One&Only Reethi Rah5.0 out of 5.0
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We were met in the airport by the team of Reethi Rah and were taken to our boat for our transfer to the island. I have travelled to islands in the Maldives before - normally on speed boats. however this was more than a speed boat! Jalal looked after us on our transfer, who was very informative about the islands. We arrived to be greeted by several staff, one being our concierge for the week - Eric (I will talk about Eric later but he was amazing!) We had a tour of the island on a mini-cart and eventually got to our room. It had been a long day as we had travelled from the UK. Eric advised us that they would unpack our suitcases whilst we went for some food. Our room was a beach front villa, we had really our own private, secluded beach. The water was delightful, The room was very well set out, the bed was large, the dressing area and bath were great and my partner loved the light up toilet!!! The food in the hotel was delicious. We visited all the restaurants in the week, visiting the Japenese restaurant 3 times (it is certainly a must) I really can not fault the island and yes as with other comments it is expensive, but if you are paying for quality then you don't mind. We visited the spa on 2 occasions and even the gym (a first ever on holiday) If you are a lady reading this review, please take shoes with you. I have been to the Maldives before and some islands you just wear flip flops or sometimes nothing on your feet at night - here you can wear your dressy shoes!! On our last day we had to transfer to a water villa as someone was checked in to our room at 2pm. The room had the same layout as the beach villa. If I am honest I am glad we had a beach villa because you get both the sea and the beach. The sea villa has steps down to the sea and that's it, you sunbath on the decking and to be honest it was very windy. A special mention to the following staff - Adbullah & Bento who served us our Sheesha Pipe Dumi our bar tender Mary in the Japenese who served us every time we went and always made a fuss of us And especially Eric our concierge - you were a star! He arranged our spa bookings, our mini carts, our restaurants, our valentine meal on the Dhoni. Every time we went somewhere he was there to greet us and wished us a lovely time. He really made our week away special. We will definitely be returning to the O&O Reethi Rah. It is heaven.
We had a wonderful and amazing time. Mr. Naret and his team are doing everything to make you happy. The Villas have so much privacy, all the restaurants are top. The service is excellent, the Spa just wow. There is only one word for this . Paradise!!! Go and find it out yourself...
What to say. Good value for money, lovely Grande hotel with best SPA in Maldives. Dream destination? Maybe for ones who loves Atlantis in Dubai. Same owners. Biggest island in Maldives, concrete runways with machines dripping sand over it to make it natural, lots of car traffic and helpful stuff. Polished communal areas. Very instagrammable. Would recommend GM to clear sea from industrial waste, actually management need to snorkel around the island and check it out themselves. Generally all experience is smooth and no major complains. More Personal attention would be good.
We've been there a week last spring and it was absolutely fantastic! Loved every bit of it. The room, the service, the food... Most of all I would like to point out the staff, which was really helpfull in every way.
Other parts of Island are less nice and when I was walking and running on the beach I didn't have feeling that I am in ocean sea, nor similarly to ponds! Privacy in Vila also depends of villa position and is too much open onthe beach side. Japanese restaurant is high quality of food preparation but I don't like design of interior, its to much "heavy" for exotic location. Service tried to be on high level but they missing something, they ar not natural, not intuitive enough!
We landed in the Maldives in the early hours of Saturday morning where immediately after walking through airport arrivals we were whisked outside to an awaiting luxury yacht where we were offered the use of a double bedroom to rest for the 45 minute journey to our resort. On arrival at the resort, we were greeted by our butler and a member of the management team with the words every holiday maker secretly longs to hear… ‘you’ve been upgraded’ – yay! As it was about 1am, our butler drove us in a buggy straight to our beach villa with pool where we found a plate of sandwiches and treats waiting for us which was very thoughtful seeing as the restaurants were closed due to the late hour. The villa itself was fabulous. Newly refurbished and extremely spacious. Thoughtfully laid out and well lit, the bathroom is big and bright with lots of wardrobe and luggage space, full length mirrors, a beautiful bath next to the window and separate cubicles for the loo and shower. The bedroom has a dressing table next to the bed and a small living area with two comfy chairs and a table positioned in front of the glass doors which opened out directly to the pool with a great view of the beach and sea. There is also a desk in the corner should you be unfortunate enough to have to work. The villa pool was a really decent size and directly in front was our own private beach area that housed a hammock and sun loungers which led out onto the main beach. There was also a decked area to the side with a table and chairs. The island itself is huge and felt quiet and private despite it being at 95% capacity during our stay. You are provided with bikes with your villa number on so you don’t lose them and there is plenty of space to cycle around as well as the beaches being big enough to take a stroll. We were on a half board package which was great value. Breakfast was an indulgent affair with lots of choice from the buffet stations including salad, cheese, mezze, a live pancake station, fresh juices and smoothies, Indian and Chinese as well as the option of waiter service with menu items cooked fresh to order. The main restaurant is pretty big, but as it is separated into three different sections it avoids that canteen like feel that you sometimes get in larger hotels and there was always a buggy available when rolling out tired and full after dinner. Half board dinner includes meals in the main restaurant Reethi which has three separate menus that you can mix and match from, or you can get credit up to a certain dollar amount in the other restaurants. The food quality was fantastic and we couldn’t use all our credit when we ate in Fanditha restaurant before we were full! Be warned, it’s quite a glamorous crowd (predominately European during our stay) you wouldn’t want to be padding around in bare feet and a singlet at dinner, think Camilla kaftans, Ralph Lauren and Birkin’s at breakfast and you’ll be more on message! It rained every day of our four night stay, but I think it’s credit to what a great resort it is that I wasn’t remotely upset about this (and as a sun bunny I don’t say this lightly)! There was quite a lot going on to keep us entertained e.g. manager drinks, happy hour, wine tasting, afternoon tea, badminton, two boutiques stocked with designer gear for a bit of rainy weather shopping, putt putt golf into the sea or you can join the staff in a game of football in the evening as well as the charged extra spa and watersports activities (I can’t think of a better spot for some aerial yoga). In fact, the only constructive criticism I have for the resort is from my time in the spa. I had a couple of treatments and both times the reception staff interrupted my session to speak to my therapist which I didn’t think was very professional. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely return particularly as I would like to experience Reethi Rah in the sunshine! My closing comment would be: if you are looking for an eco style, surfer beachy, barefoot Maldivian vibe type of holiday experience then maybe this isn’t the right resort for you… but if you like luxury, labels, beach glamour, seamless service and lots of space (both in your accommodation and outside around the grounds), give the One and Only a whirl – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Went there for the 5th time for our 25th anniversary, and it never disappoints. A place so tranquil and beautiful, that its simply a sensory overload. It is an excellent run resort, with attention to detail. The watervillas are the place to be. The Fandhita is the best place to watch the sunset with a glass of Rose champagne, followed by dinner at Tapasake. Cycling through the resort, getting lost in the labyrinth , it's reminiscent of the lands in the faraway tree by Enid Blyton! Maryna our villa host was a bundle of genuine charm and warmth. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary. Till we meet again.
One & Only Reethi Rah is a piece of heaven! Beautiful nature and luxurious accommodation & facilities. Beautiful villas with private beaches ( some with private pools as well) guarantee comfort and privacy . There's several restaurants on the island and all of them are amazing . Tapasake and Botanica( organic ) in my opinion , are just superb . Each of them is able to cater for various food allergies and prepare the dishes accordingly . As a gluten & dairy intolerant person I was extremely happy with that and the fact they have deserts I can actually eat( coco frio ice cream in Reethi restaurant !).When in Tapasake try their NEW STYLE SASHIMI and UNAGI& FOIE GRAS NIGIRI! If you happen to dine in Botanica - quail breast and chocolate mouse are a must to try ! Service is magnificent! All the staff members are friendly ,helpful and make you feel really special.
One and Only Reethi Rah is the picture perfect Maldivian paradise you dream about. All those postcard pictures you see about an exotic holiday can be taken here. That is partly because it is drawn by a pen and not by nature, the island was designed, filled with concrete and made to look like a movie set island paradise. If you do not mind this, you will find yourself in possibly the best island in Maldives in terms of quality and choices. There are 2 types of Maldivian vacations, the small island with lots of reading and lying around, and the big island with lots of activities and choices as well as a little more noise. If you are looking for the second one Reethi Rah offers the most of any other island in Maldives. Without a doubt the best kids club you can find anywhere, great choice of restaurants, unlimited water sports and diving choices, climbing wall, spa, football and tennis fields and even a beach club. The villas are the best I have seen in Maldives, great interiors, very practical and spacious. The only problem is that their beach villas are not separated from the beach side by any vegetation, so you will be seen by people walking on the beach. Most of the Maldives beach villas in other resorts will offer some sort of privacy between the villa and the beach side so you can feel more comfortable around your pool area. This is not the case in One and Only. I cannot fault anything about the service and the choice of activities, my child was as happy as he has ever been. We were very happy with our stay in that regard. The problem with Reethi Rah was the general feeling around the resort for us. It felt like a beach resort in St.Tropez or Marbella sometimes. People dressed like they were going to a nightclub and it seemed like every room had rented a private golf cart. In Maldives that is the exact opposite of what I look for. To sum it up, if you are looking for a big island with lots of activities and don't mind being in the middle of a lot of "do you know who I am" type of people than Reethi Rah offers more than any other island in Maldives. But if you want absolute peace and quiet, as well as a more Robinson Crusoe feeling, this is probably the last place you should consider.
The resort experience was fantastic! Definitely an amazing place with great customer service. We felt that we truly taken care of. From the day we arrived until the day we left out, great service was there.
Located in North Male Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah places you next to Madivaru Beyru Dive Site. This 122-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a marina. It's on the waterfront and also within the region of Vabbininfaru Beach and Angsana Beach.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. This resort is home to 7 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 122 recently renovated accommodations afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include fireplaces, iPod docks, and minibars.
One&Only Reethi Rah features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 300 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 941 reviews