One&Only Reethi Rah
The latest One&Only resort has opened, and if you thought the others were exclusive, think again. The One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives requires a 50-minute yacht trip from Male Int'l Airport just to get there.
Rooms go from $625 to $2,395 a night and all offer either a private (!) beach or secluded swimming pools. The resort has three eateries and over 50 chefs on staff.
"We have gone away from the buffet style. Everything here is a la carte, so that it is as fresh as possible. We are not here to offer an all you can eat buffet," he insists.
The staff is another topic altogether. There are 600 of them from over 27 different nationalities--making the staff to guest ratio 2:1. Talk about being waited on.
The resort also sports an orchid farm where flower farmers are working to create the 'One&Only Orchid', going a little over-the-top regarding exclusivity we think. Come on, your own orchid...