One & Only Reethi Rah - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Larger island with well spaced villas for up to 275
  • Rooms Beach villas and water villas with 12 beaches
  • Restaurants 5 restaurants specialising world wide cuisines
  • Food and Drinks 2 laid back bars plus in villa dining
  • Facilities Extensive leisure and sport facilities for all ages
  • Diving Boutique dive centre with spacious dive boats
  • Diving Extras Optional special trips to far away dive sites
  • Internet Access Wifi is widely available around the resort

About One & Only Reethi Rah

One&Only resorts are famed around the world for their breath taking locations and Reethi Rah is no exception. 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 and is only a short speedboat or sea plane transfer. From the moment you step ashore, you can see what makes this an award winning resort. Serenity meets beauty. Leave the rest of the world behind.

There are 128 villas on the island, each offering privacy and seclusion. Beach villas, water villas and the grand sunset residences... these are some of the largest villas options to chose from. All have sea views with direct access to the water, and what a view it is! Lush tropical greenery to one side, white pristine beaches and the seemingly endless horizon over the Indian Ocean. Please see the room tab for more information about each villa option. No matter which villa you select, they have been designed with a contemporary elegance, using clean lines and natural materials. Equal thought has been given to the outdoor spaces - from generous beach verandas to private swimming pools and over water decks. Complimentary bikes are provided for every room. The Grand Villas also offer a private buggy service for your convenience around the island.

The dining experience at One&Only Reethi Rah has to be experienced. There are 6 distinctive restaurants and 3 bars as well as a private, in room dining service. The Chef's Garden features organic fresh dishes and seafood in tranquil garden settings. The Reethi restaurant serves international cuisine, with a melange of favourite dishes from around the world. The Fanditha is an exotic beachside spot for Mediterranean cuisine or take a seat at Tapasake for contemporary Japanese with a twist. If you cannot bear to leave the beach behind, head to the beach club for salads and grill, only steps away from your sun bed. Or go for something light at the Rah Bar before it transforms into a cocktail bar for the evening. Love wine? Then make sure not to miss Epicure's exceptional cellar.

Do as much or as little as you like. Be social at the beach bar or enjoy the total privacy of your villa - the choice really is yours. From couples to families, life on the island can be tailored to create your perfect holiday in paradise. While away the hours at the extensive spa where the expert therapists offer a complete range of spa services, steam room, sauna and beauty services. A wide range of water sports includes canoes, pedalos, wind surfing and jet skis. ClubOne is the beach hub with activities and entertainment for all ages throughout the day. Here you find the art studio and climbing wall. Grab a lesson with the tennis pro, or head to the state of the art gym, where the sea views will inspire your workout. The NEO boutique, NEO beach and Reethi lifestyle offer diverse shopping options. KidsOnly and OneTribe will keep the youngest visitors (4-11) busy with a vast array of exciting activities throughout the day.

Grand water villa with pool

These majestic villas face westward for the ultimate views of the Maldivian sunsets. The outdoor space is as equally alluring as the indoor - your 241sm includes decking with relaxation and dining space as well as a private infinity pool, platform with sun bad and separate jacuzzi. Grand villas also have the added benefit of a personal golf cart/buggy for your convenience around the resort.

Water villa

The water villas are 149sm of tranquility. Enjoy privacy as you relax on your deck with wrap around hammocks suspended over the water. Loft wood beamed ceiling crown the beautiful interior space. A spacious living area and bedroom gives way to a airy bathroom, all with incredible uninterrupted views. In addition to the 24 water villas, there are a further 6 that have a private pool

Beach villa with pool

A private pool (23sm) adds to the allure of the beach villa, with an outdoor dining area that stretches to the sea. Also available as a duplex arrangement with 2 beach villas and shared pool - ideal for families

Beach villa

Discreetly spaced along the water's edge and shrouded in foliage for unrivalled privacy, the 40 stylish beach villas (135sm) open onto an expansive veranda with a stretch of private beach. Wake up to direct views of beach, ocean & sky - 1 king size or 2 queen size bed options. Decor is sleek and contemporary with clean lines, an oversized bath tub and indulgent shower.

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 breakfast. Please refer to your booking confirmation for details on any prebooked diving services.

Excluded

All meals, drinks and local services 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

Extras

Take a tour with the in resort marine biologist, go fishing or even book the sea plane to visit remote locations

Souvenirs

The centre has a select number of diving items and accessories for sale in their on site shop

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox and rebreather diving are available in resort

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to One Only Reethi Rah is £1500 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

The attentive and personal service you find at One&Only Reethi Rah extends to the dive centre. It's location in North Male gives you quick access to a huge number of key dive sites, brimming with marine life. Fast moving channel dives, lazy long thilas and faru... there are even some caves to explore!. From sharks and rays to turtles and dolphins, this is classic Maldives diving that will thrill.

  • Brilliant location for reef diving
  • Huge dedicated dive boat with impressive amenities
  • Over 30 dive sites easily accessible by boat - up to 30mins
  • Weekly dedicated dolphin cruise
  • Lots of turtles! Join the resident marine biologist for a special Turtle adventure excursions
  • Guided snorkelling trips 3 times a week
  • Special trips to North Ari hotspots such as Rasdhoo on request
  • Private boat charters on request


  • Reethi Rah diving centre places professionalism at its core. This is a certified PADI Gold Palm resort and Project AWARE member. There's no such thing as a typical day, as your diving experience is shaped around you. Join these passionate divers for 2 dives in the morning, 1 afternoon dive, a full day on the boat or night dives. All dives are conducted from the impressive dive boat, moored just steps away from the centre. The PADI instructors teach a range of courses from Bubblemakers and Discover Scuba courses right up to Dive Master in English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.

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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 One & Only Reethi Rah.

    Daily Diving

    • 1 days diving from: Price on request
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    Scuba Diving Courses

    • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
    • PADI open water course from: Price on request
    • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
    • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
    • Other courses available on request

    Dive Equipment

    • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

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

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