Malé, Republic of Maldives – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Located just twenty minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, award-winning Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru reopened on September 1, 2012 after a full renovation. Following the refurbishment, guests can enjoy the luxury of their own pools and jet pools set within their villa’s private garden area, in addition to an assortment of spa offerings and aquatic activities.
To celebrate the reopening of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, guests who book a minimum of two nights from now through October 25, 2012 for stays from now through October 31, 2012 will receive complimentary inclusions such as daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two people, as well as a one-time ‘Intimate Moments’ setup during their stay which features scented oils, candles around the pool and a complimentary bottle of red or sparkling wine. Guests are also entitled to a daily complimentary 60-minute spa massage (with an additional 30-minute refreshments and relaxation time) for two people at Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru.
For guests looking to venture beyond the luxury of their own private villas, Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru offers another sanctuary where guests can relax and rejuvenate against the expansive backdrop of the Indian Ocean, featuring five spacious outdoor spa pavilions with lush tranquil settings, two massage beds and open-air showers. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is also home to a Marine Biology Lab, the first of its kind to be funded and built by a private resort. For a more active endeavor, guests have the opportunity to join the Marine Lab team to participate in activities such as reef species inventory checks and reef clean ups. The laboratory is equipped with instruments for research into coral spawning, settlement and transplantation as well as green sea turtle and reef shark conservation. The house reef is ideal for snorkeling straight off the beach, while rays and fish are fed daily off the pier.