Reethi Beach ResortBaa Atoll, Maldives
Just 35 minutes by sea plane from Male, and located in the UNESCO Biosphere of Baa Atoll, the natural, laid-back resort of Reethi Beach is surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, white sandy beach and stunning nearby reefs where the plankton rich waters bring mantas and whale sharks in huge numbers during the southeast monsoon.
The resorts house reef is just 30-100 metres from the beach and lies on a channel which allows for a huge diversity of fish life, including eagle rays, octopus, blacktip sharks, barracuda, batfish, schools of fusiliers, lemon sharks and turtles.
Reethi Beach is one of the most environmentally friendly islands in the Maldives, there are no plastic bottles on the island, the restaurants use cloth napkins, plastic straws have not been used since 2010 and plastic bags have not been used since 2008, toiletries are in refillable ceramic bottles and once a month on Reethi Day, the resort minimises the use of electricity by using candles, and the guests can join in with beach clean-ups on neighbouring islands.
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Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.
Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your seaplane transfer. The journey time is approx 35 minutes. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your seaplane transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flights or onward connection.
Guide price: 7nts / from £1225pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Male, meet and greet, sea plane transfers and 7nts half board, accommodation in a twin/double Superior Villa.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for double/twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 120 villas in 3 different room types. All villas have a king size bed, satellite TV, mini bar, in-room safe, ceiling fan and air conditioning.
The 40 detached and semi-detached Reethi Villas are located on the west and east side of the island, set just a few steps from the beach in the shade of the palm trees. They have thatched roofs, partly open-air bathrooms, terrace with deck chairs and comfortable sun loungers on the beach. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child.
The 50 Deluxe Villas are situated directly on the beach with views of the lagoon. All the villas are detached and have a partly open‐air bathroom with bath tub and open‐air shower, bathrobes, sitting area, terrace with deck chairs, Maldivian swing, and comfortable sun loungers on the beach. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
The 30 Water Villas are built on stilts over water and are semi-detached. They have an enclosed bathroom with bath tub and separate shower area, bathrobes, large private wooden deck with sitting area, sun loungers and parasol, and direct access to the lagoon. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Enjoy your stay
Reethi Beach has a huge choice of 5 restaurants and 5 bars for the size of the resort. The Rehendi is the main restaurant which serves a varied choice of buffet style breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The Moodhu Bar & Restaurant is built on stilts over the lagoon and offers a wide range of a la carte menus and drinks 24 hours a day. The Reethi Grill is an open air restaurant offering fresh seafood and barbecue grills. The Alifaan Restaurant is a casual daytime cafe located by the pool and serves a wide range of delicious snacks. The Saima Garden is a tiny boutique restaurant with only 5 tables, and serves Maldivian and international cuisine.
The bars are dotted around the island and include; the main bar Rasgefaanu which is situated by the beach has an open decking area and games room, the poolside Veyo Bar and 3 beachside bars; Handhuvaru Bar, Riyaa Bar and Sunset Bar. They all offer a range of drinks and snacks as well as entertainment.
The island also offers a beach-front spa providing a wide range of treatments, a small freshwater swimming pool, sports centre with 2 outdoor floodlit tennis courts, 2 indoor badminton courts, a squash court, a gymnasium and 2 table tennis tables. The watersports centre offers a great choice of activities including sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing, paddle boarding and banana boat rides. The resort also offers a range of excursions including island hopping, trips to the local islands of Kamadhoo and Kihadhoo, sunset cocktail trips, desert island moonlight barbecues, private picnics and private dinners.
Diving on the island has been run by the professional Sea Explorers since 1998. Experienced divers can enjoy unlimited house reef diving and take advantage of the tank delivery service offered by the dive centre. The house reef is on a channel along the western side of the island and is easily accessible from the beach with a number of cut throughs for easy entry and exit. On the east side is the sand lagoon with large coral blocks. The fish life on the house reef is diverse with guitar sharks, eagle rays, barracuda, batfish and large schools of fusiliers being regularly seen.
Two-tank dive are offered every morning, with a further one-tank-dive in the afternoon. Full day trips with three dives are also offered. Most of the dive sites can be reached within 10 – 45 minutes by dhoni, with the furthest site being 1 hour away. Over 60 sites are accessible with dives being divided into 4 categories: thilas, outer reefs, island reefs and atoll reefs. The atoll has wonderful soft and hard coral growth with grey sharks, barracuda, grouper and napoleon wrasse being seen on many of the thilas. On the outer atoll reefs you can find rare pink-fire coral amongst the beautiful soft coral, along with turtles, rays and napoleon wrasse. Island reefs offer overhangs, swim throughs and caves, where guitar sharks, stingrays, sharks and huge schools of fish are regularly encountered.
Baa Atoll is also recognised for its population of plankton feeding manta rays and whalesharks, which are typically encountered in the southwest monsoon.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10am - 4pm
Tel: 01473 921888
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