In the peaceful seclusion of The Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, elaborate fantasies come to life. Here, just 40 minutes away from Malé, you’ll find yourself immersed in the charm of Cheval Blanc Randheli, the poster child of barefoot luxury, which promises a memorable summer escape. The result of a creative collaboration between LVMH Hotel Management and celebrated architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the resort combines the modern with the traditional, offering exquisite services that guarantee comfort and privacy.
Guests can choose from a variety of garden water villas, water villas and island villas, in addition to the ultra-luxurious owner’s villa, which sprawls across its own island. Elegant and refined, these villas, with their lofty cathedral-style ceilings framed by seven-metre-high, hand-crafted doors, are also the ultimate in stylish island living. Furnished with locally-sourced materials, such as teak, rattan and bamboo, each villa boasts a large living room and spacious bedrooms.
Among the highlights are private major-domos, creative daily turndown gifts, tailor-made activities and bespoke surprises. “The Maison has been conceived in synergy with the island’s natural surroundings, lush vegetation and lagoon views. The flow of the resort creates a residential feel that’s full of surprises and variety,” explains Olivier Lefebvre, Head of Hotel Activities, LVMH Hotel Management. “Great attention has been given to the privacy of guests, ensuring a feeling of space.”
Did you know: Cheval Blanc Randheli has a dedicated spa island. It houses six thatched treatment villas offering a menu of exclusive Guerlain treatments. Separate hammams for men and women add to its allure.
When it comes to dining, each meal is a uniquely-crafted gourmet experience. Visit Le 1947 to feast on Executive Chef Sébastien Le Gall’s exemplary French dishes spiced with local ingredients, or opt for La Table de Partage, a private dining space that celebrates the art of eating together. For those who prefer to enjoy meals in the privacy of their rooms, the Carte Blanche menu offers delectable in-villa dining choices.
Guests with children can relish the cultural and sports activities that have been specially curated for them, from treasure hunts to a submarine pictures safari. While Le Carrousel offers children aged between three and 12 years a rich collection of experiences, the Paddock Club allows teenagers to relish exciting water sports, snorkeling, yoga and stargazing, among other things.
Noonu Atoll is the ideal playground for adventurous sports such as reef snorkeling, diving expeditions, fishing adventures and sunset cruises. Guests can also take advantage of the PADI Diving Center or head out for water sports such as water skiing, wake-boarding, windsurfing, and jet surfing. Offering the ultimate in convenience and style, Cheval Blanc Randheli is where you need to be if you’re looking to spend a relaxing and rejuvenating summer.
This unique dual-design dining space combines live cooking and interaction between guests and chefs, offering individual East Asian and Japanese culinary stations. Guests can follow the Chef’s recommendations or choose à la carte options.