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Royal Island Resort & Spa

 Baa Atoll
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Aerial View
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Main Pool
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Main Pool at Sunset
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Araamu Spa
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Araamu Spa
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Sandbank
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Maakanaa Restaurant
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Maakanaa Restaurant
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Raabondhi Restaurant
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Raabondhi Restaurant
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Boli Bar
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Fun Pub
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Pool Bar
Our Opinion
Royal Island is most definitely traditional in style, and if that appeals and you like great value, then you’ll find plenty to enjoy here. The resort is very efficiently run and even when it’s full it doesn’t seem too busy. Perhaps it’s because the 150 rooms are spread around a large island - 800x220m - there are other resorts at this level that have more rooms on a smaller footprint. The property has an impressive array of facilities on land and water, and it's also noticeably maintained to a very high standard.

It's a very mature and pretty island. The vegetation is lush all around so there’s plenty of natural shade and the interior gardens are simply stunning - beautifully manicured and maintained. Some will undoubtedly miss the sandy pathways we all love about Maldives. The paving definitely makes it feel more resort-like, but you can still be barefoot if you wish (although pack some flip flops to be on the safe side).

The rooms are cabin-style and spacious, old-fashioned, full of varnished wood and fancy bathroom tiles, and won’t suit all tastes, but they are almost all detached with a nice veranda and dedicated sun loungers on the beach.

Service is friendly and efficient throughout the resort. The All Inclusive Plan is quite basic but at this price point it’s no great surprise. Food is varied and good, although you will be assigned a table for your whole stay. Some resorts do this in order to better manage meal service and it means you strike up a nice relationship with your waiter over the course of your holiday.

The reef is so easy to access, only 8m from shore in some places, up to a maximum 70m. The nicest stretch is on the arrival jetty side and it runs from one tip of the island to the other. Snorkelling gear is FOC and you have to collect it daily at 9am and return by 5pm the same day. Be prepared for a queue at water sports in the morning because of this, but it means the gear is well maintained and everyone will get a set.

Ideal for a quiet island getaway without breaking the bank!
All Inclusive
Beach
Dining Options
Diving
Family Rooms
House Reef
Natural Beauty
Rooms With Pools
Seaplane Transfer
Snorkelling
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Special Offers
    2024 30% Summer Super Saver Offer
    2024-25 25% Early Bird Offer
    2025 25% Early Bird Offer
    2023-24 15% 90-Day Early Bird Offer
    2023-24 10% 60-Day Early Bird Offer
    2024-25 Early Bird Transfer Offer
    Summary
    Royal Island, situated in the Baa Atoll, is just 118km from Velana International Airport, approximately 20 minutes by domestic flight. The resort measures nearly 800m in length with a width of 220m.

    With its fine array of palms and banyan trees, the interior has a lush, tropical feeling. It has great beaches and facilities, including two restaurants, two bars, a pub, spa, various sports and recreation activities, and excellent diving in Baa Atoll.

    Restaurants & Bars

    Maakanaa: Royal Island's main restaurant, featuring an international buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Raabondhi: Specialty seafood restaurant, featuring ocean-facing tables and a laid-back atmosphere.

    Boli Bar: Classic beach bar with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

    Pool Bar: Swim-up bar with drinks and light snacks

    Fun Pub: Late night option with live bands, DJs and karaoke.