Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

Thursday 19th May 2022 |

The idyllic Maldivian resort, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, provides the ultimate place for guests to relax and take time for themselves to focus on the ‘now’.

The resort, a paradise nestled at the heart of North Male’ Atoll, presents an expanding variety of wellbeing activities available for all. Whether that be physical, mental, or educational classes, all aim to balance the body and mind. Offering both group and individual sessions, professional trainers and specialists are on hand to improve wellness, as well as health conditions.

Aside from stunning exclusive luxury villas, guests may choose from complimentary activities such as Sunrise Surya Hatta YogaBasic Mediation and Healthy Life Classes – experiences unique to the resort.


Yoga is at the core of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru’s activities, with guests welcomed to join open air Sunrise Surya Hatta Yoga three times a week. This consists of Shatkarmas (purifications), Asanas (posture), Mudras (manipulations of vital energy, such as Viparita Karani) and Pranyama (breath control, such as Anuloma Viloma).

Guests interested in taking Basic Mediation classes will learn essential principles on how to gain a sense of calm, peace, and balance, which will benefit overall health but specifically emotional well-being.

At the Healthy Life classes, wellness practitioners will be available to guide guests on how to prevent or manage chronic conditions, whilst improving lifelong health. Additionally, they will share their rich knowledge of fitness, nutrition and other practices, offering an array of options focussed on strengthening spirt, mind and body.

Private Wellbeing Activities

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru also allows guests to create a more private space for practising wellness, by bringing wellbeing activities to their luxury villas for individual needs. Whether that be Yoga such as Hatta Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Breathe Easy Yoga or meditation practices such as Cyclic Meditation, Chakra Meditation, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Mantra Meditation and Pancha kosha healing therapy – the options are never-ending and cover all wellbeing needs, creating a sanctuary for the senses.

Fitness and Health

The resort offers private classes focussed on BMI, nutrition, diet and diseases for those wanting to focus on improvement of health and weight loss. High-intensity training alternated with intervals of lighter activity make up the base of individual boot camps, created upon assessments offered by Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.

During their stay guests will be surrounded by health and food specialists who take care of both physical and mental health. Among them is Dr. Shakeel Ambalath, who joined the team as the Resident Wellbeing Practitioner April 2022. He provides expertise gained from Anantara Resorts Maldives as an acupuncturist as well as a Wellbeing Consultant and Yoga Teacher in China and India. As Wellbeing Practitioner, he will be responsible for conducting the wellbeing activities such as Yoga & Meditation, Nutrition classes, Diet Plan classes, and Boot Camps for the guests of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.

After a day of tailored wellness activities, take a trip to the multiple-award winning Banyan Tree Spa to experience an elevated level of pampering. Indulge in signature innovation by Banyan Tree Spa, such as the magic of traditional touch on a tropical atoll – or choose from an array of massages and surrender to the intuitive touch of professionally trained therapists.

Prices start from £475 per night for an Ocean View Villa excluding taxes & fees.

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