One&Only Reethi Rah
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Sipping sunset cocktails at Fanditha and dining on melt-in-your-mouth sushi and sashimi at Tapasake
- Cruising the atoll on the resort’s dhoni, a traditional Maldivian sailboat
- Children of all ages are welcome (unusual in this honeymooner-heavy archipelago)
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Round-trip airport transfers by luxury yacht are approximately $452 per person
- The hotel has an annual maintenance program, carried out from May 15 through October 15
- The little extras are expensive, such as excursions, wine and bottles of water
- Don’t expect a Robinson Crusoe vibe; this resort is large and glamorous
- A green tax of $6 per person, per night, will be collected at the hotel from November 2015.
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Set on one of the largest private islands in the North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah has no fewer than 12 beaches, luxurious overwater villas and butler service. Wood and thatch villas are dotted among palm trees, and hammocks are suspended over the turquoise lagoon at this picture-postcard paradise, where the only transport options are golf buggies and bikes.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are sigh-inducing. Water Villas are palatial, with enormous wooden beds topped with 300-thread-count linens, spacious sitting rooms, separate dressing areas and private decks with giant hammocks suspended over the crystal clear lagoon; a top spot for sunbathing and stargazing. Beach Villas offer private beach access and large verandas with outdoor showers; bathrooms are vast, with sunken tubs and twin sinks.
For sunset cocktails and mezzes head to Fanditha, a sand-in-the-toes drinking hole with a super-laid-back vibe, chandeliers flickering in the trees and a DJ. Other dining options include Tapasake for candlelit sushi above the lagoon, glamorous Reethi restaurant and the intimate Chef’s Garden, where the dishes feature resort-grown ingredients. At the One&Only Spa by ESPA, the treatment rooms (individual thatch villas overlooking the ocean) are as relaxing as the massages. Don’t miss the Energy Equalizer, a signature treatment in which aromatherapy oils are liberally slathered and chakras are opened. There are plenty of water-based activities on-site, from water skiing to windsurfing, but the challenge here is to drag yourself away from your overwater villa.
How to Get There
After nine months of bad luck with health issues, a week at O&O was well deserved. Simply fantastic service by Jan and his team. Complete privacy, sensational beaches, great beach club and beautifully well kept grounds.
We were looked after daily by the lovely concierge (Andrea) and the food were incredible.
Can’t wait for our rtn visit to the lovely island.
From the moment you arrive you know you are in paradise. The people make this paradise worthy of the ultimate pamper . Every aspect of this resort is perfect. Food location sports beach activities are all endless but I must say it’s the staff that truly make this place One and Only!! Thank you to everyone that made my trip the ultimate spoil. I will be family
Great hotel, amazing staff, ok food. Overall a great experience except for the Japanese restaurant; both a la carte and the teppan yaki were not worth a stop and way overpriced. I also would not recommend the private dinner on the beach; I have had many of these, and this one was probably the most expensive ($1000 for a 4 course dinner for 2), and the meal was really a let down. In summary, stick to the main restaurant (P.S.: I have not tried the Botanica and Fanditha restaurants).
Complete luxury and absolute beauty, the one & only resort was ah-mazing.
Di @ Addicted to Maldives recommended the resort and booked it for us together with flights. She made it effortless and we highly recommend her for her knowledge. She gave us access to an app with all travel details that made it so easy. Her deep knowledge of the Maldives was really helpful to ensure we got exactly what we wanted for our very special holiday. Thank you Di.
The resort has lots to do or nothing at all - depending what you want. Amazing food. Bikes to get around. Beautiful accomodation. Yoga everyday. Friendly staff. This Holiday will not disappoint. The Maldives is an incredible destination. The water really is crystal blue with white sand. Hope to return again one day.
We have stayed at some of the most luxurious hotels in the world: from Paris (George V); London (Browns and Shangrila); Amsterdam (Waldorf Astoria); New York (Baccarat); UAE (Four Seasons; Burj Al Arab; Emirates Palace; One &Only the Palm) etc and Reethi Rah took our breath away - location; service; staff; rooms and food