If there’s one thing the Maldives are famous for, it’s the absolutely stunning resorts that are nothing short of divine. You can just imagine it now – the luxurious overwater bungalows nestled together above the crystal clear waters, there’s not a cloud in the sky and on the nearby island the palm trees are swaying gently in the breeze. It’s peaceful, quiet – tranquil. All of your worries instantly melt away!

If that sounds like your idea of heaven, then I think you’ll fall in love with hotel I’m about to show you. This resort has it all – comfort, opulence, perfect beaches and gorgeous waters. The One & Only Reethi Rah is in a class of its own, and I’m about to show you why!

One & Only Reethi Rah – the pearl of the Maldives!

By far one of the most opulent resorts I’ve ever seen, the One & Only Reethi Rah prides itself on flawless service and unmatchable hospitality. And my word, it’s got the awards to prove it! It’s also been awarded the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor, so you can be sure that a stay here is guaranteed to be perfect every time.

Located in the North Malé Atoll in the Maldives, the 5 star resort One & Only Reethi Rah is surrounded by the waters of the Indian Ocean and boasts some of the largest resort villas around. It’s got all the mod cons you could ever need for a truly relaxing holiday, and I can promise you now – a stay here is an experience you’ll never forget!

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One & Only Reethi Rah: There are 128 private villas across the resort. This is one of the overwater villas, which boasts unparalleled privacy and stylish design.

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One and Only Reeethi Rah: The resort has its own private jetty for transfers to and from the airport, with a team on stand-by ready to welcome their new guests.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: On the main island snow-white beaches will be right at your doorstep!

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One & Only Reethi Rah: The resort boasts 7 restaurants and bars – this is Tapasake which specialises in Japanese cuisine. There’s also the option to dine privately at your villa.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: There are also villas spread across the island which back out directly on to the beach…

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One & Only Reethi Rah: …and this is what the resort looks like from above! Isn’t it just perfect?

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One & Only Reethi Rah: The resort has plenty of amenities to keep you occupied. There’s an excellent spa with many different treatments available for both singles and couples.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: There’s plenty to do for the little ones as well! The KidsOnly club provides a wide range of activities for children aged 4 – 9, and there’s also the OneTribe for 9 – 11-year-olds.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: There are lots of opportunities to go out on excursions on the water – there’s fishing trips, cruising around the atolls, seaplane flights and even a trip to a sandbank for a little private picnic.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: The resort also provides sports facilities. On the island you’ll find a tennis court, an astroturf football pitch, a climbing wall and a golf simulator. Each villa is also provided with two bikes so you can get around the resort quicker!

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One & Only Reethi Rah: Oh, and one more thing – there’s also three boutiques at the resort featuring big names such as Matthew Wiliamson and Stella McCartney. 

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One & Only Reethi Rah: The interior design is dramatic, combining modern design with traditional touches – check out that woodwork!

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One & Only Reethi Rah: Not only are the villas stylish, they’re also well equipped – satellite TV, DVD player, swanky bathrooms, a mini-bar…the list goes on!

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One & Only Reethi Rah: The resort really comes alive at night. The bars and restaurants provide all sorts of taster sessions and there’s even live music.

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One & Only Reethi Rah: And let’s not forget about those incredible Maldivian sunsets! They make for the perfect setting for a spot of romance…

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One & Only Reethi Rah: …or perhaps a wedding!

Booking with the One & Only Reethi Rah

Suddenly feeling the wanderlust? I don’t blame you! If you’re curious about how you can book a villa here I’ve got a few tips that can save you quite a few pennies.  The One & Only Reethi Rah website has special offers that run during the year, which could be really good for you depending on how long or when you want to stay. It’s worth checking back regularly! However I always find that Trivago is your best bet – they compare prices across a whole range of websites so you’re guaranteed to find the best deal. You’ll be surprised by how much you can save!

The pictures may look pretty, but trust me when I say this video makes it look even more stunning – I didn’t think it was possible!

There are flights to the Maldives from London and Manchester, with a stopover along the way. If you have a valid passport, valid tickets for your onward or return flight and enough money to cover your stay, UK residents can obtain a free 30-day visa upon arrival so you don’t have to worry about doing paperwork before you go. If you’ve still go questions just head over to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office‘s website, where they have all the information you need about travelling to the Maldives.

Getting to the One & Only Reethi Rah

Since the Maldives are so spread out the resort is quite a way away from Malé, with the journey there ranging from 45 mins to over an hour depending on what form of transport you take. The hotel will arrange your transfer for you – all you have to do is just give them your flight details 15 days before you arrival and they’ll quote the prices. You can travel there either by shared yacht, a speedboat or even a seaplane!

So there you have it – the One & Only Reethi Rah! Isn’t it crazy how beautiful it is? Now that all this bad weather is starting to set in all I want to do is just hop on a plane and chill on those beaches. If you’ve been lucky enough to stay at this gorgeous resort I’d be more than happy to hear about your experiences! You never know, it could make for a very, very good article…!

And by the way: don’t forget that you can win a trip to the Maldives here on my blog! Good luck :)

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