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Royal Island Resort & Spa

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Come experience the Maldives you’ve always dreamt of at Royal Island Resort & Spa. Amidst the sparkling jewels of the Indian Ocean, our exquisite Maldives luxury hotel shines and dazzles above all. Indulge and immerse yourself in a colorful journey of discovery, where shores lined with luxuriant banyans and lush palms yield to a majestic underwater world that will render you speechless. Enjoy unmatched services and facilities, including the lavish Araamu Spa and a fabulous selection of restaurants and bars. Relax and unwind with a vast selection of resort activities , including a fully equipped gymnasium, tennis, and squash to scuba diving and water skiing.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Pierre A wrote a review Nov 2020
Geneva, Switzerland11 contributions3 helpful votes
We were 2 couples staying for a week Positives: - LOTS of activities on site for fitness (tennis, badminton, a well equipped gym including bench press) - Buffet was surprisingly good for a buffet, good choice of local and broadly Asian dishes - Staff is genuinely kind and helpful Negatives: - Transfer, transfer and transfer. 6 hour wait at Male airport to get onto a plane (not a sea plane) and a bus is very inefficient to say the least. Hotel should communicate much better so customers can make an informed choice on whether they are willing to waste a day at the airport or choose another resort with more efficient transfers.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
cat885 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria42 contributions46 helpful votes
We are one of the first tourists after 7 months break. The island is well kept, with a lot of green palms and other plants. Beach villas are nice with a lot of space, open air bathroom and nice terrace. Bathroom needs a little refreshment, but it's Ok. Best villas are sunset villas between 213 and 225, with beautiful lagoon, a lot of white sands and easy access to the house reef. There is a good wi-fi in the room, free of charge. Unfortunately, the house reef has a too little live corals, but there are a lot of colorful fish. Food is really good, tasty with good quality. Everyday- fish, beef, chicken and different salads. We are FB and we don't pay for water during our meals. Maybe this is a part of new politics... All waiters wear masks and you can find a disinfectant easily in all public places. There is only one big problem- mosquitos...So, take a lot mosquitos repellent with you. They gave as a repellent as a gift and they try their best to solve this issue, but after 7 months in a diet, mosquitos are really hungry...
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
4 Helpful votes
Indy wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom218 contributions95 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights in the garden facing rooms. The good things first. This resort is located in a small island in Baa Atoll and is very well kept and beautiful. Full points to the gardener and the staff who maintain the green space in the island. The food in the main restaurant (buffet meals) was very good and lot of variety. They keep the non-adventurous western guests in mind for the food and give them lot of choices so they feel at home :) The staff on ground is super friendly; although I cannot say the same for management. The management is mostly there to make money and is very inflexible to any requests you have that is not in their rule book. The island is very scenic, lots of instagram opportunities. The waters around has very good snorkelling opportunities - sea life is plentiful and you can spot a lot of exotic creatures. The area is full of baby black tip reef sharks - please do not be alarmed as they are very harmless, cute and run away from humans. I would recommend only going here all inclusive or they would rip you off for every little thing. Food and drink prices are astronomical and every little bit of "extra" service that you ask for costs a lot of "extra" money. The day trips are a complete rip off too. I would recommend to go stay 4-5 days in a guest house in a local island nearby and do your day trips from there at 1/3 the price. Once you are in the island you are stuck with their products and their prices - you have no other option. Their airport transfer service is also very expensive - it is not very fair to charge customer with a huge markup. Arrange your own transfer if you can.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Near to main restaurant
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5 Helpful votes
Response from Hasan Ibtahim, Owner at Royal Island Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear Indranil2u, Greetings from Royal Island. Thank you for your review and shared feedback following your recent stay with us. We are glad that you are pleased with the service provided by our team. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such a beautiful nature, gorgeous house reef with an abundance of marine life to be discovered by snorkling. It is also a great pleasure to serve on this beautiful island. However, we apologise if there were certain factors which were not up to your expectations. We take customer feedback seriously to analyse the service for the betterment in the future. Thank you for choosing Royal Island as your holiday destination. We would love to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Royal Island Resort & Spa
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Voyageur2201 wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France58 contributions19 helpful votes
What can I say? Everything was perfect! From the warm welcome of the staff the first day to the last day!!! It was a long trip ( 3 planes and 1 boat) but it was really worth it. The island is so beautiful, we spent our days swimming and snorkeling in crystal waters, we saw sharks, stingrays, turtles, hundreds of colorful fishes. Better take shoes to go in the water. There are a few excursions and water activities to do (we went to a dessert island for a few hours and it was amazing) and you can also play tennis or badminton or just relax and do nothing and enjoy the views. We also tried the free diving lesson in the pool but we did not have time to have the experience in the sea. Thank you to diving team for their kindness. We were lucky and there were not a lot of people so sometimes we were alone on the beach or in the water. Our beach villa was large and comfortable, we had everything we needed and we loved the open shower, you could see the sky and the palm trees while taking your shower! There were mosquitos but if you take mosquito repellent and a cream for bites, should be fine. We had the all inclusive package. We took breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant. They assign you a table and a waiter the first day and you keep them for the whole stay. The food was very good and diversified. You could always find something to eat, from regular pasta to exotic dishes, grilled fish, meats, different kind of salads. Breakfast was delicious. We had also a snack at 4pm (fruits, little sandwiches, cakes) and the cocktails were very good too. It is a shame the prices are quite high for the meals in the other restaurant. If prices had been cheaper, we could have tried the sea food menu or the lobster menu. We also tried the spa. We had a family afternoon spa and we had a great time. The spa is very nice and once you are inside you could think you are somewhere else!!! We really enjoyed the massages and the jacuzzi!!!! Thank you to all the staff of the spa for their kindness and sense of humor. I want to thank all the staff for their kindness but specially Shamil who took care of us during our stay, Dipendra, our cleaning boy, Libin, our favorite chef and his delicious grilled fish, Danutska and his all kinds of pasta, Kowsar, the papaya chef and our waiter Abdulla. We had a great vacation! I recommend this hotel and we will surely come back in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
5 Helpful votes
Sam Edwards wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a superb stay. This Island was amazing, it had everything we needed. The staff were super beautiful attentive people, Naseer, our waiter, our host Ahmed and our housekeeping boy Stefaan looked after us so well. Everyone was super friendly no matter who they were. Our room was immaculate. The food was of high standard, always fresh and all our needs were catered for. Highly recommend this Island.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Hasan Ibtahim, Owner at Royal Island Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Dear Sammiedwards2020, Greetings from Royal Island. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and shared feedback during your stay with us. It is great to know that your time with us exceeded up to your expectations. We do appreciate your kind words about our team. It's definitely going to help us to get our team motivated. Thank you once again for recommending us to others. We wish to see you soon with us. Best regards, Royal Island Resort & Spa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Island Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benjarong, Fresh in the Garden, and Raabondi Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Royal Island Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Island Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Royal Island Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Horubadhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Royal Island Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.