Royal Island Resort & Spa Best Experience for: Couples, Value, Activity, Snorkeling with Manta Rays;
GPS coordinates : 5.162822, 73.053104
The beautiful Royal Island Resort & Spa, half a mile long, is stuffed with 150 rooms and is surrounded by a shallow lagoon and white sand beaches. Guests can choose from two restaurants, 2 bars, an outdoor swimming pool, spa and sports facilities connected by shady paths that permeate the lush jungle. Built in 2001, Royal Island is a good middle class option in the Maldives.
With first-class facilities, and acres of unspoiled jungle, crystal-clear waters, and colorful reefs just waiting to be discovered, Royal Island is a place for couples and friends to come together.
Accommodation in Royal Island Resort & Spa
Beach Villa – Traditional Maldivian charm, sea-view terraces, and a peaceful island setting. Our Beach Villas set the standard for all the beachfront accommodation at Royal Island. These spacious one-bedroom villas are backed by tropical greenery, steps away from the edge of the lagoon. In addition to the indoor and outdoor seating areas, you’ll find an open-air shower, plenty of room to unwind, and your private area of beach to relax on. Size: 57sqm. Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults + 1 Child.
Sunset Beach Villa – Memorable evenings begin right here. Traditional Maldivian charm, sea-view terraces, and a peaceful island setting. Our Beach Villas set the standard for all the beachfront accommodation at Royal Island. These sunset-facing villas were tailor-made for couples. Uninterrupted ocean views and open-air showers surrounded by fragrant tropical greenery channel the spirit of our laid-back island resort, while the private outdoor terrace makes the golden hour all the more magical. Size: 57sqm. Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults + 1 Child.
Two-bedroom Family Beach Villa – Steps away from the ocean and spacious enough to sleep six. These villas have everything you could need for a family vacation in the Baa Atoll. Shaded by dense, tropical greenery, but with Royal Island’s main restaurants, and bars, and facilities just a short walk away, these spacious, two-bedroom beach villas offer the best of both worlds. Step from your private outdoor terrace onto the deep, sugar-sand beach, and spend your evenings walking along the shoreline watching the sun dip below the horizon. Size: 114sqm. Maximum occupancy: 4 Adults + 2 Children.
Two-bedroom Beach Pool Residence – Positioned at either end of the island, these two-bedroom hideaways are the biggest and most luxurious of all beachfront villas at our resort in the Maldives. Perfect for families or couples searching for more room to relax, these luxury villas feature private pools, direct access to our crystal-clear lagoon, and panoramic ocean views. Their location on the furthermost east and west sides of the island means they offer peace and privacy. And for those times when you need anything, you can call on your own private butler. Size: 257sqm. Maximum occupancy: 4 Adults + 2 Children.
Restaurants and Bars in Royal Island Resort & Spa
Maakanaa Main Restaurant – Every meal promises a fusion of flavors. From continental buffet-style breakfasts made for grazing on to our chef’s playful take on dishes synonymous with South Asia, all our food showcases ingredients sourced from nearby Maldivian islands or the colorful open-air markets in Malé. Open morning, noon, and night, our beachside restaurant, Maakanaa, is a place to come together and feast on food that captures the true spirit of the Maldives.
Raabondhi – The food at Raabondhi is a celebration of the underwater world around us. Flamed-grilled meats and freshly caught seafood, ocean-facing tables on the sugar-white sandy shoreline, and a laid-back atmosphere to match. Backed by a grove of swaying coconut palms on the quieter south side of the island, Raabondi is a place for everything from light lunches to candlelit dinners. Our chefs are famed for their locally caught Maldivian lobster, cooked whole on the outdoor coal-fired grill.
Boli Bar – With soft, cabana-style seating and classic beach bar vibes, Boli Bar is where you can come together over live music, freshly brewed coffee, and coconut-infused cocktails. By day, gather for freshly pressed juices and a game of pool. After dinner, pick from our selection of fine wines, beers, spirits, and liquors and settle in for a night of live music on the moonlit deck.
Fun Pub – With a well-stocked bar and music from live bands and DJs until late, Fun Pub provides the setting and soundtrack for those livelier nights on the island. Open every night from 9pm, Fun Pub is where you can sit back and relax with a cocktail, make some music of your own at the karaoke bar, or simply dance the night away.
Pool Bar – Our swim-up pool bar serves everything from ice-cold beers to freshly pressed juices. With submerged seating and a traditional palm-thatched roof, it’s a place to embrace a slower pace of life. Take a break from the midday sun and stop by for refreshing coconut water, chilled wines by the glass, or a selection of spirits and liquors. Or, ask our talented bar team to mix up a new version of your favorite cocktail.
Water Sports in Royal Island Resort & Spa
Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-fuelled adventures, want to experience the true tranquility of life out on the water, or fancy taking to the skies and see a new side to our tropical island, the Royal Island team takes watersports in the Maldives to new heights. Try your hand at surfing, parasailing, or stand-up paddleboarding. Or discover vibrant rainbow-coloured reefs teeming with fascinating marine life beneath our azure waters.
Araamu Spa in Royal Island Resort & Spa
A voyage of the senses starts at Araamu Spa, a tropical garden sanctuary where time doesn’t move from hour to hour but mood to moment. Surrounded by the lush greenery of a private spa pavilion, find your zen while the restorative power of the island and sounds of exotic birds allow you to fully experience physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation.
Room amenities: Rooms are set back slightly from the beach and feature a private patio, inside you can expect free fruit baskets, tea, instant coffee, bottled water, bathrobes, beach towels, a minibar, and spacious indoor / outdoor bathrooms with outdoor showers, bidet, separate bath with shower. Slow Wi-Fi is free;
General: 24-hour reception, Minimarket on site, Shared lounge/TV area, Hypoallergenic, Designated smoking area, Air conditioning, Wake-up service, Hardwood or parquet floors, Soundproofing, Fan, Family rooms, Ironing facilities, Facilities for disabled guests, Non-smoking rooms, Wake up service/Alarm clock, Room service
Entertainment and sports: billiards, fitness centre, table tennis, Tennis court, Darts, Badminton equipment, Tennis equipment, Golf Studio
Services: breakfast room service, tourist travel agency, 24/7 room service
Paid services: Fruits, Wine/champagne, SPA centre, massage, telephone and fax, washing service, shops, diving, all kinds of water sports, transport from/to the airport, Fishing, Aerobics, Live music/performance, Cooking class, Tour or class about local culture, Happy hour, Themed dinner nights, BBQ facilities, Evening entertainment
Located 120 km northwest of Malé city in Baa Atoll, Royal Island Resort & Spa is one of the remote resorts in the Maldives. Most travelers use a 30-minute domestic flight to the local island of Dharavandhoo, followed by a short electric-golf car ride to the marina, and another 10 minutes by speedboat transfer to the private island Horubadhoo where the hotel is located.
Distance from downtown area: Male’ – 120 km
Distance from airport: Velana International Airport (MLE) – 119 km
Distance from domestic airport: Dharavandhoo (DRV) – 8.5 km
Distance from the nearest resorts:
Dusit Thani – 6.0 km
Soneva Fushi – 6.0 km
Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences – 10.0 km
Reception desk hours
From: 00:00 o’clock
To: 24:00 o’clock
Hotel policy: Free Wi-Fi, Pets are not allowed.
Policy about booking cancellation: .
Check-in from: 14:00 o’clock
Check-out: 04:00 to 12:00 o’clock
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