My trip to Reethi Rah, Maldives to work as a VIP therapist

Our founder John recounts his experience as a VIP therapist at this exclusive Maldives destination

I recently had the privilege of working at the One&Only Reethi Rah Resort in the Maldives. Here’s my experience of performing facial acupuncture in a heavenly place.

During a breath-taking journey by catamaran, I cross the crystal blue wonders of the Indian Ocean. The pampering had already begun with beverages and cold towels smelling of lemongrass.

I finally arrived after a twenty minute cruise, at the superb One&Only Reethi Rah Resort. Although the pictures from their website look truly fantastic, nothing could have prepared me for just how spectacular the resort is in ‘real life’. It’s paradise on earth!

There are moments that make our ‘reality’ look insignificant and allow ourselves to connect with beauty around us – this is the essence of what Reethi Rah appears to have been built on! I was tired but relieved that I had arrived in a place where I instantly felt content and had a wonderful feeling that the trip would be a great success.

My favourite restaurant at the resort is the very contemporary and stylish Tapasake. The over-water venue combines incredible sunset views with modern Japanese cuisine.

The head chef Andrew Bozoki, who previously worked at Nobu, works his culinary magic in an idyllic environment that inspires every dish. The menu features some of the finest seafood from the Indian Ocean and an array of vegetarian delicacies.

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From my beautiful water villa I can see lots of tropical fish, ranging from big colourful fish to small (and harmless!) baby sharks. It’s amazing to be able to swim with them; it instantly makes you feel at ease.

Despite the resort being fully booked, you don’t see a soul as the villas are at least twenty metres away from each other. You could easily go naked in your villa and nobody would see you!

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The spa treatments at Reethi Rah are out of this world. Even going to my treatment suite is a healing journey in itself. Clear, innocent energy and beauty restores your natural state of well-being.

On my first day at the resort I had a jet lag massage from a Thai practitioner which is exactly what I needed to relax and synchronize my body clock. I feel so honoured and excited to work as a guest therapist at One&Only Reethi Rah Resort. It’s luxurious to be treating guests to my exclusive acupuncture treatments in an elegant blissful location.

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Another thing that I’m pleasantly surprised by is that Reethi Rah is one of the most children friendly resorts I have been to. This really allows parents to relax and enjoy the full extent of the exotic resort and all that it has to offer. The resort even provides nannies to take care of the children should parents want to have some time off and enjoy some quality time!

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(Image Credits: One&Only Reethi Rah Resort)