I’m welcomed at the airport by a Baros Maldives staff member and taken on a 20-minute boat ride to the island. Once there, I’m greeted by several more staffers and escorted to the lovely open-air lobby, where I am offered a passion fruit juice with mint and a cold towel. I am quickly checked in and taken to my pool villa. Baros Maldives was only the third resort opened on the archipelago, in 1973, and is one of the few that is locally owned and not part of a luxury chain.
The staff will never tell, but the clientele at the One&Only Reethi Rah reportedly includes the Victoria and David Beckham clan as well as Gordon and Tatiana Ramsey and their brood, on repeat. We gets an inside peek into one of the most luxurious getaways in the Maldives. I am met at Male’s Velana International Airport by staffer Hussein, who ushers me to one of three boats used to ferry passengers to the One&Only Reethi Rah – a gorgeous 75-foot SunSeeker.
It takes a little getting used to, a pedicure by Bastien Gonzalez. First off, there isn’t any soaking - or water for that matter. It’s a painstaking process that can take up to 90 minutes and at the end, you leave without toenail polish. Then there is the price - Dh510. Is it worth it though? Ann Marie McQueen finds out. Jeremy Jeune, the Tahitian studio manager in charge of my feet during my session at The Spa, One & Only Royal Mirage, is an actual podiatrist trained in France.
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