Reethi Beach Resort - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Laid back island in Baa for 250
  • Rooms 120 Beachside Reethi, deluxe or water villas
  • Restaurants Buffet meals, beach cafe and a la carte grill and pizzeria
  • Food and Drinks 3 bars around the island for drinks at any hour
  • Facilities Super watersports, fishing, island tours, spa, fitness centre
  • Diving 6 day no limit packages for unlimited house reef diving
  • Diving Extras Snorkel with manta at Hanivaru (summer)
  • Internet Access Free wifi in rooms

About Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach is an eco-friendly, Maldivian island resort situated in Baa Atoll. "Reethi" in the local language means beautiful. Surrounded by inviting blue waters, this friendly resort has been built from natural materials in a typical Maldivian-style and is the backdrop for an exceptional scuba diving holiday.

You have a choice of rooms at Reethi Beach Resort to to suit your taste! The Reethi villas are either detached or semi detached with 1 king size bed and a partly open air bathroom. They are typically set back on the inside of the island. We recommend upgrading to the deluxe villas, which are set amid tropical screening, fringing the white sandy beach. These are a bit larger than the standard villas and have a terrace, Maldivian swing and sun loungers on the beach. The water villas sit on stilts above the clear blue lagoon - these are semi detached villas and the largest room option at the resort. All rooms offer air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, IDD telephone, mini-bar, in-room safe, satellite television, hairdryer, hot and cold water. Please do remember to ask if you require a twin bed set up, rather than a single double bed.

You can choose a meal package to suit you at Reethi Beach, ranging from B&B all the way to their all inclusive premium package. There are five restaurants, including the main buffet, a-la carte grill (with pizza oven!) and snack bars. There are several bars dotted all around, poolside and beachfront. The Spa and wellness retreat offer a range of services to pamper yourself with, and with a wide variety of private and group excursions available you can explore the untouched beauty of Baa Atoll and the rich culture of its inhabitants. The water sports centre is one of best we have seen. Make sure you leave time to take the dolphin excursions, offered on a jet ski! Windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kite surfing courses and lessons are also available.

Water villas

61sm - Semi-detached villas with one king size (2m x 2m) bed built on stilts over the lagoon with direct lagoon access from the balcony, bathroom with bath tub and separate shower area, bathrobes, large sitting area, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, balcony with sitting area with parasol and sun loungers with mattress (additional sun loungers with mattress on the beach).

Delxue villas

47sm - Detached beach front villas with one king size (2m x 2m) bed, part open-air bathroom with bath tub and open-air shower, bathrobes, larger sitting area, terrace with deck chairs, Maldivian swing, sun loungers (with mattress) on the beach.

Reethi villas

38sm - Detached or semi-detached beach-front villa with one king size (2m x 2m) or twin beds, part open-air bathroom with shower, terrace and deck-chairs, sun loungers (with mattress) on the beach.

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Rob Thomas & Kim Thomas

2014-04-05 17:47:39

just back from a 2 weeks at reethi & a big thanks to all the staff on the island never met such a friendly bunch the dive centre has a exceptional group of staff all very friendly & helpfull have to say a special thanks to shiffa-sayo -khinda-adam mufeed - Robert - illy achim & all the boat lads who took us to some great sites

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500 miles from north to south. The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male's airport island (MLE). The Maldives is famous for its great snorkelling, manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, shark dives and fast drift dives through channels. The water remains a constant 27-28 C year round.

Weather and Climate

Whilst there are 2 monsoon seasons (Nov-Apr & May-Oct), the diving remains excellent year round. Diving operators will changes their dive sites in each season to find the best hot spots for the big fish! Traditionally, our summer months tend to be windier with a higher chance of rain, whilst the winter months are flatter. However, the seasons are much less predictable in reality and its a fabulous place to dive whatever time of year!

Travel

Flight options

Our holidays to the Maldives are typically quoted with Sri Lankan flights from Heathrow (via Colombo) to Male. We are however able to book most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Male, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As most flights are not direct, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote. Sri Lanka is our most popular, up coming destination - with beautiful beaches, it's a great alternative to staying in the Maldives resorts. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head into the jungle for look for elephants and leopards. Or if you are a culture vulture, we highly recommend a Kandy city tour. The choice is yours! As we are able to book most major airlines to the Maldives, you can also add a stop to break up your flight. Popular locations include Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in the Maldives, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please turn left from arrivals and go to the information desk at Male airport. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If your holiday begins in Male you will be met and taken to your boat. The transfer takes around 20mins. Many of our Maldives holidays will include either a domestic flight or seaplane transfer. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage at Male airport. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights. The domestic terminal is right next door to arrivals. This has AC, bathrooms and a small cafe. You will usually be met by a rep, who will assist you in moving between the terminals. The baggage allowance on domestic flights is typically 25kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg. The seaplane check in desk is to your right on exiting the arrivals hall. You will check your bag in here and then be transfered to the seaplane terminal by bus. This has AC, bathrooms, a small cafe and shop. The seaplanes run regularly throughout the day and due to the way the scheduling is organised, the exact time of your seaplane cannot be confirmed prior to arrival in Male. Seaplanes do not run in the dark - the fist seaplane is around 06:00 Male time and ends around 16:00 Male time. The baggage allowance on seaplane flights is typically 25kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.

Departures

You will be taken back to Male airport in time for your international flight. Domestic flights and seaplanes will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving the Maldives.

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Included in your holiday

International flights and transfers, accommodation and meals on a B&B basis including complimentary water in your room and with food. You can upgrade to half board, full board and all inclusive. Meals are served in the main restaurant with discounted rates for the a la carte options when on all inclusive. All inclusive also gives you 2 excursions per week, use of the sports complex, tennis, squash, badminton and water world . Beverages are included from a selected list (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Please refer to your booking confirmation for details on any prebooked diving services.

Excluded

Your board basis will tell you which meals and drinks are included and excluded from your package. All additional soft and alcoholic drinks, local services, tour or excursions are arranged and paid for in resort. There is a 12% local tax (GST) on all local purchases. You may be charged for excess baggage on the seaplane if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

USD are the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply.

Phone coverage

Typically the Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout, although it is not 100 percent

Plugs and electricity

Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally - approx $30/dive

Extras

A full range of PADI courses, boat trips and special excursions including Hanivaru Bay can be arranged and paid for locally

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Free nitrox for certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Reethi Beach is £400-£600 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Reethi Beach resort operates a PADI 5 star centre managed by Sea-Explorer and is located onsite. With access to around 60 different sites in shallow reefs, the outer reef, atoll reefs and house reefs, many reached within a 20 to 30-minute boat journey from Reethi Beach, it is easy to see why divers come back to Reethi Beach year after year.



With a range of PADI and SSI courses available at the dive centre you can also take your first breathes underwater or improve your diving skills during your stay.



  • Excellent house reef for snorkelling and diving with multiple entry points
  • Daily boat diving to up to 60 dive sites
  • Great for manta and whaleshark sightings
  • Full range of PADI and SSI courses


The house reef lies on a channel and stretches out along the west side of the island as a 30 m drop off wall. On the east side, there is a vast Thundi (sand lagoon) with interesting coral blocks and some nice artificial surprises. The diversity and wealth of fish life make the house reef at Reethi Beach a firm favourite with repeat customers.



Depending on the season you will encounter various marine life on Baa Atoll and the surrounding area. Manta season is during the north-west monsoon (June - November) and it is very rare to not see these majestic creatures during a weeks holiday at the resort. Between August and September whalesharks are commonly spotted as a plankton boom lures them into the area. Throughout December to May the water is clearer with south-east monsoon producing stronger currents. This in turn produces better conditions for sharks and increased visibility shows off the soft and vibrant reefs in all their glory.



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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Reethi Beach Resort.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: Price on request
  • 3 days diving from: £236 (6 dive package, 12ltr tanks and weights)
  • 5 days diving from: £345 (12 dive package, 12ltr tanks and weights)

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: £236 (inc equipment rental, excl. manual and cert card)
  • PADI open water course from: £341 (inc. equipment rental, excl. manual and cert card)
  • PADI advanced course from: £214 (inc. equipment rental, excl. manual and cert card)
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £28 (per day paid locally)

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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