‘The perfectly shaped island of Vabbinfaru is blessed with lush tropical palms, immaculate coral beaches, sparkling cerulean waters and a house reef bustling with turtles, white tip sharks, manta rays, lobsters and many other aquatic residents. Home to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, this desert island is the resort destination coveted by couples and honeymooners seeking romance and seclusion.’
Positioned on centrally located Kaafu Atoll, the exclusive resort is a 20-minute speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru exudes rustic elegance. Surrounded by clear sapphire waters and set in romantic seclusion, the resort is a coveted destination for couples and honeymooners. With only 48 exclusive villas dotting the island, privacy and quietude is easily attained. Set on the beach, each villa’s layout is reminiscent of a seashell spiral and topped with a Maldivian-style conical thatched roof. Living spaces flow breezily into outdoor areas and natural light stream in through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. A tropical garden, outdoor terrace, private pool and jetpool, as well as a timber deck are classic features in every villa type. Plush interiors are presented in neutral palettes, and decorated in natural fabrics and local artwork.
Footwear is optional at the casual beachside Ilaafathi where local cuisine is served alongside international favourites, buffet spreads and a cheery ambiance. Naiboli Bar is home to spectacular sunsets, refreshing cocktails and Bodu Beru night of mesmerising drumming and dancing. Your journey to spiritual, mental and physical wellness begins at Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru. Time-honoured Oriental spa rituals delivered by expert therapists bestow body-to-soul renewal at this award-winning sanctuary for the senses.
In Kaafu Atoll: 20 minutes by Speedboat
Resort Concept: Barefoot Luxury Resort, Understated Luxury
King-size bed → Outdoor and indoor showers → Signature teakwood four-poster bed → Pillow menu of your choice → Private Pool with Adjoining Jetpool → Indoor and outdoor shower → Mini Bar → Ocean View → Size : 110 sq.m
Located in an enclave of tropical foliage and coconut palms, the elevated sala pavilion of the Oceanview Pool Villa presents awe-inspiring Indian Ocean views. Refresh your senses with an invigorating dip in your private pool, unwind with a long soak in the jet-pool and bask on a lounger for a golden tan. Restful sleep is easily attained on your plush teakwood fourposter bed and a melodic lullaby of lapping waves.
→ King-size bed → Outdoor and indoor showers → Signature teakwood four-poster bed → Pillow menu of your choice → Private Pool with Adjoining Jetpool → Ocean View → Size : 110 sqm
Hop off your timber walkway and onto a sweep of warm powder-soft sands that lead into the cool, clear waters of the shimmering Indian Ocean. Inviting ocean vistas through its French windows and framed glass doors, the Beachfront Pool Villa has front row seats to glowing Maldivian sunsets. The villa’s verdant garden creates an atmosphere of utter relaxation and peaceful calm that is complemented by a private pool, jet-pool, loungers, outdoor dining terrace and sala pavilion.
→ King-size bed Outdoor and indoor showers → Signature teakwood four-poster bed → Pillow menu of your choice → Private Pool with Adjoining Jetpool → Size : 120 sqm
Enveloped by lush tropical groves and swaying palms, the expansive Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa conveys a romantic and tranquil ambiance. Cool off in the crisp waters of your private pool, fend off fatigue with a jet-pool soak, sample traditional Maldivian tidbits in the comfort of your timber terrace or curl up on the daybed for an afternoon nap. At night, wander along the beach for an equatorial stargazing and constellation-spotting session.
Beachfront dining amongst the tropical trees.
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.
Enjoy exquisite dining on a romantic island hideaway.
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.
All day drinks and dining under the tropical breeze.
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.
Private dining at its finest.
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.
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