Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Unveils 'Madi Hiyaa'

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru proudly presents its latest architectural gem, Madi Hiyaa—an exceptional standalone overwater yakitori restaurant and bar. It features an incredible sea saltwater infinity pool, breathtaking sunset panoramas, caressed by the gentle sea breeze, and offers an authentic Japanese culinary experience with a Maldivian influence, all crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Crafted meticulously with bamboo, this architectural wonder seamlessly blends nature's elegance with contemporary design to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Guests can unwind in style, lounging on oversized hammocks adorned with luxurious throw pillows, indulging in the plush comfort of spacious daybeds, and finding solace in the inviting ambiance of a cozy sitting area.

Innovative and Eco-conscious Design

Inspired by the Dhivehi language, where "Madi" symbolizes “ray,” and "Hiyaa" signifies “shelter,” the name Madi Hiyaa pays heartfelt tribute to the graceful rays of the ocean. The newest addition to the resort's elevated epicurean journey not only acknowledges the ocean's majestic rays but also provides a tranquil retreat, much like the rays of the ocean find refuge.


The award-winning Nomadic Resorts, headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and renowned for sustainable architectural projects, play a pivotal role in bringing the Madi Hiyaa project to life. Their expertise in innovative and environmentally responsible design ensured that the architectural vision seamlessly blended with the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Japanese Cuisine with Maldivian Essence

Madi Hiyaa offers a symphony of flavours that will tantalise guests’ taste buds. Drawing inspiration from the finesse of Japanese gastronomy while deeply rooted in the essence of the Maldives, a team of expert chefs has artfully curated a menu that harmoniously blends local ingredients with Japanese culinary expertise—allowing guests to embark on a gastronomic voyage that embodies richness in every delectable bite. Furthermore, a dedicated mixologist is crafting innovative and alluring concoctions that complement the exquisite dining experience.


Guests can satisfy their palates not only with diverse selections of sushi rolls, sashimi, and Madi Hiyaa's signature yakitori creations but also with authentic Japanese classics. They can also revel in the delectable Omakase set menu, using local fishers’ catches and freshly harvested herbs from the resort’s garden. Highlighting our passionate chefs’ creativity, each meal will be concluded with mouthwatering desserts like Anmitsu, Japanese cheesecake, or Shinsen'na Kattofurūtsu featuring locally grown organic fruits. To enhance the dining experience, wine pairings will also be available.


For more information on Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru's dining options, please visit www.banyantree.com.

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About Banyan Group

Banyan Group (“Banyan Tree Holdings Limited” or the “Group” - SGX: B58) is an independent, global hospitality company with purpose. The Group prides itself on its pioneering spirit, design-led experiences and commitment to responsible stewardship. Its extensive portfolio spans over 80 hotels and resorts, over 60 spas and galleries, and 14 branded residences in over 20 countries. Comprising 12 global brands, including the flagship brand Banyan Tree, each distinct yet united under the experiential membership programme withBanyan. The founding ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People” is embodied through the Banyan Global Foundation and Banyan Academy. Banyan Group is committed to remaining the leading advocate of sustainable travel, with a focus on regenerative tourism and innovative programmes that elevate the guest experience.

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