Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
- Location : Male' Atoll , No of Rooms : 48
Cast away on a secluded coral atoll in the paradisiacal Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic & romance at the quintessential Maldives resort, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Time moves imperceptibly, while the gentle touch of the warm sun makes you recall wondrous dreams once forgotten. You'll find luxury in paradise here - catching the salty tang of the sea breeze as you wake up in the morning, swimming in between the wondrous sea creatures that dwell forty feet below, luxuriating in the pampered comfort of your own elegant villa and marveling at the beautiful Maldives sunset and magnificent splash of stars in the night.
Distance from airport : 17km
How to Reach : SpeedBoat(20mins)
As a Five Star Golden Palm PADI Dive Center, Banyan Tree offers the full range of PADI and Nitrox courses. We pay individual attention to each guest, so courses and dives are conducted in small groups. Our professional instructors teach in different languages and take great care to create an environment that's truly relaxed. No stress, just pure fun and safe diving!
Many resorts offer "mass diving". Banyan Tree is different - we have set ourselves the mission to create ecological awareness amongst our guests, pursue research in coral growth and pioneer projects supporting marine life. From the beginner's Resort Course to the PADI Open Water Course, you will be taught in great detail about the ocean and its fascinating life.
Imagine - Banyan Tree employs dedicated marine biologists who offer environmental dives and eco-safaris, on which they share their expert knowledge. You will be introduced to the unique Lotus and Turtle Research Projects, which have earned Banyan Tree the prestigious PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Award 2002 for Corporate Environmental Programme. So if you dive with us, you will discover the mysterious creatures of the ocean and leave with a much better understanding of the "Blue Planet".
If you venture beyond the pampered realm of your villa and the wonderfully slow Maldivian pace of life, you'll find a wealth of recreational diversions. For a start, you can dive or snorkel in the transparent brilliance of the ocean, explore its riches, and go deep-sea or night fishing. After all, this is a paradise renowned for superlative fishing, sailing, diving and snorkeling. If you prefer, sit in the shallow waters and watch the myriad of exotic schools of fish dart in and out of the light.
Enjoy a canoe ride with your partner or let our guide take you both on a leisurely catamaran ride. For more vigorous workouts, head for the resort's health & fitness room. And for the less actively inclined, a ramble around Malé exploring its sights and shopping, or a promenade along the beach are just as rousing. If the sun gets to you, simply retire to breezy Naboli bar for board games or some quiet reading.
* Water sports facilities: snorkeling, PADI dive center, deep-sea fishing, night fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing and fun tubes
* Health & fitness room
* Excursions: Malé sightseeing, island hopping, snorkeling safari, private yacht charter and sea plane trips
Stay at the lavish Vabbinfaru Villa for an extravagant beach hideaway with a personal touch. Enjoy the luxury of a large landscaped garden with ocean views, al fresco living pavilion, beach ‘sala’ pavilion, sundeck, jet pool and outdoor shower. Ample space makes the Vabbinfaru Villa ideal for small wedding parties; yet, priceless privacy can be found within each villa. Sit back and let the shooting stars fall into your lap.
- Outdoor jet pool
- Outdoor shower
- King-sized bed
- Recessed sitting area
- Hot and cold water shower
- CD player
- IDD telephone
- Private safe
- Hair dryer
- Coffee/ tea maker
Deluxe Beachfront Villa
The natural beauty of Vabbinfaru Island can now be experienced in the plush comfort of the new Deluxe Beachfront Villa. The stylish interior has been designed to be bright and breezy – it opens on to a large sundeck at the front that leads to the powder-soft beach and into a glitzy bathroom at the back with an outdoor jet pool and shower. Here you can take part in the play of nature and count the hues of the changing sky, as the stunning sunrise, sunset and star-filled night sky leave their shimmering reflections on the lagoon.