One & Only Reethi Rah – Maldives
While One & Only may not be a household name, they operate a small group of some of the finest resorts in the world, and the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives fits right in. There are 32 water villas and suites plus 118 beach villas, making this one of the largest 5-star resorts in the islands.
Perfect for a honeymoon or any other romantic getaway, the Reethi Rah resort features huge and private villas that are spread around the perimeter of the island, giving each one a special feel. The restaurants and lounges as well as the wide array of activities available are such that there is never a shortage of new things to see or do, even though relaxing in your room might be the best reason to come in the first place.
The One & Only Reethi Rah Resort is located 35 kilometers northwest of the main airport in Malé in the Maldives.
30 Water Villas
Area: 1,604 sq ft (149 m²) including terrace
2 Grand Water Villas with pool
Area: 2,594 sq ft (241 m²) including terrace
118 Beach Villas
- Beds: One kingsize
- Wi-Fi: Complimentary
- Entertainment system: Flat screen satellite TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking stations
- Room service: 24 hours
Special room features
- Customised private bar
- Luxurious bathrooms with oversized bathtubs and dressing areas
- 30cm posturepaedic mattresses
- Personal Villa Host
- Covered veranda
- Split-level deck
- Low season online specials from US$1,463 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,918 per night
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$542.08 per adult
Restaurants and bars
- Reethi Restaurant
- Chef’s Garden
- The Beach Club at Clubone
- Rah Bar
- Fanditha Bar
- PADI Dive Centre
- Infinity pool
- Pedal and paddle boats
- Snorkelling equipment
- Windsurfing boards
- Fitness Studio
- Tennis courts
- Beach football or volleyball
- Table tennis
- Jogging track
- KidsOnly clubhouse
- Wedding facilities and planning
The One&Only Spa by ESPA is set apart from the rest of the resort, set within tranquil gardens and manicured lawns.
- Sunset sandbank experience
- Traditional Dhoni sunset sailing
- Local island experience
What the reviews say
Considering this is one of the most expensive water villa resorts in the Maldives, it’s little surprise that the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Those who can afford the finest get the finest here, as everything from the location to the rooms to the service to the food gets rave reviews.
In fact, reviews this positive might look otherwise suspicious, but the One & Only resort group is known for some of the finest hotels in the world, with service being at a premium. It appears difficult to be disappointed in any way after a stay here, which is very rare.
To reach the One & Only Reethi Rah you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a 55-foot luxury yacht for the 75-minute ride to the small island where the resort lies.
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