One of two adjoining resorts in Dhaalu Atoll, offering all-inclusive luxury stays and scuba diving
- Two resorts in one, with access to the neighbouring five-star Riu Palace
- Sample flavours from all over the world from several restaurants and bars
- Dive and watersports centre with over 30 years experience
- Onsite spa, beauty salon, and a gym offering group fitness activities
Riu Atoll is a four-star all-inclusive private island resort located in one of the Maldives’ most far-flung dive destinations, Dhaalu Atoll. Situated beside its partner resort, Riu Palace, this exceptional island escape acts as a hub of entertainment, offering direct access to a wealth of well-established facilities. Make the most of multiple gourmet restaurants, an inviting pool bar, invigorating sports and spa services, and an experienced partner dive centre to help you explore Dhaalu’s dream-like diving. And, if you fancy a change of scenery, simply stroll between the two islands at will, along the meandering 800-metre wooden walkway, to discover yet more all-inclusive facilities.
About Riu Atoll
The four-star Riu Atoll resort is located on the heavenly private island of Maafushi in remote Dhaalu Atoll, and is connected to its partner resort, Riu Atoll, by an 800-metre wooden walkway above the water. Riu’s portfolio of resorts are all about delivering unforgettable experiences in some of the world’s most stunning destinations, and Riu Atoll is no different. During their stay, guests will enjoy a wide range of cuisines to sample at several different eateries - each offering its own unique charm - as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the resort, and all-inclusive 24-hour service that characterises this exclusive brand.
As the larger of the two islands, Riu Atoll acts as the base for many of the resorts’ shared amenities, including the gym, spa, and dive centre - providing the most convenient access for guests looking to make full use of the facilities. You’ll find a range of services on your doorstep here, including massages and beauty treatments in the spa, watersports such as diving, kayaking and paddleboarding, a well-equipped gym, and a vibrant entertainment programme full of shows and live music.
Explore the resort
During your stay at Riu Atoll, you’ll enjoy authentic culinary experiences thanks to the delicious dishes prepared by our chefs. The main restaurant serves buffet breakfasts with live cooking stations, while the Italian restaurant, Sofia, and the Beef Steakhouse House offer à la carte dining that is sure to impress. Or, if you’re in the mood for some exotic delicacies, neighbouring Riu Palace’s Japanese and fusion eateries are the place to be. If you’re in the mood for a cool cocktail to fight the heat, a soft drink to quench your thirst, or an aperitif as the sun sets, this resort has several options including a sports bar, the Boduberu lounge bar, and the Sunshine swim-up pool bar.
This island resort is fringed by powder white sand dotted with loungers that can be accessed from anywhere on the island within seconds, providing ample space and opportunity to relax and soak up the idyllic setting. If you wish to increase the excitement, a range of complementary watersports are also provided from the resort’s watersports centre including kayaks, pedalos, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkelling equipment. Guests will also benefit from easy access to the well-equipped gym, with group fitness activities in the RiuFit area up to six times a week, and the Renova spa which offers a variety of massage and beauty treatments.
Diving from Riu Atoll
Diving at Riu Atoll is organised by ScubaCaribe - one of the world’s leading PADI 5-Star dive and watersports operations. Backed by over 30 years of experience, ScubaCaribe’s mission is to provide guests with fun right from the beginning - no matter the activity and regardless of experience level. With a presence at coveted four and five star resorts throughout the world, ScubaCaribe’s team is well-versed in delivering exceptional service, ensuring guest comfort and safety throughout every experience.
The resort’s PADI 5-Star dive centre is located on the beach and features a classroom, 56 sets of quality scuba equipment to rent, and watersports gear of all kinds. Two dive boats are on hand to transfer guests to and from nearby dive sites which can include vibrant reefs and wrecks, as well as encounters with sharks and manta rays.
- All-inclusive guests at this resort are entitled to one introductory scuba diving lesson.
- Riu Atoll has a children’s pool and the RiuLand kids’ club so that children can have fun too and parents can get some down time.
- Transfer to the island is by scheduled flight to Kudahuvadhoo, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort.
- Live music and DJ sets can be enjoyed at Riu Atoll every day.
Diving in Dhaalu and Faafu Atolls
Manta RaysJanuary - April
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
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