Photo Courtesy of One&Only ResortsNew luxury resorts have been popping up all over Maldives, perhaps due to its exotic ambiance, sought after seclusion, and tropical views that appear to be in shot in technicolor. One&Only’s Reethi Rah is one such resort offering 130 private villas nestled in the lush foliage on the shoreline or practically floating above the turquoise blue water at the end of isolated walkways (children under 12 aren’t allowed to stay in the water villas, but given its extremely romantic setting, they’re probably not invited anyway).
At the many open air restaurants, guests are welcome to experience dishes made from the Chef’s Garden of fresh, locally grown ingredients in a magical atmosphere—lay back on an Arabian carpet, sink your feet into the sand and sip on some chilled bubbly under the stars. Also on property is an ESPA Spa featuring refreshing rain showers, soothing saunas, nutritious spa cuisine, a juice bar, relaxation pavilions, vitality pools and thatched roof treatment villas surrounded by only the wading ocean water. We hope this is not a mirage because it all sounds pretty dreamy.