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.

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.

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 Best hotel we have been to so far! Couldn't have been better!🙂

Oct 21, 2021 Anu12369 Brig, Switzerland

Absolutely beautiful resort in the maldives. Perfect if you want to relax a few days at the beach but also suitable for people who want to spend more active holidays, as there are many activities and trips which you can do. I personally enjoyed diving very much and felt safe and in good and knowledgeable hands with my diving instructors. Delicious… Read more
Absolutely beautiful resort in the maldives. Perfect if you want to relax a few days at the beach but also suitable for people who want to spend more active holidays, as there are many activities and trips which you can do. I personally enjoyed diving very much and felt safe and in good and knowledgeable hands with my diving instructors. Delicious food with a great variety of different dishes. Also there is always a chef at the buffet, who cooks you eggs or pasta for example, freshly and exactly with the ingredients you want. All the staff is always friendly and polite, makes sure you have got absolutely everything you need. We were especially pleased with Razid, who cleaned our room for the week. He was always in a good mood and did his job perfectly. There was not a grain of sand left on the floor after he had cleaned! The nature, sea life and beach on and around the small island is breathtaking. If I had to describe paradise, I would probably describe pretty much exactly this magical place on earth. Read less
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Oct 21, 2021 mm3857848

The hotel is just a great place with very friendly people. The food is amazing, the house reef is awesome. The watersports crew could be a more enthusiastic but were very knowledgeable. I would like to emphasize that the gentleman who cleaned out room (Rajib) was more than we could ask for. He was very polite, always helpful and did an amazing job… Read more
The hotel is just a great place with very friendly people. The food is amazing, the house reef is awesome. The watersports crew could be a more enthusiastic but were very knowledgeable. I would like to emphasize that the gentleman who cleaned out room (Rajib) was more than we could ask for. He was very polite, always helpful and did an amazing job preparing our beach Villa (215) every day for us. Thank you Rajib, we will surely miss you. Michael and Frauke Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Island, great stuff and lucky diving

Oct 19, 2021 131carolin

Our stay at Royal Island was made unforgettable by the amazing staff. The island has a great house reef for snorkeling, clean white beaches and a great green middle. Definitely make sure to book a beach villa as it will be your own beach access and relaxing area under palm trees. The island is well taken care of by very friendly staff. They never… Read more
Our stay at Royal Island was made unforgettable by the amazing staff. The island has a great house reef for snorkeling, clean white beaches and a great green middle. Definitely make sure to book a beach villa as it will be your own beach access and relaxing area under palm trees. The island is well taken care of by very friendly staff. They never miss to smile and greet you when passing. The diving school has nice equipment and awesome guides. With Ali as our guide we were so lucky to see mantas, sharks, turtles and even whalesharks! The buffet has a great choice of local and international dishes and our waiter Naseer went above and beyond to make sure we’re happy. He even surprised us with a portion of our favorite special bread when I told him that I was sad about not having it again before leaving. Vignesh prepared fresh eggs in the morning. After a few days he had memorized how we like our omelets and had them ready as soon as he spotted us handing it over to us with a big smile. Awesome! Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 MarcelGL1

Royal Iskand a fantastic resort on an island paradise, with excellent services. To highlight the cleaning services, restaurant and especially the bar where the professionalism of the staff is appreciated and especially the waitress of Indian origin Thiru. A place that one never tires of revisiting. A magnificent place to relax.
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Sep 30, 2021 I877KHkathyd

We had a wonderful holiday!!! Most Beautiful Island totally unindepend as much as possible! Thank you Ishan for the Inside Tour! Thank you Thüri and Amel for your great service at the poolbar! Abdullah, you a the man at the restaurant! Keep eating Tuna! Thank you Royal Island Resort for a Great Holiday!! @housekeeping🤙🤙kanjers!