Reethi Beach, Maldives
Reethi Beach was recommended to us by friends who had been to The Maldives. The island is 124 km from Male. It is located in the Nothern part of Baa Atoll. The Island name ( Reethi means –Pretty in Dhivehi …) could not better describe the outstanding beauty of the Island surroundings. Reethi Beach is simply gifted with some of the most Dreamy assets you can expect from a Maldivian Island: surrounded by a superb fine sandy beach, the island has a very bright lagoon. Big enough for swimming but also dotted with one the best House Reef in Maldives. A carefully preserved lush vegetation on the inside and everywhere you look around, the typical Baa Atoll scenery, made of scattered little desert Islands.
We arrived by seaplane transfer from Male (45 minutes – a little longer if you pick up/drop off guests staying at another resort) Whilst offloading our luggage on to the pontoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean waiting to transfer our luggage to the dhoni, a couple of large fishes came to visit us. We also saw a turtle swimming around the pantoon. Reethi Beach is beautifully understated. It is the perfect no news, no shoes escape but everything you could possibly want is ascetically tucked away, very close by 2 artificial grass tennis courts, two fantastic indoor badminton courts and a state of the art gym for starters.
The accommodation is excellent. There are both standard and dulux villas, as well as water bungalows. We stayed in one of the water bungalows. All of which have a view to die for. The turquoise Indian Ocean and a couple of uninhabited islands some way off. So, whichever way you look at whatever time of day you cannot help be seduced by the view. To be able to access the Indian Ocean from the ample decking of the water bungalows was just fantastic.
On day one of our holiday, a couple of reef sharks came to visit our cabin.