Royal Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Blending ancient traditions with modern living, Royal Island Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort with almost every facility you could wish for. Authentic Maldivian hospitality and a holistic spa offering unique experiences will help to make your stay utterly relaxing. All around the island are unspoiled beaches, uninhabited islands, coral gardens and crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. Enjoy dramatic views from your private beach villa, while away hours in peaceful seclusion surrounded by tropical foliage or explore the reefs with a snorkel or on one of the regular island-hopping excursions.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

Located 118km northwest of Malé in Baa Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 20-minute fixed wing domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Island followed by a 10-minute speedboat transfer to Royal Island.

Hotel information

148 classically designed Beach Villas. All with terrace, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, hairdryer, and safe, bathrobes and slippers, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast lunch and dinner in the main restaurant and afternoon tea and snacks at the pool terrace. Drinks include bottled water, tea and coffee, canned or bottled soft drinks and juice. House wine, beer and selected house brand spirits (gin, vodka, rum, arrack, brandy & whiskey) plus selected cocktails, from the main bar and pool terrace, from 10:00am–1:00am. Mini-bar with two small coca colas and two canned fruit juices, replenished once per day (all other items at a charge). Sports including snorkelling equipment, dingy sailing and canoeing. One night-fishing excursion per guest per stay, when staying 6 nights or more.

Please note: Champagne and premium spirits are available at an extra charge.

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

Maakanaa Restaurant (buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Raabondhi Restaurant (à la carte Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). 3 bars including Boli Bar (lounge and fun pub) and Pool Bar. Swimming pool. Fitness centre. Araamu Spa* offering a range of beauty treatments and massage, in indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam rooms. Water sports including PADI scuba-diving*, snorkelling, day and night fishing*, big-game fishing*. Tennis (floodlighting available at a charge), squash, table tennis, volleyball, badminton and billiards. Regular island-hopping excursions*. Overnight picnic trip*. Room service*. Shop. Complimentary WiFi available in main reception, Boli Bar and Raabondhi Restaurant. Evening entertainment in the main bar, including live bands and shows.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jul 13, 2019 annash81 Uzbekistan

We are so much lucky that we've chosen You! You are so wanderful and profesional team, friendly! You made our hollydays so majestic! It's was unforgatable! Thanks all your stuff: the manager, reception for your care about us, spa salon (your hands are so magestic), chefs (it was very testy, every day something new) and waiter in restorants (you… Read more
We are so much lucky that we've chosen You! You are so wanderful and profesional team, friendly! You made our hollydays so majestic! It's was unforgatable! Thanks all your stuff: the manager, reception for your care about us, spa salon (your hands are so magestic), chefs (it was very testy, every day something new) and waiter in restorants (you smile is so nice and opens new day) , a man, who cleaned you room, ocean teams (you open new Indian ocean world for us). I would like to give a hug every cloud on this island, every bird and fish, every person! I hope I will come back! I don't want to say goodbye! Thank You very much and see You... Read less
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Jul 10, 2019 Rinas B

Very profesional and kind Managment The kindest and friendliest waiters and staff i've ever seen and food variety was great and very delicious... just amazing A must visit place.. And i'll come again for Sure ❤
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Jul 8, 2019 harshapradyu

It was a wonderful trip we stayed there in beach villa for 3 nights from June 28 - July 1 St. Room was spacious and clean and all basic amenities were there . All staffs were friendly.They had an amazing variety of food options and food was superb.Im allergic to gluten and they provided me gluten free food everyday. Spa from there was good.… Read more
It was a wonderful trip we stayed there in beach villa for 3 nights from June 28 - July 1 St. Room was spacious and clean and all basic amenities were there . All staffs were friendly.They had an amazing variety of food options and food was superb.Im allergic to gluten and they provided me gluten free food everyday. Spa from there was good. Overall service and resort was extremely good. I would like to mention a few names whom we met during our journey. Vamsi ( waiter ) , Kumar , Mani , Sam , sithara from restaurant , varani - spa reception and Shamil - main reception. Thank you all to make our trip wonderful. Read less
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Jul 6, 2019 akshaydubey90

I spent 5 nights in this resort (June 30th to July 5th) and it was simply awesome. The resort was great, room was very nice and they had plenty of food options so that it you dont get bored. They have a great staff, all of them are very lively and they always smile and greet. They even arranged for breakfast at 4 AM which was the time of our… Read more
I spent 5 nights in this resort (June 30th to July 5th) and it was simply awesome. The resort was great, room was very nice and they had plenty of food options so that it you dont get bored. They have a great staff, all of them are very lively and they always smile and greet. They even arranged for breakfast at 4 AM which was the time of our departure. I am planning to visit again next year. Read less
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Jun 28, 2019 Garryd1000 Oxford, United Kingdom

What can I say about the wonderful Royal Island resort and spa. We have just had 10 night here on one of the fabulous beach huts. The sea is pristine and the sea life is incredible. The hotel is very clean with amazing friendly staff. Certainly a must visit place that suits couples of any age, or anyone wanting to experience the tranquility that… Read more
What can I say about the wonderful Royal Island resort and spa. We have just had 10 night here on one of the fabulous beach huts. The sea is pristine and the sea life is incredible. The hotel is very clean with amazing friendly staff. Certainly a must visit place that suits couples of any age, or anyone wanting to experience the tranquility that the Maldives offer. Diving at the Padi centre DiveOceanus is a must for anyone wanting to take in the splendour of the aquatic life and corals. Read less