History and culture
Set on one of the largest islands in North Male' Atoll, adorned with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical luxury. Nowhere else in the Maldives is there a resort with this much space and exclusivity.
Very little has changed since ancient mariners first sailed these seas. Just one-sixth of the country’s 1,190 islands are inhabited, mainly with 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. Perhaps the most important element is ‘boduberu’, the huge drum (made of coconut wood and either goat hide or manta ray skin) that gives its name to the hypnotically rhythmic traditional form of music and dance.
One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives accommodation features 128 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 96 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. Amongst the largest resort villas in the world, each is detached, expansive and equally luxurious.
Designed with a contemporary elegance, each of our Maldives accommodations have a stylish feel combined with a diverse Asian influence, blending clean lines with the skillful use of natural materials such as coconut shell, sea grass, silk, rattan, teak, mahogany, terrazzo and thatch. Generous exterior spaces range from beach verandas to private swimming pools and large over-water decks.
All villas feature flat screen television with satellite channels, surround sound, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, customised private bar, luxurious bathrooms with oversized bathtubs and dressing area. Comforts include 30cm posturepedic mattress, 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and towels, extensive 24-hour villa dining.
For Grand Beach, Grand Water and Duplex Beach villa guests, a personal buggy and Bose ‘Lifestyle 18’ surround system are also provided.
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