Wood and thatch villas are dotted among palm trees, and hammocks are suspended over the turquoise lagoon at this picture-postcard paradise, where the only transport options are golf buggies and bikes.
Rooms are sigh-inducing. Water Villas are palatial, with enormous wooden beds topped with 300-thread-count linens, spacious sitting rooms, separate dressing areas and private decks with giant hammocks suspended over the crystal clear lagoon; a top spot for sunbathing and stargazing. Beach Villas offer private beach access and large verandas with outdoor showers; bathrooms are vast, with sunken tubs and twin sinks.
For sunset cocktails and mezzes head to Fanditha, a sand-in-the-toes drinking hole with a super-laid-back vibe, chandeliers flickering in the trees and a DJ. Other dining options include Tapasake for candlelit sushi above the lagoon, glamorous Reethi restaurant and the intimate Chef's Garden, where the dishes feature resort-grown ingredients.
At the One&Only Spa by ESPA, the treatment rooms (individual thatch villas overlooking the ocean) are as relaxing as the massages. Don't miss the Energy Equalizer, a signature treatment in which aromatherapy oils are liberally slathered and chakras are opened. There are plenty of water-based activities on-site, from water skiing to windsurfing, but the challenge here is to drag yourself away from your overwater villa.
Experience the absolute best of Maldivian and international cuisine within the resorts incredible restaurants. An exciting curation of dining, bar and lounge options, set in breathtaking ocean venues, will tantalise your senses.
Tapasake - Indulge in a modern Japanese-Peruvian menu in stunning, over-water pavilions
Botanica by Brent Savage - Dine beneath the trees and the stars in a natural, garden-to-fork concept
Reethi - The best of Asian, Modern European and Italian cuisines in an over-water restaurant
Rabarbaro - Rustic Italian fare with endless ocean views, a perfect pitstop for a lazy lunch
Fanditha - Sink your toes into the sand and savour Levant-inspired drinks and casual meals
Rah Bar - Poolside afternoon snacks: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Beach Club at Club One - Lunchtime Latin American menu
Enjoy signature sundowners while watching the waves or let down your hair and dance the night away to the rhythm of the energetic resident band
Bars & Lounges
Rah Bar - Relax by day, then dance after dark at this lush poolside bar
Fanditha Bar - Shisha, swinging seats and oversized cushions. Relax Arabian style
The Beach Club at Club One - Chic, sleek and oh so cool
Within a short distance is one of the Maldives' best shark sites, as well as the 1988 wreck of the Hembadhu, the Rasafari Protected Marine Area, and some excellent turtle and manta ray viewing.
To snorkel or dive with manta rays is an almost indescribable experience. They move through the water with such grace, gently soaring through the turquoise lagoons, over reefs bursting with life. If you wish to see mantas in their natural habitat during your visit to One&Only Reethi Rah, the dive centre has everything you need to make your dream come true.
Water-skiing, speed boat hire, parasailing and wakeboarding are just some of the exciting power sports available at the Water Sports Centre, with expert instruction to help guests get started.
The Splash Surf Shop is a trendy shop with a broad range of clothing, beach accessories and underwater equipment. Directly off the beach is the house reef, where Maldivian marine life may be explored independently or with a guide.
Each of the resort's three main pools has a unique energy, ensuring just the right ambience for every mood. Private villa pools are perfect for a day of indulgent seclusion.
Enjoy a spectacular level of Tennis play on one of two floodlit courts. Private instruction is available with a professional coach.
Five distinct rock climbing Walls with differing challeneges provide a fun experience for something a bit more out of the ordinary
Wake up to direct views of beach, ocean and sky. A veranda provides a versatile exterior living space with picturesque seating, sun bed and outdoor shower. Within, decor is sleek and contemporary with clean lines, oversized bathtub and indulgent shower. Available with either one King-size or two Queen-size beds.
Connected to the island by over-water walkways, these villas on stilts perch right over the lagoon. Incredibly spacious and thoughtfully designed, each features a covered veranda, a split-level deck and a private outdoor pool over the lagoon. Netted, suspended-like hammocks from its edges are perfect for sunbathing and simply relaxing.
Commanding the island's largest stretch of private beach, nestled amidst tropical greenery at the end of a private road, lies the largest, most astounding villa at One&Only Reethi Rah. An indulgent residence of grand design and expansive proportion, with unique outdoor living spaces and exceptionally appointed interiors