One&Only Reethi Rah
What We Love
- 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
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
A private island paradise with 12 beaches, thatch villas and hammocks strung over a turquoise lagoon
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
Best Experience ever. Beautiful views and so much to do on the island. Our host Oni was very resourceful and nice. I will be back again for sure and request her again. Thanks for the great memories one & only!
One & Only Reethi Rah is definitely my favorite hotel so far! It’s a short boat ride away from Male airport, and the staff that was there to receive us is extremely nice! Getting to the hotel you already see how spectacular it is and how nice and helpful everyone is. The beaches are amazing, with a lot of activities for the kids. The adults area is very quiet and peaceful. The villas are wonderful, private and modern. There are many restaurant options on the Island, for every type of person - we found the Japanese restaurant superb. The best hotel experience you can have! We only had a bit of bad luck with our butler (every villa has one), because she couldn’t really understand what we wanted and when we asked about extra activities and excursions we could do - we learned a little too late that there are many different and special things to do! Don’t forget to ask about them! Overall an amazing experience and great start to our honeymoon trip.
We arrived at the airport and there was a cute little boat that came to pick us up. When i got in i knew the holiday would be great. When we got there, there were smiles everywhere and we got to meet the GM and they immediately showed us our room which was a water villa. The room was so clean and i loved it. They had 6 restaurants. Reethi restaurant(three sections ),tapasake(Japanese ),fanditha(Middle Eastern ),botanica,beach club and pool side(only lunch).they were all amazing but I recommend Tapasake. After 5 days they moved us to a beach villa(we booked half water villa and half beach villa)and when we got to out room they had moved all our stuff and it looked exactly like the last villa. Overall this has been the best holiday of my life and i am coming here again.