Royal Island Resort and Spa

THE ROYAL STORY

In 1227AH Horubadhoo was inhabited and considered a strong hold of fisheries, especially for big game fishermen who were said to accompany the king who visited the island only to go fishing with these master fishermen of the island. The catch included gigantic fish including sharks which were processed in the nearby sandbanks, the most used one lies on the west side of the Island which was referred as "Theyohaana Finolhu".

One family (Aiminaa Faanu Aaila) among the two most competitive, moved to "Finolhas" located in the East of Baa Atoll, but later on moved to Baa. Dhonfanu.

Another family known as Horubadhoo Thin Badavin or Fas Badavin moved to "Dhonfinolhu" now known as "Dhonfanu". This family consisted of 7 marriages (14 people), an infant less than 10 months was also said to have been with them who was later referred to as "Bodu Kaashi Ali" or "Bodu Kaashi Alithakurufaanu" and had excellent relations with the king in rein and was very popular among people of Dhonfanu for his contributions to the island.

A community of people called "Redhin" who were famous for their architectural mastery was also said to have lived in Horubadhoo and locals still reminisce over the folklores of them.

It was said "Utheemu Kalhuali Khatheeb Thakurufaanu" got married to one of the ladies of the family known as Horubadhoo Thin Badavin or Fas Badavin. An ancient bath (Vevu) which was said to have been used by this lady to take languorous baths still remains preserved; retaining the luxuriant aura enjoyed by royals' eons ago.

A government section called "Thaareekh Committee" was known to have conducted an expedition to explore the history of the island in 1365AH.

During the construction of Royal Island Resort & Spa, various ancient artifacts (dated back to 11th century) were found which now remains preserved in the National Museum.

GETTING HERE

Royal is now accessible by wheeled aircraft to nearby Dharavandhoo airport or the scenic seaplane transfer.

Wheeled aircraft to Dharavandhoo takes 20 minutes. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the jetty of the airport island via air-conditioned shuttle where a speedboat awaits you. From here it takes just 20 minutes to your destination Royal Island.

The twin-otter float seaplane takes 35 minutes to reach the Royal Island platform. Once the seaplane reaches the Royal Island platform, a local boat will pick you from the platform to Royal, which takes about 3-5 minutes to reach Royal Island.

HOSPITALITY

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, epitomizing the Maldivian hospitality. Today, Royal Island is a vibrant reality, a marriage of ancient traditions and modern living, dedicated to ensure that visitors experience the heart and soul of Maldives at Royal Island.

VILLAS

Our pleasure is your service at Royal Island Resort & Spa, where each guest is royalty. An aristocrat would feel perfectly at home in our elegant Maldives luxury villas.
Rich, coloured textiles, exquisite marble, intricately carved wooden furniture, and subtle lighting provide alluring ambiance and stately splendor 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 veranda.
Each Maldives luxury rental offers a truly unique retreat, where warm water breezes and dramatic views offer a stirring sense of escape at every turn.

* BEACH VILLA


Features
- Air conditioning
-Ceiling fan
-In-house movies
-Desk
-Hair dryer
-In-room safe
-Bathtub
-Shower
-Outdoor shower
-Mini bar
-Satellite/cable TV
-IDD telephone
-LAN and WiFi access
-Tea/coffee maker
-Hot & cold water
-Sun bed with cushion
-Terrace overlooking beach
-Maximum occupancy: 3 adults
-Room size: 340 ft²
-Voltage: 220V - 240

Complimentary
-Fruit basket on arrival
-Welcome drink
-Daily one bottled water
-Tea & coffee
-In room slippers
-Bathrobes
-Beach towels
-Poolside tow
-Bath towels
-Bathrobes
-Room service twice daily
-Tennis during daylight
-Table Tennis
-Aerobics
-Volley Ball
-Badminton
-Gymnasium
-Squash
-Billiard/Snooker

* PRESIDENTIAL SUITE


Features
-Air conditioning
-Ceiling fan
-Hot & cold water
-In-house movies
-Living room
-Hair dryer
-In-room safe
-Bathtub
-Private pool
-Jacuzzi
-Shower
-Balcony/terrace
-Outdoor shower
-Mini bar
-Satellite/cable TV
-IDD telephone
-LAN and WiFi access
-Tea/coffee maker

Complimentary
-Fruit basket on arrival
-Welcome drink
-Private Butler
-FREE WiFi
-Daily one bottled water
-Tea & coffee
-In room slippers
-Bathrobes
-Beach towels
-Bath towels
-Bathrobes
-Room service twice daily
-Tennis during daylight
-Table Tennis
-Volley Ball
-Badminton
-Gymnasium
-Squash
-Billiard/Snooker
-Aerobics
-Poolside tow

DINING

SPLENDID MALDIVES DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
At Royal Island Resort Whether your tastes run to traditional Maldives dining specialties, international fare, or 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 or simply dine on the beach under starlight. For a casual drink with friends, an aperitif before dinner, or a sociable evening on a moonlit deck, you can also choose among an assortment of stylish Maldives bars. Royal Island & Spa creates a dining ambiance to suit your every mood.

* MAAKANA RESTAURANT

Overview
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. All your board meals are served here.

Located conveniently by the beach side this casual open-air bistro provides the perfect blend of exceptional delicacies, a casual relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Cuisine
The food is prepared using only the most exotic of spices, lush tropical fruits and fresh sea-cuisine, resulting in an inspired range of culinary creations.

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.

Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:00 hrs
Lunch: 12:30 to 14:00 hrs
Dinner: 19:30 to 21:00 hrs

*RAABONDHI RESTAURANT

Overview
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 ambiance. Savor 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.

Cuisine
Savor a Mediterranean-influenced Cuisine that includes fresh sea-cuisine and meat delicacies, grilled and roasted outdoors with the hint of the salty air, hand- picked wines and delicious salads.

Private BBQ
What could be more romantic than enjoying barbecue on a secluded beach under star light.These are romantic moments that will last for ever.

Hours
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.

* BOLI BAR

Overview
The Boli Bar is open throughout the day. An aperitif before dinner or a long sociable night night on the moonlit deck, the options are yours to choose. If a wild and crazy disco or karaoke session is your fancy, then the separate Fun Pub is just the right place.

Relax in the plush lounge or challenge friends to a game of pool to wind down.

Hours
Open 24 Hours.

Happy Hours 17:30 to 19:30 hrs.

20% discount on all beverages except on wines and takeaways.

* POOL BAR

Overview
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.

Hours
Open from 08:00 to 18:00 hrs till last guest.

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

* PALM TERRACE

Cuisine
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.

In-Villa Dining
Dine at the comfort of your villa at anytime you wish.

Room service available around the clock.

Hours
Open 24 hrs.

* FUN PUB

Overview
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.

Hours
Open from 21:30 hrs till last guest.

SPA

* ARAAMU SPA

Overview
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.

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.

Services
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

Araamu Theyo Dhemun
"Local traditional full body massage"

A local full body massage using traditional techniques of short firm strokes with the thumbs and pressure point strokes using the heel of the hand along the meridians of the body.

Benefits:- Rejuvenates energy within the body, relaxes muscles and improves skin elasticity.

Swedish Massage
A full body massage with "intention oil"

A full body massage which combines long gentle strokes, kneading and firm circular relaxing movements to increase blood circulation. Based on European folk massage, oriental techniques from the Middle East and the emerging knowledge of modern anatomy and physiology, this massage ensures relaxation of the mind and muscles.

Benefits:- Gently nurtures the physical, emotional and spiritual elements of the body

Scrub
A Coconut & Sandalwood Scrub.

Using locally harvested coconut the body is gently exfoliated, the soft husk cleansing and softening as well as conditioning the skin.

Benefits:- This treatment is good for detoxifying and excellent for easing the mind of confusion and anxiety. This is a special treatment for those who have sensitive skin.

Loabi Loabi
Loabi - Romance.

A special couple massages & Bath with "ayurvedic oil & herbal powder"

A sensuous massage specially designed for couples, this honeymoon favorite acts as an aphrodisiac because of the combination of special ayurvedic herbal oils and powders. After the massage the couple relax in an herbal bath in complete privacy.

Benefits:- Helping to regenerate the hormonal system and improve blood circulation, this massage stimulates the nervous system, releasing any physical and mental stress. The body and mind are rejuvenated and revitalized, heightening sexual desire.

Aroma Therapy Facial
A massage and a mask.

An uplifting facial using pure essential oils to cleanse and refresh naturally, this is a rejuvenating massage with a mask designed to purify and promote beautiful radiant skin.

Benefits:- This is an excellent treatment to hydrate dry or mature skin and perfect for soothing and cooling the face after exposure to sun.

* AYURVEDA

Overview
Ayurveda means the ‘science of life'. it is an ancient healing therapy which has it roots in india, dating back more than 10,000 years. it is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence from which all other therapies originate.

Ancient Seven Steps
A whole body massage with specific "ayurvedic oil"

A whole body massage with ayurvedic oils to nourish the body tissue and expel toxins from the cells, this special massage has a much deeper and far-reaching effect than ordinary massages. It includes an herbal steam bath and is a treat for anyone who just needs to feel good - a heavenly experience.

Benefits:- This massage increases tissue strength, improves blood circulation, rejuvenates the whole body, slows ageing, induces peaceful sleep, promotes vitality, reduces stress, mental tension and sexual weakness.

Rejuvenating
A full body anti aging massage with "ayurvedic oil"

A full body anti-aging massage with ayurvedic oils, where the marma points are activated by soft pressure technique, having an overall affect on the immune system of the body. It stimulates tired nerves, cleanses and revitalizes the body and includes an herbal steam bath.

Benefits:- Regulating the body functions physically, mentally and spiritually, the massage helps to maintain optimum health. It improves flexibility of the joints and also reduces chronic muscle tension and pain, eases muscle spasms and cramps, promotes deep and easy breathing.

Udhuvartharam
The Sliming Treatment.

A treatment with special "Heated herbal powder"

A treatment for slimming of the body. A special heated herbal powder is applied all over the body and massaged deeply with specific movements. This massage stimulates hair follicles and breaks down fat storage. A steam bath then refreshers the skin.

Benefits:- Ideal for weight reduction or toning the skin and muscles after childbirth. Controls obesity while maintaining excellent skin complexion, it revitalises the sense of touch, removes the kapha toxins and gives the optimum strength to the body.

Sirodhara
Warm herbal oil flow on forehead

Sirodhara consists of the continuous flow of medicated lukewarm ayurvedic oils or herbal concoction. The oil is poured, through an ingenious device, on the forehead between the eyebrows, the meeting point of the nerves of the body. This procedure often induces a mental state similar to a trance, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. It is usually followed by a massage.

Head, Neck & Shoulder
A soothing massage of the head, neck and shoulder with special ayurvedic oil helps to calm the senses, while strengthening the muscles and alleviating stiffness in the shoulder.

Benefits:- Brings undisturbed sleep, cools the eyes, soothes headaches, removes dandruff, slows down premature graying and hair loss. It especially elieves tension related headaches, eyestrain and stiffness of neck.

ACTIVITIES

DIVERSE ACTIVITIES AT OUR MALDIVES LUXURY BEACH RESORT
Escape to Royal Island Resort & Spa for stunning views and limitless recreation. Relax at the sparkling swimming pool at our luxurious Maldives beach resort. Grab your racket and play a few sets on one of our lighted tennis courts. Surf cast for lunch on our private beach and lagoon or pamper yourself at the plush Araamu Spa . Soar high above the shoreline on an exhilarating para sailing adventure. Or just drop into an oceanfront chaise lounge and snooze away the day. No matter how you'd like to relax, our Maldives luxury beach resort is the perfect place.

* EXCURSIONS

Overview
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.

Fishing
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
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.

Hello Neighbours
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.

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.

Snorkling
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.

* BIG GAME FISHING

You dont need to be an expert angler to enjoy some of the bestfishing to be found anywhere in the world. Some of our previous clients have never been fishing before and have caught Sailfish, Marlin, Tune, Wahoo and more.

This is a good experience both for novice and the season fishermen. Not only do you get to experience the excitement of the fishing. You also enjoy the unique golden sunrise and a chance to view and experience the peace and beauty of the island from the outside the atoll, bath in the golden light of early morning sun.

* SPORTS & RECREATION

Overview
Sports & Recreation At Our Maldives Luxury Hotel As befits a five-star Maldives luxury hotel, Royal Island Resort & Spa offers a full selection of high quality sports and leisure facilities. From floodlit tennis to squash and indoor badminton, from wake boarding to sailing to parasailing, from land to water and everything in between, it's all available at our Maldives luxury resort spa whenever you wish.

Features
Volleyball
Billiards / snooker
Lighted tennis courts
Indoor badminton
Squash
Table tennis
Gymnasium

* WATER SPORTS

Overview
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.

Sailing
The calm waters of the surrounding lagoon make for excellent sailing conditions and guests can chose from a variety of lasers and hobicats.

Cruises
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 Teens
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.

More
Banana Riding
Boat Hire (half-day/ full-day)
Black Ice
Canoeing
Catamaran sailing
Fun tubing
Glass bottom boat
Kite Surfing
Kneeboard
Molecule
Parasailing
Rocking Roll/ Eagle
Sailing
Snorkeling
Tri Marin Sailing
Wake board
Water Scooter/ Jet ski
Windsurfing

* RELAX

Overview
Diverse Activities At Our Maldives Luxury Beach Resort Escape to Royal Island Resort & Spa for stunning views and limitless recreation. Relax at the sparkling swimming pool at our luxurious Maldives beach resort. Grab your racket and play a few sets on one of our lighted tennis courts. Surf cast for lunch on our private beach and lagoon or pamper yourself at the plush Araamu Spa . Soar high above the shoreline on an exhilarating parasailing adventure. Or just drop into an oceanfront chaise lounge and snooze away the day. No matter how you'd like to relax, our Maldives luxury beach resort is the perfect place.

Start Planning
Start planning your Maldives diving holiday . The Perfect Maldives Beach Resort For Adventure And Relaxation Escape to sheer seclusion and solitude at Royal Island Resort & Spa. Relax, explore the deserted shores, snorkel amidst kaleidoscopic reefs and marine life, or just take a stroll along the waterline with the gentle tropical breeze at your back. Book your reservations at our Maldives luxury beach resort directly through this site and enjoy substantial savings .

ROMANCE

ROMANTIC MOMENTS THAT WILL LAST FOR EVER
Few places in the world offer more romance and magic than Royal Island Resort & Spa . Indulge to the tropical enchantment of our Maldives honeymoon resort, and begin your life together amid a setting of breathtaking beauty and passion. Take advantage of peace tranquility, and exotic surroundings for Maldives honeymoons at Royal Island Resort & Spa . Wake up each morning in your own private bungalow overlooking a pristine stretch of Indian Ocean beach. Enjoy unmatched services and facilities, including the lavish Araamu Spa and a fabulous selection of restaurants and bars . Relax and unwind with a vast selection of resort activities , including a fully equipped gymnasium, tennis, and squash to scuba diving and water skiing . All of this awaits you at our Maldives luxury resort - just let us show you the way to your perfect Maldives honeymoon escape.

* WEDDING

Overview
Unforgettable occasions call for incredible settings. Enjoy peace tranquility, 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 ambiance.

Itinerary
Beauty ritual at Araamu Spa
Escorting brides with local drum & dance.
Ceremony on the beach during sunset
Champagne & wedding cake with refreshment.
Candlelight BBQ dinner
Special turndown service with exotic flowers
Champagne breakfast
Loabi Loabi at Araamu Spa
Sunset cocktail
Photography , including a CD of all picture shoots

Anniversary
A Bottle of Champagne and a Fruit Basket on Silver and Golden Wedding Jubilee.

* HONEYMOON

Package
Our honeymoon package includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a romantic honeymoon dinner on the sunset beach and flower bed decoration.

Private Sandbank Picnic
Indulge into a Robinson Crusoe style picnic at our sandbank, one of the most romantic settings on earth.

Private BBQ
What could be more romantic than enjoying barbecue on a secluded beach under star light.

* PRIVATE SANDBANK PICNIC

Have you ever dreamt of spending your honeymoon, dipping your toe in crystal clear waters and simple lay down a white sandy beach just you and your partner.

* PRIVATE BARBECUE

Overview
Have you ever dreamt of sweeping your loved one off the feet with a uniquely romantic dinner experience?

Experience the ultimate romantic private dinner, just two of you wherever , whenever you want whether a luxurious dinner at a sandbank in the middle of the ocean or a candle-lit celebration in the privacy of your villa,or a uniquely setting under the star lights on the sunset beach or jetty

Menu
Lobster (one medium per person)
T-Bone Steak
Chicken Drums & Thighs
Seafood Kebabs
Sausages
Vegetable Kebabs
Jacket Potatoes
Salad
Assorted Dessert Plate
B.B.Q Sauce
Pepper Sauce

 
 

Resort Quick Facts

No. of Rooms:   Rooms
Distance from Airport:  118 Kilometer from Male International Airport
Transfer By:  Speed boat & Seaplane

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