Located in North Male Atoll, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is the island of solitude, peace and tranquillity and is just 20 minutes ride from Velana International Airport. Surrounded by turquoise waters, the resort is the perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary or to just spend time together as a couple or a family

Surrounded by turquoise waters, each of the all-pool villas at the luxury resort are sprin-kled across lush green gardens of coconut trees and indigenous blooms.

Indulge in the taste of Maldives and international cuisines served and made to perfection in the island of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. The bar in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru will fix up drinks specially made for you with a touch of Maldives.

Enjoy the gentle breezes of the Indian Ocean and rejuvenate your senses with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. At Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru, therapists extend a warm welcome with their intuitive touch and a dedi-cated service attitude.

At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Guests can enjoy a wide selection of land, sea and recreation-al activities designed for all age group. From discovering the Maldives’ diverse marine life, swimming with the majestic manta rays, cruising onboard the resort’s two private yachts or dining on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, guest are provided with a myr-iad of activities to keep them active.

  • Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 48 villas
  • Speedboat
  • 25 min
  • 17km km
  • North Male Atoll
  • Vabbinfaru Island

Villas Type


Choosing from our extensive spa menu can be tough, there are so many possibilities. So why not enjoy unlimited spa treatments from our professional spa therapists? The Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa offers all of this, and of course our signature private pool and panoramic views of the turquoise waters.

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Enjoy life on the beach, with this stunning villa with private pool and adjoining jetpool. A charming traditional Maldivian design, gorgeous outdoor shower, a wooden walkway to the beach and a walled water feature completes the outdoor space. The romance and idyll continues inside, with French doors in the bedroom for al fresco dining, open bathroom, lush furniture and a close-up view of the ocean. You couldn't feel more like a beach dweller if you were Robinson Crusoe.

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Enter into a world of romance in this beautiful Maldives pool villa. The bedroom is equipped with a four-poster king-size bed, curved wall of French doors and elegant draping. Walk directly from your bedroom to the large wooden patio with sunbeds, an outdoor tropical shower, access to the private pool and the outdoor Jacuzzi. The patio leads you down to the ocean, where you can experience some of the finest sand on the planet – and of course the glorious turquoise ocean.

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Dine on the beach and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze while feasting on a gloriously cooked meal. Sharkpoint Dinner is a memorable private dining experience to be shared with your loved one.

Dine on an intimate sandbank and enjoy a delicious spread of continental, Asian or Maldivian dishes to please the most discerning of palates. With discreetly attentive service to ensure your every need is met, enjoy your meal on a private island. Available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Discover alfresco dining like you've never experienced before, at Ilaafthi restaurant in the Maldives, or have a romantic dinner under the stars with sand under your feet. Or choose the Sharkpoint dining option on the beachfront with a specially prepared menu that includes Maldivian lobster, scallops and decadent desserts. Or try our famous Tuesday BBQ Beach Dinner with a four course dinner prepared right before your eyes.

At Ilaafathi you can enjoy a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast items and delicious set dinners, to give you the real island dining experience in a casual setting of rustic wooden tables set amongst tropical trees on the white sandy beach.

Let us create a unique dining experience for you in the privacy of your own villa. Whether you are looking for a candlelit barbecue dinner or a gourmet meal with the freshest ingredients, it is up to you. Match it with one of our great wine offerings or cocktails. Your private chef and waiter will take care of the rest.

All-day dining selections are available at the open-air Naiboli Bar, including an extensive range of delicious appetisers, light meals and cocktails. Set on the sandy beachfront, you can enjoy the ocean breeze, sea and surf in a setting reflecting the best of Maldivian charm. Come Friday, watch the mesmerising Bodu Beru performance, a drumming music performance showcased by lively musicians in ethnic costume.



Explore the amazing underwater world with your partner. Admire the vast coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures including reef sharks, stingrays and turtles.


An exquisitely set table under the stars, candlelight and the tangy scent of sea breeze. Indulge in freshly cooked seafood and steaks perfectly complemented with chilled wine and enjoy an intimate conversation with your beloved.

Overlooking the sea and shaded by palm trees, learn to whip up a scrumptious Maldivian meal and take part in a culinary demonstration conducted by our Sous chef. Watch and learn, and enjoy the final product of Maldivian curries, salads, and other local treats.

For the adrenalin-seeking couples, enjoy a wide array of exciting water sports activities, from wakeboarding, water-skiing to catamaran sailing. With the wind in your sails, take a guided catamaran excursion for an exhilarating sandbank tour or a sunset sail, or even take on the challenge yourself after a private lesson with our instructors.


Cruise through the lagoon on a traditional Maldivian dhoni as the sky explodes with the colours of the sunset, while you and your loved one sip champagne.

Meet the experts at the Marine Conservation Lab and partake in the preservation of marine and coral life. Participate in various activities available including the daily sting-ray feeding sessions and coral clean-ups organised weekly.

Sway to the rhythm of the Bodu Beru drums, a Maldivian dance tradition, and enjoy a night of music, fun and dancing with your beloved.

Explore various activities and have a fun-filled Watersports adventure. Discover the vibrant marine life at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and dive with our professional instructors. Don’t forget to pass by the Gallery and take home some mementos that will re-live your Banyan Tree memories.

Enjoy the full gamut of water sports at our Maldives beach resort, including canoeing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, banana boating, windsurfing and catamaran sailing.

Located above the Marine Lab, this fitness facility gives you stunning ocean views, and is open 24 hours for your convenience.

As a PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a full range of PADI and Nitrox courses. Our diving instructors are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI-certified.

The first of its kind to be funded and built on a private resort, the lab invites guests to get involved in coral planting, reef cleaning and turtle care, under careful supervision from our staff. Guests can also sponsor their own coral gardens. The lab is equipped to conduct research in coral biology and ecology as well as green sea turtle conservation.

Bring home the little touches that make Banyan Tree unique. With a lovely collection of handicrafts, resort apparel and signature spa amenities, you will find items to relive your Banyan Tree experience when you return home.


Be pampered with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies while relaxing in the breeze from the glowing Indian Ocean. Enjoy the nourishing balm of locally grown coconuts used in therapies to soothe your body. Bask in the warmth of welcome in a sanctuary of immaculate settings and let dedicated therapists knead you into relaxation with the lightest of intuitive touches. The combination of beautiful facilities, wonderful therapists and uniquely compounded treatments promises to soothe you into sated repose.


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