Certain names bring certain expectations, and the Cheval Blanc Randheli is proof that even in dreamy far-flung destinations like the Maldives, the bar can be reset. The latest venture from chic conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group (LVMH), this collection of villas sitting pretty on the turquoise and white shores of the Noonu Atoll scores big on the celebrity circuit having hosted Prince William and Kate Middleton among other glitzy names.
Accessible only by the resorts own private seaplane, Cheval Blanc immediately sets the tone for being a high-class hideaway. Designed by Jean-Michael Gathy, there is more than a hint of savoir-faire about each colorful carved out space. Villas boast warm wooden pontoons, azure lagoon views, private infinity pools, and gorgeous ceramics by Gaia. Beds are drenched in sumptuous white cotton, bathtubs are deeply divine, and amenities come from the alchemy creations of Leonor Greyl.
Those elite guests seeking more than a splash of privacy can take their escape one step further with a stay at Cheval Blanc Randheli’s very own private island. A 2200 square meter four-bed villa on its own dedicated strip of bleached white sand ups the ante. Surrounded by first class picks like your own generous 25-meter pool, a personal spa, private beach, and bright tropical gardens – this is the perfect spot for never getting dressed and staying barefoot and chic in your luxury beachwear. This private island truly redefines what a luxury resort can be, as not only does it come with a master bedroom and 3 suites, as well as an entire guest house, but also a private yacht. Yes, you read that right, a private yacht for your private island.
Light filled lounging spaces, a well-stocked bar, and the tinkle of the grand piano invites effortless relaxation, punctuated with a perfect dip in the warming hues of the sea outside your door. The whole experience is elevated thanks to the dedication of your own personal team, especially the majordomes also known as private butlers. Pricing per night for this private island for the 0.000001% is not public available, but don’t be surprised if it exceeds €30,000 per night.
A collection of classy restaurants delivers epic dining experiences. Those seeking a laid-back affair where you can simply don your beach blazer and sip mimosas with breakfast will find The White with its beautiful brasserie feel a charm.
Le 1947 is the spot for supremely sought-after vintage dining. The refined space invites experiential eating with no less than nine courses paired with puckeringly good wine. Think blue lobster, caviar, and wild turbot that melts on the tongue. Al fresco dining is a delight at The Deelani where local seafood flavors and Mediterranean mined riches accompany a high cocktail buzz.
The Cheval Blanc Randheliinvites play in paradise. A team of alchemists are on hand to design incredible adventures personally tailored for each and every guest. Being surrounded by the warm blue sea means endless water activities including decadent sea-kissed days out on the resorts very own superyacht. The Green Star awarded PADI diving center also ensures that guests are escorted to some of the clearest diving spots in the Maldivian Sea.
When you want to take your island pampering to a dizzying new level – the Cheval Blanc Spa soothes with its sensory sojourns. In collaboration with Guerlain you can take the Dhoni over to the spa island for afternoons of relaxing ritual, yoga, and the chance to have your own unique Guerlain perfume engraved.
Be sure to pack your finest luxury beachwear because the Cheval Blanc Randheli sets a new standard when it comes to luxury retreats in the Maldives. This is one experience you definitely want to have on your bucket list.