40min by speedboat or 75min by luxury yacht from Male International airport (42km) (MLE). Reethi Rah is located on the north west side of Male Atoll
December to April is dry and sunny while monsoon season starts in May/June and lasts until November. Downpours however are brief. April and May are the hottest months of the year. Temperatures range between 24C and 33C throughout the year.
When you spot a woman in Prada getting off one of the seaplanes arriving at Malé airport, it's almost certain she'll have been staying at Reethi Rah. The hotel is deeply glamorous: guests dress up for dinner in its dimly lit, gently gleaming environs, and sometimes for breakfast, lunch and dive school, too. Super-smart, with its stone baths designedfor two, often with a royal in residence (never seen but identifiable by uniformed bodyguards sitting outside the villa), this is an immense and hugely successful hotel, with 12 man-made beaches anda busy marina where big inflatables can be hired. There's a very Zen Japanese spa where you can fully detox, and an amazing teen zone with ping-pong tables and all kinds of watersports. Since it opened, a cookery school has been added and its overwater villas now have pools, but the beach pool villas are still the best: thrillingly big and impressive, they have wardrobes and shoe space to match.