Discover meaningful luxury at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
The term ‘barefoot luxury’ isn’t given mere lip service at the exclusive Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Instead it shapes the resort’s philosophy – and the guest experience – from arrival through to departure.
Limited edition lifestyle
Attention to detail and detailed attention are the hallmarks of this ultra-exclusive 48-villa resort. Guests shuck off their footwear as soon as they set foot on Kaafu Atoll as symbolic liberation from the stresses of everyday life. Fittingly, the resort has plenty of new experiences to inspire jaded minds. The barefoot luxury experience is evident in the seashell spiral-shaped private villas that connect effortlessly with the natural environment to ‘bring the outdoors in’. A suite of modern luxuries is integrated into each residence with a private pool and jetpool nestled amid tropical greenery, and villa interiors that feature plush décor and a calming colour palette.
The luxury of waking up each morning to a cerulean ocean fringed with lush tropical palms, pristine coral beaches and house reef bursting with marine life is a defining moment for guests seeking romance and seclusion. Add to the itinerary a menu of carefully planned and perfectly executed on-water and in-resort activities, and luxury suddenly has new meaning.
The natural beauty of the Maldives and Mother Nature’s own gifts are the foundation for the wide-ranging menu of treatments at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru. This isn’t the place for a quick fix. There, you can embark on a journey to spiritual, mental and physical wellness with a collection of time-honoured Oriental rituals delivered by expert therapists attuned to the needs and nuances of body and mind. Aromatic essential oils, pure botanicals and locally-grown coconut balm are used to enhance the healing properties of traditional Asian philosophies, with treatments enjoyed in a private, open-air setting as the breeze wafts in from the ocean beyond.
Service above and beyond
Discrete, personalised and above all, genuine, the team at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is passionate about what they do, as well as fiercely proud of their island and Maldivian culture. A sincere desire to share knowledge and engage in meaningful cultural exchange can be experienced on a catamaran excursion, during a nighttime stargazing session, or at the Marine Conservation Lab, which offers a fascinating insight into the resort’s conservation programme. From the villa butlers for whom no request is too small, to especially prepared dishes from the resort’s innovative chefs, every day there’s something new to discover.
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