One&Only resorts have curated three exceptional getaway packages for this year’s Eid Al Fitr Holidays. Travellers may choose between an ultra-luxury escape on the Indian Ocean, becoming one with nature in Rwanda, or exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Europe’s most fashionable new riviera in Montenegro.
One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean and nestled within lush tropical gardens. Fringed with pure white sand beaches, Reethi Rah is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort offering an unrivalled level of seclusion, choice and personalised exploration. Situated on one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll, there is an abundance of space, freedom and activities to discover.
Home to some of the most spacious villas in the Indian Ocean, all are detached, expansive and luxurious. The 122 villas are situated discreetly along the shoreline, either on a private beach or suspended above the turquoise lagoon. Each villa is a self-contained private sanctuary.
Dining options are varied, with innovative cuisine prepared and served at the resort’s seven diverse restaurants and bars, or may be enjoyed privately in-villa or at one of the resort’s secluded outdoor dining locations.
The award-winning spa at Reethi Rah offers a holistic programme of treatments, beauty, fitness and wellness. This peaceful retreat is set in a serene, tranquil setting, tucked away from the rest of the resort within lush manicured gardens. The spa’s private treatment villas have thatch roofs and relaxation pavilions overlooking the Indian Ocean. Harnessing rejuvenating therapies from East to West, the spa’s therapists guide guests on a wellness journey, combining ancient therapeutic rituals with modern-day research.
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, set in the foothills of Rwanda’s stunning Virunga volcano range, offers an exclusive front-row seat to observe the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Here, guests can explore where few have been before in one of the world’s most exceptional natural locations. This ultra-luxury resort is just five minutes from Volcanoes National Park, home to the highest number of mountain gorillas, five dormant volcanoes and is categorised as a rainforest because of its montane ecosystem.
Gorilla’s Nest offers a collection of 21 jungle-chic private sanctuaries that seamlessly blend with the location. Each space is designed to frame nature, and is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and strategically positioned on stilts. Private decks and in-room fireplaces provide the opportunity to live amongst the endless landscape, inviting the outside in and allowing for a truly unforgettable African experience. The suites offer spacious living and dining areas, as well as a truly natural experience with outdoor bathtubs high amongst the trees, while offering privacy and seclusion.
Guests can enjoy private outdoor dining experiences, barbeques and picnics. The meals are crafted by Executive Chef Bryan English and his team, using the abundant organic produce from local farmers and his own Chef’s Garden to deliver the freshest farm to table experience.
In addition to the exceptional gorilla trekking experience, guests can also immerse themselves in both the wildlife and the history and culture of Rwanda through a curated selection of experiences such as – hiking to spot golden monkeys through the jungle canopy, birdwatching, traversing the ancient Mount Bisoke in a challenging 8-hour hike or being immersed in the colourful, fragrant rose garden at the resort.
The resort also offers a wide range of complimentary activities for guests to enjoy the outdoors, ranging from early morning trail runs to fascinating nature walks, calming yoga overlooking the wild vistas and outdoor movie screenings under the stars.
Opening on 1st May 2021, One&Only Portonovi is the newest addition to the brand’s portfolio and the first One&Only resort in Europe. Located at the entrance to Boka Bay, a fjord-like idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic Coast, the resort is a year-round haven where cultural wonders and fresh-air adventures meet the glamour of Europe’s most fashionable new riviera.
Through the resort’s collection of bespoke activities, guests will uncover the new Riviera with its wild beauty and rich history, whether that’s hiking the picturesque terrain, reviving local cultural traditions, or setting sail for a nautical adventure aboard a luxury yacht.
At the heart of the resort is the revolutionary Chenot Espace, delivering industry-leading diagnostics and science-based wellness to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health all year round. Chenot Espace treats the individual, from nurturing treatments in a tranquil space to an immersive week-long programme to reboot body, mind, and spirit.
The culinary experience, led by executive chef Nancy Kinchela, includes refined Italian dishes from one of the world’s best Italian chefs at Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli, Asian fusion dining at Tapasake and farm-to-table fresh Montenegrin cuisine. Tapasake Club is the resort’s energetic soul, where guests can lounge by the pool and experience the atmosphere building during the day, culminating in performances by renowned DJs.
The resort is designed on an impressive scale to reflect the architectural style of the old Venetian palaces of the region, including grand facades, majestic colonnades, signature red terracotta roofs, gardens and an extraordinary array of indoor and outdoor pools.
One&Only Portonovi is a nautical playground where guests can cruise the dramatic Adriatic coastline by yacht or speedboat, or learn to dive or sail through the clear, calm waters. World-Heritage sites, abandoned fortresses, and hidden beaches can all be explored, such as the impeccably preserved medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, the fascinating islands of Our Lady of the Rocks, unspoilt National Parks, and the rich with local culture and folklore.
Montenegro’s diverse landscape is compact and easily accessible, and guests can enjoy a variety of activities and scenery within just one day. Inspired by its location between mountains and sea, One&Only Portonovi captures the essence of an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle.