Glorious tropical surroundings at One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah provide a perfect island hideaway for celebrating a new life together. Against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean, with a gentle breeze rustling the palm trees, guests can experience a chic wedding ceremony or enjoy a truly special honeymoon.
Wedding ceremonies take place on one of the resort’s 12 pristine white sandy beaches, down a petal-strewn ‘aisle’ through a fresh flower arch; at the Wedding Pavilion under a traditional thatched roof adorned with fresh flowers and orchids; or at Reethi Restaurant, with its dramatic high ceilings, vast pillars and temple-like décor.
At the end of each ceremony, the ‘bridal buggy’ whisks the new couple off to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars on a private beach. A stunning table, prepared using natural local materials including the island’s signature orchids, serves as the setting where a special souvenir menu created for this most memorable occasion is presented by a private waiter.
For ease of planning, the Legendary Sunset Wedding is a comprehensive offering which includes: choice of ceremony venue, decorated with fresh flowers and signature Reethi Rah orchids; Master of Ceremony and wedding certificate; a bridal bouquet of orchids, roses or lilies, a fresh flower buttonhole for groom, a floral head piece, and fresh flower petals showered on couple – all custom designed by the in-house florist; celebratory bottle of champagne; custom wedding cake; newlywed golf buggy decorated with fresh flowers; and, candlelit dinner with personalised menu served in private villa or on the beach. The package also includes music customised by the resident DJ, the services of a professional photographer providing 20 digital negatives and commemorative album upon departure, choice of bridal manicure or pedicure, and the full services of the resort’s Celebration Consultant.
For those who have already married in their home country, One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah welcomes newlyweds with a sublime ambience – from water sports and spa indulgences to dining on fabulous cuisine or dancing barefoot on the sand. When staying for a minimum of five nights, honeymoon guests can enjoy a complimentary candlelit dinner (exclusive of beverages) and a signature honeymoon amenity with flower bed decoration.
For the honeymooning couple just arriving at One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah, a visit to the One&Only Spa by ESPA is an ideal way to unwind and celebrate their future days of life together. The Private Spa is the ultimate personal spa experience for couples wishing to retreat to total privacy, with each of the two exclusive Private Spa suites suspended over the turquoise Indian Ocean. Deeply relaxing and exquisite side-by-side ESPA rituals are personally prepared by individual therapists.
Newlyweds will cherish the chance to escape to a private sandbank for a romantic dinner under a starlit sky. For pure romance, couples might consider a private catamaran charter ideal for snorkelling a deserted sandbank, fishing or simply sipping champagne while watching the sun set. Perhaps a seaplane journey to a deserted island to snorkel crystal clear waters, sunbathe on a private beach, dine on a gourmet picnic, and toast a new beginning.