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the Maldives

One&Only at Reethi Rah

Reethi Rah

One&Only at Reethi Rah has made quite a splash in the luxury spa world, leading to the Maldives's first appearance in the Readers' Choice Awards. An adventure here starts with a speedboat ride across the turquoise Indian Ocean to a sandy island, which has 130 private villas, 98 beach villas, and 32 water villas. These accommodations suggest the privacy of a deserted island, but the resort's facilities ensure highend luxuries. A handful of fine-dining choices are offered at the equatorial retreat, as well as a dive center, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the One&Only Spa, a tranquil 102,250-square-foot sanctuary with eight thatched roof treatment villas surrounded by fragrant ornamental gardens. Treatments from the East and West, including Ayurvedic services, are on offer in the spa's pavilions and over-water suites.