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Ideal For: Honeymoons | WaterSports | Diving | Spa | Families |

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.

Accommodation

148 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.

02 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.

Facilities & Services

Shopping arcade, business centre with internet access, safety deposit boxes.

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.

Raabondhi Restaurant : 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Recreation

Excursions : 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.

Snorkeling : 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 Hoping : 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.

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.

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.

Diving : 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.

Last Updated (Sunday, 12 September 2010 05:03)