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.

  • Turtle Rescue

    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

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Private Transfer

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.


Luxury Yacht Transfer:

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.

Duration: 45 - 50 mins
Maximum capacity: 12 guests
Shared Seaplane Transfer

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.

Duration: 15 - 20 mins
Advanced notice: 72 hrs
Private 55 ft Luxury Yacht Charter

Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah for up to 12 guests.

Duration: 45 - 50 mins
Advanced notice: 72 hrs
Private Speedboat Transfer

Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah for up to 8 guests.

Duration: 45 - 50 mins
Advanced notice: 72 hrs
Private Seaplane Transfer

Pick up at Velana International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah.

Duration: 15 - 20 mins
Advanced notice:72 hrs
About - One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

History and Culture

Ancient traditions and a reverence for nature.

"A surreal land of blue lagoons and soft white sands."

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.


Life Magazine


  • Travel + Leisure: Reader’s Choice Awards (India) – recognized as the ‘Best Luxury Resort’
  • ‘Best Overseas Hotel Spa’ - Condé Nast Traveller Annual Readers’ Travel Awards 2016
  • Traveller’s World Awards: ranked #2 under the ‘Most Beautiful Hotel/Resort’ category
  • VIP INTERNATIONAL Traveller Reader’s Travel Award 2015 - One&Only Reethi Rah voted #1 for the Most Exclusive Hotel Worldwide
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) - One&Only Reethi Rah featured in 'The World's Best Family Hotels 2015'
  • Travellers World Magazine (Germany) - One&Only Reethi Rah voted Best Resort in the World by its reader
  • Travellers World (Germany) 2014 - Voted #1 Resort worldwide by their readers
  • Elite Traveler – Top 101 Suites in the World – included the Grand Sunset Residence
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – September 2014 “Readers’ Travel Awards” – won Best Overseas Hotel Spa with a score of 91.97
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – September 2014 “Readers’ Travel Awards” - World’s Best - ranked #8 in the category Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean


With an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul.

Amenities Exotic Bath Salts - One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Exotic bath salts
Services Water Sports - One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Complimentary water sports


Sink into pure sensation with a Thai massage over the sea, or breathe in richly fragrant spices of a warm oil treatment, all under the expert care of therapists trained in philosophies both ancient and modern. Global Winner of Best Luxury Spa in 2013, and ranked in the top 20 'World's Best Spas' by Condé Nast Traveler.


Six kilometres of private coastline includes 12 pristine beaches, two separate swimming pools - one for adults, the other dedicated to children and families - and a 30m long lap pool stretching into the lagoon. There are also 37 private villa pools, each with a carved stone aqua bed.


With over 2,000 species of fish found amidst incredible coral reefs, One&Only Reethi Rah is a diver's paradise. The PADI Gold Palm and certified Dive Centre is complete with nitrox, rebreathers, underwater scooters and more.


A trendy beach club offering activities and entertainment for all ages including an Art Studio, a climbing wall and indoor golf simulator.


Unique to One&Only, the signature KidsOnly and OneTribe (tween) programmes are carefully tailored to younger guests ages 4 to 11; offered complimentary.


The Fitness Centre features Kinesis™ and Technogym® equipment; yoga and meditation classes are offered at the Chi Pavilion. Outdoor facilities include two floodlit tennis courts and a FIFA approved synthetic football field.


NEO Boutique, NEO Beach and NEO Lifestyle offer three diverse shopping options, each tailored to the sophisticated tastes of the most well travelled guests, from up-and-coming trendy stylists to the most established names in resort couture and fashion.

Useful Details

One And Only Resorts Weather


The Maldives has a pleasant equatorial climate, with two main seasons. November to April is light and fairly dry. May to October occasionally brings brief rain showers followed by sunshine. Temperatures range from mid 20s to mid 30s C (77 to 95 F).

One And Only Resorts Visa


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.

One And Only Resorts Currency


Local currency is the Maldivian rufiyaa. Whilst all billings are made in US dollars, most other foreign currencies can be exchanged at the resort. Please note, however, that the Maldivian rufiyaa cannot be exchanged for any other currency.

One And Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

For convenience, Reethi Rah time has been set one hour ahead of Malé time, providing an extra hour of daylight each day; six (6) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 6).

One And Only Resorts Language


The official languages are Dhivehi and English; the resort has multi-lingual staff as well.

One And Only Resorts Electricity


Electricity is supplied at 220 to 240 volts. Adaptors are available in the villas.

One And Only Resorts Check In Check Out

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is 2.00pm and check-out is 12.00 noon.

One And Only Resorts Internet


Complimentary WiFi access is available across the resort.

One And Only Resorts Gds

GDS Codes

Amadeus OOMLE810
Sabre OO64667
Galileo OO26334
Worldspan OO1810
Pegasus OO23855

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