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Banyan Tree Maldives

Posted on April 5, 2011 | HotelsOne Comment

The Banyan Tree Maldives on the Vabbinfaru Island is a luxury sopping under the stunning thatched-roofed, shell-shaped villas offering the exclusive Indian Ocean views. Flanked by the pure white sands as well as pristine blue waters full of colorful fish as well as the corals, this boutique resort is tucked on a secluded coral island boasting opulence in paradise. Catch the salty savor of the cold breeze in the morning, swim amidst the vibrant sea life living 40 feet below afternoon, pamper yourself in its world-class spa, relax in your own graceful villa for sometime, enjoy the wonderful sunset on Maldives, and dine indulgingly under the tingling stars. The Banyan Tree Maldives has certainly it all! It is perfect place for those who want to stay with a difference. Residing on the North Male, the resort is accessible within 20 minutes via a speedboat from the Male Airport.


At the 16-year old Banyan Tree Maldives, there are 48 guestrooms all of which elegantly offer sea views, open terrace, one bedroom, private sundeck, and landscaped garden. Some of them also have private plunge pools. Within all the villas, you will come across CD player, separate sitting area, ceiling fan, air conditioning, complimentary newspaper, direct-dial phone, minibar, coffee/tea maker, housekeeping service, turndown service, private bathroom, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, handheld shower, mirror, slippers, step-down shower, iron/ironing board (on request), desk, safe, king-sized four-poster bed, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access.

You have two villa types to choose from: Beachfront Villa and Ocean Front Villa.


• 24-hour front desk  • Front desk hours  • Audio-visual equipment  • Beauty services  • Business services  • Multiple small meeting rooms  • Multilingual staff  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Complimentary breakfast  • Lounge  • Laundry facilities  • Concierge services  • Currency exchange  • Computer rental  • Fitness facilities  • Gift shops or newsstand  • Tours/ticket assistance  • Complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet access  • Media library  •  Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Restaurant(s) in hotel   • 24-hour room service  • Porter/bellhop  • Shopping on site


• Sauna  • Spa services on site  • Steam room  • Fitness facility  • Windsurfing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, and volleyball on site  • Whale-watching and surfing/boogie boarding nearby

The Banyan Tree Spa is really awesome with its vast range of massage, beauty, and body treatments as well as dedicated treatment rooms. At the Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, Yoga sessions are also held, a lifestyle gallery also exists with its native arts and crafts, and a PADI Dive Centre is also worth exploring for its water sports facilities (snorkeling, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing, sea plane excursions, catamaran, and fun-tubes).


Located at the beachfront is the Ilaafathi Restaurant offering buffet breakfast as well as dinner in a laid-back backdrop looking over the Indian Ocean. You can choose from the lip smacking national as well as international cuisines. Alternatively, choose to savor at a private barbecue amidst the quietness of your own villa terrace. And yes, if you love the dishes here, you also get a chance to cook these traditional Maldivian items directly under the supervision of the resort chefs who literally are there to teach you. You can also think of dining at the beach.


From $915.

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