Lots of us are looking forward to big family holidays now. The kind full of fun, photo opportunities, memories and plenty of laughs. Over the years we’ve planned lots of family holidays, and know that when it comes to keeping youngsters happy, it’s important to have the very best facilities on hand. For parents, making sure the little ones are safe, happy and occupied means there might even be time to relax a little themselves…
One&Only Reethi Rah, in the beautiful Maldives, is the perfect choice for families looking for adventure, relaxation and quality time. The team really have thought of everything when it comes to looking after your family, and will make your holiday as seamless and hassle-free as possible. Here’s our guide to why this exceptional luxury resort promises the perfect family holiday for you and yours…
One&Only Reethi Rah’s kids’ clubs and family-friendly activities mean there’s never time for anyone to get bored, and there really is something for everyone to do. Programmes designed for little ones, children and teenagers means while they’re off making memories and doing activities that will make them the envy of their friends back home, you can fit in some well-deserved grown-up relaxation time. Certified counsellers run the programmes, meaning you can rest assured your pride and joy is in the safest of hands.
The KidsOnly programme is a hallmark of One&Only resorts. Children are grouped according to age (from 2 to 9), so the expert team guarantee age-appropriate activities and adventures. Just some of the fun your little ones might take part in include crafts, time on the beach and even snorkelling!
For tweens and teens, OneTribe offers a cool, fun and engaging place to hang out on holiday. Active teens can get out snorkelling with manta rays or sailing the Indian Ocean, while more creative types can get involved with art, discos and cookery classes.
Their own space
For slightly older kids, there’s a special shaded area of the beach reserved for chilling out. Classic hammocks and comfy bean bags offer a place to rest, while a ban on electronics means you can be sure youngsters are making the most of this magical location.
You’re in the Maldives – it doesn’t get much better than this. You might be picturing a remote private island that’s perfect for a honeymoon but less than ideal for a family of four. One&Only Reethi Rah offers the perfect mix, meaning when you want some alone time there’s plenty to be found, but guaranteeing a never-ending supply of family-friendly activities too.
With no less than a dozen white sand beaches, you’re sure to find the time to perfect your sand castle game at One&Only Reethi Rah. There are plenty of shaded sections too, so you can make sure no one’s getting too much sun. The resort team are on hand to help with watersports activities too, so having a splash around is child’s play.
Just keep swimming
The family-friendly pool at the resort is kept cool and shaded by swaying palms, so taking your little one for their first swimming lessons or indulging in a friendly game of tag is sun safe. There’s also a pool right next to the KidsOnly facilities with a waterslide and child-sized sunloungers for a real touch of luxury.
Seas the day
Naturally, this is a fantastic place for aquatic adventures. With the Indian Ocean’s many treasures right on your doorstep, you’re perfectly placed for sailing the high seas with your family in tow. More adventurous clans might choose exhilarating watersports or even a whale shark expedition, while dolphin cruises and coral reef snorkelling offer more relaxed pursuits for you and your water babies.
Have a night off
As much as it’s a family holiday, it’s still a holiday. We know that even though family is everything, sometimes a date night is just what the doctor ordered. One&Only Reethi Rah’s exemplary dining venues are phenomenal, but the professional babysitting service is even better for parents.
All the essentials
You’ve packed, repacked and then packed again. Sometimes when we’re trying to take care of everybody’s passport and making sure everyone’s got matching socks on, things get left behind. One&Only understands that parenting comes with a lot of accessories, and so items like baby monitors, sterilisers and bottle warmers are available for when you need them. Cots can be provided too, for those under 3.
One&Only Reethi Rah is a premium dining destination, whether you’re travelling as a foodie family or are simply hungry after a day of adventures together. There are plenty of venues perfect for date night or dining with older kids and teens, but for a sure-fire family meal, we recommend the signature Reethi. The restaurant is three concepts in one: Earth is classic French favourites, Aqua is exquisite Italian-style seafood, and Fire is a pan-Asian smorgasbord with Maldivian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai and Chinese favourites. With all that choice, you’re sure to find something to suit even the fussiest of eaters. There’s also fresh pizza and pasta at beachside eatery Rabarbaro, while Club One’s Sweet Paradise dishes up ice cream treats that will be the hit of the whole holiday.