Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Hotel Information

Category: 5* Superior Hotels

Location: North Male Atoll

Rooms Number: 48

Transfer Types: Speedboat

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives is situated on the Vabbinfaru island, with size 200m x 150m.
Male airport is 17km away and can be reached in about 20 minutes transfer by speedboat.

The Hotel
Like a jewel, this island rises out of the ocean, with naturally vivid colors and a magnificent lagoon composing the perfect setting for a holiday dream come true. Renovated with an elegance architecture using soft earthy colors and high quality woods, is following the Asian village concept.
Let yourself be spoilt at the "Ilaafathi" restaurant and the "Naiboli" bar, and have a private BBQ, or meal on a sandbank, prepared especially for you.
Treat yourself at the Banyan Tree Spa and experience catamaran sailing, snorkeling and diving around the island's excellent house reef. Step into the Banyan Tree Gallery where you will find products created in partnership with the local communities and the enviroment. The facilities of the adjacent and associated island of Baros are also provided.

Join the trained in-house divers of the "Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab" and experience a live contact with the cute little baby turltes in the island's turlte hatchery.

Sail away with the "Banyan Velaa" yacht and experience the superior comfort at sea, or fly privately above lagoons and coral reefs enjoying the stunning view from air.

Total 48

Ocean View Pool Villa (19)
approx 110 sqm (including outdoor area)
Stylishly designed to reflect a seashell spiral, they all include a living room, open bathroom with shower and separate outdoor shower, WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, TV, entertainment system, CD and DVD player, iPad ® / iPod ® station, telephone, free wireless Internet access, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, coffee making facilities, minibar, safe.
In the garden area, you can enjoy a private plunge pool and jet pool separate (a kind of whirlpool) and comfortable day beds. The villas are set back in the lush vegetation that ensures maximum privacy, with partial direct sea view, partially restricted by the vegetation.

Beachfront Pool Villa (27)
110 sqm (including outdoor area)
Same as Ocean View Pool Villa, the villas are situated directly on the water line and access to your private wooden deck with a sun-protected pavilion that extends partially over the water and offers direct access to the sea.

Vabbindaru Pool Villa (2)
120 sqm (including outdoor area)
Same as Ocean View Pool Villa, more spacious and with additional covered outdoor sitting area facing the sea.

“Ilaafathi” Restaurant
In a casual setting with a natural alang-alang roof, this beachfront restaurant offers Maldivian and international cuisine, buffet breakfast, lunch and superb set dinner.

“Sangu” Restaurant
Is on open –air restaurant, adjacent to Ilaafathi which opens -weather permitting- for buffet lunches, barbeques and theme dinners under the night sky.

"Naiboli" Bar
Relax at this beautiful open-air beach bar. Enjoy your favorite cocktails on the sandy beach along with light meals and snacks.
As weekly highlight is the Maldivian-themed dinner buffet with the “Bodu Beru”, a drumming music performance from the Maldives, a show by upbeat musicians in their ethnic costumes.

Our rates include daily Fullboard:
Buffet breakfast and lunch buffet and dinner buffet / menu in the "Ilaafathi" are included.

À la carte for an additional charge.

Entertainment
One weekly "Maldivian Night" with live music, daily stingray feeding.

Sports & Fitness
Included: Fitness Center, darts, football, volleyball.
For a fee: windsurfing, water-ski, kneeboard / wakeboard, catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing.

Diving
The island is surrounded by a superb house reef and the neighboring island of Baros is also ideal for snorkelers. The snorkeling equipment is included.

Beauty & Wellness
The newly designed "Banyan Tree Spa" takes you into the world of relaxation and well-being.
For a fee: massage, beauty treatments.

Honeymooners receive 1 bottle of wine and 1 platter with fruits on arrival and a partner massage (30 minutes) .A minimum stay of 4 overnights is required. Please inform with your reservation

With a minimum stay of 7 nights you will receive additionaly a 60-minute spa treatment per couple, 1 romantic dinner on the terrace of your villa with private chef and butler, and a further 20% discount on 90-minute spa treatment. Please inform with your reservation.

Transfer Information:
* Transfer is obligatory. Please provide your flight information (arrival and departure flight number and time).
* Speedboat transfer: Transfer by speedboat is available 24 hours per day (except in times with bad weather) . It can take from 10 minutes till 2 hours time. Night transfer is possible. There are no luggage limitations for this type of transfer.
* Seaplane transfer: The duration for sea plane transfer can be from 20 minutes till 1 hour time. No night transfer by sea plane is possible. Transfer by seaplane is available from 06:00 until 16:30, every day. If your arrival time at Male is after 15:30 or your departure flight is after 16:30 pm, you must stay one night in an airport hotel.
The maximum luggage allowance for this type of transfer is 20kg per person
* Domestic flight: Some resorts require a domestic flight from Male airport to Hanimaadhoo or Gan airport to be reached. Luggage allowance for this type of transfer is maximum 20 kg per person.

Check in – Check out Information:
* Check in time: Your room is available for you from 14:00 on your arrival date. If you want to take your room earlier please arrange it upon arrival. For a guarantee early check in, you have to book one additional night.
* Check out time: You have to leave your room at 12:00 on your departure date. If you want a late check out, please arrange it with your resort’s reception desk. For a guarantee late check out, you have to book one additional night.

Meal Plan Information:.
** Same meal plan must be booked for all travellers in the same room.
** Same meal plan must be booked for entire stay.
** If you have booked your accommodation with BB, HB or FB please note that drinks are not included.
BB = Bed and Breakfast Drinks not included unless mentioned.
HB = Halfboard. Breakfast and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned). A lot of the resorts give you the possibility to change dinner to lunch. Please contact the reception.
FB = Full board. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned).
ALL= All inclusive. Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner and a big list of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. A lot of resorts by All Inclusive Meal plan offer tea breaks and small snacks during the day. You can check details information at each hotel’s page.

** Infants under 2 years pay a fixed rate of USD 8 per night directly to the hotel.

** With effect from 01 January 2012, a new airport tax is payable by all passengers departing from Male. The charge is $25.00 per departing international passenger (age 2 years and above). The tax can be paid by cash or credit card direct at the airport of Male.

** Do not forget to check that your passports have all necessary information for the entrance in Maldives. More information you can find at:
Maldives Immigration Office
or contact Maldives consulate / embassy in your country.

** The rates you see in our Online Hotel Booking Engine and our website are only valid for reservations made through GUNA Travel Germany GmbH.

* Free nights Offer:Free nights do not include Bed Tax of USD8 per day and per person. This charge is payable direct to the hotel.

*** General Booking Conditions ***
For the booking following details are necessary:
1) Correct guests' names they way they are written in the passports
2) Arrival and departure flight details (flight number and arrival / departure time).

Deadline for changes and cancellations
* for reservations made at least 1 month before check in date there will be a deadline of 2 working days for changes or cancellations.
* for reservations made less than 1 month before check in date we can not give any deadline and full payment is required.

Change and Cancellation policy:
After the "free cancellation" deadline the following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation until 30 days before arrival: 30% cancellation fees of the total amount.
Cancellation between 29 days and 16 days before arrival: 50% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 15 days and 08 days before arrival: 65% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 07 days and 04 days before arrival: 80% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 03 days before arrival and arrival day/noon: 90% cancellation fees
Changes or cancellations after arrival date/noon or check in are NOT possible!

Payment policy for bookings made AT LEAST 1 month before check in date:
* Till the end of the cancellation deadline, we will need 30% prepayment of the total booking amount.
* The rest payment of 70% is necessary latest one month before check in date.

Payment policy for bookings made LESS than 1 month before check in date:
* Full payment is required at the time of confirmation

Payment methods:
Payments are possible either by bank transfer to one of our company bank accounts in Germany
or through Credit Card (Master, Visa) with no extra charge.

The Hotel Voucher and the original invoice will be issued after receipt of the total payment.

Honeymoon Offer
Honeymooners receive 1 bottle of wine and 1 platter with fruits on arrival and a partner massage (30 minutes) .A minimum stay of 4 overnights is required. Please inform with your reservation

With a minimum stay of 7 nights you will receive additionaly a 60-minute spa treatment per couple, 1 romantic dinner on the terrace of your villa with private chef and butler, and a further 20% discount on 90-minute spa treatment.
Please inform with your reservation.

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