One&Only Reethi Rah
An exclusive oasis of serenity and beauty
Surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, nestled within lush tropical gardens and fringed with pure white sand beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort offering an unrivalled level of seclusion, choice and personalised exploration. Situated on one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll, there is an abundance of space, freedom and activities to discover.
Reethi Rah, which means “beautiful island” in Dhivehi, has 12 pristine white sand beaches and six kilometres of shoreline to explore, as well as energising water sports, experiences and excursions - one of the most extensive offerings in the Maldives. Conveniently reached by a 45-minute luxury yacht journey from Malé airport, or 15 minutes via private seaplane, from the moment guests set foot on the island, they are transported to an unforgettable, idyllic Maldivian paradise.
Home to some of the most exceptional, spacious villas in the Indian Ocean, all are detached, expansive and luxurious. A total of 122 villas, including 96 beach villas and 32 water villas, are situated discreetly along the shoreline where crystal clear waters lap gently. Each villa, whether on a private powder-white beach or suspended above the turquoise lagoon, is a self-contained private sanctuary. Beach villas are separated by lush vegetation, while water villas connected to the island by overwater walkways are in small clusters of four, each villa facing a different direction providing privacy and a serene setting. Every villa is traditionally thatched by local craftsmen and features a contemporary, Asian-influenced design blending elegance and style with natural beauty, using materials such as coconut shell, sea grass, silk and mahogany.
Dining options are varied with innovative and fresh cuisine prepared with real passion and flair, served at seven diverse restaurants, or privately in-villa. Signature restaurant Tapasake, serves modern Japanese cuisine and a selection of sophisticated sake cocktails in a sleek over-water space, while the outdoor dining area has four open-air Teppanyaki stations. Hidden away in a magical candle-lit potager, Botanica prepares natural garden-to-fork cuisine, with many ingredients sourced from the surrounding Chef’s Garden, while Fanditha, an exotic beachside restaurant and the best sunset spot on the island, serves an a la carte menu of exceptional Middle Eastern cuisine. At the heart of the island, Reethi Restaurant serves delicious breakfasts offering an array of fresh bakeries, tropical fruits and healthy Superfood dishes. By night, Reethi restaurant is a fusion of cuisines, with French at ‘Earth’, Asian at ‘Fire’ and Italian at ‘Aqua’. After dinner, guests can make their way to the vibrant cocktail bar, Rah Bar, for live music, cool martinis and exotic cocktails. During the day guests can sample the freshest selection of salads, seafood and grills at feet-in-the-sand dining spot The Beach Club, or Rabarbaro, serving a real taste of Italy in the Maldives with views of the iconic One&Only Reethi Rah Lap Pool. One&Only Reethi Rah’s beautiful setting also provides the perfect canvas for an array of private dining options, from an intimate sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, to secluded beaches under the stars.
Ranked number four in Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 in the category ‘Top Overseas Hotel Spa’, One&Only Spa at One&Only Reethi Rah offers a holistic programme of treatments, beauty, fitness and wellness. A peaceful retreat set in a serene, tranquil setting, tucked away from the rest of the resort within lush manicured gardens, the spa boasts private treatment villas nestled beneath thatch roofs and relaxation pavilions overlooking the Indian Ocean. Harnessing rejuvenating therapies from East to West, One&Only Spa therapists guide guests on a journey of wellness, combining ancient therapeutic rituals with modern day research.
Visiting practitioners from around the globe add further expertise to the award-winning spa offering, which includes extensive facilities for guests to enjoy including swirling vitality pools, saunas, crystal steam rooms and the first Watsu Pool in the Maldives, exclusive to One&Only Spa. Beauty and grooming treatments are available at Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by the world-renowned French podiatrist, Bastien Gonzalez, the resident stylist is on hand for hairstyling, and gentlemen can indulge in shaving and barbering alongside facial treatments at Barber&Blade. The Fitness Centre at One&Only Reethi Rah is fully equipped with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities and a Recharge Bar for a post-workout energy boost.
One&Only Reethi Rah has a host of activities and engaging excursions to choose from. ClubOne is the hub for all things active at the resort; including the ROCK climbing wall, two floodlit tennis courts, Artist Studio and an action-packed water sports centre offering activities from wakeboarding to jet-skiing. ClubOne also offers beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis and board games to be enjoyed by all ages. Younger guests can enjoy the KidsOnly and OneTribe programmes designed to inspire creativity and imagination. Guests can also uncover the secrets of the Indian Ocean at the resort’s dive centre, with exhilarating snorkelling trips such as Shark Safari and Turtle Adventure, and dive excursions to explore the underwater marine life.
One&Only resorts are known the world over for creating memorable experiences through a distinctive style and personality borne of each local culture, genuine hospitality and an injection of captivating energy. As part of the One&Only collection, One&Only Reethi Rah offers an unrivalled level of style, exclusivity and once-in-a-life-time experiences, while inspiring extraordinary journeys for the soul.