One&Only Reethi Rah
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- Dive with manta rays, sharks and turtles with this PADI Gold Palm 5-Star dive centre
- Indulge in bespoke, tailored wellness programs in the award-winning Espa Spa
- Taste world flavours in eight distinctive restaurants
- Discover 12 powder-white beaches to make your own
The exclusive One&Only Reethi Rah is an elite world of relaxation, privacy and adventure. Couples and families alike will feel right at home with its luxurious beach and lagoon villas, eight restaurants, unrivalled watersports centre and children's facilities. And from its PADI 5-Star Gold Palm dive centre, divers of all skill levels can explore the rich reefs in search of manta rays and sharks. And with marine conservation at its heart, this luxury resort is the perfect choice for eco-conscious guests seeking a truly unique experience.
About One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll offers an extraordinary luxury getaway, combined with world-class service and warm Maldivian hospitality. Set on a secluded private island, just a 45-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, this elite beachfront property merges easy accessibility with perfect isolation. Boasting 12 powder-white beaches, three sparkling pools, a bespoke spa and elegant over-water and beach villas, guests seeking five star relaxation, privacy and tailored wellness are in the right hands.
A world of flavours await in eight restaurants that will take you on a culinary journey, while your little ones burn off energy in the KidsOnly club. And as a PADI Gold Palm 5-Star resort, divers of all skill levels have everything they need to explore the Maldives’ gorgeous reefs alongside the experienced dive team and in-house marine biologist. With marine conservation at the heart of this 100% Project Aware dive centre, guests can learn all about the hardworking team's efforts and get first-hand conservation experience.
Explore the resort
Enjoy luxurious living in spacious air-conditioned beach and water villas that provide comfort and privacy. There are three pools complete with loungers and hammock islets, including a kids’ pool with a slide. 12 beaches offer peaceful paradise, while two tennis courts, a gym, and the Maldives’ first ever climbing wall provide excitement. There’s also a superb watersports centre, and helpful staff can organise sea and land excursions, from island and dolphin cruises, to sea plane rides and parasailing. The luxury boutique has souvenirs and treats or you can make your own in the art and pottery classes.
Eight restaurants and the Rah Bar offer a culinary journey across the globe, from garden-to-table dishes with the resort’s organic garden produce in Botanica, or exquisite Japanese fusion in Tapasake. Savour Asian, French and Italian cuisine in the over-water Reethi restaurant, Middle Eastern delights in Fandith, or enjoy a seven-course menu in the tropical canopy tree house. Under 11s will love the awesome kids’ club, while teenagers hang out in the exclusive teen area with juice bar. While the little ones are busy, indulge in tailored wellness experiences Espa Spa complete with steam rooms, saunas and saltwater Watsu pool. Expert therapists offer massages and treatments inspired by Asian traditions, and guide you through yoga classes, therapeutic pool sessions and calming meditation.
Diving from One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah is a PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort, and boasts the only PADI National Geographic Dive Centre in the Maldives. It’s also one of only a few dive centres in the Maldives to be a member of 100% Project Aware, with dive programmes that contribute to local marine conservation. The passionate team of expert instructors and guides offer a wide range of PADI dive courses for adults and children as young as eight. State-of-the-art Scubapro rental equipment is available, as well as nitrox, underwater scooters and cameras. Divers have a range of options with morning and afternoon dives, night dives and even rebreather dives.
Daily dive trips to the nearby Rasfari protected marine area, wrecks and channels take place from well-equipped speed boats or the resort’s two luxury dive dhonis fitted with sun decks and hot showers. Under the guidance of the resident marine biologist and the experienced team, enjoy one-of-a-kind aquatic encounters in the Maldives’ underwater paradise. Guests can also opt for a private boat to Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll where flights of manta rays congregate, or a superb shark safari to South Ari Atoll’s whale shark waters.
Conservation at One&Only Reethi Rah
Marine conservation is at the heart of One&Only Reethi Rah, with the expert in-house marine biologist and the passionate team that work to protect the Maldives’ underwater world. From crown of thorns removal dives to sea turtle care, guests are always invited to get involved. The dive centre is also one of just a handful in the Maldives to be a member of 100% Project Aware, with dive programmes that contribute to local marine conservation.
The resort is also partnered with The Olive Ridley Project - a charity that protects the Indian Ocean’s turtle population through research, ghost net removal, awareness and education. The resort opened the first specialist turtle rehabilitation habitat in North Male Atoll to care for injured sea turtles. Since the beginning of 2015, the team has rescued eight sea turtles and funded their medical care at the Olive Ridley rehabilitation centre in Baa Atoll.
One&Only also aims to be fully plastic-free, from food-service packaging to mixers at the bar. Staff have also forged a recycling partnership with non-profit environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans, which creates technical textiles from plastic waste.
- Find your perfect piece of paradise with 12 immaculate beaches, including the lovely.
- Turtle Beach in the middle of the island.
- Enjoy complimentary afternoon tea at the English-style Lawn Club.
- The resort has a unique Sun Spa with a team of skin experts who offer guidance on your skin type, and provide skin-matched products.
- To dive and snorkel with the highest numbers of manta rays, visit during the manta season from the end of December until April.
Diving in North Malé Atoll
Schooling reef fish
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PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort
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