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Kerala may be famed for its white sand beaches, giving onto the pellucid waters of the Arabian Sea, but there is a parallel world set a little way back from this picture postcard coastline, a world of lagoons and lakes connected by slow moving canals. Mark Atwood takes a languid houseboat cruise amongst these palm-fringed backwaters and experiences a fascinatingly rich journey of the senses...


Our magnificent resort Ratan Haveli in Jaipur is growing in popularity as word spreads amongst members. It's no wonder really; the resort is truly unique. A restoration of an 18th century Haveli (private mansion) in the heart of the Old City of Jaipur, this property immerses guests in a genuine heritage experience, but with the high levels of service and facilities one would expect of a modern, high quality resort. Fixtures and furniture bespeak of colonial opulence and there's a quaint little eatery serving local specialties...


Monsoon...the word has a biblical feel to it, conjuring images of relentless downpours, floods and storms. But the rainy season in India's southern resort district of Goa doesn't have to delight only ducks and farmers...showers are intermittent and if you choose to take your holiday in India during this time, you'll be met with a host of excellent low-season offers and deals...


Karma Resorts it the sister company of Royal Resorts and it is fast establishing itself in the very vanguard of 21st century high-end lifestyle and destination experience. There are currently three villa resorts in the growing Karma portfolio, Karma Samui on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, Karma Jimbaran and Karma Kandara, both in Bali...




In each forthcoming edition of Royal Reporter, we'll be addressing many of the questions that we hear from clients with a view to helping you get the most out of your membership. We also welcome your input - if there's something that you've been wondering about, drop us a line and we'll do our best to address it right here in Royal Reporter. This month, maximising exchange opportunities, Bonus Weeks and the difference between Weeks and Points...


Members regularly share their experiences with Royal by sending us feedback letters. Below are the latest missives to land in our mailbox. We hope they will encourage other members to make the most of their Royal membership...





Welcome to the third edtion of The Royal Reporter. We have a bumper edition for you this month, packed with features, news, offers and expert advice on how to get the most out of your membership with Royal. In our lead feature, we take a look at another side of Kerala, away from the white sand beaches as we explore the state's enchanting backwaters. Then there's Raindrop Tourism - we take a look at why destinations like Goa and Kerala are well worth visiting during the monsoon season. We think you'll be surprised. In our news section, we report on our regular winter refurbishment programme, which ensures that all of our resorts maintain the highest standards of excellence.

We also draw your attention to our sister operation, Karma Resorts, illustrating just how you as Royal members can take advantage of substantial discounts not to mention investment opportunities with this leading six star boutique villa resort brand. We also bring you news of two exciting new resorts in Rajasthan and Kerala, which provide the perfect base for your exploration of these historic states. More added value to Royal Members comes via our burgeoning K Spa brand - find out more in our special Spa section, where curator Judy Chapman also reports on the growth of the spa industry generally throughout the Indian subcontinent. Our regular Q&A section gives you tips and insights from the experts so that you get the greatest holiday benefits from Royal. There's also an opportunity in the edition to give us your feedback via a simple customer comment form we've created and we wrap up this edition with some guest testimonials which will hopefully inspire you all to reap as many benefits as possible from your Royal membership.

Esperanca Patricio
Group Administration Director
South East Asia



  • Royal's New Director of Resort Management in India
  • Resort Maintenance and Refurbishment Programme
  • Imperial Apartments
  • Royal and K2 Resorts
  • New Goan Resort Check-in / Check-out days
  • Weekend Activities Programmes
  • The Points Club expands

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At Royal Resorts, we aim to achieve the highest standards of customer service. But for us to be able to do this effectively, we need to hear from you. It is your feedback that drives change and improvement, ensuring that your holiday experience is always optimal. To make things simpler, we have created a simple REX Customer Feedback form that can be completed within about five minutes. We'd be really grateful to hear from you

Click here to take the survey


All member letters and testimonials published win a US$100 'thank you' voucher redeemable towards holiday bookings with Royal Exchange. If you have a story you would be happy to share, simply send your story/testimonial along with some relevant holiday snaps to and if your entry makes it to print or web your REX account will be credited with US$100 - it's that easy!