My F&W
quick save (...)

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Reethi Rah Island
Malé , Maldives http://reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com/
960 664-8800

A definitive sign that the Maldives are on the road to recovery after the 2004 tsunami: the debut of One & Only Reethi Rah, the archipelago’s newest retreat. The luxe experience begins at the airport, where custom yachts (which double as check-in desks) greet guests and whisk them to the North Male atoll. There, 130 villas—many of which have private lap pools or hover above the sapphire lagoon—have been crafted with tropical touches, such as coconut-shell sconces, sea grass thatch, and bamboo arches. Should you tire of sipping mango smoothies on any of the resort’s 12 secluded beaches, there are dozens of diversions, including an orchid farm that supplies the property with freshly cut arrangements, a tennis academy, the 100,000-square-foot E’Spa with overwater treatment rooms, a PADI dive center, and pedal-boat rentals. The island chain may sit 300 miles from any major landmass, but dishes from every corner of the globe are presented in three restaurants —or on your villa’s private teak deck, with no company other than the swaying palms.

advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
advertisement

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.