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Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru

Accessible only by speedboat from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, this luxe resort on a private island is surrounded by white-sand beaches and coral reefs.

Sleek, thatched-roof villas feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, in addition to teak 4-poster beds, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have indoor and outdoor showers, as well as private gardens with sunloungers, hot tubs and plunge pools.

Amenities include an open-air bar and restaurant; private dining is available on the beach. There's also a day spa, a dive center and a 24/7 gym. Cruises, water sports and wildlife encounters are offered for a fee.

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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.


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, a drumming music performance showcased by lively musicians in ethnic costumes.


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.


Enjoy a torch-lit dining experience for two on a private beach, an intimate dining session in the privacy of your own room (with 24-hour room service) or hop on a boat to a 5-course dinner on a nearby sandbank, and take in the full Maldivian Robinson Crusoe dining experience.


Be pampered with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies while relaxing in the breeze from the glowing Indian Ocean. Enjoy the nourishing balm of locally grown coconuts used in therapies to soothe your body. Bask in the warmth of welcome in a sanctuary of immaculate settings and let dedicated therapists knead you into relaxation with the lightest of intuitive touches. The combination of beautiful facilities, wonderful therapists and uniquely compounded treatments promises to soothe you into sated repose.


For the adrenalin-seeking couples, enjoy a wide array of exciting water sports activities, from wakeboarding, water-skiing to catamaran sailing. With the wind in your sails, take a guided catamaran excursion for an exhilarating sandbank tour or a sunset sail, or even take on the challenge yourself after a private lesson with our instructors.


Sway to the rhythm of the Bodu Beru drums, a Maldivian dance tradition, and enjoy a night of music, fun and dancing with your beloved.


Cruise through the lagoon on a traditional Maldivian dhoni as the sky explodes with the colours of the sunset, while you and your loved one sip champagne.


Dine on the beach and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze while feasting on a gloriously cooked meal. Sharkpoint Dinner is a memorable private dining experience to be shared with your loved one.