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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vabbinfaru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Pro: Very enjoable environment. Fantastic Accomodation and Service. Perfect destination for relaxing as well as activities such as snorkelling, water skiing, etc.
Cons: Tricky and instransparent pricing strategy. Food only average for a 5-Star Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We enjoyed our Trip
Excellent place for couples
Staff was very helpful n cooperative, lot of activities, good food, spa n staff were good, nice destination for photography, although expensive, trip to Mali ,

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

My dream destination has always been Maldives and my stay @ Vabbinfaru exceeded all expectations.My ocean view villa right on the beach gave a feeling of private beach,the corals could be seen even if you don't go scuba diving the water is so blue,their bar in the middle of the sea makes u feel as if u r in another planet.With a private open air jaccuzi and people who pamper you to the hilt it was an unforgetable experience.We could do scuba diving here as well as @ Angsana and get the experience of 2 resorts while staying at one.Would highly recommend to visit this place once a lifetime.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

the stay was very comfortable and the staff was very friendly. it is a small resort so everyone seemed to know you by your name, which made you feel important. the service was very good and the room in which I stayed the beach front was truly amazing. we get up with the ocean in front of you and the sun peeping in if you are an early morning person. i walked upto the bar from my room in the evening and the stars were like millions of lamp in the sky. I would definitely return here for a longer period, to enjoy the underwater world of the corals and the marine life. being a vegetarian was not a problem. Please go there if you care to be pampered

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have recently stayed at Angsana Ihuru which is the sister island / property of the Banyan tree Resort. it's right next door and can be accessed by very short boat ride.
Banyan Tree resort is ver nice and a great place for some interesting experiences. I for one loved watching the Ray feeding in the evenings. It was only then that i learned how clever and affectionate these beautiful sea creature are. You can also snorkel out to the sea turtle conservatory where they are raising injured and baby sea turtles for release in the wild. it's wonderful.
I did some diving on the house reef and it was also very nice. I still vote that the house reef next door on Angsana is much nicer and much easier to access. I did not stay at the Banyan Tree this trip so I cannot comment further on this resort but i can say, the staff are extremely nice and helpful and the resort is as beautiful ad you would expect.. This trip was our 2nd stay at Angsana within 3 months (first time in Angsana, Banyan Tree was closed for renovations). maybe next trip we will do it the other way around, stay at Banyan Tree and visit Angsana ;-)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mohamed H, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear B787 Skipper,

Thank you for the gracious comments regarding our facililties and services. I am very pleased to find out that you were delighted with our overall services and facilities and that you are thinking to stay here with us on your next visit to Maldives.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our resort soon.

Best regards

Mohamed Hilmy
Hotel Manager
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Wonderful location with best snorkelling reef (and diving) we have ever seen - all within 50m of your beach. Friendly and helpful staff and total relaxation. Mainly a la carte evening meals and extensive buffet lunches.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Amazing island. Staff are fantastic, polite and friendly. Highly recommended. Driving is exceptional. Rooms are very nice with own pool, spa and sunbathing areas. Massages are exceptional. Food and wine - delicous. Great place for a honeymoon. We were made to feel very special.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Vabbinfaru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vabbinfaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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. 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. ... more   less 
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