July 8, 2020
Reasons to escape to One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives
As entry to the Maldives becomes possible again, travellers can turn their dreams of the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean into reality. With an unrivalled level of privacy and seclusion, wide-open spaces made for celebration and the chance to embark on a personal exploration into wellness and adventure, One&Only Reethi Rah is the perfect option for an ultra-luxury escape.
Explore an abundance of wide-open spaces
Nestled within lush tropical gardens on one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah offers an abundance of wide-open spaces to explore, once guests set foot on the pure white sand beaches. Reethi Rah, which means “beautiful island” in Dhivehi, has 12 pristine beaches and six kilometres of shoreline waiting to be discovered, and the island offers secluded spots where the resort’s expert team can create bespoke experiences – from a private family cinema session and barbeque on the beach to a romantic dinner tucked away in a timber treehouse.
Find ultra-luxury seclusion
Home to some of the most expansive and private villas in the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah elevates Maldivian luxury to the extraordinary. Beach villas stand-alone, separated by lush vegetation, with individual pools and direct access to empty beaches, while water villas connected to the island by overwater walkways are in small clusters of only four, each stylish hideaway facing a different direction providing unrivalled a feeling of isolation ideal for families and couples. Guests can choose to enjoy many of the resort’s experiences from the comfort and privacy of their own villa; everything from one-on-one fitness sessions to expertly mixed cocktails prepared poolside can be arranged.
The last word in island exclusivity, One&Only Reethi Rah’s signature, three-bedroom Grand Sunset Residence boasts 2,487 square meters of spectacular space and sleeps 10. Accessed by a hidden driveway and surrounded by coconut palm canopies, guests can expect lush gardens, a private beachfront, two secluded swimming pools, indoor and outdoor living areas and a dedicated chef on request for indulgent days and hazy nights in complete privacy. The Grand Sunset residence also boasts a variety of in-villa experiences that includes daily cocktails and canapés arranged by a private butler and with the abundance of space, private celebrations can be easily arranged. The villa also has a full cinema experience available for guests, the silver screen is set up in front of the villa on the sand, with an endless list of the latest movies as well as all the classics to enjoy.
Get back to nature
Those looking to connect with nature this summer can start with One&Only Reethi Rah’s six kilometres of stunning coastline, taking full use of complimentary water sports equipment including canoes, kayaks and windsurfing, as well as power sports available at the Water Sports Centre. Day trips from the island include traditional hand line fishing from a traditional Maldivian dhoni, a luxury cruise aboard a privately chartered yacht, island picnics on a perfectly secluded sandbank, island hopping by seaplane, or big game fishing. Turtle Adventure, run by the resort’s resident Marine Biologist, offers guests the opportunity to set sail on a traditional dhoni for ‘Turtle Reef’ and snorkel alongside the endangered Hawksbill turtles on their feeding ground. While from May to October the nearby Baa Atoll comes alive with masses of manta rays that come to feast on the large quantities of plankton present during this time of year and the resort arranges snorkelling trips for guests to witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Design a path to wellness
One&Only Spa at One&Only Reethi Rah offers a holistic programme of treatments, beauty, nutrition and fitness ensuring guests can forge their own bespoke wellbeing journey in total seclusion. A peaceful retreat tucked away from the rest of the resort within lush manicured gardens, the One&Only Spa boasts private treatment villas nestled beneath thatch roofs and relaxation pavilions overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort’s latest wellness programme is Reset in Residence, which encompasses rejuvenation, culinary and fitness. When guests arrive at the resort, a meeting is arranged with the Executive Chef, talented One&Only Spa team and dedicated fitness professionals and a fully personalised package is created for the stay. The resort’s chef will draw up a tailored culinary itinerary that includes dining experiences either in-villa or at a destination dining location, while the One&Only Spa team will create a personalised treatment programme that will include tension removing massages, skin renewal facials and mindfulness meditation, all of the treatments will be available in the serene setting of the spa. Complementing the holistic plan, the resort’s fitness team will develop a personal training schedule to focus on training the areas of concern for the guest; these sessions can be done in the fully-equipped fitness centre or outdoors on the white sandy beach. Working with the guests’ butler, the timings and locations of each activity will be arranged and the guest will have peace of mind that the whole journey will lead them to a heightened sense of wellbeing.
Roam free as a family
For families, One&Only Reethi Rah is the ultimate playground. Those looking for one-on-one care and stimulation for the little ones can book the resort’s Kids Buddy programme for children aged 6 months to 12 years, providing dedicated care from check in to departure. Tailored to each child’s abilities, interests and personality curated by a member of the KidsOnly team – the kid’s buddy designs a programme of fun in-villa and outdoor activities designed to take each child on an educational adventure. In addition, One&Only’s signature KidsOnly and One Tribe programmes, as well as teen activities at ClubOne, provide children and teens aged 4-17 an exciting and complementary roster of activities that allow for their own personal discovery. Pirate hat-making, treasure hunts, art classes, giant bowling, sandcastle building, island cycle races, ice cream treats from Sweet Paradise, movie nights and Summer Camp rally races are just a few examples of entertaining activities arranged for kids of all ages. A KidsOnly menu designed with younger tastes in mind covers everything from fresh fruit and vegetable purée and baby vegetable risotto for babies to toddlers to make their own pizzas, sushi, cookies and snacks during organised cookery classes, and even take a tour of the Chef’s Garden, for kids and teens.
Share unforgettable private dining experiences
Ranging from an evening of champagne and bespoke dishes served on a remote sandbank in the middle of the Ocean, to a hidden pavilion with the best sunset views on the entire island serving a menu of Middle-Eastern delicacies, the resort’s breathtaking private dining locations offer guests an opportunity for intimate dinners or glamorous group celebrations surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maldives. For the newest approach to island private dining, guests can book a candlelit dinner or bespoke barbeque in the Hideaway, a bamboo gazebo nestled amongst the blooms of orchids and the rustling of forest trees, or experience a memorable gourmet meal in the Treehouse, located high in the forest canopy and surrounded by the sounds of the forest.
One&Only Reethi Rah is accepting reservations from 24 July 2020. For reservations or more information, please visit One&Only Resorts