Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
Opened in 1995, Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru is located on the North Malé Atoll, featuring 48 guest villas. They were built on this fascinating island surrounded by shallow crystalline waters and beautiful coral reefs
To prevent damaging the beautiful coral reefs surrounding the island during construction, the solution was to transfer thatched roofs and other pre-fabricated building materials brought in from Indonesia to small boats and barges that could navigate the shallow waters without threatening its delicate marine life. In addition, the villas were built on the footprints of a previous property to preserve existing trees and prevent erosion on the beach.
Learn more about the Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab, Vabbinfaru
Turtle Hatchlings in Vabbinfaru!
On Dec 2008, one of the turtles tagged by our Marine Lab has returned!
Reef Cleaning Dives
Banyan Tree Dive Center
Dedicated marine biologists share their expert knowledge in environmental dives.
Protect endangered species of turtles and increment the possibility of survival.
Mass fish deaths
Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab partnered with the Marine Research Centre
Banyan Tree is helping the Society for Health Education to fight the disease.
Vabbinfaru Lotus Project
In November 2001, the Vabbinfaru Lotus was successfully launched.
A research team witnessed the spawning of Acropora corals.
Blacktip Reef Shark Project
In collaboration, Banyan Tree began a 2 year study of the Blacktip Reef Shark
Marine Biology Classes
Banyan Tree Maldives and Angsana organizes regular marine biology classes to rai
Want to share our knowledge of the “blue planet” with as many people as possible
PADI's Project Aware
Banyan Tree aims to create a better understanding of marine life amongst divers.
Banyan Tree helped establish and develop a pre-school on Feydhoo island.
Hosting school field trips
Maldives Marine Lab has hosted groups of school children from local communities
Turtle Head Start
The Turtle Head Start project continued on Vabbinfaru and Ihuru.
Coral transplantation has a long and successful history on Vabbinfaru and Ihuru.
Monthly reef and lagoon cleaning
The Lab have organized associates to conduct monthly reef cleaning sessions.