We spent two weeks in Reethi Beach in April. We booked through No News No Shoes who we highly recommend. We spent the first five days in a water villa and then moved to a beach villa for the rest of the holiday.
Overall we had a lovely holiday and can highly recommend Reethi. If you are considering going then we would highlight the following minor things:
* The beach villas have less privacy than the water bungalows they are quite close together and share a beach front. People on the beach look straight into your villa. If you can afford it we recommend you go for a water villa.
* Really think about half-board / all inclusive options. If you are not big eaters you might find you are better off going room only and paying for what you want while you are there. We were on half-board and although we have not done the maths we think we were better off than going all inclusive.
* We recommend you take an early flight out at the end of the holiday since the resort is not particularly well geared for you hanging around once you check out of your villa (by 12 noon).
* Take care of which dive trips you want to do; be prepared for the up-sell! They seemed to be keen to push the full-day trips or afternoon two tank trips.
* Although they fumigate the island regularly we recommend you use insect repellent in the evenings. We came away with a few souvenir bites from our holiday.
* The island seems to attract families with children which may not be for everyone.
Some of the positives we would highlight are:
* The dive centre is extremely well organised. We enjoyed the two tank boat dives in the mornings. They also let you dive as experienced buddy pairs and don't force you to have a guide.
* We Loved the water villa. The privacy is wonderful. You have a fantastic view from the decking and from the bed! It is very comfortable with a lovely sized room. You can snorkel straight off the steps from your private decking. We had room 202 and we could see the sunset from our room.
* The food is superb. Although we were only on half-board we still managed to eat too much!
* The sports complex is great. We bought a pass for two weeks which meant we could play squash, table tennis, or badminton every day. There are also tennis courts and a gym (although we did not use them).
* We especially loved the bar near the water villas. Mohamed was running it and he made us feel very looked after. He is great company and looks after everyone extremely well. We spent most lunch times on the mock tails and happy hour on the cocktails every evening before dinner.
All in all we loved our stay and highly recommend the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reethi Beach is one of the most eco-friendly, Maldivian style, 4 star deluxe island resorts situated in Baa Atoll, the Maldives. Decorated with refined care, the villas, elegant and spacious, are enhanced by typical architecture of the Maldives and provide all comfort of modern life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reethi Beach Hotel Baa Atoll
- Reethi Beach Maldives
- Hotel Reethi Beach
- Reethi Beach Resort Maldives/Baa Atoll