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Purely Maldives Ltd
24 Baddesley Close, North Baddesley
Hampshire SO52 9DR
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...
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.
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.