Banyan Velaa cruises to the famous dive spots

  • English speaking assistance
  • Programme on request 
  • Overnight on board
  • Half or Full Board basis 

Facilities :
6 cabins (2 deluxe, 4 standard)
Fully-equipped galley
Fully-equipped bar
Air-conditioned saloon with bar, dining and TV area
Dining Al Fresco on the aft deck
Sun mattresses available

An unforgettable adventure awaits as you set sail on one of the most stunning yachts ever designed. Banyan Tree launches a stylish escapade onboard the Velaa, its very own traditionalstyle Turkish Gulet.Banyan Velaa cruises to the famous dive spots of the North and South Malé Atolls of the Maldives Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Banyan Velaa

Banyan Velaa boasts six cabins elegantly furbished with fine teakwood and luxe soft furnishings to make your stay at sea out-of-this-world. In addition, you have access to an air-conditioned saloon with bar, dining and TV area, as well as a fully-equipped galley and bar.


Visit your very own fantasy islands as you sail the Indian Ocean. These 1,190 unspoilt beauties are perfect reminders of subsiding volcanoes that rose up above the water leaving behind small sandy islands abundant with scrub bush and palm trees. Magnificent coral reefs and atolls were formed over the centuries and are precious works of Mother Nature today.


Dive into another world as stunning coral reefs and marine life surround you. Each atoll is made up ofunique coral formations and unfolds a fascinating tale of centuries gone by. Be charmed by a magical array of 70 different types of coral reefs and over 700 species of marine creatures in the crystal clear shallow waters or deep sea. Swim alongside dolphins, manta rays, clown triggerfishes or even the  majestic whale sharks.


An angler’s paradise, The Maldives is home to an array of fresh catch such as the deep-sea barracuda, tuna or wahoo. Try your hand at the traditional local ‘Pole and Line’ method fishing and haul in your own dinner.


Gourmet longings will be satiated with buffet style meals conceptualised by the Area Executive Chef of Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru and prepared by an onboard chef, along with daily canapés and drinks. Fancy a beach dining experience? The chef will also rustle up a hearty meal for a rustic picnic or romantic evening on the sandbank.