One&Only Reethi Rah
As you step from the private yacht that delivers you - after a glorious 45 minute journey from the airport - to Reethi Rah (‘beautiful island’) you will immediately understand why Conde Nast Traveller UK readers voted this resort ‘Number One in the World’. This exclusive location on one of the largest islands in the North Male atoll is the absolute height of luxury and the epitome of paradise island beauty. Just 130 villas are dotted along a six kilometre coast line of idyllic white sand beaches and turquoise bays. As such, nothing can disturb your privacy and tranquility as you luxuriate in world class accommodation and enjoy the highest standards of personal service.
Everything on offer at Reethi Rah is designed to meet the highest standards of accommodation, food and entertainment. The resort offers some of the largest villa accommodation in the world, boasting high, airy ceilings and generous exterior space. All villas have air-conditioning, television, telephone, large partially outdoor bathroom with separate shower and a two-sided terrace overlooking the beach with outside table, seating area and sun bed. Sleek and elegant, the villas are decorated with silks, woods and other local materials that combine luxury with true relaxation; many beach villas have private pools or verandas; over-water villas have private decks where you can lounge in ocean hammocks.
Reethi Rah has three communal pools - one for families, one for children and a 30-metre long infinity lap pool, stretching into the lagoon. Every possible water sport and activity is available from dolphin watching and sunset fishing to deluxe desert island picnics. Naturally, given its fantastic location, there is a PADI certified Dive Centre. The resort also offers Tai Chi, a state of the art fitness centre and tennis Academy. The One&Only Spa is a true sanctuary, with 8 private thatched treatment pavilions, offers Lifestyle Consultations for guests looking for tailored programmes that offer a holistic approach to fitness, nutrition, beauty and rejuvenating treatments.
3 spectacular restaurants and 50 chefs offer an unparalleled choice of fine dining options including Eastern, Meditteranean, Japanese and local menus - all of which you can enjoy in your villa or on your own ‘mini’ desert island. The pool-side Rah Bar offers sumptious salads.
The Family Travel experience
Accommodation: For families with small children, beach villas offer completely safe access to the beach and the shallow sea. Beach villas have two bedrooms, a splendid bathroom (partly outside) and a private swimming pool and large terrace for al fresco relaxation. Highchairs, sterilisers, kettles, baby food, baby seats for bikes, potties, baby baths and playpens available on request.
For the children: If exploring their very own private beach wasn’t fun enough, Reethi Rah has a KidsOnly Club for 4-11 year olds (under 4s welcome with parent/babysitter) and ClubOne for 12-17 year olds. With an indoor clubhouse, its own pool and separate dining facilities, your children can enjoy their own version of island luxury, down to the mini-loungers by the pool.
Flight duration: 11 hours
Transfer from airport: 45 min by boat
Time difference: GMT +5 hours
Best time to travel: Dec - April
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool