There is a place in a far blue ocean
of wonderful beauty. 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 is One&Only Reethi Rah.
Surrounded by the wonders of the
crystal blue ocean, this superb new all-villa resort offers an
unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration.
Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only
Maldives at Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for
Set on one of the largest islands in North Male' Atoll, adorned
with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy
beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. One&Only
Maldives at Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to
those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Nowhere else in the
Maldives is there a resort with this much space and exclusivity.
One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah is
(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' International Airport has direct flights from Austria,
France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Seychelles,
Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE, Switzerland and the UK. There is no
malaria and no vaccinations are required.
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.
Sports & Activities
Land Sports -
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, Pétanque and croquet. Bicycling
and jogging are great ways to explore the island’s 44 hectares.
Water Sports -
Acclaimed for its rare underwater beauty and
Technicolor coral reefs, the Maldives is home to some of the
world’s best snorkelling and dive sites… many guests visit 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. 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
Diving & Snorkeling -
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
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.
Underwater scooters, digital cameras and camcorders are available
for personal use. The One&Only Reethi Rah Dive Centre operates two
luxury Dive Dhonis, complete with sun decks, hot showers, robes
State-of-the-art equipment includes SCUBAPRO, as well as Bauer and
Komptec compressors, all serviced on a regular basis with absolute
The One&Only Reethi Rah Dive Centre is open daily from 8:30am to
Pools & 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
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.
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
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 refreshments breaks),
private island picnics on the perfectly secluded ‘Robinson Crusoe’
sandbank, epicurean cruising with champagne and caviar, seaplane
flights or big game fishing – catch yellow fin tuna, wahoo, and
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.
Our excursions include:
Sunset sandbank experience
Dhoni Excursion -
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.
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.
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.
Sea Plane -
To experience the Maldives by air, go diving to
undiscovered sites, experience some aerial island hopping or maybe
visit sister resort One&Only Kanuhura, a journey by seaplane which
The renowned Peter Burwash International 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.
Hours of operation
Daily from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please
note that the tennis pro is unavailable during the months of June
and July, however the courts are still open for play.
In thatched pavilions over water… or
on Arabian carpets in the sand… guests enjoy a level of service
and culinary creativity that is unsurpassed in tropical island
resorts. 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.
Restaurant & Bar -
Whether eating in casual wear beside the beach
or more formally in the main restaurant, guests enjoy a level of
service that is unsurpassed in tropical island resorts. Food is
innovative and of the finest ingredients, prepared in an inspiring
variety of ways. And once the meal is over, the night is just
beginning with live music, a relaxed atmosphere and your choice of
Reethi Restaurant -
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. Serving breakfast, lunch
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 – 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, creating a chill-out ambiance amidst chandeliers
dangling from trees. Open for sunset cocktails and dinner only.
Rah Bar -
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
Culinary Features -
The resort is pleased to offer a host of
alternatives to both enhance and personalise each guest’s dining
Special Dite -
The personal tastes and dietary requirements of
each guest are attended to with care and precision. The resort’s
culinary team is pleased to create specialised menus tailored to
individual needs. Please notify the resort in advance of arrival
regarding any special requests.
Villa Dining -
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.
More than 450 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 are
more than 9,000 bottles which have travelled from as far away as
California, the châteaux of Bordeaux, the lush wineries of
Australasia and the winelands of South Africa.
Some of the greatest, most innovative and emerging vineyards are
represented on a wine list which is unparalleled in the Indian
Ocean. For wine lovers and enthusiasts, the list is a revelation
as well as a tasting journey around the world.
Attire on the island is casual during the day, with
guests wrapped in sarongs or kaftans and barefoot in the sand.
Guests are asked to wear bathing suit cover-ups and shoes or
sandals in the restaurants and bars. Island chic is the keynote
for evenings and smart casual resort attire is required.
Spa & Fitness
Located in a secluded area of the resort with
expansive relaxation lawns and manicured gardens, the spa commands
an impressive space of 9,500m2 (102,250ft2) 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
Beauty Saloon -
A full 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
Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation are practised in the
tranquillity of the Chi Pavilion set above the gentle waters of
the lagoon, while the high-tech gym focuses on more energetic
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:
Seated chest press
Seated shoulder press
Free weights and other equipment:
Dumbells ranging from 1Kg- 22KG
Boxing gloves and pads
Wobble boards and stability boards
Hours of operation:
Daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm
The serene beauty of the Maldives is ideally suited
to the spiritual healing of yoga. A dedicated open air Chi
Pavilion extends out over the sea, offering a serene and calming
environment for yoga classes or simply pure meditation. A resident
yoga guru offers a regular programme of complimentary Kundalini
yoga, as well as personal tuition and training sessions.
Complimentary classes include yoga for fat burning, yoga for deep
meditation and yoga for optimum health.
One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 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. Among the largest
resort villas in the world, each is detached, expansive and
Designed with a contemporary elegance, their stylish feel is
combined with a diverse Asian influence, blending clean lines with
skilful 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
Beach Villa -
Occupying their own stretch of sandy shore, these
villas afford direct views of the ocean and access to a private
beach. Decor is sleek with clean lines, a perfect foil for the
tropical wood and thatch exteriors. Large verandas with
picturesque outdoor seating areas and sun bed, external showers
for after sun refreshment, and comfortable, spacious interiors
provide for an indulgent getaway.
Beach Villa with Pool -
A private outdoor pool (measuring
21m2/69ft2) shaded by tropical trees and stretching towards the
ocean adds to the allure of the Beach Villas. (165m2/1,775ft2
Grand Beach Villa -
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, the
villas offer one or two bedrooms, separate dining and sitting
room, and a spacious bathroom with a luxurious bath for two with
walk-in rain and jet shower. Shady verandas provide a generous
outdoor seating area, a private 25m2 (82ft2) pool, and canopied
day bed. (One-bedroom 260m2/2,798ft2, Two-bedroom 322m2/3,465ft2)
Duplex Beach Villa -
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). The two freestanding villas are
linked by a path screened by lush vegetation, making it possible
to use them separately. (135m2/2,906ft2 plus 165m2/1,776ft2 with
Water Villa -
These villas are the same size as the Beach Villas,
and feature netted wraparound hammocks suspended over the water on
the outer rim of the deck allowing for breezy sunbathing or
relaxing stargazing. (149m2/1,603ft2)
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 20m2 (215ft2) private pool, and covered outdoor dining
and seating. (241m2/2,594ft2)
With an unparalleled level of
service, One&Only Reethi Rah welcomes guests with a tremendous
sense of gracious hospitality. All guests enjoy the services of a
dedicated Villa Host, on hand 24-hours a day to help with anything
at all that will make stays more enjoyable and comfortable. From
packing or unpacking a suitcase to organising flowers for the
villa and making dinner reservations, no task is too big or too
24-hour dedicated Villa Host
Unlimited use of resort’s electric
Fresh fruit, delivered daily
Twice daily maid service
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.
Flat-screen LCD interactive
televisions with satellite channels, CD and DVD players
Surround sound audio system
High-speed broadband Internet access
Espresso- and tea-making machines
30cm Sealy Posturepedic mattress and
300 thread-count Satin
100%Egyptian cotton bed linens
Terrace sun bed
Double bathroom and dressing areas
Over-sized terrazzo bath
Choice of plush bathrobes and light