Bespoke luxury awaits at the ultra-glam One&Only Reethi Rah

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Oct 17, 2021

A sense of infinite space meets a true sense of place at One&Only Reethi Rah, where world-class dining, award-winning spa treatments, and jaw-dropping natural scapes create a holiday you’ll never forget

Azure skies and turquoise waters come as standard in the Maldives, but One&Only Reethi Rah is anything but cookie-cutter. To begin with, the ultra-luxury resort presides over its own private island, one of the largest in the North Male Atoll, giving guests the feeling of being the ruler of their own secluded kingdom. This liberating sense of space extends from the uncompromising exclusivity of the Jean-Michel Gathy-designed choice of beach or over-water villas, across every inch of the island’s castaway beaches and celebrated dining locations.

A multi-award-winning resort, One&Only Reethi Rah provides a uniquely vivid partnering of Maldivian heritage, Mother Nature’s bounty, and all-villa luxury.

Aerial view of One&Only Reethi Rah

A glittering aquatic sapphire necklace dresses six kilometres of private coastline peppered with a dozen powder white-sand beaches. With gently lapping waters as far as the eye can see, each of the 122 lagoon or oceanfront self-contained thatched villas offers the utmost privacy and a soul-soothing perspective on island life, with a range of 2- and 3-bedroom Grand Villas and Residences perfect for couples and families alike. The aesthetic ensures that the wide-open views take centre stage, but interiors are no less exquisite, featuring contemporary, Asian-influenced motifs enhanced by the use of natural materials such as coconut shell and seagrass.

Looking for somewhere extra special to rest easy? Unrivaled in the Maldives is the Grand Sunset Residence, which sleeps up to 10 guests (including children) across two expansive villas. It features two large pools, offers a personal chef on request, and, best of all, an incredible outdoor cinema for private screenings under the stars — truly memorable.

Grand Sunset Residence – Private Outdoor Cinema

Whether it’s a break to relax or recharge – as a couple or a family – both opportunities co-exist in complementary harmony. Swing away the day from the lulling comfort of a beach hammock or retreat to a private treatment villa at the award-winning One&Only Spa. Experience an East to West journey, with rejuvenating holistic therapies inspired by ancient cultural practices and delivered by an impressive roster of the best global practitioners. Families, meanwhile, may struggle to fit in all the activities on offer, from ClubOne’s popular rock-climbing wall, Artist Studio, and action-led water sports, to a dedicated duo of programmes for younger ones and teens.

The resort’s collection of seven world-class dining and lounging destinations is a unifying element, bringing together well-traveled guests from every continent. It is also the latest culinary stop-off for celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, who has brought his unique brand of exploratory plant-based gastronomy to the island with the launch of Botanica with Matthew Kenney, a candlelit secret garden boasting an innovative and eclectic menu of garden-to-table dishes. Elsewhere across the island, modern Japanese fish and seafood specialities are showcased at Tapasake, where over-water dining at the westernmost tip of the island is an experience in itself (hint: opt for al fresco deck dining at the teppanyaki pavilions). At the other extreme. Fanditha’s Middle East-inspired menu is juxtaposed against a boho-chic backdrop complete with crystal chandeliers suspended from palm trees. And, if ‘alone time’ is a must-do, an intimate dinner out on a sandbank, or starry night celebration in the private Treehouse, create signature memories. 

Botanica with Matthew Kenney

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