Royal Island Resort and Spa | Baa Atoll | Maldives


Close your eyes and dream of paradise…find it in the heart of the Indian Ocean. An island in the Maldives with beautiful Banyan trees and lush green shrubs. An island surrounded by a crystal clear blue lagoon encompassing spectacular tropical marine life. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping, be lulled by the gentle waves washing onto white sandy beaches and make your dreams come true at the Royal Island Resort & Spa.

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  • Location : BaaAtoll
  • Distance from airport: 75 km
  • Speedplane Transfer: 35 minutes
  • No of rooms : 160

The Resort location

Commonly known as Horubadhoo, Located on Baa atoll, 75km North West of Malé, the capital city of the Maldives. Of a total of 50 islands on 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.

Getting there

A smooth journey by seaplane from the main airport to Baa Atoll, by the Trans Maldivian Airways twin-otter float plane takes 35 minutes to reach the Royal Island pier. Before departure, guests will experience the Royal Lounge owned and operated by Royal Island Resort and Spa.


Beach Villa

Amidst this tropical paradise are your classically designed superior quality beach villas. Each villa is equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a five star resort for your comfort and relaxation. From the minute you step into your luxurious room you will fell likeroyalty. Each villa is carefully constructed from Merbau wood, which is very unique in this part of the world. The upholstery and decor you will agree has been designed in a truly elegant style..

The breathtaking views from your villa of the Indian ocean will certainly make you feel as though you have found the most idyllic place for your vacation.

Presidential Suites

Sanctuaries amidst the vast Indian Ocean, the Han’dhu and Iru Suites of Royal Island are indeed magical in their tropical splendor. Built, decked and furnished elegantly in wood and other natural materials, both suites are spacious and boast all modern comforts presented harmoniously with the natural charm of the adjoining talc white beach and crystal clear lagoon.
For the true romance of a real island get away, both suites offer the privacy and comfort of a loved home with features of highest-class suites.


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.

Maakanaa Restaurant

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.

Meal Timings

Breakfast 7:30 to 10:00 hrs
Lunch 12:30 to 14:00 hrs
Dinner 19:30 to 21:00 hrs
Number of Covers:300

Raabondhi Restaurant

Discover a new world of taste 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 the 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.

Dress Code
Smart casual. No swim wear is permitted in the restaurant during meal times.

Restaurant Open Hours
Lunch and Dinner 11:00 to 23:00 hrs

Happy Hours: 17:30 to 19:30 hrs – 20% discount on all beverages except wines & takeaways.

Number of Covers: 80

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.Restaurant Open Hours: 24 Hours

Happy Hours :17:30 to 19:30 hrs – 20% discount on all beverages except on wines and takeaways.

Number of Covers : 175

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.

Restaurant Open Hours : 17:30 to 01:00 hrs

Number of Covers : 65

Pool Bar
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.

Restaurant Open Hours : 08:00 to 18:00 Hours

Light meals available at Pool Terrace from 10:00 to 23:00 hrs

Number of Covers : 35

Palm Terrace
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 is served, including Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Peppermint and Chamomile, the perfect accompaniment to the variety of sandwiches, pastries and light snacks.

Open Hours : 24 Hours.

Number of Covers : 35

Recreation 8 Acitivities


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.

Morning Fishing
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.

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 Fishing
Be ambitious and net a big fish. Trawling is the best method to get barracuda, wahoo, sailfish, and it is absolutely adventurous.

Sunset Cocktail
A subdued, calm alternative to fishing. Get on a Dhoani and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun go down in a kaleidoscope of colors.

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 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.

Hello Neighbors
Let 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.

Overnight 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 only the essentials of a full picnic and your loved one. You won’t need anything else.

Water Sports

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 chose from a variety of lasers and hobicats.

Charter a catamaran and sail off into the azure sea for day time cruises or evening sunset cruises.

Private lessons
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.

Water Sports

  • Sail Boats
  • Windsurfing
  • Glass Bottom Boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Kite surfing
  • 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
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 us 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 with is 10 years but children from the age of eight years can scuba dive as a PADI Bubblemaker!

Continuing education

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 Delphis Centre!

In order to join Delphis twice a day on 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 our assistance for all your diving needs and we are always ready to extend a helping hand. We offer the top range of diving equipment such as jackets, regulators and marks, which can all be rented from the Delphis Centre.

How to start?

It would be appreciated if guests would give at least a day’s notice of their intention to go diving, or there is the possibility they risk having to wait an extra day. However, it is our promise that we will do what is reasonably possible to accommodate your requests.

Araamu Spa

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.

    Signature Massages

  • Veli Modun
  • Araamu Theyo Dhemun
  • Sirodhara
  • Bondithaan
  • Fini Kela
Special Packages

  • Exclusive to Araamu Spa
  • Exclusive to Indian Ayurveda
    Extra Facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam Bath
Wellness Center

The wellness center is open from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm. The wellness center is further equipped with latest modern Cybex -brand equipments, guaranteed to suite 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 while at Royal.

Tennis and Squash

The two tennis court and the squash court are of professional standard with trainers and playing partners all arranged. Tennis courts and Squash can be reserved in advance upon arrival.

Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam

The Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam baths are also available and can be reserved in advance.


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