This Maldivian Paradise Takes Luxury To The Next Level

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Searching for a location for your Eid al-Adha escape? Look no further than One&Only Reethi Rah

The Maldives has long been the escape of choice for luxury travellers in the region. Its proximity to Dubai (a mere four-hour plane ride) makes it a dream for those seeking a whirlwind getaway, special celebration or a long weekend with minimal jet lag. The Maldives is synonymous with crystal clear waters, extravagant villas and five-star luxury and One&Only Reethi Rah ticks all the boxes. Situated on one of the largest private islands on the North Malé Atoll and consistently topping travel lists of best resorts in the Maldives, One&Only Reethi Rah allows guests the opportunity to indulge in the perfect Maldivian getaway.

The sprawling property offers extensive bucket list-worthy activities, from getting up-close and personal with underwater ecosystems through boat trips and snorkelling to meandering through lush greenery on bicycles and having breakfast overlooking a private pool.

There are plenty of breathtaking accommodation options at the all-villa resort (118, to be exact), including a serene villa on the beachfront and the 2,487m2 ‘grand sunset residence’ which boasts two villas, three bedrooms, an outdoor cinema and unbeatable views. The residence also includes exclusive benefits and luxurious touches familiar to those used to One&Only resorts’ hospitality, from private yacht transfers to and from the airport, daily canapés and sundowners and Aesop amenities. One&Only Reethi Rah caters to those looking for an uninterrupted getaway in the utmost privacy – the residence’s two infinity pools and 2,000m2 beach are tucked away from prying eyes.

Venture out from your home-away-from-home and you’ll find five-star dining options that cater to every taste. With an emphasis on sustainability and a farm-to-fork philosophy, Botanica is set in a hidden, candlelit garden and serves plant-based cuisine with ingredients gathered from its surrounds; the romantic ambiance is made all the more dreamy with live acoustic performances. To mark special occasions (and for those expecting to leave the island engaged), reserve a private dining experience – choose from a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, deserted beach or the sky-high treehouse – for an evening to remember. For a taste of home, make a beeline for Fanditha, a beachfront restaurant serving Middle Eastern favourites – its location on the northernmost point of the island results in the perfect spot to catch technicolour sunsets. Adding to the familiar ambiance, the pristine sands are dotted with majlis-like carpets and cushions, while sunset-seekers are found enjoying shisha alongside mezze, grills and traditional bites.

What’s a getaway without a trip to the spa? Relax and rejuvenate with an afternoon (or two) at the award-winning One&Only Spa and indulge in holistic treatments by globally recognised visiting practitioners that will soothe mind, body and soul.

Whether you opt for a relaxing escape packed with spa treatments and sunbathing, excursions with little ones or an adventurous holiday of exploring the island, there is something for every traveller – of every age – at One&Only Reethi Rah. And, with Reethi Rah translating to ‘beautiful island’ in Dhivehi, what more would you expect? Book now

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