Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve

Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve offers guests a luxurious private retreat amidst beautiful beaches and an idyllic lagoon, and serves as an excellent base to visit Hanifaru Bay’s UNESCO-listed Manta Ray Aggregation site.

Relax on the beach, indulge in a spa treatment or dine out at one of the resort’s restaurants – and don’t miss exploring nearby reefs and taking an exciting fishing expedition! There’s so much more to do around this island paradise too, including exploring its nearby reefs or going on an adventurous fishing excursion.


Royal Island Resort is situated on an exquisite beachfront island and within minutes of Hanifaru Bay and its world-famous manta ray congregation, making it the ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts looking to encounter marine life such as manta rays, whale sharks and other marine life. As part of UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve it provides a pristine and protected location suitable for nature observation – especially manta rays! Additionally it was recently honored with an International Green Key Eco-Label certification due to its commitment towards environmental preservation!

Royal Island Resort boasts 150 villas in total, each featuring its own furnished patio with views of the Indian Ocean. Constructed of wooden materials, each room comes equipped with TV and an en suite bathroom featuring tub/shower combination; upgraded villas may include Wi-Fi access as well as private pools/hot tubs – and all come with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes.

At this resort, guests can indulge in delicious dining options at its main restaurant as well as light bites and refreshing drinks at its bar, light bites at pool bar and an onsite spa with sauna, steam room and hot tubs – not forgetting water sports, yoga classes and scuba diving trips!

At this luxurious property, guests can take advantage of an all-inclusive package, which offers three meals daily as well as beverages with and between meals. There are numerous bars and restaurants on site as well as excursions to nearby sites of interest; there’s also a fully equipped gym, tennis courts, pool area and the hotel’s Senses Spa that provides massage treatments – guests who wish to explore further may book trips to remote beaches and islands.


Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve provides an exclusive luxury retreat, boasting prime oceanfront access. Surrounded by white sand beaches and tropical foliage, its premium villas boast incredible sunrise/sunset views as well as direct beach access.

This upscale resort offers 152 wooden villas – Sunrise Beach Villas, Sunset Beach Villas and Two-Bedroom Family Beach Villas as well as 2 Signature Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Residences. Each room comes equipped with its own furnished patio, an en suite bathroom featuring both tub and shower as well as TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi connectivity.

At this resort, guests can choose from an assortment of restaurants featuring an array of cuisines and styles. Maakaana Restaurant provides casual open-air dining featuring buffet meals daily while Raabondhi specialises in seafood cuisine. In addition to these dining venues, guests can also relax with drinks at any one of three bars; including beach bar or pool bar.

For those seeking to unwind and relax, this resort provides an array of spa and wellness activities such as sauna, steam room and massage services. Furthermore, fitness centre and tennis courts are available along with chartered cruises that focus on snorkelling or island hopping.

Royal Island Resort is just 30 minutes by wheeled aircraft ride from Male International Airport and provides shuttle and transfer services as well as transfers for an additional fee. Dining options are nearby, while it is within walking distance to both a grocery store and pharmacy.


At this luxurious resort situated on a half-mile-long island in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, discover tropical serenity at this luxury resort. Featuring 148 Beach Villas with lavish amenities and an abundance of resort activities such as diving with Delphis or relaxing at Araamu Spa, as well as lunch on private sandbanks or active options like tennis/squash courts/indoor badminton/gym – Baa Atoll promises tropical tranquillity!

This five-star resort provides the ideal getaway, boasting breathtaking lagoons and white sand beaches as its backdrop. Villas constructed using wooden materials feature private patios as well as televisions, bathtubs, showers and upgraded rooms include Wi-Fi connectivity as well as private pools or hot tubs – while complimentary breakfast buffet is offered daily.

Maakana Restaurant provides stunning ocean views while serving an assortment of cuisine at both a la carte and buffet prices. There is also a bar serving cocktails and other drinks; while for evening cocktails there’s Boli Bar on the beach which has plush lounge furniture with live music playing in the background.

Royal Island Resort diving activities are coordinated by a multilingual team from Dive Oceanus dive center, which runs daily boat trips to dive sites around the island. Dive Oceanus holds 5-star PADI status with Green Star status for environmental leadership.

Visitors to Araamu Spa resort can also try windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran sailing and parasailing on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, island-hopping trips as well as fishing trips are also offered. Relax on a private sandbank or rejuvenate mind body and soul at Araamu Spa before relaxing on an island hopping trip! Additionally the resort boasts floodlit tennis and volleyball courts along with pool facilities, gym and water sports centre offering activities from canoeing/windsurfing to jet skiing/water skiing for our watersport enthusiasts!


Royal Island has been operating since 2001 and continues to offer budget-minded all-inclusive travellers an alluring five-star experience. Staying true to its traditional Maldivian roots, this resort utilizes plenty of wood throughout – from floors in villas to furniture. Furthermore, Royal Island practices environmental sustainability through waste reduction and recycling programs while producing drinking water from rain collected on roof gutters onsite.

Royal Island lies within the UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve and features a tranquil private beach and lagoon, offering house reef diving from its dive center jetty as well as daily boat tours exploring 40 sites on its western side – such as Horubadhoo’s profusion of marine life, Madi Thila (where nurse sharks rest), or Nelivaru where manta rays visit from May to November for cleaning stations.

When it’s time to unwind, take a dip in the beachfront infinity pool, golf on one of several nearby courses or simply unwind at Araamu Spa. Or give your adrenaline pumping with windsurfing, jet skiing and parasailing at our water sports center!

At night, the resort offers an array of entertainment options from live music and dancers to the Fun Pub’s snooker table and badminton court. Or for something truly romantic, set sail aboard a traditional dhoni for a sunset cruise and watch its vibrant colours fade into starry skies while you enjoy cocktails and canapes on deck.


Horubadhoo Island Resort lies within the UNESCO-recognized Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve and requires an extraordinary journey to reach. A domestic flight to Dharavandhoo takes 30 minutes before a two-minute golf cart ride leads directly to a marina for speedboat transport to Horubadhoo – this beachfront property features multiple dining and activity options as well as a spa offering services and providing access to its white sand beach for snorkeling activities.

All 148 rooms at this quality hotel feature in-room safes, tea and coffeemaking facilities, flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms equipped with bathtubs and showers; upgraded villas feature private pools and hot tubs as well. In public areas there is free Wi-Fi available.

Hotel guests can dine on a buffet of local and international dishes from its restaurant, 24-hour bar, poolside cafe, sushi bar and nightclub which hosts live music performances as well as karaoke.

Activities available here range from gym work outs to floodlit tennis courts and volleyball, water skiing and windsurfing at the watersports centre, spa services as well as water skiing/windsurfing instruction. If relaxation is your goal then visit the Spa, which provides massage and beauty treatments to soothe away tension.

From May to November during the southwest monsoon season, Hanifaru Bay provides an exceptional opportunity to swim alongside manta rays feeding on plankton. Scuba diving at this site also is outstanding, providing access to numerous reefs and channels to explore.

Experience an exquisite journey at this 5-star all-inclusive resort, complete with its lavish Araamu Spa and exquisite selection of restaurants and bars. Take part in an amazing All-Inclusive package, including three daily meals at its main buffet restaurant plus drinks during and after each meal time!

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