| One&Only Reethi
The grand, temple-like reception area at the
Maldives at Reethi Rah.
It's a long way to the Maldives,
but for the
spa experience in private-island luxury,
Rah makes the 20-plus-hour flight from New York to
of the Indian Ocean worth every second.
Upon entering the immense, 100,000-square-foot spa
E'SPA, the internationally renowned UK-based spa
you'll set off on a physical, mental and spiritual
The towering columns and elegant, carved-wood
the reception act as a grand temple that invites
slough off stress and allows peace to set in
through use of
stone, water and flowers (look for the One&Only
orchid that was engineered solely for the island).
You begin the spa experience with a cup of ginger
a well-being consultation with an E'SPA specialist.
Take advantage of the spa's Personal Lifestyle and
Journeys. These unique three-, five- and seven-day
combine fitness, spa treatments, holistic healings
guidelines with an overall focus on your goals,
detoxing, weight loss, anti-stress or immune
For those who don't want to spend their whole
time in the spa, great single-treatment and
journeys are available. Try the Energy Equalizer
Hot Stones for hands-on polarity balancing or the
Sun Ritual, an exfoliating salt-and-oil preparation
applied by way of a full-body massage that prepares
Those who just want to be pampered will enjoy the
Indulgence: yoga, Balinese massage, Re-hydrator
a spa-cuisine lunch followed by a holistic
designed by pedicurist foot god, Bastien
Treatments take place in eight stand-alone
(complete with garden showers) that provide
castaway comfort, but romantics should book the
couples' spa suites with their daybeds, dining
and sundecks. Check in early to have ample time to
the swirling vitality pools and crystal steam
rooms, or to
douse your head in ice fountains and cool off in
showers that create a refreshing burst of cool-mint
mist or tropical rainfall.
credit: Courtesy One&Only Resorts.