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 guests experience the heart and soul of Maldives at Royal Island.
WELCOME TO ROYAL ISLANDCommonly known as Horubadhoo, Located in Baa atoll, 118km North West of Malé, the capital city of the Maldives. Of a total of 50 islands in 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 â€˜feyli' weaving - a traditional-style wraparound skirt for women. HOW TO GET THERE is a smooth journey by seaplane from the main airport to Baa Atoll. The Trans Maldivian Airways twin-otter float plane takes 35 minutes to reach the Royal Island platform. Before departure, Trans Maldivian Airways provides guests with the comfort of waiting in the Royal Lounge owned and operated by Royal Island. Once the seaplane reaches the Royal Island platform, a local boat will pick the clients from the platform to Royal, which takes about 3-5 minutes to reach Royal Island.
Maakanaa RestaurantA 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 TimingsBreakfast 7:30 to 10:00 hrsLunch 12:30 to 14:00 hrsDinner 19:30 to 21:00 hrs