Situated on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah (meaning “beautiful island”) can be reached in just 15 minutes from Malé by seaplane. Interestingly, Reethi Rah has its own time zone, set one hour ahead of Malé, allowing guests to enjoy cocktail hour while watching the renowned sunsets.
Think white sand, sparkling lagoons and palm tree groves, beach-facing and overwater thatched villas with private pools, shaded cabanas, hammocks and views out to the horizon. You may be tempted to stay in your villa when the evenings draw in, but with six restaurants, three bars and private dining, you could be somewhere different each night. Activities abound here, with a garden-enclosed spa, tennis courts, 12 beaches and an artist studio ensuring you always have something to do.
Top suite: Grand Sunset Residence The Grand Sunset Residence is the jewel in an already glittering crown — nestled among lush tropical greenery on the island’s largest stretch of private beach, the Residence is made up of two separate villas that share a 540-sq-ft private pool. The vaulted ceilings of the bedrooms and bathrooms top off the plush interiors, and the outdoor areas are just as inviting — dine al fresco courtesy of the on-call chef, grab a bottle of wine from the private cellar, or, if cocktails are more your thing, the private bar can be customized to your taste.
North Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives +960 664 8800 oneandonlyresorts.com