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Banyan Villa Maldives

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#2 of 3 guest houses in Dhangethi Island
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Banyan Villa is a Guest house located in Dhangethi island, just a couple of minutes away from the bikini beach area, perfect for a relaxing getaway in the Maldives. We offer 6 beautifully furnished hotel rooms and a restaurant on-site with a dining area where guests can relish their meals during the stay. The hotel also has an open living area outdoor where the guests can just relax and enjoy the sun. There are numerous gift shops near the property in case guests want to purchase any souvenirs before checkout.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

Location

Manzaru Hingun, 00060
Banyan Villa Maldives
51Reviews9Q+A8Room tips

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Elise M wrote a review 6 Apr
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Great clean guest house located near the main jetty where we visited the baby reef sharks nightly. It was perfect for what our family of four needed. Through the guest house we were able to arrange a dive to snorkel with manta rays and with turtles and they even arranged for us to spend half a day on an abandoned island, which was so special. All at very reasonable prices and without being on a boat with tons of people. All the food was great with a mix of local flavours and western-type dishes, the kids finished their plates at every meal. The staff was very kind and helpful, we will miss them. This was a perfect stay that will forever stay in our hearts. Thank you for making our stay just perfect for us!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Erica I wrote a review Feb 2024
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The hospitality and promptness of this villa were unmatched. I was greeted at the loading dock after a 1 hr 45 min boat ride for Male airport. On my 3 min walk to the villa, I was accompanied by the manager who provided me history and landmarks of the island all while the locals were enthusiastic about my arrival. The entrance was bright and located next to the 350 year old banyan tree. They were able to load my bags on a cart so I didn’t have to carry them. The garden and eating patio was beautiful with full flowers, clean sand, soft music and an inviting place to sit with other guests. I got settled in my room which was far better than expected. It was good quality and clean with two complimentary water bottles. The bed and pillows were very comfortable which were complimented by the AC. I had plenty of space, storage and outlets. The bathroom was lovely with good water pressure. I got the full meal package and it did not disappoint. The staff was always eager to serve us at each meal and maintained a comforting dining patio with incredible food- my favorite was the curry and tuna noodles. They learned my request and were able to provide without even asking after the first day or two! They also knew my favorite seat. I appreciated the accommodations they made for fellow vegetarians and our to-go lunch on the day I was out for an extended period of time. I felt very safe and had all of my needs met by staying at Banyan Villas.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Hellomrgeorge wrote a review Jan 2024
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It's absolutely not 3stars hotel, it's worse than hostel. It says it's all inklusive on booking.com but it's only breakfast, lunch and dinner. The facility and especially the room is smelling something moldy. Their manager at the hotel is not negotiable. The beach is not clean as they show on the photos. It was waste of time and money. Choose another place!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bee C wrote a review Nov 2022
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Very glad to stay at Banyan Villa for our scuba diving trip. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and most meals come with a lovely dessert. The staffs are friendly and happy to share the island stories with us. Transportation to and from the island is well arranged too. Truly 5 star hospitality!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Evgenii I wrote a review Feb 2022
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This was our first time in the Maldives and we wanted to keep accommodation costs on a budget, so we could spend more on activities and try out new experiences. After a bit of research, we found Banyan Villa with quite convincing reviews and decided to contact them directly to make the arrangements. They replied to us quite swiftly and could consult on the most important questions before the journey, so we felt secured and informed from the beginning on. After arriving to Male airport and nearly 2 hours trip on a speed boat (which was actually quite bumpy, so be prepared), we finally came to the Dhangethi island. We were picked up on a pier by a hotel manager who organized a transfer of our luggage to the guesthouse and showed us the main parts of the island while walking to it. After a few formalities and a detailed explanation where to find what on the island we got the keys and could check in in our garden view room. It turned out to be commodious, clean and had all necessary things in it except for a safe, but the manager assured us that it's not necessary and there is a surveillance system outside of the rooms, so that was fine for us. Also later on we noticed that there is no soap provided for general hygiene purposes, but we could get an extra bottle of shower gel instead.👍 After that we had a meal in the villa, nicely prepared and pretty delicious. It tastes more like a homemade dish rather then a usual hotel-like food, but we actually appreciated it even more because of this. You can really taste local food there. In the coming days we had different types, usually fish and everything was tasty and prepared with love. A big thank you to the cook there! Btw a small tip: ask the guys to prepare you a maldivian breakfast, it's amazing. I wish we did this earlier and not only on the last days. And another tip: try out night fishing, it's not only fun to do so, but also guys will grill you the fish you catch on coconut shells, that's really something to try out. So we left our belongings in the room, picked beach towels provided to us and headed to a beach. It's good to mention that there are 2 types of beaches: touristic one also known as a bikini beach and a local one where you should be covered (i.e. it's not allowed to wear close where one could see a swimming suit underneath). The bikini beach is public for all tourists staying on the island, but it's not very occupied, there were around 15 people tops at the same time. You can find wooden sunbeds there if needed. Sand there is trully white, water is clean, warm and looks amazing, like on the pictures. The only downside is that it's pretty fleet, no more than 60 cm at the deepest point.. but that seems to be normal for Maldives. We found a deeper spot in 10 minutes walking/swimming distance in direction to the local beach far end. Aside from that, we tried out many different activities: snorkeling, diving, fishing and so on. The underwater world on Maldives is terrific and magnificent. It's fun to watch different kinds of fish, turtles, mantas on a close distance and swim with them. Definitive recommendation. Also many thanks here for the villa manager Husnee (hope I spelled the name right), who was very supportive, optimistic and enthusiastic. He showed us so many cool places, guided us in many snorkeling sessions and was easy going and always ready and happy to help. We appreciated it very much. The vacation went too quickly, but we carry on a lot of good memories from it. And the hotel stuff made it went by easy and positive, so a definitive recommendation from our side, we'd come by again with pleasure. P.S. at the time of writing, it was mandatory to have PCR test results upon departure required by maldivian government, so it could be arranged by the stuff at the villa for a fare price and you don't need to go somewhere else to do so. A small, but convenient thing.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natasha W wrote a review Dec 2021
Kós, Greece4 contributions
Amazing guesthouse. Very nice staff and they gonna do everything they can to make you happy and feel welcome. I booked many different excursions and they were amazing. We saw whalesharks, mantas, sharks and many fishies. The guesthouse is on a local island which was very nice and all the people there made me feel welcome. It's also very close to the beach. The food is excellent. Very nice and clean rooms and AC.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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M B wrote a review Nov 2021
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Beautiful villas, immersed in lovely gardens with exotic plants. The best hospitality and genuine local experience. Very clean and airy. Very comfortable for a diving holiday. A budget friendly place for those looking for a nice local experience!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Reinder B wrote a review Jan 2021
Terschelling, The Netherlands154 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week, enjoyed the stay. Very friendly staff and really good cooking. Especially the fish was excellent. Rooms are nice as well. As it’s a small island and this is located right in the middle, all is within 5 minutes walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anders R wrote a review Dec 2020
Farnham, United Kingdom3 contributions
The Banyan was exactly 'as advertised', no (bad) surprises, very helpful staff (even if my specification of 'omelette' confused the chef initially, and I got three perfectly fried eggs instead). The 'go-to guy', Assad, was most helpful in arranging everything, from PCR, to diving, to transport, to airport hotel - many thanks! I was there on my own to 'wind down' over Xmas, but may come b ack next year with girlfriend..... Thanks All.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: small g.h 5 rooms, 105 was my room, good, had patio area, all ground floor
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Fábio O wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a fantastic staying. Assad and his staff received us incredibly well, he was a very good friend to us. The hotel structure is really good, the hotel is 5 minutes walking to the beach. We made excursions to see whale shark and manta rays. I recommend the hotel to everyone.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£47 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhangethi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyan Villa Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Banyan Villa Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Banyan Villa Maldives?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Banyan Villa Maldives?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Banyan Villa Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Compass Beach & Bistro, The Asian Wok Restaurant, and The Blue Moon Cafe.
Does Banyan Villa Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Banyan Villa Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Banyan Villa Maldives located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Dhangethi Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banyan Villa Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banyan Villa Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Does Banyan Villa Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.