Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

Overall Fantastic!!

Posted Jan 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
The resort was everything we could have asked for! Staff was very attentive to all details, the ocean villa was very comfortable with little touches that made it easy to enjoy. The snorkeling was the best I've ever experienced. The resort amenities was great, with activities for everyone. My family rated this resort A++.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

nice trip

Posted Jul 1, 2013
Pros: Free snorkeling equipment rental, amazing Maldivian food
Cons: Price, limited food choices
nice trip, nice sport facilities, good staff. everything was nice, the only downside is the limited food choices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 29, 2014 by Mohamed Hilmy, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Greetings from Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and thank you for the feedback. your appreciation of sports facilities and service by our staff has been noted. We have also taken note of your suggestion to look at the food choices and this has been already brought to the attention of the concerned team members for immediate action. Once again, thank you for the feedback and we hope to welcome you back. Best regards Mohamed Hilmy Hotel Manager
4 out of 5
by Ali


Posted Aug 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
it has been a very pleasant stay for us and the IOV is really great. we had a lovely week and it was so special and romantic. the only draw back was the food, don't get me wrong it was still good but the option at the breakfast were limited and. lots of chinese food which I am not a fan of.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Qatar

Angsana Velavaru

Posted Nov 13, 2011
At arrival the receptionists were so friendly.. After that they turned to be slow in responding to our requests and have very poor communicational skills.They only have 2 restaurants and 1 bar. One of the restaurants opens in certain days of the week and requires advanced booking.We booked a table 2 days ahead but when we went to the restaurant there was no booking for us! We ended up eating in our Villa!! The other restaurant has a very poor menu options with no seafood dishes at all! And the food is below average.The daily breakfast buffet lacks the minimum hygienic standards as there were small flies flying all around the food and sticking to some. I had to survive on soup and bread with butter for most of the meals!The Diving center staffs are so friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the snorkeling gears they have are in bad condition. We had to change the ones we had 3 times yet it was crapy!The only good facility in this hotel was the Spa. Great reception and service. Yet it had 2 problems. The treatment rooms are outdoor, so you can smell the cooking odor coming from the island’s kitchen which is a big turn off for the relaxing mood. Also there’s a play ground for kids just outside the entrance of the Spa so if there are kids playing –mostly there are- you’ll end up hearing the kids’ screams instead of relaxing!Our visit to the Maldives could've been much better if we went to another resort! We would never recommend this resort to any of my friends or family.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Maldives is amazing!

Posted Oct 29, 2010
This is one of the most beautiful places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I recommend water skiing, snorkeling, duet massage, and kayaking. We were on full board and tried take as much advantage as we could. If your not a morning person, I would recommend only getting dinner and breakfast as we could of definitely survived without lunch. The weather was not very cooperative when we were there, it rained daily and caused our night fishing and sunset cruises to be canceled.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from From Canada but working in Afghanistan

very expensive but once in a life time experience

Posted Aug 18, 2010
Very expensive compared to other resorts. Scuba diving is relaxed and much fish to see. Recommend the all inclusive deal since the meals are very expensive. Meals are also oriented to satify the Asian community. You still can get pizza, hambergers and good stir frys. The accommodations are simple and clean. Needs better seating furniture in the villa and appropriate table to play cards or games. The resort is specialized for couples. Children and singles will find the time a bit boring unless you do scuba dive, wind surf and kayak. The staff if accommodating, polite and friendly. Dont forget, you are on a small island for the duration of your stay. Also it will cost you $640US dollards extra for the sea plane ride from Male on top of all the other expenses.