Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
One&Only Reethi Rah
Luxury with all the bells and whistles
What it is
A large private-island resort that pulls out all the luxury stops.
What we think
When you arrive at One&Only Reethi Rah from the airport, sailing up to the dock on the hotel's luxury boat, you're greeted by a phalanx of employees holding their hands over their hearts. It's a sign of the resort's sincere commitment to top-notch, personalized service—and to the size of the team. The resort's employees 800 colleagues tending to just 118 villas—enough to guarantee that every bit of foliage is manicured, every mile of gravel path freshly raked, and every guest's desires attended to. That includes offering every conceivable activity, from wine tasting and cooking classes to diving with a marine biologist to painting lessons with the resident artist. Villas are spacious, with high, wood-beamed ceilings and an Asian-tropical look (dark woods, red accents, thatched roofs). Beach Villas dot the perimeter of the island and have full-size private pools and their own slice of beach. The Water Villas, set on stilts over the ocean and encircled by rope hammocks, are slightly less secluded. The gym is huge, and the spa has13 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms. The dining options are extravagant (most impressive: the walk-in refrigerator at breakfast), and constantly varied, so you'll never get bored. The only guests who are bored here are those who want to be.
You're here because
You want privacy but also a bit of a scene, and you're willing pay for the best,
Watching vibrant fish dart through the impossibly clear water below your hammock, you wonder how any other place could be compared to paradise when the Maldives exists.
Restaurants & Bars
Reethi Restaurant – Serving Breakfast daily
Fire – American Grill (Dinner Only)
Earth – Fusion of Far East, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines (Dinner Only)
Rah Bar - All-day menu of healthy salads, wraps, and snacks
Hoshi – pop-up Japanese cuisine
Fanditha - Arabian cuisine
Botanica - A more intimate experience of garden-to-table cuisine featuring a menu of the chef's choices
The Beach Club at ClubOne - Fresh selection of salads, seafood, and grills for Lunch
Rah Bar - Live music 6 days a week starting at 9 pm
Beach Bar - Shisha available
One of the largest islands in the North Male Atoll, in the Indian Ocean, around 600 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. Flights arrive at the international airport in Male, where guests board a private boat for the 45-minute transfer to the resort.