Excellent 1592 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Elegant, without a hint of snobbery; leave the shoes in the villa
  • Permanent on-site marine biology team who lead excellent snorkel safaris
  • Short speedboat transfer from the Malé airport
  • Genuinely friendly, unfawning service from staff you actually enjoy hanging out with
  • Serious spa treatments from highly trained professionals

What To Know

  • No TVs in the rooms or on the island. This is a place to unplug and unwind
  • Drinks aren’t included in the price of the room and can be quite costly
  • The island is tiny — you can literally walk around it in 15 minutes
  • Small but harmless baby blacktip sharks in the lagoon may unnerve some guests
  • Water currents shift the sands, so the villas’ beaches increase or decrease from week to week
  • Speedboat transfers to/from Malé are roughly $113.50 per person, each way, and can be arranged through the property


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in Vabbinfaru (North Male Atoll), you’ll be minutes from Vabbininfaru Beach and close to Angsana Beach. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Thulhagiri Beach and Bandos Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 48 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools. Rooms have private furnished patios. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Vabbinfaru? This resort has facilities measuring 323 square feet (30 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours.

How to Get There

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
North Male Atoll
Vabbinfaru, undefined Maldives


5.0 Excellent 1592 Reviews
Most amazing trip !
Reviewed 1 day ago

I don’t think there are words enough to describe our stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru... Our stay was exceptionally better than what we expected ! And what we expected was already high level !
We could describe our stay as paradise, for the mind, the soul, the eyes, and the taste !
We stayed one week, in an amazing villa by the sea. We were here on vacay and work as a couple, but we felt as if on a honey moon. The team is simply amazing, from the welcome staff, to the cooking crew and it’s Chef, and the administration ! Everything was done for our happiness and comfort ! The room, the animations such as the massages, the beach BBQ, the sandbank dinner and the sunset cruise were simply splendid. The meals were wonderful with taste and refinement, with a special thanks to all the curry, cause we LOVE curry !!
Furthermore, we had two great work days for our photo shoot thanks to the team’s help and ideas !
At last, a warm and special thanks to Harish the yoga teacher, who made us discover, improve, and love yoga. A beautiful moment that we shared each day at sunset, which makes this spiritual moment even more special.
We feel extremely grateful for this breathtaking week. We were sad to leave but sure to know that we will come back again soon for sure !
Thank you 🙏🏻
Anouchka and Julien D & D

Great relaxing and battery charging experience
Reviewed 2 days ago

The stay at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru was truly an experience. The complete privacy and the looks of the villa will make you craving for more. Great view of the ocean, nice backyard pool and jacuzzi to relax and the open bathroom is something different. Great staff and better food. A unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the underwater flora and fauna. Just do it !

Best holiday ever :)
Reviewed 2 days ago

At Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru,Maldives was beautiful island white sand beach circling Clean and clear blue water Peaceful and nice place to visit Vila was absolutely stunning is a luxury with excellent facilities high quality accommodation,food, activities and fantastic service.
Staff are welcoming, polite and friendly.
Was a beautiful experience we didn’t want to leave.

very nice
Reviewed 3 days ago

i love this place and beautiful. staff very kind. food is good. i forget this place banyantree. i stay here many times! thank you everybody banyantree.my mom say heal and interest place. she want next time this place.

Best Holiday Ever
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is easy to get to the property, 15 mins via speedboat. The welcome by the hotel staff made us feel really special, a wonderful way to start the trip. We had a really nice spacious villa with a private hot jacuzzi tub, complimentary aromatherapy oils and incense, own gazebo. We love that the resort is small, so it was exclusive. It is very relaxing to be able to walk everywhere barefoot (including to champagne buffet breakfast every morning) as everywhere is soft white sands. The breakfast spread is amazing, with cold pressed juices of your choice. The housekeeping is immaculate and prompt, we always comes back from breakfast to a perfect room. Access to snorkling is easy, just walking out our villa with our gear any time we like, though the corals are not fantastic, there were fishes and sharks. There is daily manta ray feeding and it was fun to watch them come so close to shore. The sunset was amazing. It was one of the hardest holiday I had to leave. Thanks to all the friendly staff! (Just a feedback on woodworms, I had wood dust on my clothes in the wardrobe area.)