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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2013

This is the 3rd time that my wife and I have stayed at this hotel,having stayed initially 10 years ago for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and then 2 years ago a roughly the same time of year (early January). We find it the most relaxing place and since our last visit there have been a couple of great improvments. First...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 January 2013

From the warm welcome at Male airport to the waving team on the quayside at our departure: a perfect stay at Vabbinfaru where every attention is above expectations. The site itself is paradisiac, the villa charming with all imaginable infrastructure, services and details provided, the restaurant offering the most attractive presentation and delectable food, the delightful bar and adjoining beach...

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abu dhabi, united arab emirates
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We booked 2 beachfront villas for 2 days what I consider a great deal which included full board. No one on the island deals with cash except for reception, so anything you get at gift shops, etc. is charged to your room. As others say, the moment you arrive at the airport, they take care of you with cool towels,...

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Mohamed H, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Dear Alibeth, Thank you for the wonderful review. We have taken note of your comments and have brought this to the attention of concerned team members. Thank you for the positive comments about the airport services, welcome experience and marine conservation efforts. We hope that you will return to us once again. Best regards Mohamed Hilmy Hotel Manager

Kuwait
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We were 3 friends statying at beach villa (33) it was perfect. Its on the other side of the island where the wind was hitting this side at that time .. It was very nice breez and perfect for sun bathing and snorkling alot to see .. Well snorlking around the island its a must! For swiming we go beside...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We met some problem and a little disappointed at first in Vabbinfaru, but the hotel room manager did help us resolve it and make us happy again finally. My parents were thankful to the staffs there and we all hope to be there in the close future.

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Portugal
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Banyantree used to be my top favourite chain along with Aman. Not anymore. Overall you will find high quality facilities but the location is the star here. The Maldivian beach and translucid sea are unbeatable. Also the resort is a short 25min boat ride from airport, which makes it smoothly accessible (specially after long haul flights). The rooms are fantastic...

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Mohamed H, General Manager at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, responded to this review

Dear Pedroportugal, Greetings from Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Thank you for sharing your experience and giving us the opportunity to address the concerns you have highlighted. Please be assured of our commitment to improve on the areas that you have mentioned. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to provide you with a truly Banyan Tree experience in future....

Davenport, Florida
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Vabbinfaru, is the fifth Maldivian island I have had the pleasure to enjoy and can I tell you I have in the past stayed at some pretty exclusive islands - none of which have come close to the Banyan Tree. Vabbinfaru features some of the best snorkelling in the Maldives and the Banyan Tree runs the policy of social and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stayed in an Oceanview pool villa at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru from 22 Dec to 27 Dec and had a wonderful time. Food is fantastic and every meal was delicious and carefully prepared with passion. Every meal was like eating in a top class restaurant with fantastic food and with a wide variety. I believe that the staff are happy...

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Singapore
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We had a very romantic honeymoon in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru a week ago. The ambience and the set-up of the villa and the amenities on the island was splendid and the service staff were extremely polite and hospitable. We were given a warm welcome as honeymooners with a botlle of red wine and a free 30 minutes couple spa massage...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Banyan Tree is really luxurious! However, it is a little crowded…maybe I feel so because I arrived with a big group of Chinese guests. Obviously, Banyan Tree is very popular among Asians. The food in Banyan Tree is flawless considering the limited resource. The beach and the sunset are idyllic! Banyan Tree is definitely the best venue for your picture...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cast away on a secluded coral atoll in the paradisaical Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquility at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru that's second to none. Cocoon yourself in a web of shimmering turquoise waters, swaying coconut trees, indigenous blooms and pure white sand. Free your spirit on the Maldives' North Male Atoll. In Maldivian, Vabbinfaru refers to a round island circled by a round coral reef. In this circle of peace, claim sanctuary at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort. Feel the natural sea breeze sweeping in from the majestic Indian Ocean, and let the resort's signature hospitality bring you peace and tranquillity. ... more   less 

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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Vabbinfaru
Price Range: $1,219 - $2,745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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