Supreme and private luxury amid nature's tropical magic, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives resort is a jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons, and white sands. The experience is privacy, warmth and moments of magic – a promise of utter contentment fulfilled.
One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah is just 35km (22 miles) from the airport at Male', the capital of the Maldives. A 75-minute luxury launch aboard the One&Only yacht brings guests directly to the resort located on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll. Male' The 26 atolls comprising the Maldives stretch from 600km (373 miles) southwest of Sri Lanka across the Equator, covering an area of the Indian Ocean the size of Portugal or the US state of Maine. Of 1,190 islands, just 200 are inhabited while an additional 90 have been transformed into resorts.
AccommodationOne&Only Reethi Rah Maldives accommodation features 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Amongst the largest resort villas in the world, each is detached, expansive and equally luxurious.
Villa Type of One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives Resort & Spa
Duplex Beach Villa with Pool
- 2 persons
Located in the Chef’s Garden as its name suggests, this new and intimate venue provides diners with a unique culinary experience. Amidst tranquil surroundings guests can enjoy a superb choice of dishes prepared using only the freshest organic produce.
Please note: Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt when dining in the Chef’s Garden. Ladies are welcome to wear island chic.
More than 900 labels from some of the finest wine producers throughout the world are on offer at One&Only Reethi Rah. Stored in two temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellars with more than 9,000 bottles from the finest wine lands.
The Wine Cellar doubles as a Private Dining Room and is ideal for special events and private get-togethers.
~ Wine Matching Dinner
Join Head Sommelier for an evening of fine food and wine with special pairings and blind tastings. Hosted inside the Wine Cellar at Reethi Restaurant, savour wines from the collection of more than 22,000 bottles ranging from a boutique South African vintage to rare labels from some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards.
~ Tutored Wine Tasting
Explore different ‘terroirs’ (vineyard sites) and a tasting selection of wines to discover how soil, climate and human touch can influence the flavours and textures of these wines.
An extensive villa dining menu is available 24-hours a day, and includes such treats as personal beach barbecues. A team of Villa Chefs is on call to create exquisite menus for dining in privacy.
Hidden on the northern tip of the island is the sensual Fanditha. This exotic, beachside spot serves an a la carte Mediterranean cuisine – accompanied by the finest selection of chilled rosés and champagnes. At the lounge area, guests may laze on divan-style bolsters and Arabic carpets, on bamboo loungers or in woven hammocks. On selected evenings, there are late-night parties under the stars with live DJ entertainment, creating a chill-out ambience amidst chandeliers dangling from trees.
Please note: Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt when at Fanditha. Ladies are welcome to wear island chic.
This over-water venue combines incredible sunset views with modern Japanese cuisine. For the purist, the chef hand-picks ingredients ensuring sushi and sashimi meet the highest standards. The menu features superb fish and seafood, fresh from the Indian Ocean, transformed into Indian-Japanese tapas. In addition to a selection of premium Sakes, the wine lists concentrates on the worlds’ best Rieslings.
Please note: Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt when dining at Tapasake. Ladies are welcome to wear island chic.
Swimmers and sunbathers needn’t move far from the main pool to partake in the amazing menu at the adjacent Rah Bar. An all day menu of healthy salads, wraps and snacks also offers low-fat smoothies made with exotic fresh fruits and vegetables, a variety of waters and a fresh juice station. With the fall of evening, Rah Bar is transformed into a vibrant cocktail bar with live music, cool martinis, tropical cocktails, sparkling champagne and a fine collection of vintage rums from the Indian Ocean and Caribbean islands.
Please note: Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt when dining at Rah Bar. Ladies are welcome to wear island chic.
A temple of exquisite dining, the dramatic design of Reethi Restaurant frames the natural beauty all around and the stunning cuisine, impeccable service and low-key ambience within. An eclectic menu fuses flavours from Asia Pacific and the Mediterranean into a light, contemporary cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling glass screens reveal the ‘open-concept’ show kitchen, and a walk-in wine room with an extensive collection doubles as a private dining room for special events.
Please note: Gentlemen are required to wear long pants and a polo shirt or long sleeved shirt when dining in Reethi Restaurant. Ladies are welcome to wear island chic.
With an eye towards perfection, the resort features its own organic Chef’s Garden, and speciality items such as Kobe beef and toro from Japan are shipped on a regular basis. At One&Only Reethi Rah, island chic is the keynote for evenings, and the innovative and fresh cuisine is prepared with passion and flair.
Luxury Yacht Charters
The One&Only Yacht, a sleek Ambassador 55, offers a unique cruise experience, allowing guests to discover the magical islands of the Indian Ocean. Exclusive half-day, full-day and overnight charters, as well as sunset cruises and sandbank dinners, can easily be arranged.
Big Game Fishing Charters
Join an expert angler for the ultimate big game fishing adventure and cruise the open seas in search of sailfish, tuna, wahoo and giant trevally.
Journey aboard a traditional sailing dhoni to explore Maldivian waters in a charmingly authentic manner. Travel to a tiny desert island for a picnic and snorkelling adventure amidst the bounty of coral reefs. Enjoy an evening cruise and learn age-old fishing methods, and have the chef prepare the day’s catch to exact specifications.
North Malé Atoll is alive with possibilities for those who wish to explore a little further afield. Day-trips off the island include traditional handline fishing aboard a Maldivian dhoni, luxury atoll cruising in One&Only’s 55-foot yacht (with snorkelling stops and some unique surprise refreshment breaks), private island picnics on the perfectly secluded ‘Robinson Crusoe’ sandbank, epicurean cruising with champagne and caviar, seaplane flights or big game fishing – to catch yellow fin tuna, wahoo, and marlin.
From fishing charters to luxury yacht cruises, the Maldives is a water-lover’s paradise. The dhoni is the traditional sailing vessel of the Maldives, and the resort offers a variety of authentic excursions ideal for couples, groups of friends, and families.
Our excursions include:
~ Sunset sandbank experience
Experience the thrill of visiting a private deserted island, surrounded by the crystal clear waters and coral reefs of the Indian Ocean. Snorkel in the unbelievably warm sea, and discover an abundance of marine life: a multitude of colourful fish, manta rays, barracudas and even turtles. Drinks and snacks will be served on the sandbank, perfect for sunbathing and admiring a spectacular sunset.
~ Traditional Dhoni sunset sailing
Enjoy an evening cruise on a traditional sailing Dhoni, an ideal activity for families, couples and groups of friends. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean are teeming with playful dolphins. A highlight of the trip is the glorious sunset seen from the comfort of a private Dhoni. Refreshments served onboard.
~ Local island experience
During a visit to a neighbouring local island you will be able to gain insights into the local culture and Maldivian way of life. A member of the friendly recreation staff will be on hand to personally show guests around. Wandering about the island, guests may catch a glimpse of locals building their traditional boats and children at play, with the opportunity to visit the shops for local arts and crafts. There will be plenty of time afterwards for snorkelling, swimming or simply soaking up the sun. At the end of the day, watch the sunset on the horizon of the great Indian Ocean.
One&Only Reethi Rah has two floodlit tennis courts in synthetic hard court surface, and offers individual and group instruction.
The combination of a dedicated fitness team and exquisite training environment makes the fitness and wellbeing experience at One&Only Reethi Rah truly unique and complete.
The fitness environment includes a Fitness Centre fully equipped with Technogym® Visioweb and Personal Selection ranges (including Kinesis™ and Fleibility™), a Chi pavilion above the gentle waters of the lagoon and an 18m lap pool next to the main pool.
One&Only Reethi Rah has two floodlit, synthetic tennis grass courts and offers individual and group instruction.
Hours of operation are daily from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
For babies and toddlers, the resort offers professional baby-sitting services at a nominal fee (24-hours notice required), as well as. convenience items such as bottle warmers, sterilisers and baby monitor sets. Complimentary cots for children below the age of three are available upon request.
Designated staff provide a personal service for the 12-to-17-year-olds helping them connect and socialise with new friends from around the world in a fun environment. They can enjoy a wide variety of programme options in a designated area including sports, nature, adventure and local excursions.
One&Only Reethi Rah’s all-villa accommodation, combined with the natural beauty of the island and the enriching variety of activities on offer, allows ample opportunity for families to play together, as well as for individual moments of quiet and calm.
One&Only’s signature KidsOnly programme and teen activities are carefully tailored to younger guests – providing children ages four to 11 and teens ages 12 to 17 with an exciting roster of activities and facilities that allow for their very own moments of personal discovery and enjoyment.
Under the expert care of a team of dedicated and fully-certified counsellors, children enjoy their own section of the resort with separate dining facilities, a clubhouse and a swimming pool.
Activities embrace the island’s natural amenities, including treasure hunts, beach volleyball and football.
The resort is always buzzing with the energy of island life, and there are dozens of Maldives activities to choose from every day. Excitement is just beyond the doorstep of each villa with beach volleyball, football and Pétanque. Bicycling and jogging are great ways to explore the island’s 44 hectares.
With six kilometres of coastline and 12 beaches there are plenty of choices when it comes to power sports. Water-skiing, speed boat hire, parasailing and wakeboarding are just some of the exciting power sports available at the Water Sports Centre, with expert tuition to help guests get started.
Pools and beaches
With 12 beaches and 40 pools, water sports abound on this island paradise. For more relaxing pursuits, guests may bask in the carved stone bed of the lap pool which stretches out into the ocean, cool in the main pool under swaying palms, or simply indulge in a day of seclusion at a private villa pool or personal stretch of sandy beach.
The main pools are located near Reethi Restaurant. The adult-only lap pool extends 30 metres out into the lagoon and features a unique bubble bed at one end, while the freeform infinity-edge pool has an internal Jacuzzi and islands. Children have their own pool at KidsOnly, which is supervised at all times by a certified lifeguard.
Diving and snorkelling
Thilas, giris, reefs, drop-offs, corners, channels, wrecks – and visibility of up to 50 metres – make this a wonderful and safe place to learn to dive, and an equally rewarding centre for further exploration by the already qualified. Within a short distance is one of the Maldives' best shark sites, as well as the 1988 wreck of the Hembadu, the Rasfari Protected Marine Area and some excellent turtle and manta ray viewing.
At the One&Only Reethi Rah Dive Centre, a PADI Gold Palm Resort and the only PADI National Georgaphic Dive Centre in the Maldives, a team of experts offer a wide range of PADI-certified dive programmes for adults and children as young as 8 years old, including a complimentary daily orientation dive. A PADI Open Water Dive qualification can be achieved during a one-week stay. “Bubblemaker” lessons for younger kids and Discover Scuba programs for pre-teens and older are also available.
With its spectacular shape and six kilometres of stunning coastline blessed with 12 beautiful beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives is a water-lover’s paradise. Many guests visit simply to explore the amazing tropical wonders of the Indian Ocean, embarking on a dolphin-watching expedition, gliding over crystalline waters on a catamaran, or soaring into the sky on a parasailing adventure.
Other water sports on offer include banana tube rides, canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing and windsurfing. Enjoy island hopping and cocktail cruises or set out on a big game deep-sea fishing Maldives excursion.
To experience the Maldives by air, go diving at ‘undiscovered sites’, or to enjoy aerial island hopping, a journey by seaplane cannot be missed.
A wide range of holistic and traditional hair and nail services are on offer – from hand and foot treatments including manicure and pedicure, to hair styling, colour and conditioning treatments.
At One&Only Spa, therapists seek to create an experience that encapsulates your whole being – evaluating your lifestyle and specific needs to achieve your mind and body wellness objectives.
An indulgent experience customised for two – the Private Spa Suites offer the ultimate spa escape, a perfect choice for those seeking complete privacy. Each of the two elegant Private Spa Suites are suspended over water, linked to the island via a secluded walkway. Each Private Spa Suite Experience is scheduled as ESPA Time and includes full use of the personal heat experiences including an ocean-side bath and steam room for two.
Your therapist will assist you in your selection of ESPA body and face treatments in advance of your session.
~ ESPA Aromatherapy Body Massage – 1 hour 20 minutes
Beginning with a welcome foot ritual, this deeply therapeutic, holistic treatment uses a blend of essential oils, which appeal to the senses and whose aromatic healing is a personal response to each individual's needs. Relaxing and calming, or inspiring, uplifting and mind clearing, the benefits of this treatment are pure bliss.
~ ESPA Deep Tissue Body Massage with Volcanic Hot Stone – 1 hour 20 minutes
Hot stones are used with this sophisticated massage along with elbows and forearms to achieve a truly effective, deep tissue massage. Ideal for clients experienced in massage, this treatment is not for the faint-hearted or the novice and incorporates a welcome foot ritual.
One&Only, together with ESPA, is a tranquil Maldives spa where tension dissolves with the gentle ebb and flow of the ocean as the cares of the world outside quietly drift away.
On idyllic sandy shores, succumb to the expert care of therapists trained in ancient healing philosophies and modern-day sciences.
Luxurious treatment villas, nestled beneath thatched roofs each with spectacular ocean views, provide the perfect tranquil space for your individualised, holistic wellness journey.
One&Only Spa by ESPA is an all-encompassing experience with swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas and stimulating ice fountains. Lifestyle showers offer a refreshing burst of tropical rain, and exotic spa cuisine, a delightful juice bar and relaxation pavilions complete the journey.