One&Only Reethi Rah
Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury.
One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah is located only 35km from the international airport in Male. A 75 minute luxury launch aboard the One&Only yacht brings guests directly to the resort tucked away on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll.
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.
This One&Only experience combines endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, un-spoilt waters and stunning dive spots with exclusive and genuine privacy, lush surroundings and vibrant life, ambiance and energy. Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean, this superb resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy.
One&Only Reethi Rah offers 130 private resort villas well separated along the shore, either on the beach secluded by lush tropical greenery, or set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Designed in an elegant contemporary style, these are among the largest resort villas in the world.
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 â€˜open-concept' show kitchen, and a walk-in wine room with an extensive collection doubles as a private dining room for special events. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Compared to two of London's top Japanese restaurants, this over-water venue combines incredible sunset views with contemporary Japanese cuisine. For the purist, deliveries from Tokyo and Osaka coupled with the chef's hand-picked ingredients ensure sushi and sashimi meet the highest standards. Tapasake's menu features superb fish and seafood, fresh from the Indian Ocean, transformed into modern Japanese cuisine with a twist. In addition to a selection of premium Sakes, the wine list concentrates on the world's best Rieslings, currently taking wine critics by storm. Serving dinner only.
Hidden on the northern tip of the island is the sensual, Arabesque Fanditha. This exotic, boho-chic beachside spot serves a Middle Eastern influenced menu of mezzehs, chargrills and salads â€“ accompanied by the finest selection of chilled roses 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, creating a chill-out ambiance amidst chandeliers dangling from trees. Open for sunset cocktails and dinner only.
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.
One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah boasts an exceptional wine cellar stocked with a unique collection of more than 9,000 bottles ranging from boutique South African growths to more established and rare wines from around the world.
An extensive in-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.
One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah features a variety of unique services and facilities in tune with the needs of discerning travellers. With six kilometres of coastline, the size of the island allows for a range of activities both on land and sea. From the sublime - a traditional dhoni ride at sunset, to the adventurous - deep-sea fishing in the bountiful Indian Ocean, the resort has a myriad of activities for every energy level and lifestyle.
Diving and snorkeling
Thilas, giris, reefs, drop-offs, corners, channels, wrecks â€“ and visibility of up to 50 metres â€“ make this a wonderful and totally safe place to learn to dive, and an equally rewarding centre for further exploration by the already qualified. Shark dives, the 1981 wreck of the Maldive Victory, the Rasfari protected marine area and some excellent turtle and ray viewing are highlights.
At the Reethi Rah Dive Centre, 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. â€œBubblemakerâ€ lessons for younger kids and Discover Scuba programs for pre-teens and older are also available.
Underwater scooters, digital cameras and camcorders are available for personal use. The Reethi Rah Dive Centre operates two luxury Dive Dhonis, comlete with sun decks, hot showers, robes and refreshments. State-of-the-art equipment includes SCUBAPRO, as well as Bauer and Komptec compressors, all serviced on a regular basis with absolute safety in mind.
The wreck is a former tug-boat, sunk by the dive school in 1988 at the hose reef of Hembadu south-east from Reethi Rah. It is close to the reef so the navigation to and from it wreck is rather easy. It is 16 meters long with the top at 15 meters and the bottom at 22 meters. The boat is a focal point for marine life and is a fish-watchers delight. On the wrack's portside from 18 meter to surface are big coral rocks. A perfect place for a night dive.
For the sheer abundance of marine life, Helengili thila is hard to beat. The reef top is between 12 and 15 meters and currents through this channel can be treacherous. The thila is about 150 meters in length. The north west side of the thila has the most interesting reef formation, with steep cliffs and caves and outcrops of reef. It is only about 50 meters to Helengili house reef but in between is a deep channel at around 40 meters. The cliffs and caves are below 25 meters. Around from the caves on the south side at a depth of 18 meters is a big coral covered anchor. It is a good idea to bring a lamp.
Marine Life: The cliffs and caves are bristling with seafans both large and small. In the area where the four outcrops are standing is the soft coral growth immense. Hard corals are plentiful over the whole thila, especially around the anchor at south-west end of it. In the surrounding waters of the thila, divers can observe big a school of white-tip reef sharks, interspersed with great barracuda, tuna, trevally and schools of black snapper. Eagle rays and gray reef sharks are common visitors. Schools of fusilier can be so dens they block out the light. There are hundreds of blue-lined snappers sheltering from the current where the four outcrops are and lots of squirrel fish in under the overhangs. The reef top hosts an immense amount of different reef fish, snapper, sweetlip, moray, grouper and others. Turtles are common and during north-east monsoon even manta rays can occur.
There is plenty of variation of topography with sandy inlets and ridges cutting across a wide outside reef. The visibility is usually very good and an offshore reef, circular in shape with the top at a depth of 28 meters, can be seen from the main reef. This reef is more like a thila and on the inside the depth is 30 meters while on the out side it drops off well over 40 meters. On the main reef is an interesting terrain of coral ridges and patches of sand. Further south into Rasfari kandu (channel) is a drop off with in some deep and narrow caves.
The wreck is covered with small invertebrate animals, lumps of hard corals, soft corals, sponges and more. Both at the bow and stern are colonies of bushy black corals. Especially during a night dive the stern is beautiful with all it's Tubastrea coral. The house reef is full of big coral rocks making it a perfect place to finish the dive. The fish life around and on the wreck is rich. During the night is the commando bridge full of sweeper hunted by smaller blue-fin jack, snapper and grouper. The deck hosts different kind of parrot, scorpion, angel and wrasse. The high light during a night dive is to see the sleeping napoleon under or in the wreck, the big moray (once staring in the movie â€œThe Deepâ€) and two big leopard groupers. The house reef offers a myriad of reef inhabitants like shrimps, anemones, sting rays, white-tip reef sharks and sometimes nurse sharks.
This is one of the resort's best shark sites. The top of the thila provides an excellent viewing locations for deep water pelagics. Close encounter with white-tip and gray reef sharks is normal together with great barracuda and eagle rays. Silver-tip shark is sometimes seen and even oceanic white-tip has been reported here. Along the reef in shallower water are some coral rocks hosting big reef fish like groupers and sweetlip. From there is easy to see sting rays and white-tip reef sharks resting on the sandy bottom. Keep an eye out for sometimes curious yellow-margin and titan trigger fish. Thanks to the often swift current the corals are beautiful here. Further into the channel are some very interesting caves. They are in shallow water and easy to explore but do not swim in. They are narrow but deep often nurse sharks and sting rays.
With the warm waters inviting you to play, many guests visit the Maldives simply to explore the amazing tropical wonders of the Indian Ocean. Embark on a dolphin-watching expedition, glide over crystalline waters on a catamaran, or soar into the sky on a parasailing adventure.
~ Banana tube rides
~ Catamaran Sailing
~ Speed Boat Hire
North Male 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 refreshments breaks), private island picnics on the perfectly secluded â€˜Robinson Crusoe'sandbank, epicurean cruising with champagne and caviar, seaplane flights or big game fishing â€“ catch yellow fin tuna, wahoo, and marlin.
From big game fishing charters to luxury yacht cruises through the islands, 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.
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-, 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.
Traditional 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, one of the highlights of this trip, as is the glorious sunset seen from the comfort of a private Dhoni. Refreshments served onboard.
Journey aboard a traditional sailing dhoni to explore Maldivian waters in a charmingly authentic manner. Snorkel for sunken treasure and enjoy a barbecue lunch on board. 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.
Sunset sandbank experience
Experience the thrill of a private tiny desert 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.
Local island experience
During a visit to the neighbouring island of Dhifushi, gain insights into the local culture and Maldivian way of life. An island representative personally escorts guests around the island on a tour offering glimpses of locals building traditional boats, children at play, and a visit to the speciality shops for local arts and crafts. Enjoy some delightful Maldivian dancing and tea by the beach. 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.
The resort is always buzzing with the energy of island life, and there are dozens of activities to choose from every day. Excitement is just beyond the doorstep of each villa with beach volleyball, football, Petanque and croquet. Bicycling and jogging are great ways to explore the island's 44 hectares.
The renowned Peter Burwash Tennis Academy challenges players with professional coaching offered on two floodlit synthetic grass courts atop a sand surface. Individual and group instruction, following the Peter Burwash method, is available for a fee. Coaches are also available as playing partners, and are happy to arrange social play.
Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation are practiced in the tranquility of the Chi Pavilion set above the gentle waters of the lagoon, while the high-tech gym focuses on more energetic fitness training.
Situated beachside with breathtaking sea views, the Fitness Studio offers state-of-the-art, innovative TechnoGym equipment, including the very latest Kinesis Bodycentric training system, all supervised by highly qualified resident trainers. In addition to personal lifestyle and wellness assessments, trainers arrange beach volleyball, triathlon circuit training, swimming and even revitalising wave walking.
Cardio machines include 3 Run Excite treadmills, 2 Cross trainers, 1 Step Excite, 1 recline bike, 1 upright bike, 1 Concept rower
Resistance machines include Vertical traction, Seated chest press, Seated shoulder press, Leg curl, Leg extension
Free weights and other equipment include Dumbells ranging from 1Kg- 22KG, Benches, Fitballs, Medicine balls, Skipping ropes, Boxing gloves and pads, Punch bag, Wobble boards and stability boards
Pools and beaches
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.
Located in a secluded area of the resort with expansive relaxation lawns and manicured gardens, the spa commands an impressive space of 9,500 sqm with spectacular views of the ocean.
Natural and healing therapies are provided in eight luxurious treatment villas, each nestled beneath its own thatched roof and uniquely designed to form a soothing natural environment with exquisite finishes of Batu Chandi stone surrounding the terrace platform. Two over-water double treatment suites are an enticing retreat for couples. Customized treatments are based on Ayurvedic traditions infused with western luxuries.
It is an all-encompassing experience with swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas and stimulating ice fountains. Lifestyle showers create a refreshing burst of tropical rain, and healthy spa cuisine and beach-side relaxation pavilions complete the journey.
The Bastien Gonzalez Chiropody & Pedicure Center
Bastien Gonzalez, internationally famous French podiatrist renowned for his Podiatry & Pedicure Clinic in the HÃ´tel Bristol, Paris, has hand-picked and personally trained the specialists offering manicures and pedicures. His exclusive pedicure includes a specific massage focusing on flexibility and skin conditioning.
A full range of holistic and traditional hair and nail services are on offer â€“ from hand and foot treatments including manicure and pedicure, to hair styling, colour and conditioning treatments.
A wide variety of hair care and styling services is available for both ladies and men including:
~ Hair cut, blow-dry and finish
~ Highlights / Lowlights
~ Tint re-growth
~ Full head tint
~ Semi-permanent colour
~ Intense conditioning treatments
~ After sun hair cleanse and shine
~ Bridal hair up
~ Up-dos and braids
Sun-kissed days, moonlit nights. The beauty of the ocean, the serenity of a private villa. From water sports and spa indulgences to dining on fabulous cuisine to dancing barefoot on the sand, One&Only Reethi Rah welcomes newlyweds with specially designed amenities.
A celebration at One&Only Reethi Rah is effortless with a dedicated Celebration Consultant attending to every conceivable detail. Celebrations are tailor-made whether a couple is planning a romantic wedding or a festive family celebration. All flowers are custom designed by the in-house florist and the pastry chef attends to each wedding cake with individualised care.
As with all visitors' marriages in the Maldives, the ceremony is a blessing rather than legally binding wedding. For ease of planning, the resort offers a Legendary Sunset Wedding package, a comprehensive programme of wedding day details and pampering services. Please contact one of our experienced Travel Consultants for details on Ceremonial Wedding packages at One&Only Reethi Rah.
Designated staff provide a personal service for the twelve- to seventeen-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 Maldives at Reethi Rah is ideally suited to families. Its all-villa accommodation combined with the natural beauty of the island and the enriching variety of activities on offer allows for time together, as well as for individual moments of seclusion.
One&Only's signature KidsOnly programme and teen activities are carefully tailored to younger guests â€“ providing children ages four to eleven and teens ages twelve to seventeen 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, football and overnight kids' camp.
The complimentary KidsOnly programme has its own clubhouse with a team of dedicated and fully-certified supervisors, its own pool, indoor entertainment facilities and dining area. Available from 9am to 9pm, kids from four- to eleven-years-old can enjoy a wide array of fun and educational activities, including cooking lessons, evening shows, tree planting, Maldivian dance lessons and a variety of sports and excursions.
Children under four are welcome but must attend with a parent or guardian. Baby-sitters can be provided 24 hours a day by the resort at a fee.
For babies and toddlers, the resort offers professional baby-sitting services at a nominal fee (12 hours notice required).
Complimentary cots for children below the age of two are available upon request.
Rooms & Suites
One&Only Reethi Rah is home to private villas discreetly placed along the shore. Designed with contemporary elegance, their stylish feel is combined with a diverse Asian influence, blending clean lines with skillful use of natural materials such as coconut shell, sea grass, silk, rattan, teak, mahogany, terrazzo and thatch. Generous exterior spaces range from beach verandas to private swimming pools and large over-water decks.
Each attended by a personal Villa Host, the freestanding villas feature the latest technologies and are designed with high airy ceilings complemented by bamboo arches, their spaciousness allowing for a variety of personal entertainment and dining options.
Capturing the essence of the Maldives, the look and feel of each villa is sleek and elegantly tropical, using beautiful natural materials and contemporary styling together with the latest technologies and amenities. Amenities include: • 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and towels, 30cm Sealy Posturepedic mattress • Pillow and aroma therapy scent menus • Terrace sun bed • Luxurious Bathroom and Dressing Area • Generously sized bathtub and cascading shower • Exotic bath salts, Choice of plush Bathrobes • Multi-media entertainment systems, Surround sound audio system • Flat-screen Satellite TV with DVD/CD player, iPod docking station • Internet/email via in-room TV access • Fresh fruit daily, Bottled mineral water • Selection of teas and Nespresso coffee • Private bar personalised with guest selections • extensive 24-hour in-villa dining • Unpacking / packing luggage service, One&Only beach tote • Complimentary pressing of one garment per person • Laundry for children ages 2 and under • Complimentary Water Sports, Teen amenity and daily programme • 24-hour Dedicated Villa Host
Grand Water Villa with Pool
Perched majestically on sturdy platforms above the lagoon, these westward-facing villas offer stunning views of dazzling Maldivian sunsets. Surrounded by chic decking, each offers wraparound over water hammocks, platforms for sun beds, a 20 sqm private pool, and covered outdoor dining and seating. One or two bedrooms (one-bedroom villas
Grand Beach Villa Two Bedroom
The largest villas at the resort, Grand Beach Villas are hidden amidst tropical foliage with private access to the lagoon and beach. With an astounding interior space of 157 sqm, the two bedroom villas comprise a King-size bed and divan in the main bedroom, plus a second bedroom containing two Queen-size beds, separate dining and sitting room,
Grand Beach Villa One Bedroom
Grand Beach Villas are hidden amidst tropical foliage with private access to the lagoon and beach. With an astounding interior space of 157 sqm, one-bedroom villas feature a King-size bed and divan, separate dining and sitting room, shaded verandas, generous outdoor seating area, a 25 sqm private pool, spacious bathroom with luxurious bath
Duplex Beach Villa Pool
An ideal family option, these villas feature one King-size bed villa and a villa with two Queen-size beds plus divan (accommodating up to four small children and a nanny, or a couple with three older children) and contains one private pool at 23 sqm. The two freestanding villas are linked by a path screened by lush vegetation, making it possible
These villas are the same size as the Beach Villas with interior spaces of 79 sqm, and feature netted wraparound hammocks suspended over the water on the outer rim of the deck allowing for breezy sunbathing or relaxing stargazing. Available with one King-size or two Queen-size beds with single divan; opulent living space with entertainment
Beach Villa Pool
A private outdoor pool measuring 21 sqm shaded by tropical trees and stretching towards the ocean adds to the allure of the Beach Villas, comprising 79 sqm of interior space. Available with one King-size bed (select villas also feature a single divan); opulent living space with entertainment area; shaded veranda; private swimming pool;
Enjoy direct views of the ocean and private stretch of beach from the bed and two-sided shaded veranda, with outside table, seating area and sun bed in the spacious Beach Villas, stretching over 79 sqm of interior space. Available with one King-size or two Queen-size beds; opulent living space with entertainment area; shaded veranda; over-sized