Experience the unique Royal hospitality- a legacy of hundreds of years of proud history. The grandmother of the great Maldivian hero of all time- Boduthakurufaan- made this island her home and is buried here. The remnant of this rich historical heritage is preserved for its symbiosis with the local social and natural environment- epitomizing the Maldivian hospitality. Today- Royal Island is a vibrant reality- a marriage of ancient traditions and modern living- dedicated to ensure that guests experience the heart and soul of Maldives at Royal Island.
Located in Baa Atoll, this resort features 150 luxury beach bungalows, all of them facing the white beach and Indian Ocean. Royal Island Resort & Spa is 110km from the Male International Airport. There is a well-equipped PADI diving center available for guests who want to explore the abundant marine life of the coral reef. A diving instructor is available for both beginner divers and experienced divers. Other activities include windsurfing, catamaran boating, and jet skiing. There are two restaurants that serve buffet-styled and continental cuisine. With its secluded location among white beaches and clear waters, the 5-star Royal Island Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for travelers seeking the ultimate island vacation.
Established in 2001, this hotel comprises a total of 150 rooms, of which two are suites. The impressive lobby offers guests a 24-hour reception desk, safe and a currency exchange counter. In addition, the hotel offers a cafï¿½, five diverse shops (e.g. a souvenir shop, a jeweller's, a photo shop) and a hairdresser. Further facilities in this exquisite hotel complex include two bars and an ï¿½ la carte restaurant with a non-smoking area. Guests may also take advantage of the two public Internet terminals, and the hotel's room and laundry service, as well as a doctor on call, complete the services on offer.
WELCOME TO ROYAL ISLANDCommonly known as Horubadhoo- Located in Baa atoll- 118km North West of Malé- the capital city of the Maldives. Of a total of 50 islands in the Baa atoll- only one fifth of them make up the population of this atoll. The remaining islands are deserted with unspoiled wildlife and barely trodden-on beaches. Some of these neighboring uninhabited islands are ideal picnic spots for guests of the Royal Island and Spa. Due to the location of Baa atoll it is influenced by the southwest monsoon- especially from May to July- bringing in large quantities of nutrients from the surrounding ocean which attract whale sharks and manta rays. The main occupation of the people of this atoll is tuna fishery. Some of the islanders are well known for their skilled craftsmanship. Lacquer ware is a particularly unique creation of the people of Thulhaadhoo and is sold in many souvenir shops and resort boutiques. Eydhafushi- the capital island of Baa atoll is famous for ‘feyli’ weaving – a traditional-style wraparound skirt for women. HOW TO GET THERE is a smooth journey by seaplane from the main airport to Baa Atoll. The Trans Maldivian Airways twin-otter float plane takes 35 minutes to reach the Royal Island platform. Before departure- Trans Maldivian Airways provides guests with the comfort of waiting in the Royal Lounge owned and operated by Royal Island. Once the seaplane reaches the Royal Island platform- a local boat will pick the clients from the platform to Royal- which takes about 3-5 minutes to reach Royal Island
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EXCURSIONSThe Royal Island and Spa offers its guests a variety of activities on and off the island. Take a trip out into the blue yonder and experience the underwater wonderland that is Maldives. Fishing is an especially exciting experience and need not be a threat to endangered marine life. Morning FishingAs the dawn breaks- fish come up to feed. Throw in a line- sit back and watch the dark sky turn to breathtaking shades of indigo- orange and blue and soon there’ll be a huge catch to take back for lunch. Night Fishing It’s an opportunity to watch and be a part of the sunset from the Dhoanis as reef fish began their nocturnal feeding frenzy. Be alert as fish tend to eat and run- cheating the eager fisherman of his catch. Big Game FishingBe ambitious and net a big fish. Trawling is the best method to get barracuda- wahoo- sailfish- and it is absolutely adventurous.Sunset CocktailA subdued- calm alternative to fishing. Get on a Dhoani and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun go down in a kaleidoscope of colors. Snorkeling The lagoons of Baa Atoll are home to some of the more unique marine life such as lionfish- angle fish and large manta rays. In order to preserve this underwater wonderland- guests are reminded not to step on corals- or break or take away any part of the reef. Island HoppingVisit one local island- one uninhabited island and one resort. Have a barbecue and go snorkelling on a private island and create lifetime memories.Hello NeighborsLet us take you to a local island and a nearby resort for you to compare the differences. Meet the friendly people of these tiny islands and explore their way of life.Water Sports :: Sail Boats :: Windsurfing :: Glass Bottom Boats :: Kite surfing :: Snorkeling :: Catamaran Sailing :: Jet Skiing :: Water Skiing Fun Water Sports :: Banana Riding :: Fun Tube :: Water Ski Lesson :: Wake board Lesson :: Knee board Lesson :: Kite Surfing :: Jet Skiing :: Dingy Sailing