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Royal Island Resort and Spa

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This beautiful resort has every facility you could wish for to make your stay utterly relaxing. All around it are the attractions - unspoiled beaches, uninhabited islands and crystal-clear water teeming with marine life, where you can while away hours in peaceful seclusion or explore the reefs on the regular island-hopping excursions.

At a glance

  • Luxurious Island Retreat
  • Deserted Beaches
  • Island Excursions
  • Spa

Where is it?

118km northwest of Malé in Baa atoll. Transfer time: 20 min fixed wing domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Island followed by a 20 min speedboat transfer to Royal Island.

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Room information

148 Beach Villas with air-conditioning and ceiling fan, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar* and safe. Rooms sleep max 2 adults and 1 child.

Facilities

Maakanaa Restaurant (buffet), Boli Bar and Raabondhi Restaurant (a la carte), Palm Terrace (alfresco snacks and lunches). 3 separate bars. Swimming pool. Fitness centre*. Spa* offering a range of beauty treatments and massage. Water sports* available include scuba-diving, snorkelling, day and night fishing, big-game fishing. Regular island-hopping excursions*. Overnight picnic trip*. Free WiFi is available in main reception.

Additional information

Half Board includes: Buffet breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant.

*Denotes local charge.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive includes: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Domestic brand alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Sports & activities include non-motorised water sports.

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Royal Island Resort and Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (408)
    • Very Good (186)
    • Average (44)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (13)

General: This was our Honeymoon trip, and we wanted to pick up a nice but small island but didn’t wanted to compromise on comfort and luxuries. I must say that this hotel can score 10 on 10...

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5 of 5 stars
May 20, 2015 - kaushal_mehta - Vadodara, India

General: This was our Honeymoon trip, and we wanted to pick up a nice but small island but didn’t wanted to compromise on comfort and luxuries. I must say that this hotel can score 10 on 10... Read more . Excellent place to stay, very friendly staff and you get whatever you need to have a great stay here. Travel: Our association with the resort started from Male Airport. We reported at a counter asked to report at Male Airport, from where we were taken to internal domestic airport (just next building). Boarding passes were given for the flight to Dharavandhoo airport. We were greeted at Dharavandhoo airport by the staff of the resort, and they took care of our luggage while we took a small bus to goto our boat, which was the last ride to reach resort. Welcome: The welcome was quite nice. Very courteous staff, a nice smile and welcoming us with Coconut… Details were taken and one of the staff member was assigned to us who took us to our Beach Side Villa and on the way explained everything we need to know and that will help during our stay. Room: Ours was Room# 225. Very big room, with all the amenities you need and what you can expect. As the name suggests, our room was right on the beach – a nice veranda on the beach side & excellent view. Food: We had Breakfast and Dinner included in our stay and this used to be served in Maakana Restaurant. Food was excellent. Wide range of variety both the time. We were vegetarians (with my wife not preferring eggs as well). Yet, we were very happy with our food both the time. The tables and the person taking care of you was pre-assigned. Dinner menu used to rotate everyday and will include a cuisine from different country. Live-Counters were great in dinner. In addition to the main restaurant, they had a Bar (Boli Bar) which was open through out the day. Good place to chill out. Raabondhi restaurant was one more option to have your meals, located on the other side of the island. We had lunch there and food was great. We also a candle-light dinner and the experience was great. Right by the sea, nice breeze and excellent food. In all, you will not have any problems with food Activities: The resort offer many many activities as well as outings. I did do some snorkeling however, we both wanted to spend more quite time. Therefore, we only did a short Shark feeding trip. Was a good experience feeding shark and sting-rays. I am pretty sure one can definitely go for other options and they would be equally delighted. Overall: I am pretty sure that if I would think of coming back to Maldives again, I would like to pick this resort again. It was surely a great holiday; we were very comfortable. Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 19, 2015 - Dink_99 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

It was a dream vacation at Royal Island. Everything is exceptionally goodI would like to point out the hardworking and efficient staff at this place. All the services including the sports... Read more It was a dream vacation at Royal Island. Everything is exceptionally good...I would like to point out the hardworking and efficient staff at this place. All the services including the sports facilities are worth visiting...I would certainly return for more such vacations. Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 15, 2015 - debhindson98 - Durham, United Kingdom

This was our second visit to the Maldives and first to Royal Island After a seamless transfer from Male via 20 minute internal flight and 10 minute speedboat check in was very efficient - we never... Read more saw our bags after leaving Male until they were delivered to our room as soon as it was ready Rooms Magnificent beach front villas all on ground floor level steps from the Indian Ocean with beautiful beaches Kept spotlessly clean Good sized balconies with views of the ocean Food We only ate at main restaurant but it was superb for all meals with themes changing daily You cannot go hungry here Drinks We were all inclusive and enjoyed a very good selection of wine, beer and cocktails Beach Amazing and you can walk around the whole island in about 20 minutes Your personal sun loungers are set up for you each day Staff The quality across all areas of the resort was exceptional - reception,room,bar,restaurant etc The decision to allocate the same table in the restaurant and waiter for the duration of your holiday works very well Special mention to Abdullah our waiter and Shafzaa who always made time to interact with us in the restaurant Summary The best recommendation I can give is that we would love to return Thank you all for a superb 10 nights on your magical island Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 15, 2015 - Bjqpower

Great trip was in royle island hotel & spa. Injoy all the time there clear water all around you one of the best around the worlds, praevit Island nice to tray, food good, nice spa , staff very... Read more helpful Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 12, 2015 - louisenottingham9 - nottingham

Return trip to The Royal Island and we enjoyed our trip as much as before. Very clean functional rooms although they could do with a refurb. Wifi in the bar was free and sketchy. The staff were... Read more always cheerful and attentive. We found the food was to our liking, never struggled to find anything to eat and did not feel in 11 days the menus were repeated. We had asked for the same room as our last stay and due to our not researching properly on trip advisor the beach on that particular side of the island had been reclaimed by the sea. Very disappointed with the lack of sea plane and think this is the only thing that will stop us returning - it adds to the adventure. Ideally the island could share a sea plan with their closest island and then use a speed boat to collect their guests. Our journey home started at 4.45am leaving the hotel and we arrived at Male at 7.40am - not a journey that we would be happy to repeat. This is our only complaint. Read less

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