Maldives resort turns 10
One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort in the Maldives, marks a milestone as it celebrates its tenth anniversary with attractive promotions.The spacious and utterly private resort has remained committed to consistently enhancing its offering over the last ten years through constant innovation, ensuring past guests can find what they have come to love about the resort, while discovering brand new and unique experiences. To commemorate ten years, the resort has curated ten months of extraordinary celebrations including culinary and spa offerings, a series of globally recognised visiting experts, innovative new fitness activities and an exciting fashion collaboration with esteemed fashion designer Camilla Franks. 'We opened our beautiful island resort ten years ago to provide a private retreat and playground for guests around the world,' says Mark DeCocinis, president and chief operating officer, One&Only Resorts. 'One&Only Reethi Rah has become one of the world’s most exclusive escapes and we are looking forward to commemorating our anniversary over the next ten months with an array of incredible celebrations.''One&Only Reethi Rah becomes a special place in the hearts of anyone who has visited. The fact that we are one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll means we have created the most discrete, spacious and private paradise and added innovative and memorable activities for guests,' say general manager Jean-Luc Naret. 'In honour of our anniversary, we have invited some of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, health and wellness practitioners, fitness gurus, fashion designers and we have a some exciting surprises planned for the festive season, and for 2016. In addition, we will also be expanding the NEO boutiques, refreshing our Beach Villas and adding a new pool at ClubOne.'
FOR GOURMANDS From the over-water Japanese restaurant, Tapasake and fusion cuisine at Reethi Restaurant to romantic beachside dining, the resort is also an epicurean haven with more than eight exclusive dining experiences. Gourmands will also be treated during One&Only Reethi Rah’s tenth anniversary celebrations with visits by globally recognised Michelin-star chefs. Oliver Glowig from Restaurant Aldrovandi Villa Borghese visited the resort in October. This master of haute cuisine combines his German heritage with Italian creativity. In early November, resort guests can savour the work of Giorgio Locatelli, celebrated for his Michelin star restaurant, Locanda Locatelli in London and sophisticated delicate food inspired by Italian traditions. For more private tailored dining experiences the resort is also offering incredible luxury sandbank dining where guests can dine surrounded by candlelight on an exquisite sandy outcrop, surrounded by the softly lapping ocean. Under the expert guidance of new general manager Jean-Luc Naret, One&Only Reethi Rah will continue to inspire guests, pioneering a new level of ultra-luxury.
FOR OENOPHILESOne&Only Reethi Rah is well-loved for its exceptional wine reserve of more than 10,000 bottles. In celebration of the resort’s tenth anniversary, oenophiles can now enjoy a series of exceptional wine dinners with leading winemakers. The pioneering New Zealand Cloudy Bay creators will share their passion and knowledge with One&Only Reethi Rah guests in October. The wines of Antinori are renowned for maintaining respect for traditions and have been family owned for six centuries. In December, the Marchesi Antinori team will share their favourite vintages paired with spectacular cuisine. In addition, champagne lovers will be able to compare vintages with visits from the world’s best champagne houses including Krug and Dom Pérignon.
FOR FASHIONISTASFrom November 2015 to April 2016, One&Only Reethi Rah guests can browse through a stunning pop-up store at NEO Beach by Australian designer Camilla Franks. Camilla is well-known for her colourful, vibrant and lively collections which combine intricate craftsmanship, prints and detail to create truly individualistic designs.The 2015 season has already seen One&Only launch its own fashion label, partner with the world renowned fashion house Missoni to release a bespoke capsule collection and launch a Melissa Odabash pop-up store at One&Only Reethi Rah. A breath-taking aquamarine Issa dress will also be available exclusively at One&Only resorts including One&Only Reethi Rah this year.
FOR SPA LOVERSIn celebration of One&Only Reethi Rah’s tenth anniversary, the tranquil award-winning spa is celebrating some former favourite treatments, adding modern techniques to make them truly memorable. For example, the ‘sun ritual’ is being re-introduced, which entails a soothing foot ritual, sea salt exfoliation, full body massage and express facial. New for this summer, guests can also indulge in the Espa Wellness Package for an in-depth wellness experience, including a back, face and scalp treatment with hot stones followed by a signature tea ritual and complimentary Espa gift. This year, One&Only Reethi Rah also unveiled a comprehensive new spa boutique; a collection of exquisite, must-have lifestyle products, from skin care products, perfumes and beauty gadgets to scented candles and books, redefining the luxury wellbeing retail experience in The Maldives. During the anniversary celebrations, the spa will also host a schedule of world-leading wellness specialists, fitness gurus and spa and beauty practitioners. Guests can choose a bespoke wellness journey whether that is relaxation, rejuvenation or fitness, including an integrated therapeutic treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine from Dr Buathon Thiernarrom.
FOR ACTIVE GUESTSOne&Only Reethi Rah has had many firsts for The Maldives over the past ten years, including a long standing Bodyism partnership with James Duigan, and building an outdoor climbing wall, Rock. One&Only Reethi Rah completely refurbished its Fitness Centre this year, almost doubling it in size. It now boasts a new outdoor training area with exquisite views across the lagoon. Further additions this year include aerial yoga at the new Fitness Centre, the latest fitness experience, which uses devices for suspension. The resort has also introduced the Flyboard - a brand new water sport which allows guests to ‘fly’ over the water. Back on dry land, guests can play football on the FIFA approved full-size synthetic football field, or practice their golf swing on the beach out towards the new hole-in-one platform using an Ecobioball – the first ever ecological and biodegradable golf ball whose internal core containing fish food that is released into the water within days of being submerged. The Maldives is one of the world’s top scuba destinations and the resort is also blessed with dozens of excellent dive sites nearby and offers a full PADI education programme. Guests can also enjoy jet-skis, parasailing, canoes, kayaks, pedaloes, and windsurfing, banana and tube rides, water-skiing, paragliding and deep-sea fishing.
CELEBRATION PACKAGESOne&Only Reethi Rah features 128 private villas discreetly located across the island with 96 villas across pristine beaches surrounded by lush greenery. There are also 32 villas, spaciously set apart above the clear, protected waters of the Indian Ocean lagoon. The three-bedroom Grand Sunset Residences have their own 2,000 square metre beach, 50 square metre pool and private villa buggies. When booking a seven-night consecutive stay, the resort is currently offering guests two of those nights on a complimentary basis. This offer includes half board and return shared yacht transfers for two people on a complimentary basis and is valid until December 18, 2015. Guests can also enjoy one complimentary night when staying four nights. This offer is also valid until December 18, 2015.