Unprecedented privacy. Transcendent luxury. A superb all-villa resort in the Maldives.
Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll. A jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands, it is about 700 km (430 mi) southwest of Sri Lanka.
One&Only Reethi Rah is blessed to feature amazing sea life on our 'doorstep', but on a recent Turtle Adventure trip our usual light-hearted journey turned into a serious rescue mission. Approaching a turtle that was floating not far from shore, it’s failure to dive suggested something may be wrong. Our Excursion Team and Marine Biologist pulled the turtle onto the boat, only to discover it was an Olive Ridley turtle, missing its front right limb. We were able to give this poor creature medical attention, but sadly, due to man-made hazards, others are not so lucky. That’s why we are proud supporters of the Oliver Ridley Project, an organisation that works to reduce the threat of ghost nets in the Indian Ocean. To learn more about their plight visit oliveridleyproject.org.
Luxury transfers are arranged from Velana International Airport to the resort.
Flight arrival information is required prior to transportation booking.
Please reconfirm pickup time with the resort at least one day prior to arrival.
Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah. The 56 ft luxury vessels run according to the demand and arrival time of the guest; 24 hour operations. Both yachts and speedboats are offered, depending on the availability and total number of passengers.
Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah for up to 14 guests. The wait time is up to 2hrs since it is shared with guests going to other resorts.
Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah for up to 12 guests.
Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah for up to 8 guests.
Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah.
Ancient traditions and a reverence for nature.
Formerly known as 'King's Island,' the Maldives is a surreal land of blue lagoons and soft white sands awash in an ocean of teal and indigo. Its beguiling name means ‘garland of islands’ in Dhivehi, the local language. Although no one knows who first named this glittering archipelago that stretches north-to-south across the equator, explorers, traders and travellers have been coming here for centuries – each generation as enchanted as the last.
Very little has changed since ancient mariners first sailed these seas. Just one-sixth of the country’s 1,190 islands are inhabited – mostly peaceful fishing villages nestled among the palms. The Maldives today remains a necklace of soft sand atolls laid out on the shimmering azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Maldivian culture is a distinctive blend of the different influences that have shaped the isles over the years – from African drumming to Oriental jewellery-work.
An iconic part of Maldives heritage is the “Bodu Beru”, which literally translates from the local tongue Dhivehi as 'Big Drums'. Carved from coconut wood, with a goat skin drum head, their beating sound echoes throughout local ceremonies, a sign of celebration and a reminder of the Maldives' strong East African roots.
With an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul.
A visa is not required in advance of travelling to the Republic of the Maldives; however, travellers will be issued a 30-day visitor permit upon arrival. To receive this, each traveller must present a passport (valid for at least six months), and a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter together with any visa required for that destination.