The Reethi Beach island resort, although in the mid-range price category for a holiday in the Maldives, offers excellent value for what it provides. It has been recently renovated with modern traditional comfort, similar to the neighbouring island of Soneva Fushi. This tasteful resort blends perfectly with the tropical nature of the island. The staff are a mix of Maldavian’s and European’s and are extremely polite and helpful, which gives this resort a really nice feel good factor.
Resort island is blessed with natural beauty, and this is something the resort is highly committed to keeping as untouched as possible. The trees have hardly been disturbed, as is the beach, which has never had any sand pumped onto, and no walls or groynes to break its continual run around the island. These efforts to preserve the beauty of the island has been recognised in a Green Award from Kuoni. The resort dining in the resort is excellent, especially since a lot of the guests are on all-inclusive packages. Resort specialist restaurants put no some special dishes, Argentina night being very popular when we were there, and the Moodhu restaurant over the water is a real delight.
The Reethi villas line the west side of the island and have good shade and beach. The deluxe villas are at the southern tip of the island, and the northern tip is where the semi-circle of water bungalows are located, which have their own stretch of fine beach. The resort water bungalows also have a nice hut bar that is open all day. The water bungalows are very spacious inside and stylishly done with parquet floors. For those visitors who don’t want complete solitude there is also satellite TV and a music player. The island rooms are furnished just as well as the water bungalows, and have fine sea views, fine beach, and good snorkelling just a few steps away. The deluxe villas have a bit more space than the Reethi villas plus a swing joli.
Overall, Reethi beach is unhurried and tranquil but does offer a lot of options for activities, and has an indoor sports complex with badminton courts, squash, tennis, and a gym. If you don’t have an opponent, the staff are available to play against you. Resort watersports center here is very well equipped and has several sandbanks and desert islands to complete the playground for windsurfing and sailing in the resort surrounding waters. Resort spa here isn’t particularly special apart from the Balinese therapists who are excellent, and the price, which is reasonable.
Reethi Beach diving, like a lot of other things at this resort does not disappoint. A lot of the European’s that visit the resort do so specifically for the diving. The dive center is very helpful and efficient and organise up to 4 dives every day. The atoll has a large number of sites, some of which are still relatively unvisited, providing some great diving.