Reethi Beach Resort

Hotel Overview

Reethi Beach Resort is nestled amidst lush vegetation and palm trees in the northeast of the peaceful Baa Atoll. Surrounded by aqua blue lagoons and white sand beaches the tiny island of Fonimagoodhoo measures just 600m by 200m and is a 35-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Male. ‘Reethi’ in local language means beautiful and that perfectly describes this wonderful place.

Casual yet elegant, the resort offers friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere and superb scuba diving. There are 128 spacious villas, a mix of detached, semi-detached, water and deluxe, built from natural materials in typical Maldivian-style, providing first class comfort in a unique setting. New to Reethi is a family suite close to the pool and comprising of 2 bedrooms each with ensuite allowing up to 4 adults and 2 children. All rooms have air-conditioning and are set either amid tropical foliage fringing a long expanse of powder soft beach, or on stilts over the clear blue lagoon. There are five restaurants and five bars, poolside or beachfront.

The Sports Centre offers two floodlit artificial grass tennis courts, two indoor badminton courts, a squash court, table tennis tables and a fully equipped gym. There is also a freshwater swimming pool and comfortable deckchairs ready for those lazy days. If the beach is calling there are plenty of water sports to keep you occupied including windsurfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, and water skiing.

After all this excitement indulge in some beachfront pampering at Coconut Spa where the highly skilled Balinese therapists are on hand to find the perfect treatments for each guest. The Spa has air-conditioned treatment rooms for couples and singles, and ventilated thatch huts on the beach, along with manicure and pedicure areas, and a jacuzzi and steam room. The resort also has a well-stocked souvenir shop and jewellery store. Excursions can be arranged onsite with some wonderful experiences on offer such as dolphin safaris, sunset cruises, moonlight bbqs and cultural trips.

Since 2000, Reethi Beach Resort has been committed to the principles of sustainability, continually striving to reduce the negative environmental footprint while improving the quality of its products.

Reethi Villa

Exterior

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom

The simplistic yet comfortable rooms are intended to match the beauty of the island. There are 40 detached or semi-detached Reethi villas located on the beautiful sandy beachfront with breath taking views out over the ocean.

Deluxe Villa

Bedroom

Facilities

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom

There are 50 detached beachfront deluxe villas situated right on the white sand overlooking the exquisite crystal clear lagoon. Beautifully decorated and with a large airy feel to them you can really kick back, relax and enjoy paradise.

Water Villa

Bedroom

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom

There are 30 semi-detached water villas which are built on stilts over the gorgeous, crystal clear lagoon for guests to enjoy. Each is impeccably designed offering luxury and comfort and direct lagoon access with a tropical ocean view and magnificent sunsets.

Food and Drink

Your package at Reethi can be either bed and breakfast, half board, full board, or all-inclusive.

With five restaurants including buffet, gourmet and speciality restaurants, Reethi Beach can cater for the most discerning customer. With five bars, including a pool bar and three beach bars, there's plenty of choice to keep you entertained when your diving day is done.

The Rehendhi is the resort’s main restaurant and has views over the gardens and ocean, here they serve buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dinner buffet has different themed cuisine and is on a fortnightly menu rotation. Vegetarian and healthy dining options are always available, special dietary needs are catered for upon request.

Moodhu Bar and Restaurant is built on stilts over the lagoon, and cooled by the tropical breeze providing a serene, romantic ambience in a lovely, central, yet secluded setting. International a la carte dishes are available, along with a large choice of beverages.

Reethi Grill is the perfect spot to spend balmy evenings under the stars. This open-air dinner rendezvous, with some fantastic views of the sea and beach, offers an authentic ‘grill taste’ Tandoori, and wood fired pizza.

Alifaan Restaurant is a popular and casual daytime venue by the poolside with a comprehensive selection of snack favourites such as burgers, pizzas, sweet and salty crêpes, salads and smoothies.

Saima Garden has just 5 tables next to the beach amid lush vegetation. This exclusive and romantic boutique-style restaurant offers sumptuous Maldivian and International cuisine and elegant service.

Rasgefaanu Bar is the resort's main bar offering guests a wide range of cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There is an open-air deck by the beach, shaded by coconut palms, and a semi-enclosed bar with occasional evening entertainment along with a games room where guests can play snooker, table tennis and a variety of board games. This is where most of the evening entertainment takes place.

Sunset Bar gets its name from being the best place to catch the spectacular Maldivian sunsets, and Handhuvaru Bar at the north end of the island is good for a night cap with a real jungle vibe. Veyo Bar is poolside at the Sports Centre and is packed with treats such as fruit juices, cocktails, beer and ice cream, and Riya Bar at the south east end of the island has an active sports theme.

Flights and Transfers

Flights are available from several UK airports throughout the year. You can fly direct to Male with British Airways which takes around 11 hours, and other airlines offer options with one stopover.

Your transfer from Velana International Airport to Reethi Beach Resort will take around 35 minutes by seaplane, all transfers are included in your package.

You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives

Diving Information

The SSI/PADI 5-star dive centre has an experienced multilingual team offering basic and advanced courses, try dives and snorkelling option. As with most of the Maldivian islands, the diving is organised as either a non-limit 6 consecutive day house reef package, or a 10-house reef dive package. Boat dives are booked and paid for locally for a supplement of approximately $19 for a 1 dive excursion, $28 for a 2-dive excursion.

For the boat dives, most of the dive sites can be reached within 10 to 45 minutes by boat (Dhoni). The furthest dive spot is around an hour away from Reethi Beach. You can currently visit over 30 dive sites, which are divided into four basic categories: Thilas (shallow points), Outer reefs, Island reefs and Atoll reefs.

The house reef is some 30-100m from shore and lies on a channel that stretches out along the west side of the island. Dive the beautiful reef wall that drops down to 30m, and on the east side there is a vast Thundi (Sand Lagoon) with coral blocks and a couple of artificial surprises. During the southwest monsoon (May-October) you can hope for those magical whale shark encounters, and the northeast monsoon (November-April) brings much clearer waters when visibility is up to 40m.

Due to its diversity and wealth of marine life, the house reef of Reethi Beach is said to be one of the most beautiful house reefs in the Maldives. The regular passing of spinner dolphins, eagle rays, schools of barracudas, batfish and thousands of fusiliers are just some of the highlights. You can also encounter turtles, octopus, lobster, moray eels as well as their black tip and lemon shark families. The reef really comes alive during the evening, with visits from sting rays, guitar sharks and cobias which come right up to the shore at their daily feeding time.

Pricing Information

Based on a 7 night stay prices start from £2625 per person and include:

Flights
Seaplane transfers
Breakfast & dinner
6 Days no limit diving on the house reef
Cylinders & weights

Your stay at Reethi Beach can easily be combined with one of our Maldives liveaboards.