One and Only Reethi Rah | Maldives

FIVE STAR LUXURY ISLAND RESORT WITH SPA

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  • Location : North Malé Atoll
  • Distance from airport: 35 km
  • Speedboat Transfer: 55 minutes
  • No of rooms : 130

Surrounded by the wonders of the sparkling Indian Ocean is an all-villa resort offering an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular with unprecedented privacy, One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul.

One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives is located on North Male’ Atoll, one of 26 natural atolls scattered across 90,000 square kilometres of Indian Ocean. Its spectacular shape creates six kilometres of stunning coastline with 12 beaches – ample space to grace each and every villa with an ocean view, a generous private veranda, and over-water deck or stretch of powder-soft sand. The 35 kilometres between the resort and Male’ International Airport is swiftly covered by a 75-minute journey in a 55-foot luxury yacht. All transfers are arranged around flight schedules.

Accommodation

130 resort villas are discreetly positioned along the sweeping bays of the island. These are some of the largest in the world, with high airy ceilings and generous exterior space.

Villa types

  • 54 Beach Villas (135m²)
  • 27 Beach Villas with pool (165m²)
  • 3 Duplex Beach Villas (135m² x 2)
  • 3 Duplex Beach Villas with pool (135m² plus 165m²)
  • 30 Water Villas (149m²)
  • 2 Grand Beach Villas with 1 bedroom and pool (260m²)
  • 3 Grand Beach Villas with 2 bedrooms and pool (322m²)
  • 2 Grand Water Villas with pool (241m²)

Measurements include veranda and pool areas.

Beach Villas

Enjoy direct views of the ocean and private stretch of beach from your bed. Features King-size beds, oversized bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, and a 26m² veranda offering a versatile exterior living space.

Beach Villas with pool

A private outdoor pool (23m²), an outdoor dining area and daybed shaded by tropical trees and stretching towards the ocean adds to the allure of the Beach Villas.

Duplex Beach Villas

Ideal for families, Duplex Beach Villas consist of two Beach Villas, five metres apart, joined by an external walkway. An expanse of private shoreline stretches directly onto the white sands and inviting waters of the beach.

Duplex Beach Villas with pool

Screened by abundant greenery, these duplexes offer as much or as little privacy as required. Each has an outdoor shower and veranda where the 23m² pool is shared.

Water Villas

Connected to the island by walkways, these villas on stilts perch right over the lagoon. The same size interior as the Beach Villas each has a 40m² covered veranda and a split-level 31m² deck. Netting suspended like hammocks from its edges are perfect for breezy sunbathing.

Grand Beach Villas

The largest villas on the resort are hidden amidst tropical foliage. These villas have a private stretch of beach, a 50m² pool, shaded verandas equipped for alfresco dining, and a canopied daybed. With an amazingly large interior space, the villas offer one or two spacious bedrooms, a sitting area facing the sea and a large stone soaking bath designed for two.

Grand Water Villas with pool

33m² of covered decking skirt these superior villas on stilts, ideal for outdoor relaxation and dining. Another 51m² accommodate sun bed platforms and an open air pool measuring 20m². Wrapped around the villa are over-water hammocks keeping dedicated sun worshipers cool.

Villa facilities

All villas feature:

  • air-conditioning
  • flat screen television with satellite channels
  • surround sound
  • DVD/CD player
  • iPod docking stations
  • customised private bar
  • luxurious bathrooms with oversized bathtubs and dressing areas
  • 30cm posturepaedic mattresses
  • 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linens and towels
  • extensive 24-hour villa dining
  • A personal Villa Host

Grand Beach and Grand Water Villa also has:

  • personal buggy
  • Bose ‘Lifestyle 18’ surround system

Dining

Whether eating in casual wear beside the beach or more formally in the main restaurant, the key note for dining is island chic.

Restaurants and bars

Reethi Restaurant
The main restaurant located on the eastern side of the island is set in thatched over-water pavilions, offering a glorious fusion of Far Eastern, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. The cellar houses 18,000 bottles of the world’s best wines – this is à la carte alfresco at its best!

Tapasake
Watch the sun set over the ocean whilst enjoying freshly caught sushi and sashimi accompanied perhaps by a critically acclaimed Riesling. This spectacular over-water restaurant on the island’s western shore provides a relaxed, romantic setting in which to sample the many delights of modern Japanese cuisine.

Fanditha

No jacket and tie required here. No shoes either for that matter. This Middle Eastern restaurant serves healthy chargrills, salads and mezze in a chilled ambiance with live DJ entertainment whilst guests laze with toes in the sand on Arabian divans and hammocks.

Rah Bar

By day Rah Bar serves delicious salads, wraps, snacks and smoothies to swimmers and sunbathers. By night, it metamorphoses into a social club, where the music is live and the Champagne cocktails flow.

Villa dining

An extensive villa dining menu is available 24 hours a day. Alternatively, a team of chefs is on call for exquisite tailor-made dining in privacy.

One&Only Spa, by ESPA

Set apart from the rest of the resort, the spa is set within tranquil gardens and manicured lawns. With wellbeing in mind, skilled ESPA therapists offer revitalising holistic treatments including Thai massage and European aromatherapy. The emphasis throughout is on the Ayurvedic methods of the Indian sub-continent.

The spa encompasses eight pavilion treatment suites, two double over-water spa suites, Bastien’s Pedicure by Bastien Gonzales and separate resting areas for men and women, each with hot vitality pool, crystal steam room, lifestyle showers and stone sauna. A Chi Pavilion is positioned over the lagoon and is the perfect place to practice Kundalini yoga or meditation.

Leisure facilities

Whether on the island or adventuring beyond it, there are endless ways to spend your days from deep-sea or dhoni fishing to private island picnics and cultural excursions.

Fitness Studio

Equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular training equipment and resistance machines from Kinesis and Technogym®. These include steppers, exercise bikes, gradient machines, free weights, running machines and more – all available with personalised training.

Water Sports

A wide range of complimentary water sports is available including canoes, kayaks, pedal and paddle boats, snorkelling equipment and windsurfing boards. If desired, the resort can also arrange paid-for guided scuba diving excursions, deep-sea fishing trips, catamaran sailing, parasailing and banana and tube rides.

Dive Centre

Excellent visibility and extraordinary coral reefs make this the ideal place to explore the teeming underwater world. Gentle seas and drop-offs encourage beginners while certified divers are free to roam some of the world’s most rewarding waters. A PADI dive centre is run by experienced multilingual staff and offers certification courses, nitrox, re-breather and night diving expeditions.

Land Sports

The superb Peter Burwash International Tennis Academy has two floodlit synthetic grass tennis courts with pros available as instructors or playing partners. Guests can also play beach football or volleyball, table tennis or bowls. There is a jogging track and plenty of bicycles to explore the island.

Boutique

Alongside a good range of everyday items and books is an array of craft work and souvenirs. For some real retail therapy the boutique carries the very latest in designer swim wear, beachwear and chic island apparel.

Kids’ and teens’ facilities

KidsOnly clubhouse is run by a dedicated team of fully-certified counselors. Four to eleven year olds enjoy their own pool and dining area, evening shows and all sorts of sporting activities. Two and three year olds can join in with a parent or baby-sitter and baby-sitting services are available for a fee. Designated staff help twelve to seventeen year olds make new friends from all over the world and organise a wide range of sporting events, nature treks, adventure programmes and local excursions.

Weddings

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives is the perfect romantic setting. Whether choosing to have a ceremonial blessing in the dedicated wedding pavilion or a picture perfect beach wedding, coordinators are on hand to ensure that couples have a truly unforgettable day. Note that blessings in the Maldives are not legally binding.

Accolades

Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean this superb all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury.

The resort has earned the following recognition.

2008
~ Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards (UK): Number One in the World
~ Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards (UK): Favourite Overseas Spa – Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean

2007
~ Condé Nast Traveller (UK): Number One in the World
~ Condé Nast Traveller (UK): Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel – Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean
~ Condé Nast Traveller (UK): Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa
~ Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards: Favourite Spa in the Maldives

2006
~ Favourite Hotel for Dubai and the Indian Ocean: Elegant Resorts

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