Luxury hotel holiday Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives

Expressions Holidays recommends the first-class Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru to clients who seek a truly romantic Robinson Crusoe escape. The hotel nestles on a tiny island, perfectly fringed by fine white sand and lapped by the shallow turquoise Indian Ocean. Each villa is exotically and luxuriously furnished with four-poster beds and private jacuzzi and a luxury spa is available for a range of massage and beauty treatments.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Speedboat transfer Male to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a magical island-resort in a stunning island location . The excellent spa facilities, beautiful surroundings, and hospitable staff afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent retreat.

Facts in brief

Location North Malé Atoll

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Malé airport

Distance from airport 20 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, In-villa Dining offered, Gallery, Shop, Banyan Tree Spa providing a range of massage and beauty treatments, Fitness Centre, Cooking Classes, Excursions, TV Room, Laundry, Weddings.


Non-motorised water sports, Snorkeling, Coral Planting, Marine Biology Talk, Reef Clean-Up, Stingray Feeding, Table Tennis, Darts, Yoga, Live Music, Gym, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Board Games, Transfers to Angsana Ihuru.

Complimentary watersports

Canoes, Windsurfing, Kayaks.

Chargeable watersports

PADI Scuba Diving, Yacht and Boat Charter, Deep-sea Fishing, Waterskiing, Catamaran and Windsurfing Lessons.

Land sports

Badminton, Kite Flying, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga.

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Holiday Code WW23

Luxury bepoke holidays to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

The Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru is a first-class resort occupying a tiny island in the North Malé Atoll, an exclusive hideaway fringed by soft, powder-like white sand and lapped by the pale turquoise waters of the reef-sheltered lagoon. The emphasis is on luxurious relaxation, created by the seclusion of the resort, the privacy of your villa and a range of leisure activities, from the magic of an aromatic massage to energetic water sports. The hotel has a dive centre which offers a number of single dives, dive packages and advanced courses, and from where you can explore the reef and the multitude of yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges of the fish and the coral. The villas are a short distance from the beach. Designed to reflect the spiral of a sea shell under a conical thatched roof, all have open terraces, a view of the ocean and stylishly exotic interiors, with four-poster beds, large bathrooms, a daybed and handicrafts such as a twig laundry basket, scented candles and mango wood bowls. All, too, have their own private jacuzzis. Dining is relaxed and informal in atmosphere, yet service and cuisine are of the highest standards, with a choice between the Ilaafathi restaurant overlooking the ocean or the Sangu Garden restaurant in a coconut grove by the sea. Alternatively you can choose to dine romantically in the privacy of your own villa. Another special feature here is private dining on a nearby sandbank; you are whisked away by speedboat to a secluded beach where a personal chef prepares your food for you. A range of water sports is included in your stay whilst others, such as waterskiing, are available at a charge together with lessons. The Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru is an idyllic island resort offering first-class amenities and service. Highly recommended; early booking advisable.

Room descriptions

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has 48 villas. All villas have king-size four-poster bed, private bathroom with shower, sundeck, outdoor pool and jet pool and shower, recessed sitting area, air conditioning, minibar, safe, tea and coffee maker, hairdryer, bathrobes, telephone.

Oceanview Pool Villa with a private garden area with pool
Beachfront Pool Villa with a private garden with pool, and direct access to the beach
Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa

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Holiday Code WW23

Luxury bepoke holidays to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is reached from Male airport by speedboat in about 20 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the speedboat transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 5 nights for stays from 28 December to 8 January.

Children: Children under 12 are permitted to stay but it is not recommended for safety reasons and parents will be asked to complete a disclaimer form.

Special offers

25% early booking offer Book before 30 April 2020 for stays between 01 August 2020 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 25% reduction. Restrictions apply.

20% early booking offer Book before 31 July 2020 for stays between 01 November 2020 and 31 January 2021 and receive a 20% reduction. Restrictions apply.

Long stay offer Stays between 7 and 9 consecutive nights receive a 5% reduction. Stays 10 or more consecutive nights receive a 10% reduction. Can be combined with early booking offer. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer Honeymoon stays with a minimum of 3 nights receive in-room amenities including a bottle of wine, fruit platter and celebration cake. Stays with a minimum of 5 nights receive a 5 course set dinner during their stay, a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter and celebration cake on arrival. Can be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 40% off Early Booking offer Book before 30 April 2020 for stays until 23 December 2020 and receive a 40% reduction.

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Holiday Code WW23

Luxury bepoke holidays to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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