One&Only Reethi Rah

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Sail into your holiday in style onboard a luxury yacht or speedboat. One&Only Reethi Rah, literally translating to ‘beautiful island’, has over six kilometres of spectacular coastline, bursting with white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and private coves. The resort is awe-inspiring too, sleek and sophisticated with private villas, some with pools, some discreetly spaced along the shore and others on stilts above the ocean. The service here is exceptional — even the sand is raked each morning so yours can be the first foot steps as you step out! Water sports are all the rage or grab your towel and head to one of two swimming pools. For absolute indulgence, a visit to the award-winning One&Only Spa is essential. And if you’re travelling with children, they can be kept busy at the complimentary kids and teen clubs. Dining is a joy at the One&Only Reethi Rah. You can eat in the privacy of your own villa, ordering delicious dishes from several of the restaurants, but it’s always nice to head out. Feast on Asian, Italian and French cuisine at Reethi Restaurant, Japanese delicacies at Tapasake or stunningly fresh ingredients at Botanica, an al-fresco dining venue. In the mood for a party? Rah Bar is lively until the early hours as is Fanditha with its boho-chic seaside setting including divan bolsters and colourful Arabian carpets in the sand.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll. You'll be met on arrival and it's just a short walk to the dock for your transfer. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 45 minutes by shared luxury boat.

Hotel information

122 spacious villas. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with DVD/CD player, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and board, and concierge service. Beach Villas are tucked away on private beaches and shrouded in foliage for extra privacy, each has a shaded veranda, outdoor shower and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas are in clusters of four and laid out for the utmost privacy, with wrap-around hammock suspended over the water and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beach Villas with Pool, have a shaded veranda and a private beachfront pool, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas with Pool have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two-Villa Residences with Pool are ideal for families, comprising 2 Beach Villas with Pool, separated by a 5-metre walkway – in one villa there is 1 king-size bed, in the other villa there are 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

Grand Water Villa with wraparound over-water hammock and platform for sun beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Grand Beach Villa 2 Bed has master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and a second bedroom with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

3-Bedroom Grand Sunset Residence consists of 2 separate villas adjoined by an external walkway, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 4 children (4 rollaway beds permitted, available on request).

Reethi Restaurant (luxury French brasserie cuisine, Asian cuisine and Italian cuisine, open for breakfast and dinner), Tapasake (modern Japanese cuisine, open for dinner on selected evenings), Fanditha (Arabian beachside cuisine and DJ, open for dinner on selected evenings and for daily 'Magical Hours' early evening cocktails), Botanica (fresh seafood and natural produce, open for dinners on selected evenings), Rabarbaro (exquisite Italian dishes, open for lunch), The Beach Club at ClubOne (lunchtime salads, seafood and grills). In-villa dining. Rah Bar (live music/cocktails), Fanditha Bar and Epicure wine cellar. Freeform infinity-edge family pool, adult only lap pool extending over the lagoon and a kids pool with slides and mini-loungers (at KidsOnly). Fitness centre. One&Only Spa* with steam rooms, saunas and yoga pavilion. Complimentary non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, windsurfing, pedaloes. Motorised water sports*, sailing*, and diving*. Tennis, table tennis, FIFA certified football field, beach volleyball. Climbing wall*. Art studio*. KidsOnly club (4-9 years, children under 4 years welcome accompanied by parent/guardian), OneTribe club (9–11 years) and Teen Club (12–17 years) – local charge applies for select activities, such as art classes and excursions. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: Families with children are permitted to stay in all over-water villas, subject to the signing of a legal waiver document at the time of booking. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beyond the best of the best

Sep 18, 2019 i_review_you_fairly

My family have been going to reethi rah since it just opened it’s door. We watched reethi grew and improving over past years, never once it failed to creat countless memorable moments for us, not only it has the best facilities across Maldives, but also it offers the best possible service, attention to details, caring and full of possibilities.… Read more
My family have been going to reethi rah since it just opened it’s door. We watched reethi grew and improving over past years, never once it failed to creat countless memorable moments for us, not only it has the best facilities across Maldives, but also it offers the best possible service, attention to details, caring and full of possibilities. It’s one of the biggest island in Maldives but without over built villas, which in turn means you have way more privacy compare to other smaller islands, plus you get more than 10 beaches thanks to the unique layout of the island 🌴. The large selections of restaurants also accommodate any requests. Heaven on earth! Can’t wait to be back! ❤️ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Five-Timer's Review

Sep 15, 2019 enroute777 Berkshire, United Kingdom

Well, the title says it all. Had I not liked it, I woudn't have come five times. The location is great - only a forty minutes' ride by a luxury boat from Male. The service is superb. So is the food. So is the accommodation. And, probably to compensate for the exorbitant prices on alcoholic drinks, the hotel organises fine wine tastings - and… Read more
Well, the title says it all. Had I not liked it, I woudn't have come five times. The location is great - only a forty minutes' ride by a luxury boat from Male. The service is superb. So is the food. So is the accommodation. And, probably to compensate for the exorbitant prices on alcoholic drinks, the hotel organises fine wine tastings - and they are really fine wines, and they go down really well. The beaches are fantastic, but try to stick to the Turtle Beach and the North Beach. It may be, occasionally, much windier on the other side of the island, which opens on the ocean. I will never forget my underwater photo opportunities with five manta rays, just twenty metres off the main bar of the island, at the depth of around two metres. An underwater camera is highly recommended. They also keep you entertained. Every night, something is happening. Either the Detune, a fabulous Maldivian gang, or a one singer or other, but you won't be bored. What else? A very good spa, and some corals and fish to see around the island - but a proper reef is just a short boat ride away. They provide everything, then equipment, the training, all. If you are a bit of an environmentalist, you can plant your own coral. I did this three years ago, and ever since, every six months I receive reports from the hotel's marine biologist, complete with pictures. The corals grow all right! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise island with incredible service

Sep 15, 2019 IndyZink Shanghai, China

One&Only Reethi Rah have exceeded our expectations in all ways and their hospitality created one of the best holiday experience for our family. From the moment we arrived at the airport until we departed, the level of service from the staff members were impeccable, thoughtful and with sincere friendliness. Mahmoud our Buttler was wonderful, he… Read more
One&Only Reethi Rah have exceeded our expectations in all ways and their hospitality created one of the best holiday experience for our family. From the moment we arrived at the airport until we departed, the level of service from the staff members were impeccable, thoughtful and with sincere friendliness. Mahmoud our Buttler was wonderful, he checked in on us regularly throughout the day, provided us with insightful information of the facilities and efficiently helped organised all events that is of our interest. We also appreciated the service of the staff in the restaurants (we tried all), beach club, kids club, spa, dive center and the shops. Everyone tried their best to anticipate our needs and always with a lovely big smile. We were impressed that the resort has quite a diverse team from many countries around the world, most of them have worked there for over 10 years and the excellent service they provided. Our package came with half board and we enjoyed the great breakfast selections and dinner options. Tapasake the Japanese restaurant offers a unique “shark watching” experience and in Botanica we had an amazing organic dining experience in a beautiful garden setting. Service in all the restaurants was fantastic and the food superb. The overall facilities of the resort is first class. It’s not glitzy, instead it’s classic luxury. Despite being over 14years old everything has been maintained extremely well and doesn’t look outdated. We stayed in one of the sunset beach villas, it was spacious with comfortable beds and a nice big bath tub with a sea view. But what made our stay incredible is the beauty of the island’s nature. We fell in love with Reethi Rah and it’s soft white sandy beaches, crystal blue clear water that’s as blue as the sky (with no plastic trash in sight!), thick green canopies of palm trees and our favourite site was the turquoise green lazy river that divides the two islands on the resort. Our family had so much fun drifting down the river numerous times during the stay. We stayed for 5nights total and never felt bored because there are various options of activities to do for adults and children. They provided us with bicycles to cycle around the property (massive 44 hectares with only 120 villas). The beach club is well stocked with water sports equipments and the house reef is rich with fish, turtles and even reef sharks! We did two dives while we were there. We saw a diverse marine life and our dive masters KG and Ali were excellent guides. We took the opportunity to take some family photos and Ali our photographer was great with kids and he took beautiful shots. The coaches in the gym gave us a great workout. The ladies in the kids club kept the kids entertained, and our kids especially loved playing with Zara. The treatment and massage at the Spa was blissful (my Balinese masseuse Suwarni has healing hands) and you get the relax in the tranquil spa garden that looks like a little piece of paradise. If there’s one thing to consider is to refresh the bar area (the only area in the resort that feels a bit outdated) and have livelier night entertainment options. We highly recommend One&Only Reethi Rah and would love to one day come back again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating a perfect dream!!

Sep 14, 2019 fritz_tomaschek

come and take a look to paradise! we never felt comfortable like that before... perfect service in a perfect surrounding, it was heaven pure... great island, breathtaking villa, most wonderful beach, best breakfast ever ever. and all of these impressions outdone by the kindness and warmth of the people who maintained us in a simply perfect way -… Read more
come and take a look to paradise! we never felt comfortable like that before... perfect service in a perfect surrounding, it was heaven pure... great island, breathtaking villa, most wonderful beach, best breakfast ever ever. and all of these impressions outdone by the kindness and warmth of the people who maintained us in a simply perfect way - thank you very much!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise Perfection

Sep 10, 2019 mlondozi Dubai

Suites: Well appointed and maintained. Ours had a private garden/beach with beautiful ocean views. Really enjoyed stepping from the room to the beach for a swim in the sea. Cuisine: Very good with Botanica being my top pick. Botanica was quite possibly the best eating experience I’ve ever had. It’s really special. Resort activities: August not… Read more
Suites: Well appointed and maintained. Ours had a private garden/beach with beautiful ocean views. Really enjoyed stepping from the room to the beach for a swim in the sea. Cuisine: Very good with Botanica being my top pick. Botanica was quite possibly the best eating experience I’ve ever had. It’s really special. Resort activities: August not a great time for whale sharks and manta dives, however the diving and snorkeling experiences from the resort are acceptable. Lovely Spa and limited water sports from the beach. Well equipped gym. Service: Superb. Feels really personal and attentive. Summary: Great resort with super team of people. Perfect place to relax and unwind. Read less