July 27, 2016 | One & Only Reethi Rah | By Maldives Tour Operators - OV Holidays
Yearly patronized by David Beckham and his family, One and Only Reethi Rah offers unprecedented privacy between one villa and another.
One and Only Reethi Rah provides wide arrays of dining options and activities for children and teenagers alike, such as pottery class, cooking class and shirt painting activity.
Villas that directly face the beach or the ocean; complimentary bicycles for each villa; living space with high ceilings ornamented by long bamboo stems that create grandeur and elegance; the invigorating tones of red, white, and brown found in both the interior and exterior of each villa; fresh orchids gorgeously set in the vanity area; my surname projected on the screen of the TV as a welcome greeting. Those are a few things One and Only provides to ensure a very personal touch.
Chef's Garden offers an outdoor dinner with jungle-like atmosphere. It serves a great variety of greens and seafood that left me with a healthy, balanced, yet fulfilling dinner experience. I had my dessert in Tapasake, as the name suggests it is a Japanese restaurant, with a separate Teppanyaki area. I was served with glorious fruits and desserts!
There were vast choices of tropical fruits like guava, watermelon, orange, pomegranate, dragon's fruit, and pineapple. The lovely dessert was lemon cheesecake, lemon sorbet with Japanese rice wine, fried chocolate rolls, and ice cream wrapped in thin layer of sticky flour. One and Only is truly one of the resorts that gave me the best culinary experiences in the Maldives.
During my snorkeling trip, which was around half an hour away by boat from the resort, I was very fortunate to watch sea turtles swimming harmoniously with different varieties of colorful fish. This was the first time I saw so many sea turtles during a snorkeling trip!
During festive periods (Christmas and New Year) One and Only is open only for its repeaters and VVIPs. In order to maintain its clientele's loyalty, One and Only is putting a lot of effort to improve its facilities. It has planned to renovate the gym, add an outdoor space on top of the indoor one, and equip some of its Water Villas with private pools.
The most likely to be built soon is another Grand Sunset Residence (3 bedroom villa) that would have majestic sunset views, a private beach with cabanas and hanging chairs. Everything is just designed to enhance the romantic ambience One and Only is well-known for.
A spectacular sight at One and Only that I would never forget is a stream with turquoise-colored water and the man-made wooden bridge constructed over the stream that complements the whole scenery, which is just a perfect picture-postcard vista.
The hue of the river is so magically unique that it made me think I was looking at a picture from a fairy tale story book. The reception area, the villas, the spa (managed by ESPA), and the main restaurant which all have lofty and airy architecture style are bathed with imposing sable colors that made me feel I was entering a palace of a kingdom as I set foot in those places.