About One & Only Reethi Rah Resort

Welcome to your magical escape in the Maldives at One&Only Reethi Rah

One & Only Reethi Rah

Unprecedented privacy. Transcendent luxury. Find privacy
with us in a superb all-villa resort in the Maldives.

Discover the Location

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 700km (430mi) southwest of Sri Lanka.

History and Culture

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. 

Feel the beat with Bodu Beru

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.

One & Only Spa

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.

Beaches & Pools

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

Diving & Snorkeling

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.

Our Maldives Family

Meet the people who bring our resort to life, crafting unforgettable moments from the minute you arrive in the Maldives, to providing the thoughtful finishing touches at our world-class restaurants.

Eco-Friendly Resort in the Maldives

Learn about our commitment to the environment and the sustainability measures we have put in place, in partnership with EarthCheck.

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