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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.


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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (377)
    • Very Good (173)
    • Average (43)
    • Poor (14)
    • Terrible (13)

We have just returned from a wonderful 13 days stay at Royal Island Resort & Spa which we booked for our honeymoon. I cant praise the staff enough for making our time there so special. Villa was...

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5 of 5 stars
Mar 21, 2015 - Fiona S - Bristol, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a wonderful 13 days stay at Royal Island Resort & Spa which we booked for our honeymoon. I cant praise the staff enough for making our time there so special. Villa was... Read more lovely which opened out onto the beach, with the crystal clear waters on our doorstep. The setting is beautiful. We got up each morning in time to watch the sunrise which was a breathtaking sight and the sight & sound of the fish jumping under its warmth with Mr Heron choosing his breakfast was too magical to miss. We were blessed by our villa being located as such that we could watch both the sunrise and sunset from our part of the beach. The staff are so friendly, attentive and cannot do enough for you. The food is superb with a wonderful selection of dishes to suit all tastes. We also dined on the beach at the a la carte restaurant which was very romantic and the lobster and tuna were cooked to perfection! Snorkelling is fabulous with so much to see on the reef. We also did night fishing and supported the Island's Football Team in the final of their tournament. Again the staff were outstanding. For our last day we had a massage in the Spa which was just wonderful followed by a private picnic on our own island which was a perfect end to a perfect honeymoon. I could go on and on about how this resort made our time very special. We stayed all inclusive which I believe was the right choice as some others were complaining of the prices, bearing in mind this is an island in the Maldives so not sure what some people expect due to importing of alcohol etc. I would say if you are looking for a lively, jumping resort then this would not be for you. If like us you are looking for a little bit of paradise, piece and quiet with the ability to explore the ocean then it is a must! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2015 - julia s - geneva

Before I found this great property I have made a substantial research and spent a lot of time trying to find a good price and quality relation.And I was not decieved. The accommodation is exactly... Read more what we see on the pictures. The food was rich and delicious, every day different theme. The sea was too transparent and turqouise too be true. So I could save on the paradize part and pass to useful information. 1. Whatever creams, cosmétiques, etc. you need, take it with you. Especially do not save on the UV protection. The same for medicne. 2. If you are planning to go snorkelling, take your own equipment. 3. Do not take many clothes. 4. Spécial shoes for bathing are not necessary. The sand is perfect. 5. The full board is a good idea. The a la carte restaurant is expensive. 6. Do check the season, as they have season of rains. 7. A camera is a must. Have a gréât holiday. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 9, 2015 - ElisabethVog

Very fine resort with excellent management, delicious food, friendly staff, perfect beach, sea and view! We really enjoyed being there for the 5th time! Perfect for everybody who wants to spend some... Read more days like in paradise! Read less

3 of 5 stars
Mar 7, 2015 - 7reda - Nova Europa, SP

Very expensive food, drinks, fruits. Price does not meet the quality. This hotel did not impress us. Few activities, little tourists area. There is a closed, inaccessible to tourists territory. when... Read more it's hot during the dayshould to be his house, with nothing to do. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 5, 2015 - Babina B - Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Having been lucky to have visited the Maldives at the start of tourism in the 90's owned by the Villa Group all I can say is this company has consistently improved the quality of a holiday theres in... Read more the more affordable price range not normally associated with the Maldives. Drinks are roughly the same the price as hotels in the uk with a beer costing around 6$ and a cocktail 12$. My biggest tip here is don't go FB or All Inclusive as it's not worth it and you limit your choices(Maldives hasn't quite caught on to the philosophy of all inclusive except for the price so don't do it.). With the weather being around 88 in the day and 81 at night you actually eat less anyway and the prices in the Bolibar are more affordable and much less boring than the daily buffet lunch. Most decent drinks are not even included in full inclusive and to be honest drinking is not what all the Maldives is about anyway. Think more relaxation heat 24/7 81-88 January to March with warm sea breezes, amazing underwater scenery outside your room on the house reef with turtles and colourful fishes and feeding them off the ends of the peers in the evenings under the brightest stars moonlight and sky's your ever likely to see. To find nemo just get the guys at the watersport centre to take you coral garden and turtle snorkelling that although expensive is the best I've experienced in the Maldives and boy do these guys deliver. Amazing Sun sets early around 6pm best at the the a la carte restaurant on the south side where happy hour lasts two hours between 1730-1930 with 20% Discount where you can sip on your discounted cocktail watching the sun go down.Also don't miss a couples visit to the spa where Christina and Ann will be sure to look after you in the most relaxing stunningly beautiful massage rooms you are ever likely to visit await with massages second to none often offering specials. We took our 9 month old son and boy was he in for a treat. After being personally introduced to the resort by our Host Nashaa and took on a tour of the island and personally escorted to our room.Babysitting was offered at 10$ an hour which meant we could enjoy a few romantic evenings alone in the resort to visit the spa and have evening dinner as it was our honeymoon. Both Nashaa and Norma were delightful young ladies who were a pleasure to get to know during our stay as we're all the staff towards our young son who had the time of his life. In fact the staff were the icing on the cake and most of them either Maldivan filipinos or Indonesian with friendly informal prompt service second to none. The beach villas are beautifully appointed though are beginning to show signs of age mainly on the lampshades and varnish on the walls but this is really nit picking so don't expect any issues with bugs Mosquitos or cockroaches normally associated with exotic tropical beach holidays as they have this well under control here now. The foods amazing and not a single tummy upset in over 2 weeks of either us or our young son. If your bringing a baby be sure to bring powdered food and always boil the water and sanitise everything before use and they will be fine. This resort actually gives you some water free each day safe to drink with a l litre bottle free and flask and kettle which is generous for the Maldives. A 1.5 litre bottle of quality Bon Aqua water by the coca cola group was 4$. All in all an 3rd amazing holiday in the Maldives. Everything's here you could ever wish for in a warm friendly safe environment. The resort has its own diving centre and decompression chambers as does it have its own medicial centre and friendly resident doctor who I never saw busy during the two weeks we spent there!. I wouldn't go anywhere else in the Maldives other than a villa property as they are one of the few Maldivan companies that support the locals and culture unlike some of the international brands who insist on shipping in everything including staff and charge you astronomical prices similar too Bora Bora! Perfect honeymoon location in every way with a generous honeymooners and repeat customer packages. Don't hesitate now and book your slice of paradise. Just don't go between April and November during monsoon time otherwise you won't be able to make the best of the watersports and marine life on offer. Needless to say we will hope to return soon. Read less

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