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Maldives / North Malé Atoll
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

5 star hotel
Vabbinfaru Island, Kaafu Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldives
48 rooms
FREE Internet

Marine Center Vabbinfaru-Ihuru

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Luxurious private island resort in North Male Atoll
  • 1000+ species of fish, 4000+ mollusc varieties, 180+ corals
  • White sand beach with shallow, clear lagoon
  • Private pools, outdoor showers, king sized beds
  • All-inclusive meals, al fresco dining
  • Sandbank, beach and in-room dining
  • Spa, water sports, conservation activities
  • Music, dance and culinary demonstrations
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:May 10, 2023

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Banyan Tree Group launched the SafeSanctuary Programme, an integrated health and wellbeing programme that incorporates protocols of assurance and wellbeing standards. Partnering with Bureau Veritas, the SafeSanctuary Seal demonstrates the rigour of Protect, Provide and Prevent, to assure all guests and associates of the Group’s enhanced health and safety measures throughout the guest and associate experience.
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Dive Center


  • On-island, beachfront dive center
  • Daily boat and house reef diving
  • Easily accessible wreck in the house reef
  • Spacious and shaded dive boat, refreshments
  • Full recreational PADI training offering
  • Specialties including underwater propulsion vehicle
  • Private dive trips available



Marine Center Vabbinfaru-Ihuru is based on both Vabbinfaru and Ihuru Islands, divided by 900 meters of warm Maldivian ocean. 

The dive center offers daily boat and house reef dives, with boat trips departing at 8:30am each morning. These trips typically last until lunchtime, entailing 2 dives in the local region.

House reef diving is popular in the afternoon and night diving is available. The house reef has an easily accessible wreck. 

The dive boat is spacious and shaded, with refreshments for the surface interval. 5 instructors offer a range of PADI recreational training and specialties, including underwater propulsion vehicle, underwater photography and deep diver. 

Private dive trips are available on request. 


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Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Dive Center Facilities

  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat

Resort Amenities

Good for...

  • Families With Diving Kids

Great for families

  • Board Games


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Resort Description

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is located in North Male Atoll, in the heart of the Maldives. 

Discover an underwater world home to over 1100 species of fishes, 4000 types of molluscs and 187 kinds of hard and soft coral. Plankton-rich waters, undulating sandbars, gentle currents and caverns create a plethora of dive sites to explore.

The luxurious resort is set on a private island, filled with tropical vegetation and surrounded by a white sand beach and shallow blue ocean. Choose from beach front and spa villas with a private pool and jet-pool, air conditioning and outdoor shower. 

Enjoy all-inclusive meals with a view at rustic Ilaafathi restaurant, or a sun-downer at open-air Naiboli Bar. Destination and in-room dining is offered. 

Activities include a massage on the beach, snorkelling, culinary demonstrations, water sports, sunset cruise, conservation activities and traditional Maldivian dance and music. 

The Hotel has no fences around the island to enjoy the beach walk or visit the Sunset Jetty. 

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How to get there


  • You can catch a speedboat from Velena Airport for an additonal fee. 
  • Check in time is 2pm


  • You can catch a speedboat back to the airport for an additional fee.
  • Check out time is 11am. 


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