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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great island, bad transportation solution!

Nov 6, 2019 Marjan G Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Everything on the island is great! There is a big problem waiting for transfer from Male to this island. Imagine you traveled 4h to some Middle East transfer airport (Doha, Dubai or similar) waited for 4h at the airport for transfer then again 4h to Male and the worst that might happen to you is waiting for another 4h for a local airplane to take… Read more
Everything on the island is great! There is a big problem waiting for transfer from Male to this island. Imagine you traveled 4h to some Middle East transfer airport (Doha, Dubai or similar) waited for 4h at the airport for transfer then again 4h to Male and the worst that might happen to you is waiting for another 4h for a local airplane to take you to another local airport, and then 20 more minutes for boat to take you to the island. If you choose another island you will be there only 1h after arriving at Male. Those 4h waiting for the overcrowded local plane is the worst thing that might happen to you, after a sleepless night and 12h traveling. Besides that, the island is great, expect warm hospitality and extra class service. I strongly advise the management to solve the transportation problem! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place

Nov 5, 2019 ZlatkoB315

Came here 2nd time for holidays in last 2 years. ExcellentExcellent part of the beach in front of BeachVilla 112 (we asked and got the same villa as 1st time), excellent food in main restaurant (upgrade comparing to previous year!). This summer had a bit worst weather (more rain) than last, but still, it was everything very good...except one… Read more
Came here 2nd time for holidays in last 2 years. ExcellentExcellent part of the beach in front of BeachVilla 112 (we asked and got the same villa as 1st time), excellent food in main restaurant (upgrade comparing to previous year!). This summer had a bit worst weather (more rain) than last, but still, it was everything very good...except one thing... We had All Inclusive package, which we all know, ends with breakfast on departure day - but - if you, as a hotel...have guests on AI base, who have a evening flight to Europe...and say to them...you need to be ready to leave the hotel at 14.00 (and lunch begins at 13.00), but without lunch...and your guests have 20 hours-journey ahead...than...I think, managment of this hotel doing very poor job. So...until one moment you are on AI and next moment they seat you in the loby to wait the boat without drink/food ☹ And...in our case, we choose this hotel because we liked the beach and ocean...from all hotels in the world, for 2nd time in 1 year... This was last time that we choosed this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Maldives at their best

Oct 28, 2019 giacomoe789 Pistoia, Italy

The resort is really fantastic.I t is surrounded by beutiful forest and thh sea is spectacular.Many many fishes, turtles, mantas, stingray, reef sharks The reef is near and easily reachable even by not so skilled swimmers and is very beautiful, evene if a little discolored (el nino did bad damages) Food is various and very well cooked and the… Read more
The resort is really fantastic.I t is surrounded by beutiful forest and thh sea is spectacular.Many many fishes, turtles, mantas, stingray, reef sharks The reef is near and easily reachable even by not so skilled swimmers and is very beautiful, evene if a little discolored (el nino did bad damages) Food is various and very well cooked and the staff is smiling, polite, professional and very very friendly. The pool bar in great, and in the evening there are always events(live music, disco an so on) A special mention to Murali and Shakti, or waiters for the stay: they are great and were so nice with us. Our reference was Shaudan, nice and dicreeet. I strongly suggest this resort , especially rooms from 210 to 220 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful Paradise

Oct 16, 2019 javednaik Mumbai, India

A peaceful getaway, indeed a paradise. Stayed there for 3 nights, each moment was worth it. With numerous activities or to just sit and relax by the sea just outside your room. Highly recommended if you looking for a perfect getaway.
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Oct 11, 2019 stevenjanep

After reading all the positive feedback we were a little suspicious, "family and friends" but didn't need to worry. Where to start, Ahmed our host made us very welcome, thanks, Abdula our waiter "amazing warm person" Ali on the dives we did, super professional and friendly, to you and all your colleagues at Royal Island please accept our thanks… Read more
After reading all the positive feedback we were a little suspicious, "family and friends" but didn't need to worry. Where to start, Ahmed our host made us very welcome, thanks, Abdula our waiter "amazing warm person" Ali on the dives we did, super professional and friendly, to you and all your colleagues at Royal Island please accept our thanks for making our vacation so special. Read less