Indian Ocean Island Hotels

The Royal Island Resort & Spa

The Royal Island Resort & Spa has shores lined with luxuriant banyans and lush palms and yields to a majestic underwater world that is both enticing and exotic. A scenic 35min seaplane journey from Male, the resort offers guests exquisite luxury with 150 rooms to choose from and a host of facilities.

Set on the island commonly known as Horubadhoo, located in Baa atoll 118 km Northwest of Malé it features luxury villas and suites with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. With two world-class restaurants and four vibrant bars and lounges as well as a spa and numerous activities this resort is geared for families, couples, weddings or honeymooners.

Royal Island offers you the luxurious accommodation of 150 beautifully decorated beachfront rooms looking out over the lagoon. Rich, coloured textiles, exquisite marble, intricately carved wooden furniture, and subtle lighting provide alluring ambience and royal splendour.

Here, complete privacy and solitude are taken for granted. The beach and crystal clear waters of the lagoon are just a few steps away from your private verandah. Each Maldives luxury rental offers a truly unique retreat, where warm water breezes and dramatic views provide a stirring sense of escape at every turn.

Beach Villas

Escape to the tropical paradise of Royal Island Resort & Spa, where the classically designed Maldives luxury beach villas set the stage for an idyllic and unforgettable holiday. Relax and enjoy all of the amenities you would expect from a five-star resort. From the minute you step into your luxurious room, you will feel like royalty.

Each Maldives beach villa is carefully constructed from Merbau wood, which is unique in this part of the world. Rich upholstery and vibrant decor lend a touch of tropical elegance, and your private verandah offers majestic views of the Indian Ocean.

Facilities include:

  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • IDD telephone
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Bathtub
  • Mini safe
  • CRT television
  • Terrace
  • Coffee table
  • Terrace chair
  • Sunbed with cushion
  • Beach towel

Presidential Suites

For the ultimate experience, we recommend their spectacular Presidential Suites. They have just two, one on the sunrise tip of the island and the other on the sunset tip. A private beach, with its sparkling lagoon and uninterrupted views to the horizon, is matched only by the design and décor of their Maldives luxury accommodation.

Your butler will ensure that you feel as if you are visiting your private island. From the dining room for eight to the king-sized bedrooms and the regally decorated lounge to the spacious verandah, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi beyond, nothing has been compromised. These are the Maldives luxury hotel suites for the seriously indulgent.

Facilities include:

  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • IDD telephone
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Bathtub
  • Mini safe
  • CRT television
  • Terrace
  • Coffee table
  • Terrace chair
  • Sunbed with cushion
  • Beach towel
  • Internet
  • Laptop
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool
  • Daybed in garden


Whether your tastes run to traditional Maldives dining specialities, international fare, or haute cuisine, the culinary experts at Royal Island Resort & Spa have created menus that are sure to delight. Select from a variety of contrasting choices.

Dine al fresco on a poolside terrace or indoors in the traditional elegance of a distinctly Asian-style restaurant with stunning Indian Ocean views. For a casual drink with friends, an aperitif before dinner, or a sociable evening on a moonlit deck, you can also choose from an assortment of stylish Maldives bars. Royal Island & Spa creates a dining ambience to suit your every mood.

Restaurants include:

  1. Maakanaa Restaurant
  2. Raabondhi Restaurant
  3. Boli Bar
  4. Fun Pub
  5. Pool Bar

Available Meal plans:

  1. Bed n Breakfast
  2. Half board
  3. Fallboard
  4. All Inclusive

Maakanaa Restaurant

Savour a wide range of delicious dishes throughout the day at Maakana Restaurant. With its beachside setting and breathtaking Indian Ocean views, this casual, open-air Maldives restaurant offers an unforgettable feast for the senses. Eating at Maakanaa is more than just a meal, it’s an occasion, where pleasures for the palate await.

Daily buffet breakfast features a variety of options from near and far, with a wide selection of fresh fruits, cereals, pastries and hot daily specials. The cuisine is prepared using only the most exotic of spices, lush tropical fruits and fresh seafood, resulting in a truly inspired Maldives dining experience.

Raabondhi Restaurant

Discover a new world of tastes at Raabondhi Restaurant. Nestled among the natural sand formations and abundant tropical vegetation of Royal Island Resort & Spa, this alluring Maldives seafood restaurant offers dramatic ambience both indoors and out.

Savour a Maldives Mediterranean dining experience featuring the freshest seafood and meat delicacies grilled and roasted outdoors with the hint of the salty air, along with hand-picked wines and delicious salads.

Boli Bar

All day long, whether you’ve just had a swim and need to get out of the sun or it’s late at night, and you need a warm drink, get it at the Boli Bar. Relax in the plush lounge or challenge friends to a game of pool to wind down.

Fun Pub

Offering a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the Fun Pub is designed for entertainment. Sit back and enjoy the music from the resident live band or get up and disco the night away with friends. There’s also the chance to make some music of your own at the Karaoke bar or take in a game of billiards or snooker.

Pool Bar

Celebrate an invigorating dive or just relax in the warmth of the midday sun, with a chilled drink at the Pool Bar. An ideal place for light snacks between laps in the pool, this bar is built into the swimming pool and offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. An excellent selection of cocktails, beers, wine by the glass and fresh juices are available throughout the day.


At the heart of our Maldives spa resort is the Araamu Spa. In the local Dhivehi language "Araamu" means "comfort", "pleasure" and every feeling in between. This serene Maldives spa is a holistic retreat, offering a delectable menu of treatments to calm the senses, relax the body, and invigorate the spirit.

Four outdoor wooden pavilions and two deluxe pavilions with sunken Jacuzzi and steam bath ensure the ultimate in privacy and solitude. There are five indoor treatment rooms specially designed for Indian Ayurvedic treatments, with steam, sauna and whirlpool. Surrounded by tropical foliage and natural water features and ponds, the Araamu Spa is a serene sanctuary offering a sense of complete peace and harmony.

Gymnasium & Aerobics, the wellness centre is fully equipped with latest modern Cybex-brand equipment, guaranteed to suit your fitness requirements, which includes two treadmills, a computerised stationary bike, lat and leg extension machines and free weights. Aerobics and personal trainers assure total fitness.

Tennis & Squash, the two tennis court and the squash court are of professional standard with trainers, and playing partners can also be arranged. For Tennis court and Squash can be reserved in advance upon arrival.

Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam baths are also available and can be reserved in advance.

Sports, Entertainment & Excursions

The Royal Island and Spa offer 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.

The resort 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.


While Maldives offers some of the best resort facilities and hospitality, the mysteries of this island paradise are beneath the surface. The diving centre at Royal Island provides numerous opportunities for experienced divers and beginners alike to explore the depths of the ocean. Depending on the season, there are instructors who are conversant in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Delphis - Royal Island offers PADI diving courses from beginners to instructor level, at attractive prices.


Maldivian waters are famous for big game fishing, and it is recommended that fishing enthusiasts pre-book their fishing boats, particularly during the high season from November to May. Modern well-equipped deep-sea fishing boats can be hired to take guests beyond the coral reef to deep blue waters, three miles away from the island.


  • The calm waters of the surrounding lagoon make for excellent sailing conditions, and guests can choose from a variety of lasers and hobbyists.
  • Cruises
  • Charter a catamaran and sail off into the azure sea for daytime cruises or sunset cruises.
  • Adventure for Teenagers:
  • Children and teenagers can expend their boundless energy and adventurous spirit with recreational activities such as windsurfing and water-skiing. Parents can spend time with their children without creating too big a dent in the wallet.

Water Sports

  • Sail Boats
  • Windsurfing
  • Glass Bottom Boats
  • Kitesurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Island Hopping
  • Visit one local island, one uninhabited island and one resort. Have a barbecue and go Snorkelling on a private island and create lifetime memories.
  • Over-night Picnic
  • No noise, no pollution, no buildings and only your footprints. The virgin island Gemendhoo (Royal Village) is all yours. Get “stranded” on a desert island with just the essentials of a full picnic and your loved one. You won’t need anything else.


Unforgettable occasions call for incredible settings. Enjoy peace tranquillity and exotic surroundings for Maldives weddings at Royal Island Resort & Spa. Exchange vows at a luxurious Maldives wedding ceremony site overlooking a pristine stretch of Indian Ocean beach. Pledge your love at sunset or conduct a private ceremony in one of our more intimate rooms. Entrust us for elegance, sophistication, and dramatic ambience.

  • Wedding preparation: including wedding makeup, bridal dress up, and escort to wedding rites ceremony
  • Wedding rite: held on the beach, with local drums & dancers, vows & ceremony and a wedding cake with refreshments
  • Flower arrangements: Including particular turndown service with flowers, romantic flower arrangement in the room & bathroom, and bottle of Champagne in the room
  • Private Picnic: Enjoy a packed lunch and a bottle of wine on the virgin island Gemendhoo (Royal Village)
  • Professional Photography: Including a wedding album with pictures and a CD of all picture shoots

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