Occupying a private island in the Maldives, One&Only Reethi Rah truly lives up to its name. The pampering begins from the moment you step off your international flight and continues with 24-hour butler service at the resort. This exclusive property is a sprawling utopia of luxurious villas, restaurants, and activities surrounded by palm-fringed, white-sand beaches and translucent aquamarine water. No matter which accommodation you choose – beachfront, over-water, or expansive residence – each Maldivian-style villa is a tropical oasis of luxurious indoor-outdoor living. For further indulgence during your stay, visit one of the six exquisite restaurants, three swimming pools, the bar and the One&Only Spa. 


How do I get to the resort from the Maldives international airport?

Surrounded by the crystal-clear Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah sits on the largest island in the North Malé Atoll in the Maldives. This jeweled necklace of islands consists of sparkling lagoons, white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and coral reefs with more than 2,000 species of fish. The staff at Reethi Rah is ready to spoil you from the moment you touch Maldivian soil. Transfer to paradise from Velana International Airport in a speedy, luxury yacht in 45-50 minutes or choose to arrive by private seaplane in half the time. Covering 44-hectares of landscaped gardens, lush tropical vegetation and beaches, this private island resort has breathtaking sea views in every direction.

Key Facts

  • located on the North Malé Atoll in the Maldives and surrounded by the azure sea, beach, and coral reef lagoons
  • transfer from the international airport in 45 minutes by one of the resorts luxurious yachts
  • this exclusive private coastline includes 12 pristine beaches for you to explore 

What is special?

  • no matter where you are within the resort, you can find ultimate privacy and tranquillity in nature
  • arrive by private seaplane in 20 minutes from the airport
  • no cars are necessary on the island, and you can make your way around on foot or by bicycle 

What do the guests say?

  • the hotel met all our expectations with a beautiful location, excellent service from a dedicated staff, and wonderful food
  • our first trip to the Maldives, and this resort set the standards very high 
  • nature and the surroundings are stunning at Reethi Rah


What are the rooms like at One&Only Reethi Rah? Does the resort have overwater bungalows?

The 118 extraordinary villas at One&Only Reethi Rah come with butler service, exceptional views and thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor space. Beach villas of different sizes and configurations allow guests to surround themselves with blissful gardens, palm trees and a private stretch of sand. Water lovers adore the over-water villas within the exclusive lagoon for panoramic sunsets and the rhythmic sound of the lapping waves. Each villa has a spacious, open-plan design and was built and decorated in traditional island style. Many have a private pool, and all have plentiful outdoor space, so you can swing in a hammock or dine alfresco in the tropical surroundings. 

Key Facts

  • Choose from 118 beautifully decorated villas, each with unique style and character
  • whether you stay in a luxury beach villa, an over-water villa, or an exclusive private residence, you will not be disappointed
  • you will find vaulted ceilings and natural wood and stone decor throughout each room 

What is special?

  • there are 56 Beach Villas with pool, 5 Grand Beach Villas with pool, 6 Water Villas with pool, and 2 Grand Water Villas with pool
  • the palatial Grand Sunset Residence has a private beach, outdoor cinema, and a 50-square meter pool
  • call your butler from anywhere on the island with a mobile phone provided by the resort

What do the guests say?

  • The rooms are big and spacious, and the beds are beyond comfortable
  • the villas are luxurious and well-located, meeting our privacy standards
  • we had an over-water villa with amazing sunset views – you feel like you are on a boat – it’s amazing

Pools & Spa

Does One&Only Reethi Rah have a quiet pool and a spa where I can relax?

Whether you have a private pool at your villa or choose one of the three swimming pools around the resort, a cool dip is never far away at Reethi Rah. The youngest guests at the resort can splash around in the KidsOnly pool while lifeguards look on, while the adults-only lap pool is the epitome of elegance and calm. Discover a further state of wellbeing and zen at the One&Only Spa, where you will be transported to peace and wellness through therapeutic body treatments and relaxing spaces. This beachside sanctuary helps you stay mindful with yoga, meditation and relaxation classes that stretch your mind, body and soul to a deeper level of calm.

Key Facts

  • Enjoy three stunning swimming pools set in serene locations, with features that make each one unique
  • Families enjoy the shaded infinity pool with an area designed for splashing and playing, while the 30-meter lap pool is a tranquil, adult-only escape 
  • be sure to recharge at the spa with a day of indulgent treatments and relaxing steam and sauna facilities

What is special?

  • the adult-only pool at the hotel jets out over the beach, giving the impression you are floating over the ocean
  • finish your holiday with radiant skin after receiving an Asian-inspired beauty treatment with products developed exclusively for the resort
  • For every Nature’s Resonance treatment booked, the resort will plant trees according to the length of treatment

What do the guests say?

  • the spa is lovely, with a friendly staff
  • excellent cocktails by the pool with great music performances each night
  • very good spa treatments in an elegant environment


What culinary options are available at the One&Only Reethi Rah?

You may be on a secluded island but with the myriad of cuisine choices at One&Only Reethi Rah, you need not worry about going hungry. Tantalize not only your tastebuds but all your senses at the six restaurants dotted throughout the resort ranging from fine dining and ocean views to casual meals with your feet in the sand. At pop-up outlet Hoshi, enjoy a a world-class Japanese experience as well as some classic Japanese favorites, while Botanica serves sophisticated dishes using garden-grown ingredients. Rabarbaro is the place for a rustic Italian poolside lunch and Reethi is a spectacular, over-the-water experience of Asian and European cuisine. On the northern tip of the island, Fanditha is a Middle Eastern utopian buffet on the beach. There is truly something for everyone. 

Key Facts

  • the six delicious restaurants throughout the resort range from modern Japanese fare to light bites at the Beach Club with tables on the sand
  • find healthy salads, smoothies, and delectable cocktails at the bar, with its inviting lounge and sun-dappled patio seating
  • each dining experience provides a stunning view of the tropical surroundings and ocean views

What is special?

  • retreat to the Rah Bar for an exotic fruit cocktail and live music later in the night
  • Tapasake’s Executive Chef Dwayne Krisko works with local fishermen to provide the resort with sustainable fish, reducing waste and harm to the coral reef
  • book a private dining experience on the beach, in a thatched overwater bungalow, or by candlelight at your villa for a special, intimate experience. 

What do the guests say?

  • the menu variety in the restaurants is excellent
  • the food was great, from Japanese to Italian and French to an Asian restaurant and Middle East buffet on the beach
  • we loved the food, and all staff members were so friendly and accommodating


Besides relaxing, what activities are available from One&Only Reethi Rah? Will kids be bored on the island?

This island paradise is the perfect place for anyone who loves water sports and the thrill of the ocean, since warm, crystal-clear water surrounds you. The coral reefs around One&Only Reethi Rah are a delight to divers, with the chance to see colorful fish, sharks, rays, and turtles. If you would rather stay above water, you can enjoy canoeing, fishing, or parasailing from the beach, or stay active on the tennis courts or climbing wall. Your butler can help you plan any excursion on or off the island, and there is a kids club where the little ones enjoy crafts and creative play. 

Key Facts

  • Stay active and fit with a game of tennis, beach volleyball, football, and badminton, or scale the rock-climbing wall 
  • try complementary activities, including ocean kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling off the coastline of one of the island’s 12 beaches
  • kids will enjoy crafts, outdoor activities, and creative play at the complimentary kids’ clubs for ages four to 11

What is special?

  • see the full beauty of the Maldives by seaplane for the ultimate island-hopping experience
  • get creative in the Artist’s Studio, where you can take pottery classes, learn Venetian mask decoration or paint to your heart’s content
  • your personal butler can arrange a gourmet picnic and help plan a fun excursion by foot or bicycle to explore the 44-hectares of this tropical island paradise

What do the guests say?

  • this is a hotel filled with activities and surprises
  • I loved movie night on the beach
  • the staff was very friendly, always saying hello and smiling, with a butler for anything we needed

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