The gentle breeze of the Maldives beckons as a place to have the well deserved rest and vacation in 2015. The scenic beauty and the therapeutic nature of the Island make it a place to be.
A visit to One&Only Reethi Rah, a resort located in the Maldives ushers you as a tourist into the untold rare view of the blue ocean nestled in a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands. You are sure to experience your privacy in a warm magical environment. It is a promise of utter contentment fulfilled.
With 130 private villas well separated along the shore – either on the beach secluded by lush tropical greenery, or set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon the One&Only Reethi Rah designed in an elegant contemporary style ranks among the largest resort villas in the world. The generous exterior spaces range from beach verandas to private swimming pools and large over-water decks.
The resort is ultra-luxury to a fault! Villa interiors have high ceilings with a perfect balance of proportion and space, and bathroom suites with large stone soaking baths, designed for two. All feature wide-screen plasma TV, DVD/CD player with surround-sound system, iPod docking stations, and broadband internet access. And always, the attentive services of a dedicated villa host. The Villas are a sophisticated charm for a befitting family vacation experience.
And sometimes, there is the urge to go out for a walk or enjoy the scenery. Whichever it is, One&Only Reethi Rah boasts of twelve beaches and six kilometres of coastline which ensures privacy as well as an abundance of activities, space and freedom. Either you bask in the carved stone bed of the lap pool which jets out into the ocean, or cool in the main pool under swaying palms, or maybe take a ride out on a traditional dhoni at sunset, the fun option is limitless as you are also tempted to simply indulge in a day of seclusion at your private villa pool or take a walk with your family on a stretch of sandy beach.
Imagination and energy find their place with deep-sea fishing, private island picnics and dolphin safaris. The active take to the courts of the Tennis Academy, or the private marina with PADI National Geographic certified dive centre.
There are moments when the adults wants to be all alone for a romantic reminisce, the kids will be well pampered at the acclaimed One&Only’s signature KidsOnly and OneTribe programmes. KidsOnly is offered complimentary for children aged between 4 and 9. 2 and 3 year olds are welcome, but must be accompanied by a nanny. Under the expert care of a team of dedicated and fully-certified counsellors, children enjoy their own section of the resort with separate dining facilities, a clubhouse featuring the latest in computer technology, arts and crafts, a sporting facility and a swimming pool. While the teens club OneTribe, welcomes children between the ages of 9 and 11. Located directly on the beach, teens are invited to come prepared for adventure, discovery and exploration at the coolest chill out area on the island.
Now, after all the plays, it is time to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in the spa. The One&Only Reethi Rah spa is a personal gateway to the purest experiences of pleasure, wellness and relaxation. Insulated from the rest of the resort, the spa is set within tranquil gardens with perfectly manicured lawns, relaxation pavilions and individual treatment villas overlooking the ocean. Separate male and female resting areas feature vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, lifestyle showers and saunas. Couples seeking an exclusive retreat together can spend the day in the over-water spa suites.
The skilled hands of ESPA therapists revitalise and rejuvenate. Trained lifestyle consultants tailor-make holistic programmes including personal nutrition, fitness and treatment rituals. Yoga, Pilates and meditation are practised in the tranquillity of the Chi Pavilion set above the calm lagoon, whilst the focus for more energetic fitness training is the gym, with the latest Kinesis and Technogym equipment.
The menu and the settings of One&Only Reethi Rah restaurants is indulging! In thatched pavilions over the water, Reethi Restaurant serves its own fusion of Far East, Middle East and Mediterranean cuisines and features a cellar of over 18,000 bottles of the world’s great wines. With divan-bolsters and Arabian carpets in the sand, dining in the chill-out ambience of Fanditha promises magical evenings which linger well into the night.
Tapasake provides modern Japanese cuisine with a twist – using the freshest of local fish and seafood. Critically acclaimed Rieslings are the perfect match. By day, Rah Bar serves light lunches and iced teas by the pool and as the sun goes down, it transforms into a sociable club with live music, cool cocktails and an easy vibe.
Chef’s Garden provides diners with a unique culinary experience amidst tranquil surroundings guests can enjoy a superb choice of dishes prepared using only the freshest organic produce. There is also the choice of private dining which is available in the privacy of your own villa, or on one of the resort’s stunning beaches or on a traditional Dhoni.
And so the sun sets on One&Only Reethi Rah. The magic of the Maldives, nowhere more intense than here, has given sublime moments that will last forever.