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Things to do at One&Only Reethi Rah

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  • By Kate Goldstone
  • Published 13 September 2022

All you need to do is explore the One&Only Reethi Rah resort map to understand how unique this wonderful place is. Dreamy doesn’t cover it. If words like tranquil, balmy, and alluring appeal to you, this is your perfect haven in the Maldives – well, it is one of the most stunning island archipelagos in the world and a place where sheer holiday magic happens every day of the year.

The climate is perfect. The people are welcoming and warm. The islands themselves are a real tropical paradise; complete with spotless white sandy beaches, nodding palm trees, sunsets and sunrises to die for, plus warm inviting waters. When you have luxury in mind, this exclusive resort delivers every time.

We’ve rounded up all the fabulous things to do at the One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives, including the delightful One&Only Reethi Rah spa, a truly exquisite collection of One&Only Reethi Rah restaurants, and lots more. No wonder our One&Only Reethi Rah offers are so popular...

Things to do at One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

This is a place where fast-paced lives suddenly slow right down, where celebrities flock for a private retreat, and where exciting things to do and local experiences await. So, let’s find out what’s in store for those lucky enough to visit this world-class resort.  

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Varied cuisine to inspire your tastebuds

Love great food? This is a foodie paradise, with a total of eight top class eateries each serving different styles of cuisine. Every restaurant has its own personality, so you’re sure to find a place you like to go back to because your taste buds have never had such a great time! Here's a rundown of all of One&Only Reethi Rah's restaurants.

  • Tapasake is your destination for delicate Japanese dishes. Sunset views and pretty Japanese lanterns await you, along with food with a modern twist. There are four open-air teppanyaki stations and three luscious menus on offer, meaning lots of variety.
  • Fanditha is all about tasty Middle Eastern foods, a contemporary version of an Aladdin’s cave with comfy floor seating and matching sea views. The vibe is mellow and the menu á la carte, serving everything from classic mezze platters to succulent grilled meats and fresh seafood – plus, its even holds themed mezze nights.
  • Botanica focuses on seasonal cuisine beneath the stars, courtesy of the respected chef Matthew Kennedy, a master of plant-based delights whose food is bursting with flavour.
  • Reethi offers Asian and European dishes in a setting split into three distinct areas: Earth, Fire, and Aqua. Discover Earth for fine French and Asian dining, Fire for charcoal oven cuisine, and Aqua for the best in Italian cooking. 
  • Rabarbaro provides the finest in casual poolside eating, packed with family favourites.
  • Rah Bar is where your all-day light bites are served along with a smile and spectacular views over the beach and ocean.
  • Fanditha Bar offers early evening drinks, a lovely way to while away the sunset hours.
  • The Beach Club at ClubOne is all about scrumptious lunches and early evening light bites, served in a tranquil setting complete with cabanas and double sunbeds. 

Delicious international cuisine

Delicious international cuisine
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Your tropical playground

The One&Only resort is a luxury playground ringed by calm turquoise seas - this is the exotic Indian Ocean, full of thrilling marine life. The water-based activities here are fantastic, including a well equipped water sports centre offering adventures for everyone. Fall in love with fun on a fly board, ride a banana tube, kite surf, kayak or water ski, go wakeboarding, or try your hand at parasailing or SUP boarding. You can also experience time on board seabobs, catamarans, and paddle boats, or treat yourself to the thrills of jet skiing or windsurfing. The water is always glorious, as is the weather.  

Grab your snorkel and get ready to discover more than 2,000 species of fish! One of the many fun facts we bet you didn't know about the Maldives...

Water sports

Water sports

The magnificent One&Only Reethi Rah spa

Wellbeing is high on the list here. The award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah spa is your destination for sheer indulgence. Ice fountains, saltwater Watsu and vitality pools are yours to relax in. While there are stunning crystal steam rooms and searing hot saunas, too. The signature massages blend ancient therapies with modern techniques, designed to get rid of any tension and leave you feeling light, airy and free. There’s even a range of fab beauty treatments, including hairdressing.

One&Only Reethi Rah Spa

One&Only Reethi Rah Spa

Things to do nearby One&Only Reethi Rah

Take another glance at the One&Only Reethi Rah resort map and you’ll see all sorts of amazing things to do close to the resort, too. Let’s highlight some of the best things to do nearby.

Visit a market in Malé

Male is the capital of the atoll, the collection of islands and islets surrounding Reethi Rah. Visit a market in the city to discover the unusual, exotic fruits, vegetables and other produce that make this island nation unique. It’s a feast for the senses. The city also offers wonderful street food, excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, and magical sunsets.

Explore the Maldives by boat and on foot

Take a four hour walking tour of the best bits of Malé and discover more about this amazing place with a local guide. See local fish being unloaded, freshly caught, from the fish market. Discover the President's Palace, Sultan Park, and the splendid Friday Mosque. Discover awe-inspiring views from the top of a high building, and unusual views in a place that lies barely above sea level. And visit the Royal Garden Cafe for tasty snacks. You can also take a boat tour either with one of our own crafts (crewed if you like) or with one of many independent providers.

Couple on boat at sunset

Couple on boat at sunset

Fun private tours

There are lots of opportunities for fun private tours of the atoll, everything from sandbank snorkelling excursions to full fun adventure trips. Lhaviyani is remarkable, and you can visit it by seaplane via North Malé Air Tours. It’s just 30-40 minute seaplane ride from Malé airport to the atoll’s capital, Naifaru, famous for its dazzling mother of pearl handicrafts, a fabulous souvenir of your experience.

Things to do at One&Only Reethi Rah FAQs

How far is One&Only Reethi Rah from Male?

Speedboat transfers from Malé International Airport to One&Only Reethi Rah take around 50 minutes. A private seaplane whizzes you there in just 20 minutes – this is the most popular mode of transport upon arriving in the Maldives.

Gorgeous aerial view of the island

Gorgeous aerial view of the island

Who owns One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives?

The Reethi Rah is owned by One&Only Resorts, the home of incredible tailored experiences across in some of the planet’s most beautiful  locations. One&Only is one of three brands under Kerzner International, now owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai, Colony Capital and Goldman Sachs.

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Feeling inspired? Discover our list of luxury Maldives holiday offers, or why not explore all of our Indian Ocean offers?

Whether you adore sumptuous spa treatments or love making waves with awesome water activities, this place is for you - but don't just take our word for it. Discover luxury like never before when you call our expert travel team on 0203 816 0985 to organise your next stay.

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