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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#2 of 23 hotels in Maafushi Island
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Atoll opened its doors in May 2019 and is situated on the private island of Maafushi. Palace represents the most elegant hotel portfolio of RIU Hotels & Resorts and stands for luxury as well for a wide range of services. Distance to Airport on Kudahuvadhoo island aprox. 5km. 264 cozily furnished rooms offers with free Wi-Fi & offers modern amenities, as well exclusive overwater Juniorsuites.Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool with swim-up bar and 1 children's pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 - 7 years & 8 - 12 years old) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well Italian cuisine, 1 Steakhouse, 3 bars situated in various areas of the hotel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, German
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brane h wrote a review Yesterday
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Zelo ustrežljivi in prijazni. Vedno na voljo. Sunshine pool bar. Special thanks to barman Isuru who has made perfect coctails and coffee. He has also provided nice service and smiled all the time. The resort od magnificient and the food od excellent. Also thanks to Laka and other entertainment tram. Thanks to the big man, Albert.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stoobz wrote a review 26 Jul
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia58 contributions28 helpful votes
Riu atoll review We were met in arrivals lounge by rep and taken for complimentary breakfast at one of the airport dining facilities. Afterwards, accompanied to check-in for departure to Kudahuvadhoo. Very smooth and efficiently executed. Bravo Riu Atoll! Flew on time and arrived at the small Dhaalu airport. We checked in two bags because the hand luggage allowance is 5kg only. There was no delay in getting our checked bags and we were directed to a bus for a short journey to the jetty. From the jetty, we boarded a large boat (50 pax capacity) - with plenty of space and comfort. The journey across the sea took around 20 minutes and the mesmerising Riu resort comes into view. There was a brief presentation about the resort and the facilities and activities as well as mention of the need to be mindful of COVID-19 and follow protocols. A lovely refreshing drink awaits you as the check in process gets underway. Alberto, the resort manager himself, accompanied us part way to our beach villa. The holiday begins as soon as the door opens and the beautiful white sandy beach and glittering blue sea come into view from your veranda/balcony window. Excellent first impression Riu. You had us looked after from the moment we got through immigration!

Riu has a hotel app from which you can arrange just about anything, order/change/check just about anything and find out what activities/events are happening on the day. You are encouraged to download it at check-in, I wish I had downloaded it even before then. It is probably the way forward for most hotels nowadays. So convenient - no need to be waiting on unanswered calls at front desk. Pretty much everything you need to know and more is there on the app!

The room is modern, clean and practical. Let’s face it, we don’t come to the Maldives to stay cooped up in a hotel room. The beach, the warm blue ocean, the snorkelling, diving and other water sports will soak up a lot of your time. Then there is the pool and Sunshine Bar were the cocktails just keep coming. There is always a huge and delicious selection of food at the Dhona restarurant as well as a couple of restaurants you can pre book to enjoy a more refined a-la-carte experience. The sports bar and boraberdu bar ensure nightlife entertainment with various activities/events to wind up each day. It doesn’t have to be all hectic of course. Personally, I enjoyed some delightful sunrise walks along the island and I’d recommend the Renova spa at least once. If you want to maintain your fitness routine, the gym offers enough equipment to see you through.

This resort creates a special mood and a special memory. During our stay here, we were totally relaxed, we felt protected (from corona) and looked after. Our mood was easy and free which allowed us to open up to other guests and make some great holiday companions from the US and from Spain. However, even more than this, the staff who work here are just the best. I must mention some names because they truly made the holiday special - moments by the pool or antics in the evenings at the Bodaberu bar - Ruki (so energetic and funny), Sandina (fun and cheeky with her disarming smile), Chandana (a super competent and attentive barman - who just knows what you want), Samee (another great guy working at the bar), Fanny the entertainment manager who puts such energy into her shows for the kids and Shammy who works at Caribe dive centre and tries her best to give you an unforgettable marine experience. The staff at the restaurants work tirelessly as do the room service staff. These are especially difficult times due to the pandemic and they worked so hard under the circumstances.

All in all, we had a wonderful experience at Riu Atoll Maldives. All credit to you for your perseverance, energy, organisation and hospitality. We loved it here and we hope we will come back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Beach villas 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 if you get tired easily from walking or 26, 27, 28 for those...
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Art v wrote a review 24 Jul
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Best holiday experience we've ever had! There is so much to see and so much to do on the island. The resort felt very exclusive and we loved every day of our stay. The bonus for us was the entertainment team, they were so welcoming, fun and helpful! They did an amazing job at keeping the good vibe! We loved Sadani her daily watergym and her yoga. We also loved the paddle yoga with Prasad on the water! During the day there was volleyball, Bingo and darts games. Also every evening there was either a party or live music organized by Rukii and Laka. And Prasad gave us advise how to get most of our coral snorkel experience. (Thanks guys!) Water has both coral reef and sand beach (mostly), so nice to choose from. We stayed both in a beach room and (later)in a water villa. The rooms were very clean with a modern design. We selected this resort for that, and definitely met our expectations. We had a couples massages from Bali team and a trip to open waters to see dolphins - it was all really good! Food was great, great variety and friendly kitchen staff! We definitely recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Every room has a sea view. I would ask to upgrade to water villas
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Rita J wrote a review 17 Jul
Beirut, Lebanon8 contributions
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We spent our honeymoon in RIU Atoll maldives, and it was PERFECT! We booked a 5 night stay (3 nights in the over water superior suite and 2 in the beach room). The overwater villa experience is a must! The room is very spacious, very clean, the view is mesmerizing, the water is crystal clear !! You can even enjoy watching the fishes from your villa. Very private and very romantic ! I highly recommend it !!!! The beach room was also clean and beautiful. We suggest to add a shower outside the room to get rid of the sand before entering the room. It s a different experience. Concerning the activities we highly recommend the snorkling excursion! The food at the buffet is great! So many activities and program during the day, and live music shows during the night. You never get bored We enjoyed every moment! Finally, all the staff in the resort are adorable! They take care of you since the very 1st minute you land in Malé airport. All the covid 19 precautions are taken! Great value for money!! Everything in RIU ATOLL exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your own snorkeling equipment, since you are not allowed to go far when you rent the...
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Jordan C wrote a review 16 Jul
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We stayed at Riu Atoll in mid July and we had a great time. All the workers are so friendly and the hotel itself is beautiful. There were a few workers who really stood out to me though. Those workers were Prashan and Isuru. They were more than amazing the whole time and really took good care of us. They also made amazing drinks and they really helped make our experience here amazing. Thank you Prashan and Isuru for being so nice and helpful at the bars.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$317 - US$1,209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollMaafushi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
264
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Atoll
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Atoll have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Atoll offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Atoll?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Atoll?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Is Hotel Riu Atoll accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.