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.
Cherish the opportunity to experience glorious dining experiences in a setting of unbridled natural beauty at this fine restaurant in Maldives. Venture onto the sandbanks for a gourmet spread under the sparkle of stars, choose the Sharkpoint Dining option set on a secret stretch of beachfront and dine on a specially prepared menu that includes chilled Maldivian lobster, sea scallops and delicately decadent desserts.
- A casual setting of rustic wooden tables set on the white sandy beach amongst tropical trees, a natural roof of the dried grass the natives call their alang-alang, a bountiful spread of freshly prepared breakfast items and gloriously decadent set dinners set the scene for a languorous meal on an island of hushed privacy.
- Open daily: 7.30am - 10.30pm.
- Naiboli Bar
- All-day dining selections are available at the open-air Naiboli Bar, including an extensive range of deliciously fragrant appetisers, light meals and cocktails. Set on the sandy beachfront, you will be lulled by 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.
- Open daily 10.00am till late
- In-Villa Dining
- A delightful menu awaits you with consummate dining options, including the requisite candlelit barbecue dinner in the cradle of your private villa or an exquisite affair on the edge of the beach with your private chef and waiter. Choose from a bewildering selection of Maldivian and international favourites and match your food choices with the perfect wine or cocktail.
- Available 24 hours.
- Destination Dining
- 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.
- Available upon one day prior reservation.
- An open-air restaurant offering you barbecue buffet lunches of topnotch quality and variety, themed dinners under a blanketed cover of glowing stars, Sangu's opening hours are subject to weather conditions.
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.
As a PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Resort Dive Centre, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers a full range of PADI and Nitrox courses. Our diving instructors are highly professional, enthusiastic and PADI-certified. Courses are conducted in a range of languages to cater to a diverse global group of guests – English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin and Japanese are some of the languages available.
For the adrenalin-seeking couples, enjoy a wide array of exciting watersports activities, from wakeboarding, waterskiing 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.