Review: Reethi Beach Resort, Maldives


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For many, the ultimate luxury travel would be a peaceful paradise island with palm trees, silky white sand, and a turquoise sea. A description that perfectly fits Reethi Beach Resort in the Maldives.


Located on the island of Fonimagoodhoo, which measures just 600m by 200m, this beautiful little hideaway in the northeast of Baa Atoll is reached either by seaplane or domestic flight and speedboat from Malé International Airport. With various restaurants, a spa, and water sports, this place is also ideal for divers with a beautiful house reef to explore. This hotel also features in our 10 best luxury hotels in the Maldives for a honeymoon

Style & Character

With a white sand beach, lagoon, and lush vegetation, this is the perfect paradise setting, and the relaxed, casual atmosphere of the resort goes even further to encourage guests to unwind. Accommodation is built from natural materials in the traditional Maldivian style. The various bars and restaurants are designed to make the most of their surroundings, whether the tropical gardens or the soothing waters of the Indian Ocean. The multi-lingual staff are on hand to assist with whatever you may need, from ordering room service to organizing excursions.


Reethi Beach Resort offers Reethi Villas and Deluxe Villas, located by the beach, and Water Villas, built on stilts out on the lagoon. All villas are comfortably furnished to a high standard with natural wood finishes and either king-sized or twin beds. All have air conditioning and ceiling fans, a mini-bar, satellite TV, a hairdryer, and dedicated sun loungers at the beach.

The Reethi Villas have partially open-air bathrooms and private terraces with deck chairs. Deluxe Villas have partially open-air bathrooms with bathtubs and rain showers, a sitting area, tea, and coffee-making facilities, and a terrace with an ocean view. Water Villas are slightly larger and have similar amenities but with direct access to the lagoon.

Water Villas are beautiful, but many guests prefer being closer to the beach and activities. Of the beach villas, those on the west side are slightly quieter and have sunset views.

Service & Facilities

As well as the swimming pool and magnificent beach, Reethi Beach Resort has a spa offering Balinese massage, facials, body treatments, and more, with both individual and couples treatment rooms available. Diving is one of the main draws of the Maldives, and there is a S.C.U.B.A./SSI/PADI 5-star center on the island, with a full program of dive courses and excursions to take advantage of, including trips to around 30 different reef sites, day and night dives, and snorkeling. In addition, you can try windsurfing, catamaran sailing, or try your hand at sailing a traditional Maldivian Dhoni, or take an excursion to neighboring islands to see more of the local culture and traditions of Baa Atoll.

Food & Drink

From the Rehendi buffet restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has a different theme each night of the week. From the elegant Saima Garden with its mix of Maldivian and international cuisine, there is something for everyone when it comes to dining at Reethi Beach Resort.

The dress code is relaxed and informal, and the settings are truly spectacular, with wonderful ocean or garden views. The Reethi Grill offers the opportunity to enjoy live cooking and fusion cuisine, with both a tandoori and a wood-fired pizza oven in use. Alifaan is great for casual snacks during the daytime, while beach bars offer a range of juices, cocktails, ice cream, and more. For a truly special experience, you can also arrange to have dinner in private on the beach or even on a nearby uninhabited island.


Given that you’ll be walking on sand for much of your stay, save some packing space in your suitcase and leave the high heels at home. (In fact, you may find even the most casual shoes superfluous to requirements!)

Reethi Beach Resort In The Maldives features in our pick of the top 5 best luxury resorts in the Maldives.

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