When the Riu Palace Maldivas opens in 2019, it’ll have a fancy infinity pool with a swim-up bar and easy access to the beach. When it comes to food and drink, there are three themed restaurants and a swim-up bar in the pipeline. Little luxuries – like sparkling wine at breakfast – are on the cards, too. You’ll find evening entertainment, a spa and a hotel-run kids’ club at the Riu Atoll on the island next door – it’s a short walk over a bridge to get there.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Kayaking and snorkelling will be at the top of a long list of things to do – you’ll be able to strap on a snorkel or ride the waves on a kayak, for free. Plus, the Riu Atoll next door will put on activities like daily group fitness classes and watersports.
There'll be loads to keep little ones entertained at the RiuLand kids' club. You'll find this next door, too.
Over on the neighbouring Maafushi island, you'll find a playground for children within the Riu Atoll.
- Daytime activity programme
You can take part in daily fitness activities at the RiuFit area at the neighbouring Riu Atoll, just a small walk across to Maafushi island.
- Kayaks at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
- Pedalos at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
- Stand-up paddleboarding - at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
- Snorkelling equipment at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
You'll get one complimentary introductory scuba diving lesson at the neighbouring Riu Atoll.
FOOD & DRINK
Three different places to eat will include a fusion eatery and a buffet restaurant. The latter’s being built with a sun terrace, so you can even catch a tan while you fill your belly.
There’ll also be a place called Yu Hi – you should make a beeline here for all things Japanese. Just so you know, you’ll need to make a reservation to nab a table in here.
- Palm buffet restaurant
The Palm buffet restaurant is the main restaurant here, it offers a variety of cuisine with live cooking stations and a sun terrace, so you can soak up the rays whilst dining here. There's luxuries like Cava at breakfast, lunch includes pasta, salad and dishes prepared live, whilst dinner is a similar affair, offering a themed buffet 3 times a week.
- Paradise pool bar
To grab a drink, the Paradise pool bar is on hand, and with a swim-up section you won't even have to leave the pool.
If you're after something different, Krystal is on hand offering a blend of cuisine. Just so you know, you'll need to book in advance to dine here.
- Yu Hi
Savour the flavours of Japan at Yu Hi à la carte restaurant. You'll need to book in advance to get a table here.
- Beef Steak House
Just a small stroll away on the neighbouring Maafushi island, you'll be able to visit the Beef Steak House at the Riu Atoll.
For a taste of Italy you only have to wander across to the neighbouring Maafushi island to the Riu Atoll, where you'll be able to dine at their Sofia Italian restaurant.
- Boduberu lounge bar
At the Riu Atoll you'll find the Boduberu lounge bar, it has a terrace, so sipping a drink in the sun is definite option.
- Sports bar
Access to the 24-hour sports bar at the neighbouring Riu Atoll is included in your stay.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
You’ll get to use the spa at the Riu Atoll hotel next door. Full-body massages and pampering sessions will be up for grabs, along with a steam room and swanky gym.
- Wellness centre*
The wellness centre* at the Riu Atoll helps you reach true relaxation on your holiday. Offering a variety of treatments* including massages*, you'll also find a beauty salon* and hairdressers* within the centre.
If you fancy keeping up your gym routine whilst away, there's free access to the gym at the neighbouring Riu Atoll.
- Steam room at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
The entertainment’s set to get a big thumbs up. The Riu Atoll will pull its finger out to put on live music, DJ sets and beach parties in the evenings for guests from both hotels.
- RiuLand kids' club
There's plenty to keep the little ones entertained at the RiuLand kids' club. You'll find this at the neighbouring Riu Atoll.
- Evening entertainment programme
Over at the neighbouring Maafushi island, the Riu Atoll puts on a daily evening entertainment programme of live music, DJ sets and beach parties.
The stylish infinity pool with the swim-up bar will catch your eye. A smart sun terrace will be planted around it, and there’ll be comfy loungers to sink into. Meanwhile, swapping the pool for the beach will be easy, it's that close.
- Infinity pool
There's a large infinity pool to enjoy here, it comes with a swim-up bar and is surrounded by sunloungers and parasols.
- Kids' pool
For little ones there's a kids' pool over at the neighbouring Riu Atoll.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Gift shop at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
- Mini-market at the neighbouring Riu Atoll
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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