One&Only Reethi Rah
Whether arriving by speedboat, a private luxury yacht or seaplane, the result is the same: a multi-award-winning, all-villa resort in the Maldives, that is regularly voted as one of the best hotels in the world. Among its many accolades, the One&Only Reethi Rah has been acknowledged as a Top Hotel in the Indian Ocean and the Best Resort in Asia many times over, something you’ll see and no doubt agree with as soon as you arrive.
The first standout feature of One&Only Reethi Rah is its North Malé Atoll location, sprawled across an Indian Ocean island which boasts no less than six kilometres of pristine Maldives coastline, chalk-white beaches and lush tropical trees. Between them, you’ll find hammocks swinging or deluxe daybeds carefully placed, surrounded by candles and silk drapes; a perfect frame for the impossibly blue Indian Ocean waters which surround you wherever you walk.
This desert island paradise is primed for overwater and beachfront villas – many with a private infinity pool – watersports and wellness, all of which are defining characteristics of the One&Only Reethi Rah. The thatched villas themselves are faultless, designed in hues of bamboo, mauve and white, where the décor is minimalist yet welcoming, and everything has been catered for. From al fresco rainforest showers to a beautifully furnished veranda, with lanterns that will be lit before you arrive back each evening, it is all immaculately presented through modern, stylish furnishings. The intimate beachfront villas are a joy with their intimate setting surrounded by palm trees and opening up onto soft white sands, while the One&Only Reethi Rah’s overwater options, particularly those with a private infinity pool, are memorable indeed.
One of the many reasons why One&Only Reethi Rah is acknowledged as one of the best five-star luxury resorts in the Maldives, is that they do the simple things to the highest possible standard, and let the natural beauty of their surroundings do the rest. So the service is subtle but attentive, materials and architecture feel natural and befitting of the landscape, while the gastronomic experience here is nothing short of divine. Asian, French and Italian-inspired classics are given a contemporary flavour injection at the Oceanfront Reethi Restaurant, and Japanese cuisine is cooked in front of your eyes in the hotel’s al fresco open-air kitchen. You’ll find fine dining takes on Middle-eastern favourites, private overwater gazebos to feast in and cocktails galore at the Beach Club, to name a few.
This all feeds into a wider narrative of wellness and wellbeing, as the One&Only Reethi Rah spa is an experience in itself. A designated section of the island has been tailored to provide calm and quiet even when simply walking the gardens between treatments. Think soothing fountains, open-air treatment suites and countless detox therapies, as well as traditional healing, holistic massage and vitality pools. It adds up to a world-class spa that will be as much a part of your stay at One&Only Reethi Rah as the gourmet cuisine, heavenly beaches and island isolation, proving time and again why this resort is so highly regarded by everyone who visits it.
One&Only Reethi Rah Facilities
130 Beach and Water Villas.
North Male Atoll, 75 minutes yacht transfer from Male International Airport.