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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 (390)
    • Very Good (179)
    • Average (43)
    • Poor (15)
    • Terrible (13)

Myself and my partner stayed at Royal Island in the last two weeks in November 2014. From the moment we landed in the domestic airport we were overwhelmed by the friendliness and efficicency of the...

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5 of 5 stars
Apr 18, 2015 - AdamR1984 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Myself and my partner stayed at Royal Island in the last two weeks in November 2014. From the moment we landed in the domestic airport we were overwhelmed by the friendliness and efficicency of the... Read more staff - we were treated like royalty and did not even see our baggage from leaving Male to arriving in our resort villa. We were greeted at the hotel after a short but rather exciting speedboat ride through pitch black! The room (beach villa - no water villas at this resort) was everything we needed and decorated in Maldivian style. We felt very much at home. We had both the indoor and outdoor (traditional maldivian) bathroom available to use in our accommodation. The food in the restaurant was fantastic - even my partner who has the most particular of tastes never struggled to find something that she loved to eat! The live/show cooking was excellent in quality, freshness and variation also. We had the same table for all 3 meals and our waiter for the fortnight (Umar) was friendly, obliging and never failed to ensure that our experience was anything other than perfect! With regard to the all inclusive, there was an good selection of beverages to keep you interested although obviously there was an additional charge for more premium drinks. Evening entertainment was just right - not so "in your face" that you couldn't avoid it, but similarly it was there if desired. It included a number of traditional maldivian themed evenings which was a good opportunity to see a glimpse of the local culture. This was our first time in the maldives and we were amazed at the number of couples that were there having been multiple times before - it was however very apparent why this was the case. The selection of activities was great - badminton, tennis and squash - all included and a member of staff would accompany you to the court carrying all your equipment and after ensuring you were satisfied, would disppear only to return with sweat towels and ice cold water. The gym was small but fully stocked with everything one could wish for. As unqualified divers, we decided to have some trial dives with the dive school at the resort - Alexandra our instructor was friendly, reassuring and safefty conscious. Additionally her knowledge of the dive sites and marine life provided for an all round wonderful experience. I could go on forever about how much we enjoyed this holiday and this resort - needless to say, in our opnion if you were to go you would not be disappointed - except perhaps for families with small children as there would not be much in terms of activity to cater for them. We would love to return one day to Royal Island! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 8, 2015 - Laura B - Roma

i was looking for a place allowing me to have a rest, without getting bored once recovered from the winter efforts. this resort is really the right answer. Beach villas are cools, clean, quiet with... Read more all confort. You can sleep as long as you want and then move to your nearly private beach portion to dedicate to your tan or to go out for a snorkeling trip. For those who get easily bored like me, there's the opportunity to play tennis in the 2 tennis courts, to do fitness in the gym or to take part in the excursions arranged by the resort or the diving centre. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2015 - Surferjoekent - Kent

We have just returned from a 10 day holiday at Royal Island and I must say that everything about the resort surpassed our expectations. It is a wonderfully designed Island with an easy circular walk... Read more around the beach (about a 40 minute stroll). As with all the Maldivian Islands we have visited you wonder where everyone gets to all day long. We are beach bums but still only see a handful of walkers/swimmers throughout the day. We did not use the pool but it looked fine. Not the best Island for fish close in to the shore but there were able snorkelling and diving trips on offer. The accommodation was first class and kept immaculately clean. The main restaurant supplied an excellent selection of freshly cooked and pre-prepared dishes (we went half board). Rather than repeat what other reviews have covered and information on the hotel website, I thought the following bullet points would assist as they are things that we did not find easy to ascertain from the pre-prepared literature. Accommodation A plug adaptor is provided Dressing gowns and a hair dryer are provided Ample shampoo and soap are provided and topped up daily. There is also a selection of items from the Spa for you to try. There is a bath as well as an outdoor shower (this also has an over head shower) and a Bidet. The pop up sink plugs worked - brilliant 1.5 litres of water are provided daily free of charge. 4 USDs for additional 1.5 litre bottles Tea and Coffee are provided in the room - the tea was peppermint There is a ceiling fan in addition to the aircon - which is very effective. The minibar was a bit pricey and had very few soft drinks or mixers in it - you could probably request that the contents were changed though. Beach Equipment Beach towels are changed daily Soft mattresses are provided on your personalised Sun beds and stored nightly on the veranda The beach was kept spotlessly clean Restaurant Excellent choice of food - the evening meal was themed each day over approximately a 7 day cycle There was a daily selection of bottles of wines on offer - Red/White/Rose (40 - 60 USDs). there was also a wide additional wine list not included in the offer. Drinks in the restaurant and the bar were approx UK pub prices. A-La-Carte Restaurant We did not use this as the prices seemed very high for what was on offer. There was no menu on display outside other than the seafood special dinner which started at 100 USDs per person and went up to 260 USDs, that was without drinks so check it out first General Service Both the service in the Restaurant and the Accommodation was excellent. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had a couple of minor issues in the accommodation that they were fixed within minutes. There is free WiFi in the bar but the connection was mixed. This didn't bother us but may be a bit annoying if you are an internet geek. Overall One of the very best holidays we have had. The few very minor points raised above are from a very personal perspective and should not detract from the excellent experience that we had. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 28, 2015 - HenryJC - Bath, United Kingdom

If you want excitement and night life this is not the place for you. If you want peace in the most beautiful location, book now. The well kept beach rooms are comfortable and reight next to the... Read more crystal clear sea. The restaurant is busy and a buffet but the food is excellent and very varied made to suit the international clientele. Worthy of mention is the super efficient transfer from Male Airport. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 26, 2015 - victoriapetu - Bucharest, Romania

If you are looking a paradisaical resort small island with relaxing time, wonderful time/weather/water/beach/ water sports and peaceful place - then this is the perfect location! here everything is... Read more perfect, the employers are very professionals and helpful, they respect you and always have a smile and solve your problem.... here you can find emerald see, colorful fish in the water, white sandy beach, clean room, great services, clean island, great and in time transfer between airport to island resort.... I can suggest to the restaurant Maakana, to chef, to improve a little the all inclusive menu and serve more variety fresh fruits and vegetable. Also congratulations to chef restaurant Raabondhi, great great food! - perfect romantic BbQ and lobstar evening,(for all menu from that nights) great testy food and romantic evening atmosfere! Thank you Royal Island resort & spa, thank you Baa Atol- Maldive Island! Thank you to all the personal included in this wonderful 9 days of my holiday! Read less

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