Royal Island is a faraway island retreat where every day is a new chapter. Located in the heart of the Baa Atoll, our all-inclusive resort brings together the intimacy of a village, the spirit of escapism, and the warmth of Maldivian culture. It's a place to wake up to uninterrupted ocean views, connect over soulful South Asian dining, and be inspired by an evergrowing collection of signature excursions and spa experiences.
These spacious one-bedroom villas are backed by tropical greenery, steps away from the edge of the lagoon. In addition to the indoor and outdoor seating areas, you'll find an open-air shower, plenty of room to unwind, and your private area of beach to relax on.
These sunset-facing villas were tailor-made for couples. Uninterrupted ocean views and open-air showers surrounded by fragrant tropical greenery channel the spirit of our laid-back island resort, while the private outdoor terrace makes the golden hour all the more magical.
Shaded by dense, tropical greenery, but with Royal Island's main restaurants, and bars, and facilities just a short walk away, these spacious, two-bedroom beach villas offer the best of both worlds. Step from your private outdoor terrace onto the deep, sugar-sand beach, and spend your evenings walking along the shoreline watching the sun dip below the horizon.
Perfect for families or couples searching for more room to relax, these luxury villas feature private pools, direct access to our crystal-clear lagoon, and panoramic ocean views. Their location on the furthermost east and west sides of the island means they offer peace and privacy. And for those times when you need anything, you can call on your own private butler.
A voyage of the senses starts at Araamu Spa, a tropical garden sanctuary where time doesn’t move from hour to hour but mood to moment. Surrounded by the lush greenery of a private spa pavilion, find your zen while the restorative power of the island and sounds of exotic birds allow you to fully experience physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation.
Your lifestyle, mood and needs are the key to crafting a customized spa experience. Indulge in progressive health and wellness concepts including classic body and face treatments, ancient Ayurvedic healing therapies as well as beauty care. Reconnect with nature in our tropical garden sanctuary while we ensure pampered pleasure with each spa visit.
Home to colorful coral gardens, schools of exotic sea creatures, and crystal-clear waters all year-round, the dive sites near Royal Island are some of the best in the Maldives. Among our collection of carefully chosen reefs is Kakani near the Baa Atoll's Hanifaru Bay - one of the best places in the world to see mantas and whale sharks.
The Baa Atoll is a diver's paradise and is one of the best places to learn to scuba dive in the Maldives. The experienced team at our dive center, diveOceanus, offers a range of courses, from beginner level and kids' courses right through to PADI Dive Master.
It's no secret that some of the island's best experiences take place off dry land. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-fuelled adventures, want to experience the true tranquility of life out on the water, or fancy taking to the skies and see a new side to tropical island, the Royal Island team takes watersports in the Maldives to new heights.
Whether you seek an adventurous experience of a lifetime or simply want to enjoy a few hours of relaxation in one of our tranquil lagoons, our water sports center has something for everyone.
Embark on a big game fishing adventure, experience the magic of snorkelling around nearby reefs at sunrise, or spend the golden hour watching wild dolphins play in the waves on a traditional dhoni.
Available from sunrise to sundown, our Maldivian excursions will help you experience the very best of the Baa Atoll. Venture to secluded sandbanks, colorful coral gardens, or inhabited islands rich in local culture. Embark on a big game fishing adventure and try your hand at catching supper the traditional way. And, above all else, make some unforgettable memories.
Take a short boat ride to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you can swim with Mantas and Whale Sharks.
Set sail from Royal Island and watch the sun dip below the horizon on a traditional Maldivian dhoni.
When the evening comes, watch as a candy-colored sunset is transformed into a starry night sky.
When night falls, board a traditional dhoni and experience the beauty and tranquility of an evening on the water.
Big game fishing
Try your hand at catching your own supper with a big game fishing adventure in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
Come sundown, board a high-powered speedboat or a traditional dhoni and watch dolphins play in the surf.
Local island experience
Pay a visit to a neighboring island and learn more about traditional Maldivian culture.
Board a Maldivian dhoni and embark on a nighttime fishing trip in the waters surrounding Royal Island.
Sandbank sunset cocktails
No trip to the Maldives would be complete without cocktails at the golden hour.
Swim, snorkel, and sample delicious Maldivian food with our sandbank picnic experience.
Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with a barbecue lunch on a private island.
The island's sports facilities are here for those looking to keep their feet firmly on dry land. Royal Island's land sports include everything from badminton and volleyball on the beach to floodlit tennis for cooler evenings, plus a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Hit the courts for a high-octane futsal game - the perfect way to work up an appetite ahead of lunch or simply put your skills to the test.
Our badminton courts are positioned in the center of the island, perfect for an intense work-out and just a few metres from the bar for a cooling off drink afterwards.
Challenge your partner to a game of tennis. Our floodlit courts allow you to play in cooler temperatures after sunset. It’s advisable to book ahead.
Keep working on your strength, balance, and cardio in our state-of-the-art fitness centre. Open early until late, seven days a week.
Take a break from relaxing on the beach and enjoy a game of ping-pong under the shade of the palm trees.
Set the scene for a lifetime of happiness with a picture perfect wedding in our romantic island setting. Our wedding ceremonies can be seamlessly tailored to suit your most intimate desires in a range of dreamy locations fringed by white sands, tropical palms and endless Indian Ocean blues.
Indulge in a romantic sandbank wedding featuring a pre-ceremony beauty ritual at Araamu Spa, followed by a festive escort with local drums and dance. Exchange your vows on the beach during a stunning sunset and celebrate with champagne, a wedding cake, and refreshments.
Enjoy a candlelit BBQ dinner for two on the beach or an indoor venue, depending on the weather. Your special day ends with a turndown service adorned with fresh flowers, a champagne breakfast, a Loabi-Loabi couples massage at Araamu Spa, a sunset cocktail, and professional wedding photography.
Open every night from 9pm, Fun Pub is where you can sit back and relax with a cocktail, make some music of your own at the karaoke bar, or simply dance the night away.
Take a break from the midday sun and stop by for refreshing coconut water, chilled wines by the glass, or a selection of spirits and liquors. Or, ask our talented bar team to mix up a new version of your favorite cocktail.
By day, gather for freshly pressed juices and a game of pool. After dinner, pick from our selection of fine wines, beers, spirits, and liquors and settle in for a night of live music on the moonlit deck.
Backed by a grove of swaying coconut palms on the quieter south side of the island, Raabondi is a place for everything from light lunches to candlelit dinners. Our chefs are famed for their locally caught Maldivian lobster, cooked whole on the outdoor coal-fired grill.
Every meal promises a fusion of flavors. From continental buffet-style breakfasts made for grazing on to our chef's playful take on dishes synonymous with South Asia, all our food showcases ingredients sourced from nearby Maldivian islands or the colorful open-air markets in Malé.