One&Only Reethi Rah introduces captivating mixology, inspiring events

One&Only Reethi Rah is introducing new culinary and mixology experiences as well as inspiriting events for guests to discover.

Complementing the resort’s diverse restaurants and chic bars and lounges, these new innovations offer guests the opportunity to sip expertly blended cocktails from a floating bar in their own private pool, dance on a secluded sandbank to the sounds of Buddha Bar, and to savour a selection of artisan gins at the resort’s garden-to-table restaurant Botanica.

This November, One&Only Reethi Rah will host a pop-up of the world-renowned Buddha Bar, as DJ Ravin from Buddha Bar Paris, will be on the decks setting the vibrant atmosphere for which the collection of Restaurant-Bars and Beach Clubs are famed.

The pop-up launches on November 21 at Fanditha, One&Only Reethi Rah’s exotic beach restaurant and lounge — guests can relax on carpets in the sand, chill-out swing sofas or inviting day beds to watch the sun go down while enjoying a signature Buddha Bar cocktail as the rhythms of DJ Ravin fill the air. On November 22, the pop-up cruises to an idyllic sandbank with pure white sands surrounded by turquoise lagoon waters, for an exclusive afternoon of music, dancing, cocktails and stunning sunset views. The finale on November 23 will be a full moon party held at The Beach Club, where guests can enjoy music by DJ Ravin along with a selection of Buddha Bar cocktails, chilled champagne and a fine collection of vintage rums.

For the ultimate island hideaway experience, guests can now enjoy expert mixology in the privacy of their own expansive villa, as One&Only Reethi Rah launches ‘Tropical Hours’.

Available between 6pm and 8pm, a personal mixologist will prepare tropical cocktails blended with the world’s finest liquors, from Monkey 47 to Rémy Martin and Crystal Head Vodka, served in the seclusion of guests’ overwater or beach villa. An idyllic way to start to the evening, guests can sip delectable cocktails with the backdrop of lush palms, turquoise waters and stunning views of the Maldivian sunset as it drops behind the ocean. Guests can enjoy cocktails from their personal mixologist served on the soft white sands of their private stretch of beach, on their overwater terrace overlooking the ocean, or revel in the sheer decadence of a floating bar within their private pool.

In addition to in-villa mixologists, the resort has also introduced signature cocktails for each of the diverse restaurants to perfectly complement the restaurant menu and signature flavours. Cocktails include the herb-infused white rum based ‘Herb Garden’ at Botanica, the shaken passion fruit ‘Morrocapolitan Martini’ at Fanditha, and the Japanese Sake blended ‘Otahime Sama’ at Tapasake.

An innovative new gin bar and updated natural cuisine menu has also launched at Botanica, the resort’s garden-to-table restaurant located in a hidden candle-lit potager.

With 34 different gin varieties from artisan distillers around the world to select from, paired with ingredients straight from the Chef’s Garden, Botanica’s gin menu of refreshing and surprising flavours encapsulates the restaurant’s garden concept. The resort’s in-house mixologist has paired garden-grown botanicals to match the flavours of the individual gins to curate an exciting and inventive selection to complement the restaurant’s new menu, which focuses on natural cuisine and sustainably sourced produce paired with fresh herbs and vegetables from the Chef’s Garden.

Bringing a vibrant life and energy to the shores, the resort’s buzzing monthly White Parties take the concept of island chic to new heights. At the newly introduced Havana Nights, guests can dance the night away on the beach to rumba beats while savouring fresh Cuban mojitos and the finest cigars underneath the stars. An experience made truly memorable with sparkling lights illuminating the beach and warm ocean waters mere steps away.

“One&Only Reethi Rah is a resort that offers both incredible privacy and a buzzing life and energy. We have introduced a number of innovative and exciting new experiences for guests to make their stay even more memorable,” Jan B. Tibaldi, the General Manager at One&Only Reethi Rah, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the all-villa ultra-luxury One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.

The resort offers 122 thatch-roofed villas and a wide range of culinary experiences, including the Botanica restaurant, which offers the ultimate in organic garden-to-fork cuisine, and Rabarbaro, which offers genuine Italian fare, as well as a superfoods breakfast menu.

Guests at One&Only Reethi Rah can also enjoy an array of spa experiences, including private sunrise yoga classes on a secluded sandbank, a ‘Twilight Spa Rendezvous’ massage experience under the stars, ‘foot rehab’ – a concept created by the resident yoga instructor and the Bastien Gonzalez therapist which combines yoga and foot massage, Barber+Blade – a men’s grooming and shaving studio and a Spa Courtyard featuring a vitality pool, outdoor sauna and steam room.

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