Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, Vabbinfaru Island
|Vabbinfaru Island, Malé Atoll, MALDIVES.|
Description: Banyan Tree Maldives VabbinfaruCast away on a secluded coral atoll in the paradisiacal Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquility at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru that's second to none. Time moves imperceptibly, while the gentle touch of the warm sun makes you recall wondrous dreams once forgotten. You'll find 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 magnificent splash of stars in the night.
Day or night, wining and dining in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives is simply unforgettable. A romantic experience you will cherish forever. This hotel offers excellent dining choices ranging from eclectic Maldivian and International cuisine at Ilaafathi restaurant to candlelit dinners under the stars. You can be sure that the cuisine is delectable, the setting exquisite and the atmosphere awe-inspiring. Bon Appetit or Ufaaveri Keumeh, as they say in Dhivehi.
In the sensuous spa environment of Banyan Tree Maldives they will soothe your senses, calm frazzled nerves and enhance your well being. There are many ways to rejuvenate your inner and outer self here, from the refreshing effects of aromatherapy to heavenly massages amidst sweet floral scents.
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, or go kite flying with the clear blue sky as the backdrop.
Inject a bit of exoticism into your business meetings. You can combine your functions with theme parties. This could be a catered meeting in the shade of the thatched-roof Sunset Jetty or under the Pagoda of a Presidential Suite, a moonlit dinner on a glass-bottom boat, a cocktail party onboard a dhoni (the local sail boat) or even an exclusive event on a deserted sandbank.
Type of rooms: Banyan Tree Maldives VabbinfaruPresidential Villa: The newly renovated villa enjoys a large landscaped garden with ocean views, al fresco living pavilion, beach sala pavilion, sundeck, Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. Families can opt for two or three inter-connecting Deluxe Beachfront Villas. Ample space makes it ideal for small wedding parties; yet, priceless privacy can be found within each villa.
Deluxe Jacuzzi 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 Jacuzzi and garden shower.
Deluxe Beachfront Villa: The new Villa invites you to relax, both inside, and out on the beach. There is a private pavilion reaching for the crystal-clear waters, a sundeck, cozy bedroom, contemporary bathroom and outdoor bamboo shower.
Deluxe Jacuzzi Oceanview Villa: invites you to relish the heavenly tranquility of an enchanting garden from your own pavilion. While featuring the same facilities and comfort as a Deluxe Jacuzzi Beachfront Villa, the secluded garden setting of the new Deluxe Jacuzzi Oceanview Villa is much treasured for its generous space, privacy and shady greenery. The beach peeps through the leaves and entices you to soak up a golden tan.
Jacuzzi Beachfront Villa: With its private outdoor Jacuzzi and sundeck by the beach, ideally suited for a romantic getaway. Watch the spectacular ocean view from the terrace, or step onto the silky sand of the beach and swim above the virtually untouched house reef with its glorious display of color and the occasional trumpet fish, harmless baby shark and turtle.
Beachfront Villa: With direct access to the beach the Villa your isolated thatched roof villa offers real luxury and extraordinary comfort. You'll feast your eyes on the turquoise Maldivian waters from your open terrace the stunning marine life a stone's throw away
Jacuzzi Oceanview Villa: delivers unparalleled privacy with its very own open-air Jacuzzi on a wooden patio and a sala (pavilion) in the walled garden.
Additional information: Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
Water sports facilities: snorkeling, PADI dive center, deep-sea fishing, night fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, fun tubes and glass-bottom boat rental. Underwater camera rental.
Ball and racket games: beach volleyball, table tennis, snooker and badminton.
TV room with reading area and board games. Health club.
Excursions: Malé sightseeing, island hopping, snorkeling safari, private yacht charter and sea plane trips.
Return speedboat transfer between the airport and hotel is charged at US$ 88 net per person. Children from 6 to 11 years old enjoy full board at US$ 80++ and return speedboat transfers at US$ 44 net.
Number of rooms: 48
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1995.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Maldivian, English, French, German.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: Llaafathi Restaurant open from 7:30am. to 10:30am. and from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Sangu Garden Restaurant open from 12:30pm. to 2:30pm. and from 8:00pm. to 10:30pm.
GPS Coordinates: 4° 18' 35.56'' N 73° 25' 26.23'' E
Nearest airport: Malé (Hulule) Airport - 10 mi.