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  • Beach Front Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

    Beach Front Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Bath Robes, Coffee and tea making facilities, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Hot and cold water, In-Villa safe, Minibar, Open air jet pool in private garden, Outdoor shower with hot and cold water, Private bathroom, Room service, Telephone, TV, Wake up service, WiFi

    Beachfront Pool Villa – With its private outdoor jet pool and sundeck, the Beachfront Villa is ideally suited for a romantic getaway. Within this 120sqm space, watch the spectacular ocean vista unfold from the terrace, while the balmy sea breeze cools the room. Or step onto the silky sand of the beach and swim above the virtually untouched house reef with its glorious display of colour

  • Ocean View Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

    Ocean View Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Bath Robes, Coffee and tea making facilities, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Hot and cold water, In-Villa safe, Minibar, Open air jet pool in private garden, Outdoor shower with hot and cold water, Private bathroom, Room service, Telephone, TV, Wake up service, WiFi

    Ocean View Pool Villa – The Ocean View Pool Villa delivers unparalleled privacy with its very own open-air jet pool on a wooden patio. Immerse yourself in the bubbling waters of the jet pool and feel the tension seep away from your body as you drift off in a luxurious king sized bed to the sound of waves lapping on the picture-perfect shores. With a total 180sqm, your sampler experience won’t be anything but luxe

  • Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

    Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa - Banyan Tree

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Bath Robes, Coffee and tea making facilities, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Hot and cold water, In-Villa safe, Outdoor pool, Private bathroom, Room service, Telephone, TV, Wake up service, WiFi

    Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa – Be pampered in the Sanctuary Pool Villa where unlimited spa treatments and a private pool await. Indulge in signature spa treatments or allow a professional Spa therapist to decide for you. Overlook the stunning panorama of turquoise waters and bring this spa stay to completion.

General

Experience the tropical paradise that is the Maldives from the enchanted elegance of the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Enjoy the white sandy beach, flourishing coconut trees and tropical sunshine of one of the most popular global holiday destinations.
Guests at the Vabbinfaru can also revel in the the splendid hospitality that a resort with such a stellar reputation provides. At the Banyan Tree Spa you can reinvigorate your mind and re-energise your body in the capable hands of the specially trained therapists and masseuses.

The spa compromises five expansive outdoor pavilions which come complete with side-by-side couples’ massage beds and open-air showers.
For those looking for something a little more active you can take full advantage of the health and fitness centre which offers brilliant views of the ocean through its glass windows, or take a dive at the five-star Resort Dive Centre which provides a full range of training courses.
The Maldives also provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway and the Vabbinfaru is the ideal backdrop. You can choose from a range of different packages to suit your romantic needs from travelling to a stunning sandbank by speedboat or take go exploring with Discovery Dining which will take you to a range of destinations on two different islands.

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Transfer By

Transfer type – Speedboat

Check-in time

1400 h

Check-out time

1200 h

Facilities

  • Bars
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • PADI Dive School
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Snorkelling
  • Telephone
  • Tours & Activity Desk
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

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Maldives

MaldivesMaldives Imagine 1,192 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls scattered like tiny white pearls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. Picture cobalt blue seas, aquamarine reefs, heavenly white beaches, palm trees, iridescent sunsets and pleasant temperatures all year round. These magical islands, each with its own spectacular reef encircling the island

Nightlife info

There is little or no nightlife in the Maldives, and this is definitely not a destination for party animals. That said, most resorts have bars, the occasional live music, traditional drums (BODU BERU). Beach parties and barbecues are also popular. Some resorts have occasional film showings. boduberu-22 maxresdefault

Culture and history info

Historically, the Maldives was an important crossroad in the Indian Ocean, hence Maldivian culture is a melting pot of various influences gathered from visitors who set foot there over the centuries. Influences of India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Persia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa are evident in the unique culture of the Maldives. Maldivians have assimilated these influences over the years and created their own cultural identity like no other. A proud history and rich culture evolved from the first settlers in the Maldives, who were seafarers from various parts of the world, traversing the oceans in ancient times. Since people from different parts of the world settled in the Maldives over the centuries, you can still spot some of the traditions they brought with them in Maldivian culture. Some of the traditional drumming and dancing (known as ‘boduberu’) shows African influences, with rhythmic beating of drums and some songs in a language resembling that of East African countries. As one would expect, there is a great South Asian influence in some of the music and dancing and particularly in the traditional food of the Maldives. This includes spicy curries using coconut milk and fish as the main staples and ‘roshi’ (a thin flatbread) as a popular accompaniment. Those who aren’t fans of curries will also find a range of world cuisine available including pasta, burgers, noodles and other home comforts. The resorts boast a wide variety of international cuisine, much of which is serious competition for the world’s top restaurants. Fresh ingredients are flown in daily or grown on the islands. However, some of the South Asian customs especially with regard to women such as the Sub Continent’s tradition of secluding women from public view are not tenets of life here. In fact, women play a major role in society - not surprising considering the fact many Maldivian men spend the whole day out at sea fishing. Many of the country’s traditions are strongly related to the sea and the fact that life is dependent on the sea around us. Traditional handicrafts include matt-weaving and beautiful lacquer-work, usually painted in black, red and yellow. Although these traditions are less commonplace today, there are still some talented craftsmen and women who make these (matts are weaved exclusively by women). They can be found in souvenir shops at resorts and in Male’ and make a wonderful souvenir of your holiday in the Maldives.

Maldives Economy

The Maldives reached one million tourists in 2013. Tourism is the largest industry in the Maldives with 20% of the GDP and 60% of the foreign exchange that flows into the country coming through the tourism sector. Over 90% of the government tax revenue comes from tourism-related taxes and import duties. Fishing is the second leading economic sector of the Maldives with a significant amount of the country's income being generated through the export of fish and other marine products. Tuna is the most common fish export from the Maldives. The Maldivian economy is regarded as exemplary in the region and welcomes foreign investments.

Currency

Rufiyaa (MRF) and Laari (L) (1 Rufiyaa = 100 Laaris) Rufiyaa bank notes came in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 ATMs are available at the airport and in Male’ for those wanting to withdraw local currency. Payments of most hard cash currencies are accepted at all resorts and hotels, and most major international credit cards are also accepted. Some resorts offer all-inclusive, cash-free holiday options. In Male’, tourists can pay for purchases using Rufiyaa but US Dollars are also welcomed. Tourism goods and services in the Maldives are now subject to TGST (Tourism Goods and Services Tax), which is charged at 12%. This includes things such as souvenirs from the boutiques as well as drinks or food not included in your resort meal plan. It’s recommended that if you have any significant amounts of Rufiyaa left at the end of your holiday you should change it before you leave as you will be unable to convert it at a foreign exchange outside of the Maldives.

Commonly used credit cards

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • JCB
  • Euro Card

Banking

The majority of the banks in Male’ are found on the strip of the island facing the airport. These include HSBC, Bank of Ceylon, State Bank of India and Bank of Maldives.

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Restaurants & Bars

This being the Maldives, a sense of adventure pervades the dining scene. Make the most of your Maldivian sojourn with a Sandbank Dinner of fresh seafood - indeed, finding out what 'sandbank' means is part of leaning about the Maldives' unique oceanscape.

Ilaafathi
Tuck into scrumptious Maldivian and international cuisine in the casual setting of Ilaafathi restaurant. Set alongside the beach with a natural alang-alang (dried grass) roof, this beachfront eatery serves extravagant buffet breakfasts and superb set dinners that will make you come back for more.

Naiboli Bar
An extensive range of appetising snacks and light meals are served all day long at the open-air Naiboli Bar, along with your favourite cocktails. Under the influence of the sea breezes, sandy beach underfoot and breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean, you can while away many happy hours here chatting with friends, enjoying board games, using the complimentary wi-fi, or simply unwinding in the warm and relaxed atmosphere. Every Friday, they present Bodo Beru - a drumming music performance from the Maldives, by upbeat musicians in their ethnic costumes. Enjoy the show, followed by a Maldivian-themed dinner buffet.

In-Villa Dining
Intoxicated by the romance of the Maldives and need a little privacy? The In-Villa Dining menu is full of good ideas, including a wildly romantic candlelit barbecue dinner in the intimacy of your villa or by the edge of the beach. Arrange the meal as you wish, with or without your very own private chef and waiter, comprising international or Maldivian favourites, matched by a variety of wines and cocktails.

Destination Dining
If there is any possible way to enhance your experience of the Maldives, this is it. A variety of private dining options have been identified by the hotel's culinary hosts for your enjoyment, making the most of the stunning Maldivian environment.

Sandbank Dining
The staff will make your dreams come true by taking you to a stunning sandbank by speedboat. The breathtaking view of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean will whet your appetite, revealing the magical night sky of a billion stars and the hypnotic melody of the ocean. Once ushered to a table of gourmet victuals and champagne, with only the moon and torches lighting your feast, the universe is reduced to just the two of you. Take your choice from the Sandbank Grill, Sandbank Breakfast, Sandbank Dinner or Sandbank Extravanganza.