I have passed along your gratitude to the whole staff, especially to Chris, who would be ecstatic to get such warm recognition, and we are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay at our resort. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you and hope to see you again soon at your home away from home. With best personal regards, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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Zhuang Y wrote a review Feb 16
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We came with family for this beautiful island and make a great memories heir,,every one is so nice ,specially our room boy Shuja ,,he did great and great thing for our family,,hopefully we will came again ,,it’s nice beach and food vas good ,thank you buniyan tree.
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Response from Abdulla Simaad, Other at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
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Dear Valued Guest (208zhuangy), We sincerely hope that you made it home without a hitch. Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us; it was our pleasure to have you here at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru. I have passed along your gratitude to the whole staff, especially to Shujah, who would be ecstatic to get such warm recognition, and we are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay at our resort. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you and hope to see you again soon at your home away from home. With best personal regards, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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LYULYU Y wrote a review Feb 16
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the trip is so good,,this place is a heaven on earth,all staffs are so great ,specially our villa attendant shuja ,he treat us like a family,room was supper clean and net in every details.definitely we will came bake again and again..thank you this memorable trip
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: my biggest concern is about checking out time ,,
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Response from Abdulla Simaad, Other at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Responded 1 week ago
First of all, we hope that you got home safely. We're thrilled you loved your stay at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru and praised our services and products. We appreciate your 5/5 review for your recent stay. Your comments have been shared with the crew, especially Shuja, who would appreciate being recognized. We're honored to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon, your family away from home. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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andrea c wrote a review Feb 15
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Everything was rally perfect and amazing....starting from the room boy Mifraah 2 times at day come to clean our villa. He left us everyday a little present to enjoy our stay. The island Is very well mainteined and clean. Food was great above all when they served at tablet with the set menù. Five stars guaranteed👍
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Abdulla Simaad, Other at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
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Dear Andycos1971, We're glad you took the time to tell us about your recent stay at the Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, where it was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I have extended your appreciation to the entire team, specifically to Mifraah, who would be delighted to be recognized cordially. It is our privilege to serve you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Sincerely, Hery Kuswoyo General Manager
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$606 - $1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollVabbinfaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
What are some of the property amenities at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Restaurant, Ilaafathi Restaurant, and Naiboli Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru have airport transportation?
Yes, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Vabbinfaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Thai.
Does Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.