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

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fishing

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Scuba

Swimming Pool

Beach Holiday

Half Board

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

4.5

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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.

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

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 (323)
    • Very Good (138)
    • Average (37)
    • Poor (12)
    • Terrible (12)

While looking for a resort to book in the maldives for our honeymoon, i just couldn't find any available, as it was a last minute decision and the high season had just started. Hopefully we finally...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 4, 2014 - Annahave - Thessaloniki, Greece

While looking for a resort to book in the maldives for our honeymoon, i just couldn't find any available, as it was a last minute decision and the high season had just started. Hopefully we finally... Read more managed to book in the Royal island resort and we did't regret it even for a minute! I must say i was a little sceptical before arrival, as i thought it wasn't the typical maldevian type of resorts with water villas etc. but at the end i couldn't care less. The whole hydroplane experience was amazing and i wil never forget my husband's huge smile of happiness when first stepping a foot on the island! The island has a lush vegetation which was a must for us. Now, to skip the details, the overall experience was great! Our villa on the south side of the island was very nice [ok don't expect somethng too fancy, but it had it all; wooden decoration, open air bathroom [a must!], beach front, clean, spacy..] and although villas were actually close to each other we felt really isolated and secluded. We hardly ever met other people on the beach, although the resort was crowded [we realised that during food time]. Snorkelling was breathtaking! We could watch fishes of every kind, size and color at just 1 metre depth. There were no many babysharks though ;we only saw 2 during our 7 day vacation there and no stingrays at all. The food was absolutely amazing! We were on a full board basis and i think it was the most delicius food i've ever tasted abroad. Spa treatment was so relaxing , in a very nice atmosphere, although a little pricey. We did the excursion to an island with local people, including an isolated island for swimming and barbecue and another excursion for night fishing. Both of great fun and highly recommended! The weather was great although a little windy the last days. Conclusion; i would definately recommend royal island to anyone but to those we are looking for more luxury. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 27, 2014 - YiowCS - Selangor, Malaysia

My holiday in Royal Island Resort was a unforgettable one, my whole family enjoyed ourselve very much on the beach. We stayed at the beach villas which are perfect for my kids as the beach is just... Read more infront of the villas. They have also cleverly build the villas with a lot of coconut trees surrounding it and the shades provide a very good escape from the sun, one can stay under the shade and still enjoy the great outdoor/beach.The only thing I think they should improve is to provide free life jackets to the guest or position some life guards on the beach. This was my first trip to Maldive and I have not seen other resort in Maldives but Royal Island Resort provided me wonderful trip and I especially love the clear sea water and fine sandy beach. I Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 24, 2014 - NickiPhil - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Not long back from our 3rd time on this lovely island. The island, staff, food and facilities are all fantastic. Cannot fault anything. This has been our best time yet. The diving is out of this... Read more world and the Diving Centre is the best we have ever used. All staff and management really friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure our holiday was awesome. Everyday there was plenty of choice of excellent food, I don't eat fish but there were plenty of other choices, the curries were especially tasty and also the Beef Wellington! Everyday the food was different and followed a theme, including live cooking every evening. The island and all buildings are kept immaculate. Cannot wait to return as soon as possible :0) Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 8, 2014 - nssn2009 - Dubai

I just came back from my holiday with my husband and our best friends. This was the best last minute trip we ever booked. We read online reviews and saw that this one got the best ratings and we know... Read more why. The beach villas were fantastic, spacious bedrooms and open bathrooms, very clean. They gave us a free fruit basket. They do not use plastics for shampoos, conditioners and lotions - even bottle waters. They are very environmental friendly. The staff were very accommodating except for one waiter who stood out for his poor customer service skills. We had to discuss with the GM because this waiter was being rude to us twice!!! Anyway, the rest of the experience is amazing. Walked around the island, great sunset views and the restaurant at the back (Sunset Restaurant) really served excellent food! Most of all, no wifi in the bed rooms so i absolutely love this part! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 8, 2014 - amirhm7 - Tehran, Iran

This was our first time visiting the Maldives and wow what an experienceon top of that royal island just made it even better.everything about this resort is top notch.the food was excellent,the... Read more This was our first time visiting the Maldives and wow what an experience...on top of that royal island just made it even better.everything about this resort is top notch.the food was excellent,the snorkeling was great(we saw turtles,small morays and a baby reef shark right on the house reef).the dive center was the best we have ever worked with and if you are looking for a diving experience this is the place to go.we had 6 dives and we saw sharks,mantas,eagle rays,octopus and ....the island itself is small which we liked and the staff were very polite.the only thing that we didn't like too much was house keeping,they would come and knock everytime you were in your room and then if they saw you on your balcony would come and stand right next to you and try to have a conversation.other than that everything was great and I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone visiting the maldives.By the way we were there for 7 days and the weather was great(4 sunny days and 3 with some clouds) Read less

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