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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Jan 13, 2020 997tamaraa Barcelona, Spain

It was an amazing experience, the island is beautiful, green and well taken care of, ocean with reefs and many fishes, but staff always makes a difference. Everyone was so attentive, kind and responsive to everything we needed. Our host, Shaheen, gave us the warmest welcome and check in and was available for us for anything. Unfortunately, can’t… Read more
It was an amazing experience, the island is beautiful, green and well taken care of, ocean with reefs and many fishes, but staff always makes a difference. Everyone was so attentive, kind and responsive to everything we needed. Our host, Shaheen, gave us the warmest welcome and check in and was available for us for anything. Unfortunately, can’t recall all the names but everyone with no exception was excellent, hostess in the restaurant, our waiter, housekeeping boy who would always bring flowers to both of our villas. The food is varied and always fresh and delicious, kudos to chefs and our papaya chef :) All in all, would highly recommend this hotel for honeymooners, family getaways or friends vacation! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable

Jan 11, 2020 E4557XXmelindam

This was my first trip outside Europe and it was a fantastic experience. I visited with my husband and my 6-year-old son and everything was to our satisfaction. The Island is beautiful and the Hotel made offered us a perfect chance to relax and enjoy ourselves. I cannot praise the Staff high enough. Whether at the reception, in the reastaurant,… Read more
This was my first trip outside Europe and it was a fantastic experience. I visited with my husband and my 6-year-old son and everything was to our satisfaction. The Island is beautiful and the Hotel made offered us a perfect chance to relax and enjoy ourselves. I cannot praise the Staff high enough. Whether at the reception, in the reastaurant, in the spa or at the bar, service was unexceptionable. The people working there were all amazing: kind, corteous, absolutely service oriented & made us feel welcome and at home all the time. Food and drinks on offer are very nice, you can find all sorts on offer, from European to Asian incl. local specialities. Also, if you have some allergies, they can cater for you. There is -of course- a dive abd sports centre, if you want to get more active, but it's also a perfect location for total relaxation. There is an excellent Spa with all kinds of massages & beauty treatments if you want to pamper yourself. Highly recommended. Please note that even if you book "all-inclusive" catering, you have to pay extra for food&drinks ordered at the bar. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise

Jan 9, 2020 tinainoslo Oslo, Norway

We visited during Christmas / New Years 2017. What a delight. The bungalow faced the sunset, had a beautiful beach and enough trees providing shade so we could relax outside on the lounges. The water was crystal clear and wonderful to swim and relax. There were some fish and small sharks, fun snorkeling, but if you wanted more fish you should go… Read more
We visited during Christmas / New Years 2017. What a delight. The bungalow faced the sunset, had a beautiful beach and enough trees providing shade so we could relax outside on the lounges. The water was crystal clear and wonderful to swim and relax. There were some fish and small sharks, fun snorkeling, but if you wanted more fish you should go on one of the excursions. The meals were varied and good. We had half board, we took along some packages of crackers and cheese and were super happy. The mini bar was fine, stocked up everyday. We rented a small catamaran one day - great fun! The service here was great, no complaints. Our waiter Ali was superb. We would definitely come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A place in paradise

Dec 15, 2019 apreckTirol Girona, Spain

We have spend our Honeymoon there. The place is amazing, the Stuff is super friendly, helpful and has an eye for the details. In the beging it makes a bit of impression the try to sell you some add-ons, however it turns out they just want to keep you informed on the availible offers. Ther was nor repeating neither presitance if you refuse or… Read more
We have spend our Honeymoon there. The place is amazing, the Stuff is super friendly, helpful and has an eye for the details. In the beging it makes a bit of impression the try to sell you some add-ons, however it turns out they just want to keep you informed on the availible offers. Ther was nor repeating neither presitance if you refuse or don't want to make a decision right away. The food was great and very divers. Beach villas were a bit older but have everything you need in it and also pretty big. Honeymoon package incuding nice decoration a bottle of sparkling wine and a dinner wich is include was a really nice surprise. We have enjoy our time a lot there! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just like a paradise :)

Dec 12, 2019 ketevanr2018

I excited this hotel with the staff. Let's start with the fact, that we met a hotel representative at the airport, who welcomed us like as long-awaited guests. We didn't have to wait and stand in queue for luggage, they brought us directly to the hotel room :). As for the island, the beautiful beach, the wildlife ... The bungalow was very clean,… Read more
I excited this hotel with the staff. Let's start with the fact, that we met a hotel representative at the airport, who welcomed us like as long-awaited guests. We didn't have to wait and stand in queue for luggage, they brought us directly to the hotel room :). As for the island, the beautiful beach, the wildlife ... The bungalow was very clean, accommodating us twice a day. All the staff are very friendly and always ready to help. I look forward to coming back again :) Read less