Royal Island Resort And Spa Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 5

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Based on 1888 reviews

Royal Island Resort And Spa Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 5

Royal Island Resort And Spa Hotel is an award wining resort offering authentic Maldivian hospitality. The island is surrounded by a clear lagoon and coral garden, in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Ba Atoll.


  • Satellite/TV
  • Laundry
  • Kids Pools
  • Spa Facilities
  • Games room
  • Fitness/Gym Facilities
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar

Royal Island Resort And Spa Hotel has a house reef just 15-60 metres from the beach and snorkelling equipment is free to hire. The Delphis Diving Centre has multi-lingual instructors offering PADI certified courses. The water sports centre has numerous motorised and non-motorised activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, catamarans and tri-marans, canoes and dinghies, water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, jet skiing, fun tubes and banana rides, para-sailing and a glass bottom boat.

Further leisure facilities and activities include an outdoor swimming pool, a Spa, a fitness gym, squash, beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis billiards and board games. The Araamu Spa is set in a tropical garden and features six treatment pavilions, 2 of which have a sunken Jacuzzi and steam bath as well as five indoor treatment rooms with a sauna, steam bath and whirlpool.

In addition the resort can arrange excursions such as cultural island hopping tours, sunset cocktail cruises, private island beach picnics, snorkelling safaris and fishing trips.

Social and dining venues include 2 restaurants and 4 bars. The restaurants have a dress code which permits casual wear but not bathing or swimwear. The Maakana is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; it is an open-air bistro style restaurant by the beach. The Raabondhi restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with daily happy hour and a menu of fresh grills, seafood and salads. The Boli Bar is open 24 hours with daily happy hours and the Fun Pub is open in the evenings until late with regular karaoke and a resident live band. The swim-up pool bar is open throughout the day whilst pool-side bar serves drinks, snacks and light meals on the terrace from morning until night. The Palm Terrace is open round the clock for teas, pastries and sandwiches.

Amenities and services available to guests include reception and free WiFi in the lobby and the main bar.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.


Accommodation comprises beach villas and a presidential suite. All villas feature satellite TV with in-house movies, a bath and shower, a hair dryer, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a small safe, IDD telephone, beach towels and bathrobes, a fan and air conditioning.

The Beach Villas sleep up to 3 adults and have a terrace furnished with cushioned sun beds overlooking the beach.

The Presidential suite is secluded amid the greenery, on the edge of the beach. It features a private pool, a jacuzzi and outdoor shower, WiFi and a private butler.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1888 reviews

Not pleasant and polluted

15 Jan 2021
Stayed here in January 2021 as did not have many options amidst the COVID pandemic. I can read about the pluses elsewhere (it is still Maldives despite all the minuses). I will tell you the minuses...

Good island but polluted

10 Jan 2021
It is a beautiful island to have rest and the hotel although old is well thought out. The rooms are cozy and comfortable and have space between each other. The island is surrounded by a ring of...

Lovely resort run badly

18 Dec 2020
Where do I start the island is paradise , and the staff are amazing? But the way the resort is run you feel like it's all about making money from the tourist. We fly tonight at 11pm from male but...

Special Information

Please note: A compulsory departure tax of 12 US Dollars (approx 8GBP) per person is payable locally in local currency.


Royal Island Resort And Spa Hotel is the sole resort on Royal Island which is located in the Ba Atoll, within the UNESCO Biosphere reserve. From Male International Airport the island can be reached via a short domestic flight or seaplane to Dharavandhoo Island followed by a speedboat ride of approx 20 minutes.

Address: Horubadhoo, Baa Atoll, Maldives, Maldives Telephone: 00941 155 316 11

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