Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve

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9.1
Excellent


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Summary of reviewsThe Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a luxurious and beautiful resort that offers exceptional services and facilities. The location is perfect for snorkeling and water sports with a stunning beach and crystal clear turquoise waters. Guests rave about the amazing cuisine, lively reef with diverse marine life and the wonderful spa. The staff is friendly and helpful with particular commendations for chefs Harish and Vishal, waiter Priya and the bar staff. The resort offers comfortable and clean accommodations with villas described as spacious and cozy. The spa and sports facilities are top-notch and the pool area is a highlight of any stay. The all-inclusive packages and services are also highly recommended. While some guests had concerns about the pricing system and service, the majority of reviews were overwhelmingly positive with many guests dubbing the resort "one of the best on the Maldives" and "superb". Overall, the Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a great place to stay if you want to experience paradise on an island in the Indian Ocean.
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Room Types
Beach Villa Featuring elegant decoration and wooden furnishings, the villa comes with a TV and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub. It has a balcony offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Family Suite with Pool This suite has a balcony, minibar and sea view.

Two Bedroom Family Beach Villa This double room has a balcony, air conditioning and minibar.

Sunset Beach Villa This double room has a balcony, air conditioning and minibar.

Beach Pool Villa Guests will have a special experience as this double room features a pool with a view. Offering free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room offers a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a private entrance, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker as well as sea views. The unit offers 3 beds.

Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent
Location
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a beautiful and rather large island with a stunning beach and a wide range of beaches to enjoy. The location is perfect for snorkeling and water sports and the beach is crystal clear with turquoise waters and soft sand. The resort is surrounded by a magnificent reef that guests can explore with ease. The hotel is situated close to the beautiful Dharavandhoo airport, which can be reached by limited flights. Some guests noted noise from construction and boats, but overall, the beautiful green island provides a fantastic scenery and a remote location. The transfer to the hotel can be fatiguing, but it's worth it. Some rooms might have less beach access due to erosion, but rooms 247,248 and 249 are situated in perfect locations with amazing snorkeling spots. Guests can immerse themselves in a tropical jungle with lots of wildlife, including bats and lizards. The beach is accessible directly from many of the rooms, allowing you to wake up to a spectacular view of the ocean. However, the connections to international flights might be difficult and require optimization. Overall, Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a great place to stay if you want to experience paradise on an island in the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast
Guests at Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve raved about the breakfast options. The buffet offered a huge variety of foods, including local specialties like fresh sushi, Italian options for young children and live cooking stations. There were many fruit options and gluten-free choices as well. The food was described as very tasty, diverse and delicious. Some guests even called the food exceptional. While some guests felt that the quality of the food could be improved, the majority of reviews were highly positive. Overall, guests enjoyed the buffet and appreciated the wide range of options available to them.

Dinner
Guests at the Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve had mixed reviews about the dinner options. Some guests raved about the amazing chefs, including Harish and Vishal, who served delicious food. The buffet was excellent with a huge variety of options including Indian and Thai dishes, local specialties, fresh sushi, Italian options and vegetarian choices. Dinner menus changed daily and there were themed nights and a mandatory gala dinner. Some guests loved the food quality and variety, while others found it repetitive, overly spicy, or lacking in flavor. Prices were also a concern for some guests, especially for a la carte dinners, where drinks were not included. Overall, while there were some criticisms, many guests enjoyed the food and variety offered at the resort's restaurants.

Rooms
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve offers comfortable and clean accommodations with villas described as spacious and cozy. Some villas have amazing beach views and direct access to the water. The staff is friendly and helpful and the housekeeping is outstanding with rooms being cleaned twice a day. The open-air bathrooms add a touch of authenticity to the traditional Maldivian villas. The resort is well maintained and the gardens are perfectly kept. The only downside is that some rooms have outdated furniture and there may be a lack of electrical outlets. Overall, the resort offers a comfortable and enjoyable stay for a reasonable price.

Beds
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve provides comfortable and clean rooms with fine sand. Guests can enjoy quality time with family on a large comfortable bed or have an additional bed placed for their children. Although some rooms may have outdated furniture that needs updating, the overall cleanliness of the island and rooms is exceptional. While some guests were disappointed with the shade on the beach and the noise from creaky beds, others appreciated the comfort of their beds. It is important to note that not all villas offer the same beach experience, but the resort staff accommodated guests' needs for different villa locations.

Cleanliness
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve received many positive reviews regarding its cleanliness. Guests mentioned that the rooms were clean and comfortable with cleaning taking place twice a day. The beach was also well-maintained and kept spotless. The resort was described as well-kept and of great quality with staff being friendly and attentive to guests' needs. The villas were beautiful, spacious and extra clean with amazing views of the ocean. Guests appreciated the overall cleanliness of the property, including the gardens and common areas. Mosquitoes were a slight issue, but not enough to detract from the resort's overall cleanliness and beauty.

Staff
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve boasts an exceptional staff that has earned praise from guests across the board. Visitors describe the personnel as amicable, kind and always ready to assist. The staff's hospitable and helpful nature is consistently mentioned with particular commendations for chefs Harish and Vishal, waiter Priya and the bar staff, including Rukman, who never failed to put a smile on guests' faces. Visitors have also praised particular staff members, including Nipun, Mr. Shahalam, Lateef and Pawan, for their exceptional service. The staff's professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure guests had a delightful stay were frequently noted. Some guests even spoke highly of the excursions and sport centers' staff for their friendliness and warm demeanor. The majority of comments about the staff were overwhelmingly positive with only a handful of guests highlighting any dissatisfaction. Overall, the hotel's staff consistently stood out as a highlight of guests' stays.

Spa
The spa at the Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve has received high praise from guests. Many describe it as a fantastic and wonderful experience. The center's staff have even been known to gift guests moments of absolute relaxation. The spa offers a range of treatments, including Ayurveda, but some have found the prices to be a bit high. The massage is particularly noteworthy with one guest calling it very classy. The spa is well-equipped and includes amenities such as a billiard table, gym and garden. Although a few reviews mention the head massage to be average, the overall consensus is that the spa is exceptional and worth a visit.

Gym
If you're a fitness enthusiast, you'll be pleased to know that the Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve has a range of activities available to keep you active. There are free tennis, beach volleyball and football courts to enjoy, as well as a large badminton hall, table tennis and billiards. The gym's equipment is minimal, but there are plenty of free activities, such as tennis, squash and badminton, to compensate. In addition, the sports facilities are top-notch and there are plenty of water sports to choose from as well. Guests have praised the staff in the gym, particularly Ashad, who is extremely friendly and professional. Whether you want to hit a few balls or break a sweat, you'll find plenty to do here.

Pool
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve boasts an incredible pool area that offers guests access to a stunning coral barrier where they can observe a variety of marine life, including sharks, turtles and fish. The pool bar serves up delicious cocktails and mocktails and the swimming pool itself is described as clean and beautiful. The resort also features a large outdoor pool and an infinity pool that overlooks the beach. Speaking of the beach, it is also highly praised for its cleanliness and privacy and guests can enjoy fantastic snorkeling just off the shore. While some guests noted that more lounge chairs would be appreciated, overall, the pool area of the Royal Island Resort is a highlight of any stay.

Beach
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve boasts a beautiful and spacious beach area, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The turquoise water and soft sand create a picturesque paradise with a coral reef just steps away from the beach. The location is ideal with beachfront villas and direct access to the beach. Children can play safely in the lagoons and the beach is protected by a stone wall. The whole island is surrounded by a large coral reef that is home to diverse marine life. Guests can wake up, open their doors and run into the ocean to swim. With private beach sections and loungers, guests can enjoy the utmost relaxation and privacy. The resort also offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Although some areas lack beachfront access or are shaded all day, the beach is generally considered amazing and has been described as a dream. All in all, it's a unique and beautiful pearl in the middle of the ocean that promises guests a great time.

Tennis
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve offers guests a range of sports facilities, including free tennis courts, a large badminton hall and squash courts. Many guests enjoyed playing tennis every day and the resort also provides a complimentary gym for fitness enthusiasts. With plenty of free activities to choose from, including tennis, squash and badminton, guests can stay active and entertained throughout their stay.

Family
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a beautiful and relaxing tropical paradise perfect for families with small kids. Even though there is no play area explicitly designed for kids, there are plenty of activities offered for both couples and families, such as diving lessons, water polo and even a dry paint festival. Despite being expensive (150 USD for a 5-year-old daughter), the entertainment provided is of high quality and suitable for everyone. The staff also goes above and beyond to accommodate guests' needs and wishes, including blending food for babies in the restaurants and providing baby chairs in the bar area. Although some reviewers complained about the lack of privacy in the family cabins and the additional fees for babysitting services, families with children mostly enjoy their time spent on the island.

5 Star
Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is an exceptional five star resort that offers luxurious facilities and exceptional services. Guests rave about the amazing cuisine, lively reef with diverse marine life and the wonderful spa. The scuba diving experience at this resort is unparalleled, making it a real paradise for scuba divers. Although some reviewers felt the resort was expensive, many felt that it provided absolute value for money. The attentive staff, quality room cleaning and excellent wifi throughout the island without passwords for each villa were especially appreciated by guests. While there were some concerns that the service was not always adequate for a five star hotel, the majority of reviews were overwhelmingly positive with many guests dubbing the resort "one of the best on the Maldives" and "superb". Overall, for those looking for a luxurious but pricy stay at a breathtaking location, this resort is definitely worth a visit.

All-Inclusive Packages
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve offers a good variety of all-inclusive packages and services that guests seem to enjoy. The food at the buffet is said to be of high quality and suitable for all diets with a wide variety and abundance of options. The all-inclusive deal also includes many unpaid facilities, snorkeling gear and canoeing, making it an attractive vacation option. However, it is important to note that not all drinks are included and some guests found the pricing system to be complex and expensive for additional services. Despite this, many reviewers highly recommend the resort and its all-inclusive deal for a complete relaxation experience.

Luxury
The Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is a luxurious haven that will leave you spellbound. The resort boasts a beautiful landscape that is perfectly maintained, providing a picturesque view. The rooms are luxurious, although, some guests found the decor dated and bathrooms in need of modernization. However, the resort itself is a luxurious 5-star destination that is perfect for those seeking a luxurious getaway. Although, some guests felt that the food could have been better, especially for a 5-star resort with seafood being the exception. The resort provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, where one can indulge in luxury and beauty at a breathtaking location. Despite the pricey stay, guests claim that it is worth every penny for a five-star experience.

Romantic
If you're looking for a perfect paradise for a romantic vacation, the Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve is the place to go. Guests have raved about the beautiful surroundings and the resort's proximity to the reef. Perfect for honeymooners, many have left their kids at home to enjoy a romantic getaway with their significant other. The staff, including Vita from the restaurant, are polite and accommodating and guests have praised the amazing romantic dinners. Each bungalow even comes with private loungers, adding to the already beautiful and respectable atmosphere. All in all, the Royal Island Resort is the perfect destination for a honeymoon or any other romantic getaway.

Beachfront
The beachfront location of Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve has received high praise from guests. Many highlight the spacious and pristine beaches with some stating that the beach villas provide an unbeatable experience. The southwest area of the beach is particularly noteworthy, offering breathtaking sunsets. Guests also appreciate the direct access to the lagoon from their villas and the extra-clean, cosy accommodations. Some of the villas even offer a semi-private beachfront. Overall, the hotel's beachfront location is a major draw for guests seeking a relaxing and picturesque tropical getaway.


Yes, Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Infinity Pool, Children's Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve.

No, Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve.

Yes, Royal Island Resort at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve has a gym.

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