Overall thumbs up. Royal Island Maldives is an especially good property for those wishing to get away to an exotic, luxurious, comfortable island hotel with good service, excellent diving and snorkeling. Compared to the prices and quality accommodations in other island destinations, we found the Maldives to be a good value.The people are friendly and service oriented, the locations spectacular and the pace leisurely.
If you do not mind the long trip there, few places compare with the unblemished beauty, above and below the surface, of the Maldives. We found a selection of top properties on beautiful (if small) atolls, with comfortable, even luxurious accommodations, good food and excellent service for a good price. Malé has the distinction of being the only capital in the world which is an entire island.