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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:Aug 22, 2020

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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: 55%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received within thirty (30) days prior to the date of arrival will be subject to a 50% (of the confirmed room nights) cancellation charge. Cancellations received within fourteen (14) days prior to the date of arrival will be subject to a 100% (of the confirmed room nights) cancellation charge.

FESTIVE SEASON (December-January): Cancellations received within sixty (60) days prior to the date of arrival will be subject to a 100% (of the confirmed room nights) cancellation charge.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For new bookings made until the 31 Aug 2020, for stays until 30 Nov 2020. you can cancel your reservation at no charge up to 24 hours before your arrival date.

Explore diving around the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

What to see

The North Male Atoll is famous for its variety of species. Elsewhere in the Maldives, divers don’t gape at beautiful corals, but in the North Male Atoll, many of the reefs are extremely healthy and provide shelter for a ton of marine life. Frogfish, moray eels, nudibranchs, schools of fusiliers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

While the neighboring Ari Atoll is more famed for its pelagic species, spotting something big is not a rarity in the North Male Atoll either. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, hawksbill turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays on occasion.

Wherever you dive in the North Male Atoll, you are sure to be astounded by both the variety of environments and species you encounter in just a few dives.

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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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Diving Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games


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


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)

Sports & Watersports

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

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. 

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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