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Amidst the sparkling jewels of the Indian Ocean one that shines and dazzles above all, the most exquisite precious stone...Royal Island Resort & Spa - Maldives...does justice to its name...Beneath the luxuriant banyans and lush palms, lies a clandestine tropical paradise so pure and delicate... Where the stunning and majestic underwater world will render you speechless... Exhilarate your senses and indulge for mere words cannot describe this feeling of ecstasy…For this is where your dreams become reality, time and time again... Read Our Opinion
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, epitomising 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.
Commonly 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 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.
Screen prices include Domestic Plane transfers - for Seaplane transfers please add $178 per person until the end of October 2013 for a return Seaplane Transfer.
For stays of 6 nights or less the All Inclusive supplement will be slightly higher - please ask for a bespoke calculation.
A resort popular with couples with great beaches
Atmosphere: A slow-paced island for those who want to take it easy and get away from it all.
Rooms: Not large rooms but comfortable, clean and expensively adorned. A solid build and thick foliage offer good privacy. Beach Villas on the North side open out onto the beach but this side of the island is slightly busier and the beach is not as good as the South side. Beach Villas on the South side are slightly set back among the trees but are in a better position sun-wise and the beach here is nicer.
Dining: The main restaurant serves buffets - reaonably good quality but little variety. The speciality A La Carte restaurant is in a nice location and specialises in barbecues and lobster.
Activities: The house reef is not in good shape so snorkelling from the beach here is pretty much non-existent. There are snorkelling trips available and numerous dive trips to a variety of sites.
The 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.
As 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.
It’s an opportunity to watch and be a part of the sunset from the Dhonis 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 Fishing
Be ambitious and net a big fish. Trawling is the best method to get barracuda, wahoo, sailfish, and it is incredibly adventurous.
A subdued, calm alternative to fishing. Get on a Dhoni and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun go down in a kaleidoscope of colours.
The lagoons of Baa Atoll are home to some of the more unique marine life such as lionfish, angel 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.
Visit one local island, one uninhabited island and one resort. Have a barbecue and go snorkelling on a private island and create lifetime memories.
Visit a local island and a nearby resort to compare the differences.
Meet the friendly people of these tiny islands and explore their way of life.
The pleasant climate and excellent facilities combine to make Maldives one of Asia's top holiday destinations for adventure and extreme sports. Whether you decide to take off behind a fast boat for some wild water-skiing or wakeboarding, surf the waves, kite board or windsurf in the warm waters, The Royal Island and Spa’s water sports centre has everything you need for a fun-filled holiday.
Maldivian waters are famous for big game fishing and it is recommend 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 hobicats.
class="MsoNormal">Charter a catamaran and sail off into the azure sea for day time cruises or evening sunset cruises.
Full time professional instructors are on hand for quick lessons in the sporting activity of your choice.
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.
Glass Bottom Boats
Fun Water Sports
Water Ski Lesson
Wake board Lesson
Knee board Lesson
Delphis Diving Centre
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 offers 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.
Learning to dive . . .
The different courses offered at the Delphis Centre assure a calm and easy start in shallow waters.
It is essential that guests feel comfortable before moving on to any other exercise.
Experience has shown that anyone who wants to learn to dive, can do so.
Guests are welcome to talk to any of the instructors at the Delphis Centre to find a diving course to suit their needs.
Beginners are offered the opportunity of a 15-minute, free scuba diving lesson under the supervision of an instructor. The minimum age for certified diving courses is 10 years but children from the age of eight years can scuba dive as a PADI Bubblemaker!
All instructors at the Delphis Centre are highly experienced and fully certified, offering PADI and SSI courses in a number of languages. Beginners’ courses are held in small groups of not more than five persons, for safety reasons and to ensure personal attention. Delphis Diving Centre has a policy to keep the diving groups as small as possible, which means that in an average dive the group will consist of maximum six persons within the same level while a night dive is limited to five divers.
Dive with Royal!
In order to join the dive team twice a day on the diving trips you will first need to make an orientation dive. The instructors will help you with your diving skills, find out how many weights you need and get some idea of your diving abilities. Even divers with certification are welcome to seek assistance for all diving needs and the team are always ready to extend a helping hand.
The top range of diving equipment is offered such as jackets, regulators and marks, which can all be rented from the Delphis Centre.
In the local Dhivehi language "Araamu" means "comfort", "pleasure" and every feeling in between.
The philosophy at Araamu Spa is pure pampering of the body, mind and spirit.
Araamu Spa is a holistic retreat in a peaceful Maldivian fishing village setting featuring six outdoor wooden pavilions including two deluxe pavilions with sunken Jacuzzi and steam bath.
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.
Using indigenous and exotic herbs, oils and flowers as well as renowned skin care products, a multicultural team of professionals brings a variety of treatments from all over the world including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Hawaii and of course Maldives, making Araamu Spa stand out from the rest in diversity and quality.
Treatments include aromatherapy, reflexology, ayurveda, herbal and aromatic baths, herbal and mud body wraps, body scrubs, pedicure, manicure and a wide range of alternative therapies for arthritis, muscular discomfort, migraine and other ailments. Designed to revitalise, refresh and rejuvenate, there is also the promise of a unique experience with each treatment.
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Whether your tastes run to international fare, traditional Maldivian specialties or haute cuisine, culinary experts at Royal Island have created menus that will delight. The variety of dining venues offers contrasting choices. Dine al fresco on a poolside terrace, or indoors in the traditional elegance of a distinctly Asian-style restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. You can also go casual at the Palm Terrace for those refreshing and relaxing moments. Royal Island and Spa creates a dining ambiance to suit your every mood.
A wide range of delicious dishes are available to tempt your taste buds throughout the day. With its breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, The Maakana Restaurant offers an unforgettable feast for the senses. Unparalleled pleasures for the palate await, and eating at The Maakanaa is more than just a meal, it’s an occasion.
Located conveniently by the beachside, this casual open-air bistro provides the perfect blend of exceptional delicacies, a casual relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. 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 food is prepared using only the most exotic of spices, lush tropical fruits and fresh seafood, resulting in an inspired range of culinary creations.
Discover a new world of tastes in a simple yet elegant surrounding with open air as well as indoor dining. Nestled among the natural sand formations and abundant tropical vegetation of this island, Raabondhi offers a dramatic and ideal dining ambience.
Savour a Mediterranean - influenced cuisine that includes fresh seafood and meat delicacies, grilled and roasted outdoors with the hint of the salty air, hand-picked wines and delicious salads.
Raabondhi restaurant also offers guests the unique opportunity to dine on the beach for one of the island’s unforgettable themed evenings.
Smart casual. No swim wear is permitted in the restaurant during meal times.
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.
Restaurant Open 24 Hours.
Number of Seats 175
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.
Number of Seats 65
Celebrate an invigorating dive or simply 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. A fine selection of cocktails, beers, wine by the glass and fresh juices are available throughout the day.
Light meals available at Pool Terrace from 10:00 to 23:00 hrs
Number of Seats 35
Located at the centre of the resort, the Palm Terrace is a lively, open-air poolside bar. A select beverage menu features refreshing 'mocktails', creative cocktails and scrumptious munchies. The relaxed bar-style seating and deckchairs around the pool make this the perfect venue to relax and unwind.
Afternoon Tea at Palm Terrace
In the tradition of the island's warm attachment to it’s colonial history, resident guests of the Royal Island Resort and Spa enjoy afternoon tea daily. Afternoon Tea is served in the exquisite setting of the Palm Terrace, overlooking the beach and the Indian Ocean. A selection of caffeinated and herbal teas are served, including Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Peppermint and Camomile, the perfect accompaniment to the variety of sandwiches, pastries and light snacks.
Open 24 Hours.
Number of Seats 35
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