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My One & Only Valentine

There is a persistent rumour that Valentine’s Day is an invention of the flower and chocolate industry in order to kick-start profits for the New Year. But true love transcends the balance sheet, and come February 14th the world’s romantics will be celebrating again.

Suitcases packed, it’s the perfect time of year for a romantic break. Opened in May 2005, the One&Only Reethi Rah resort set on one of the largest islands in North Male' Atoll in the Maldives, is the perfect destination. The location has white sand coves and turquoise bays, and all villas have direct access to the lagoon and an unprecedented degree of privacy. Villas, service and dining are geared to guests accustomed to the highest world-class standards.

One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah's 130 villas are discreetly placed amidst beautiful landscaping, each occupying its own secluded piece of sandy shore or private deck over crystal clear waters of the lagoon. These are some of the largest resort villas in the world, with a minimum area of 135 square metres, high airy ceilings and generous exterior space ranging from private verandas and stretches of beach, to private swimming pools with large decks. The look and feel is sleek and elegantly tropical, using beautiful natural materials and contemporary styling.

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No resort is complete without a Spa, and built around a thatched reception area with views over the ocean, the buildings alone cover 1311 square metres. The signature indoor/outdoor heat experiences are unique to One&Only at Reethi Rah: Crystal Steam Rooms, Stone Saunas, Lifestyle Showers, hot pools with shoulder massage, air beds and Ice Fountains. And for those not too worried about their figures there are three restaurants (as well as in-villa dining) to consider.

And there’s a special offer to make Valentine’s Day even sweeter – whoever books a holiday before February 14th, for the period 21st April to 10th September can have a complimentary champagne dinner for two at the One&Only Maldives resort at Reethi Rah.

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Text: J. Philip Rathgen
Photos: O&O

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