Royal Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

Blending ancient traditions with modern living, Royal Island is a beautiful, Green Key certified eco-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

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

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.

Premium all inclusive: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant. Guests can also select one a la carte meal per day at the pool terrace or Raabondhi restaurant. Afternoon tea, a wide range of wines, beers and premium brand spirits, cocktails, tea & coffee, soft drinks and bottled water throughout the day. Mini-bar (replenished once daily) and a selection of land and water sports such as badminton, tennis, snorkelling, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. $100 credit per person per stay can be used towards either the spa or diving.

  • Book by 31 April 2024  to receive up to 30% off and up to 2 children stay free between 26 Mar– 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

Regular island-hopping excursions*. Overnight picnic trip*. 

Maakanaa Restaurant (buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Raabondhi Restaurant (à la carte specialty seafood cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). 3 bars including Boli Bar (lounge and fun pub) and Pool Bar.

Evening entertainment in the main bar, including live bands and shows.

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. 

Room service*. Complimentary WiFi available in main reception, Boli Bar and Raabondhi Restaurant. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 18, 2024 Gaëlle L

We really enjoyed our stay everything was perfect : transportation to the island, room, food, excursions... We appreciated all the teams and we specially thanks Sonia for her help and kindness. I recommend if you enjoy snorkeling, calm and sun.
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Apr 17, 2024 Adventure744046

We had a fantastic time at the Royal Island Resort, which is a paradise in all respects. The whole island is like a big garden, with direct access to the beach. Snorkeling was possible directly from the beach with lots of colorful fishes to be seen. The food was excellent, as well as all the drinks and cocktails which were included in the… Read more
We had a fantastic time at the Royal Island Resort, which is a paradise in all respects. The whole island is like a big garden, with direct access to the beach. Snorkeling was possible directly from the beach with lots of colorful fishes to be seen. The food was excellent, as well as all the drinks and cocktails which were included in the all-inclusive. However, it is not only the location but the friendliness and kindness of all the staff which creates a unique atmosphere. Everybody whole-heartedly cared for the wellbeing of the guests. Nipun, our personal host, did everything to make our stay and even our transfer from the island most comfortable. Mithila managed the restaurant area very professionally and always had some friendly words for the guests. It is a place which fulfills all wishes. Read less
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Apr 16, 2024 Francesca V

My family and I had a great week a Royal Island Resort, the staff has been super kind, especially our host Mark. The food was great and we remained pleased by all the waiters and staff at the restaurant. It has been a very relaxing week in this wonderful paradise!
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Apr 15, 2024 Zhivko S

Lovely island and nice hotel with very friendly staff. Hotel management even made us a very kind surprise, offering us an upgraded villa with private pool for the last 2 nights for free !!! Our assistant, Nipun, was very kind and great professionalist, always kept us updated with the daily programme and activities. Never been compulsive, always… Read more
Lovely island and nice hotel with very friendly staff. Hotel management even made us a very kind surprise, offering us an upgraded villa with private pool for the last 2 nights for free !!! Our assistant, Nipun, was very kind and great professionalist, always kept us updated with the daily programme and activities. Never been compulsive, always texted us on WhatsApp. Very happy in general ! Read less
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Apr 13, 2024 ariannaperini Rome, Italy

The staff is very nice and the island is amazing. My fiance and I had a wonderful week! Maldives are beautiful and we hope to be back soon! The food was carefully made every evening and the room service was top. The room direct access to Maldivian water was a morning dream.