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Royal Island Resort & Spa

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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

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Royal Island Resort & Spa

4.0 star property
Horubadhoo Island beachfront resort with 3 restaurants and spa

9.0/10 Superb

95 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
Horubadhoo, Baa Atoll, Horubadhoo Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Dharavandhoo Island (DRV) - 5.6 miles/9 km
  • Naifaru (LMV-Madivaru) - 29.9 miles/48 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Royal Island Resort & Spa

Royal Island Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach massages, beachside drinks, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/body boarding. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic treatments. Maakanaa Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale resort also features a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Royal Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Languages

English, Filipino, German, Hindi, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 152 units

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - noon
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via a flight to Dharavandhoo Airport and then 10 minutes by speedboat to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by FlyMe. Guests arriving later than 10 PM are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the following day. Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the speedboat fee at check-out.
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*

Children

  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Languages

  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Royal Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Araamu Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Maakanaa Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Raabondhi Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Boli Bar - This beach bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours. Open daily.
Pool bar and Terrace - This beachfront coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open 24 hours. Open daily.
Fun Pub - This pub overlooks the garden. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 250
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 125 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 300
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 150 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Airplane and boat transfer per adult: USD 385 (roundtrip)
  • Airplane and boat transfer per child: USD 193 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 304.77 per person, per stay
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI).

Policies

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Royal Island
Royal Island Horubadhoo Island
Royal Island Resort
Royal Island Resort Horubadhoo Island
Royal Island Resort Spa
Royal Horubadhoo
Royal & Spa Horubadhoo
Royal Island Resort Spa
Royal Island Resort & Spa Resort
Royal Island Premium All Inclusive Resort
Royal Island Resort & Spa Horubadhoo Island
Royal Island Resort & Spa Resort Horubadhoo Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Royal Island Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Royal Island Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Island Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Royal Island Resort & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, rafting, and sailing and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Royal Island Resort & Spa also has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a sauna, as well as a steam room, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Royal Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
Does Royal Island Resort & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.0/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

9.6/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.3/10

Eco-friendliness

4/10 Fair

Maldives
Excursion ripped off Food below average
Samimbanu Nazir, 11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vera, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 12-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the most relaxing enjoyable holiday resorts I've ever been to.
Milad, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Johannes, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Folake, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Brian, 13-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 13-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Royal Island Resort and Spa is one of the best resorts in the world. I spent one week there and I really loved it. It was an amazing experience. Everyone is friendly. The staff make you feel like you’re home and one of the family. The amenities are available to everyone. You will find mostly everything there. You just need to enjoy your time. I recommend it to everyone. Just go and you will love it.
7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional service
Paradise-like island with very nice beach villa, great food and above all excellent service.
Daily afternoon snack at this lovely place
Bengt, 11-night trip
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