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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.
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.Larger Map
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.
Half Board includes: Buffet breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant.
*Denotes local charge.
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.Check Prices Back to top
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spent 6 nights for my honeymoon there it was amazing. It is a heaven. People there will do whatever it takes to make you feel home and happy. This is once in a life time experience. They sould... Read more make room service twice a day because we go to the see many times a day and this needs frequent clerance. Read less
Royal Island is a lovely place to have a holiday. It is all you can image of a Maldivean resort - great beach with wonderful reef that is right outside your villa (no need to go by boat to another... Read more island to see the wildlife unless you want to see another reef), very kind staff, tasty meals. The villas are quite spacious built in a traditional style, with a semi-outdoor bathroom. The gym, badminton, tennis facilities are free of charge, they even give for free snorkels if you don't carry your own. The only thing we really didn't like was that once you get there, they give you a specific table at the main restaurant (Maakana) which you can change if you want but only with available tables which usually are not with the best location. They eventually give you a table by the pond or the beach but it can happen on your 5th day for example. We found it a little bit stupid as people go to breakfast or dinner at differnet times and we didn't see a problem sitting wherever we want and changing tables every time we go there but this is the politics of the resort for some odd reason. Anyways, our waiter at the Maakana restaurant - Zubair - was very kind, the waiters at the Boli Bar were very cool as well, we were impressed by the cleaning mate at our villa - Jaufar, who was so cheerful and thorough at what he was doing. Rashid - the guy who served us at the a la carte restaurant, was extremely polite as well. Overall, we liked the place. Maybe some of the things are overpriced - the a la carte restaurant for example, the water at the Maakana restaurant (7$ per 1 l bottle), the paid activities (swimming with mantas for example), and the SPA (VERY expensive), but it is still worth it visiting this resort. After all, the attitude towards the guests is the most important thing and you definitely get the best possible from that there. Ah, we really want to say that the chef at Maakana restaurant is obviously quite good - most of the meals were perfect, and we are very picky and demanding about food. :) The Indian/Sri Lankan/Thai dishes were fantastic. One thing I didn't like much about Maldives was I got a little bored there after the 5-6th day of our stay. But this is quite subjective and I don't think you can run away from that no matter which resort you choose as all of the resorts there offer the same things. It is just that the Maldives as a country with its specifications does not offer travels, sighseeng and other stuff like that which are things I enjoy doing during my travels but it is definitely worth it seeing these amazing islands and their wonderful flora and fauna. I would only recommend a visit for not more than a week for people who are more active like me. :) We are thankful to Royal Island Resort and Spa for the pleasant stay they offered us. Read less
We visited Royal Island Resort & Spa in november 2015. It was our first time in Maldives and we enjoyed it very much. We loved the beautiful beach and the house reef, every day seem to be a little... Read more bit different. We made some beautiful dives, highlight: the mantas. Staff of the diving team is professional and kind. The staff at the restaurant and bar is very kind and everything is very clean. We stayed at a garden villa. To be honest, it is clean but a little bit old fashioned (it needs updating), for the price you pay you expect a little bit more than a room like that. The beach villa give more but you pay more. The garden villas are not worth 5* But the food and drinks, beach, view housereef made up for that. The food and drinks are excellent, a big compliment for everyone. The only thing we disliked (we stayed all inclusive) is the fact you need to sign every drink you consume. Free Wifi at the mean bar. We had a great holiday :-)) Read less
I decided not to have high expectations about this place because i saw some rough reviews BUT you don't have to worry about those. This place is amazing, a corner in Paradise. We stayed at vila 134... Read more which is very well located for romantic people. there are some bushes between villas and you have privacy. Right in front of the villa there is a place with lots of fish and clear cristal water. The staff is really nice and helpful and the transfer from Male to the island was perfect. The food is really tasty and everyday you have a wide variety of food. Only one minus- there is not wifi on the room, just at the Boli Bar and it's working very slow. Read less